05-20-04, 05:19 PM
I like how Nvidia "launches" a new GPU like the 6800 Ultra and it won't be available for at least 6-8 weeks after the so-called "launch." Nvidia even launched its next generation card BEFORE ATI, yet you can actually BUY a Radeon X800 PRO if you go online. They might not be available in stores, but it's still possible to get one if you try. I swear Nvidia "launches" a new GPU to get the hype machine going so everyone will want one. Then when you can actually buy the card, hardcore gamers run to stores to get it. Not a bad business strategy, but Nvidia may actually lose some sales to ATI since you can actually buy one of its next-gen cards while the 6800 is vaporwear.