Originally posted by pelly
However, I highly doubt that this .15 card ( or any for that matter ) can compete with a well-engineered .13 part regardless of how high they set the core speed.
By can't compete, you realize that there must be a significant performance gap between the two boards for that to hold true, don't you? And I highly doubt NV30 will blow the 9700 Pro out of the water, especially since the latter has months to both improve its drivers and drop in price. A $300 9700 Pro with yet another new set of drivers that have, with other updates, boosted performance 10-15% over initial scores, probably will be able to compete against NV30.