Originally posted by saturnotaku
So if the NV30 is out on schedule for the Christmas season, assuming that people have received their 9700's now and the above statement is true, the 9700 will have been out only 4 months before they release a higher-powered refresh. That doesn't seem like a very smart thing to do because there's a very good chance a lot of current 9700 owners will be pissed that ATI released a more powerful card only 4 months after they shelled out $400 for what they have now.
Unless someone can clarify, this really doesn't sound right.
Yet people here think this is precisely what NVIDIA will do... release the NV30 around year's end and have a "refresh" (some people are crazy enough to even suppose the NV35) ready for a spring release.