What is wrong in bringing out cards that offer enough performance for the casual gamer, or the person who plays solitair and watches a few flash things on the web?
Sure they aren't great performers, and gf4's beat them. But they're alot cheaper than the price of GF4's were when they came out.
I paid like £300 for my gf4. I wouldn't expect nv to release a 60 quid card that beats it.
If you want top performance pay the money, and get a 5800/ultra/9700..
Just because they re-vamp the whole product line, doesn't mean the lowest common denominator must beat the top of the range previous generation card. Who said it has to!?