Originally posted by Uttar
And then there's the NV40, and I'd be very surprised if the NV40 wasn't at least nearly as good as the R420 again. My guess right now is, performance-wise, it'd be a mixed bag. And the NV40 would win hands down feature-wise. Of course, that doesn't even mean anything: because a mixed bag is never really balanced...
You sure its going to beat it feature wise? It seems to me ATI is going to have a lot more time to just work on special features since the R300 wont need as much as an architectural overhaul to get better, or maybe they are waiting for the R500 beast to pack in the special features?