Originally posted by Nv40
how about the Powersupply issues ? did you think is
a smart choice buying a good 400+watts +new power for $100-$200 dollars ,the radeon9700 for $400 .?
How much power do you think NV30 will use? 120 million transitors, with a target clock rate of 400 mhz... .13 doesn't reduce power consumption enough to compensate for all of this.
If Radeon 9700 needs more power with 107 million transistors and 325 mhz clock speed, you can bet NV30 will as well. Maybe you should be thankful ATi is breaking in the market for this new problem. Oh, and if you say that nvidia will go with external (i.e. wall) power, think again...