The Difference here is that ATi is no longer the back woods Whipping boy they used to be. I am sure XGI is not going to sit by and let their entire product line get screwed either.
Further the last 2 weeks have seen a HUGE Tide Turn against Nvidia online. Wich Equals Word of Mouth all the way down to the Local Electronics store.
I saw tonight *cough*somewhere*cough*
That Catalyst Maker is not a happy camper at all. Which means that neither are the rest of the ATi folks. Dont Expect ATi to lay down and Die on this at all.