Originally Posted by shadow001
And the keeping it a secret not to alert ATI just how fast Fermi is doesn't fly anymore since the HD5*** cards are ancient history and due for a refresh in the next 2~3 months,so Fermi is going to face faster cards with more mature drivers by the time it's out in decent quantities anyhow.
Actually, ATI being due for a refresh is a perfectly good reason for nvidia to keep performance numbers a secret.
As soon as we know how Fermi will perform, ATI will have something to set their sights on and will put their refresh cards out as soon as possible.
The longer nvidia keeps ATI in the dark, the less time ATI will have to match or beat their performance.