Originally Posted by josiahsuarez
with the 200 series cards the only thing in this price point was GTS250, which was just a warmed over 8800. that's like a 5 years old part I believe. NV looks to be changing that with the 460, which looks like a real honest-to-goodness next gen design.
The 8800 is less than 4 years old. The first reviews surfaced on Nov 8, 2006.
I'm glad that nvidia is ramping up their hardware design, but they are still WAYYYYY behind where they need to be. The money in this market is in the low-end, which nvidia still doesn't have in DX11 cards.
On the plus side, it seems like the price of the GTX 460 is going to be perfect. I think the light bulb has finally come on.