Re: Was the FX series a failure?
I actually think that for nvidia the FX range was a failure, a failure to reach what they wanted ( to beat down a resurgent Ati ) but to the end user it was not really a failure because it played well.
The lack of performance over the previous generation was an issue though, I bought a 5200U, 5600U andd then 5700U and it was only the 5700U that outpaced my GF4 4400ti. All were playable though ,to be honest.
If you have a 6800 now though I think you can be glad that nvidia thought it a failure and decided to do better next time. Never pays to be lazy and nvidia are not lazy. Ati seem to have slipped a bit in this respect.