Originally posted by RobHague
Yes, because the NV30 is now going mainstream ok.
by mainstream you mean 5600 and "DX9 for $79" 5200? 5200 and 5600 will be so crippled by low bandwidth that whether they support 50 or 5000 vertx/pixel instructions, or whatever you want to claim makes NV30 so fantasic, will be completely academic since they will be unusable at acceptable levels of performance.
and while nvidia is about the push DX9 to the mainstream ATI is obviously just standing still
it's not like they've already sold out every pre-order 9800pro. oh wait... yes they have, and that's just the 128MB version...