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04 April 2002, 05:39 AM
AnyAnyone else out there holding back for better brighter things on the working technology front?
Things like:

AMD (claw/sledge)hammer ( (,3396,s=201&a=23304,00.asp)
Field Emmision Display (FED) Screens
The now defunct Candescent (
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology ( (Exact Page) (
Extreme Devices (

That and I've been getting hints that ATI's been working on the GeForce 4 killer :bounce:

regards, Paul

04 April 2002, 07:43 AM
I am waiting for the Claw/Sledge hammer.( I'm think dual )
As for the ATI Hahahaha. Nvidia waits for the new Ati then releases a set of drivers or new card the slaps them with their radeon!:buttrock:

04 April 2002, 09:23 AM
Nvidia is developping 3 chips in advance.
GeForce 5 is already developped and ready to ship.
There working on 7 right now. Dont you worry. Nvidia is doing quite fine.

04 April 2002, 06:58 PM
...and there are rumours that ATI's next chip was production ready even before the Radeon 8500 shipped. It's just a basic tactic of any major manufacturer to milk the 'current' technology before releasing anything 'new'. It's called recouping development costs. :rolleyes:

As for NVidia's drivers, the Detonator 4 drivers may have performed better on standard benchmark software but the perfomance actually decreased when it came to newer DirectX games such as Giants(1). Their Linux drivers also leave something to be desired in the 'hangs my entire system' stakes. :annoyed:

I'm not trying to 'get' NVidia, but the above combined with their still lacklustre 2D and MPEG2 performance mean that their hardware/driver combination just doesn't currently suit my needs.:shrug:

...and yes, ATI's own drivers are buggy as hell but the Hercules drivers for their chips are solid enough.

Anyway, enough with the bashing, no matter how misguided you may view my choices as :p What hardware are you anticipating (apart, obviously, from the GeForce 5)?

regards, Paul

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