Is it because a $100 Radeon beats a $400 GeForce2? Like it or not 3DMark 2001 is going to sell graphics cards. NVIDIA's tactics of reducing image quality in order to increase performance will fail as DX8 games come out.
Just ran my Radeon 32mb DDR on the default benchmark using 7072 SP drivers score 2741 . On a P3-866 256MB PC133 CAS2 Crucial memory, 30GB IBM 75GXP HDD, SB Live X-Gamer 5.1 , CUSL2-C (no OBV or OBS) hrm this bench is very CPU dependent... Friend just got 2880 on a Radeon 64mb DDR on a Athlon 1.2GHZ I wonder what's wrong...
:::: At the very least, a third quarter Radeon II will find itself matched against the 6 month tweak of the GF3, not today's model.
We've reached a stage where increasing clock speeds will no longer create significant performance increases. Radeon II MAXX (now using a bridge chip) will also be released around the same time...
/// The last time I checked it was 10 - 15% ///
Well I'll dig up the CC again when I get home but I'm pretty sure Hoberg says dollars, not percent. And the number has gone down this last quarter or so as DDR has become more readily available.
Well ATI is desperate for ray of light,so read between the lines of these posts.ATI probably will not have anything out to compete with the Geforce 3 until next Christmas.Radeon II in quarter 3,hmmm.That is long,long time away these days in the graphics industry moving
the speed it is.Hell the NV30 will probably be finished by then.Anyways anybody with have a brain knows that in real world game performance
the Geforce 2 ultra easily blows away the Radeon,pure and simple.Synthetic benchmarks are great for exposing a certin strengths in a chip,but compare the two in any real game performance,the ultra always squashed the radeon.ATI is a desperate company,period...
/// NVDA does dominate the PC industry, which means they've got no way to go but down. ///
Not unless they have 100% marketshare in every sector (hint, they don't). :-)
/// The chances of NVDA announcing an earnings warning are very high, especially since they also have DDR memory in inventory. ///
A warning is a possibility, although I don't see what the DDR has to do with it. Per quarter, DDR has been roughly $10-$15 million in pass through revenue, out of $200+ million in total revenue.
I've seen a wide variety of score ranges with the Geforce2 on the same system depending on the FSB, driver version (one thing should be noted 6.XX is not a "DX8" driver (once 10 or 11 series drivers (for Geforce3) are released GTS should score on average 300-500 points higher on 3dmark) . There are scores on 3dmark.com of much higher than was listed there for Geforce2 Ultra . Just putting it into perspective.
"Is it because a $100 Radeon beats a $400 GeForce2?"
Huh? Where on earth did you get that idea from? The Radeon has show itself to be a worthy competitor to the GF2 MX. MX cards market around $100. Try posting some benchmarks if you want to make such unlikely claims: