Cut-throat competition between ATI Technologies and Nvidia encouraged them not only to introduce new high-end graphics solutions every half a year, but sometimes to even completely update their entire product line-up. Of course, this state of things is very favorable for the end-users, because it ensures pretty rapid price drop for the new products as well as quick performance improvement in all market segments.Check it out over here.
Since it is hardly profitable to develop two-three new GPUs every half a year, the leading GPU developers try to modify their GPUs so that they could last them a little bit longer. It means that each GPU will find its way into a wide variety of graphics products. So, the flagship solutions, like ATI R520 and Nvidia G71 can be found not only in$549+ graphics cards, but also in $199 solutions. However, the latter solutions can also be based on specifically developed low-cost GPUs.
ATI Radeon X1950 Pro vs NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 08 2006 @ 07:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit labs compares the ATI Radeon X1950 Pro and NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS graphics cards: