Two leading graphics processors designers – ATI Technologies and NVIDIA Corp. – do not have plans to update their high-end families of products this year, a source familiar with the plans of both told X-bit labs. The news may seem strange to graphics enthusiasts, as both NVIDIA and ATI typically tend to offer new high-end products twice a year.
The ongoing fierce competition between two world’s leading graphics processors designers have resulted into graphics processors that contain from 160 million to 222 million transistors, tens of millions more than today’s fastest desktop microprocessors contain. As a consequence of skyrocketing complexity along with increase in terms of clock-speeds, neither NVIDIA nor ATI can supply sufficient amount of their high-end graphics solutions, such as the GeForce 6800 Ultra and the RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition.
Source: X-bit Labs
ATI and NVIDIA plan no new high-end graphics cards for 2004
Posted on Thursday, September 30 2004 @ 17:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck