I am just wondering what the future for Nvidia is going to be, they seem to only be able to try and retaliate to ATI's 48XX series of cards by releasing slightly updated versions of old chips.
The 280 is currently their flag ship card and is the fastest single gpu card on the market, however it is clearly beaten by the 4870x2. You can pick up a cheap 280 for around £300 while the 4870x2 is priced around £350 so a direct comparison can not really be made, however the 4850x2 is just around the corner will also beat the 280 will come with 2 gig of ram and should be around £220-240. Which will leave Nividia flag ship card not only slower but also way more expensive.
Nivida are aslo at the moment beaten in every other price bracket to power ration all the way down their range 260 vs 4870, 4850 vs 9800GTX+ and it goes on down the list.
All we has seen is price cuts from Nvidia and a increase in cores on the 260 range, yet to me at least all these counters have fallen short of bringing Nvidia's range of products to be competitive with ATI.
So has Nvidia had its day now or what and when do you think they will be able to make a credible retaliation to Ati?