With all the recent competition in the 3d graphics accelerator
business, S3, Martox, Nvidia, ATI,and Permedia, all releasing
new products every 6 months, do you think the average gamer
has too many chooses? Do you think the industry is moving to
quickly for anybody to keep up with?
have been in the graphics card industry for 9 years and it has
always been this way. This is not new. The web just makes it
create competition and competition benefits the consumer. That
said, at some point you have to put a stake in the ground and
break down and buy something. There is always something new
coming around the corner. If a new card does not offer a whole
lot of improvement in performance and has features that really
won’t benefit consumers until software supports it in 6 or 9
months (when the card is obsolete), maybe you skip that generation.
Another card that has a big gain in performance and an immediately
useable feature like full scene AA will be right around the
corner. (Blatant self promotion)
consolidation that has been promised in graphics has started.
First STB and 3dfx, then S3 and Diamond.
What do you think of AMD’s new Athlon processor?
is good. So is the performance of the Athlon.