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NV35 Preview @ Bjorn3D

"It is no secret that the launch of NVIDIA´s FX series of cards didn´t go as smoothly as expected. A paper-launch that promised a lot, followed by silence, more silence and then a high-end product that didn´t manage to touch the main competitor´s ´old´ product — not what computer users expected. Would the FX be the start of NVIDIA´s downfall (like the delays were for Rendition and 3dfx)?

Nah, things are not as grim as some would like to portray. First of all, just because the FX was late, that does not mean NVIDIA didn´t have other products to sell. In fact — regardless of all problems, NVIDIA managed to keep their market share up. I guess all those GF4 Ti´s and GF4MX´s still sold pretty well. Second — the FX line is not just the FX 5800 Ultra. Even though the high-end card has failed to impress, the other FX products (FX5200 and FX5600) do perform well, given their market niche. So what to do about the high-end?"

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