Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

While ATI has a whole range of DirectX 11 capable graphics cards, Nvidia is yet to release its first Fermi chipset which would offer the same capability.

But Nvidia isn't worried about this head start. "To us, being out of sync with the API for a couple of months isn't as important as what we're trying to do in the big scheme of things for the next four or five years. We're just around the corner from preparing our next GeForce and the experience of what you'll see in 3D, what you'll feel in physics, and the improvements you get in graphics will be obvious to the market," Michael Hara, senior vice president of investor relations and communications of NVIDIA explained.

Currently, Dirt 2 and BattleForge are the only games supporting DirectX 11 in the market. About 5 more games are scheduled to launch in Q1 2010 with DirectX 11 support.

"This 60-day lag between these events of when our competition has DX11 and when we're coming to market will absolutely seem insignificant in the big picture," Hara added. "We're almost there. In Q1, the world will get to see what we've done with Fermi."

"We go through revolutionary changes every three of four years, and that's exactly where we're at today. The next big evolution in the API world has come with DirectX 11 (DX11), but we believe that's a part of the experience," Hara concluded.

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Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

What they SHOUDL miss is all the profir ATI is raking in from sales. Every card in teh 5000 series is selling like s**tcakes and there are always shortages. (Though part of the at is manufacturing snafues)ADN AIT hasnt; even release teh 2gb version of curent card, adn a whoel other 6-monitor card that has no verison currently released.

Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

Not a fanboy but if you think about it...There's only 5 games that use DX11, so getting a new card certainly is not priority this yesr if you already have anything decent, so only people with spare money will run to the stores and buy a ati5000, and if nvidia card does all it promess (search for gt300), it will certainly kick ass, which will also force ati to lower the 5000 series. In the end it's a win win situation for anyone that waits.You ATI fanboys are being idiots buying 5000 right now.

Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

@herr.Calling us idiots because we dont wait?No, i wouldnt say so.nVidia wont force ATi to drop thier prices, because nVidia is overpriced to begin with.So ATi has nothing to fear from nVidia.However, the HD5800 series WILL drop in price, around.. 100€, if you wait a year.But then, 300€ for the HD5870, which i just ordered, since it's 4 times as powerful as my current card (3870), isnt really that expensive at all.I'd say, get one, if you can, they are constantly out of stock.And they arent ONLY for DX11, they have brute power as well, twice as strong as the 4870.

Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

BOTH make great hardware, and both have their strongpoints. Nvidia has a slight edge for their drivers.I've had 3 of each brand and I've been happy with every purchase. I chsoe a 5780 this last time becaseu at the time, it was teh best price/performace/features option available.Got my threee 24" monitors, now I'm jsut waiting for the damned DP-VGA adapter.

Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

Nvidia has had to cut back its Fermi (300series) GPU because of the chip's low wafer yields and its high heat output, if the latest reports are to believed. Fermi has long been thought to be too hot to handle and Nvidia has now cut down the number of stream processors to 448 instead of the previous 512, and it has admitted that the GPU chip will be a 225 Watt part.

Nvidia: ATI's DirectX 11 Head Start Has Little Effect

Right now i own 2 3870's in crossfire mode. I have to say the performace is pretty good, getting mysef a second 3870 a couple of years ago was cheaper then getting a new card. Before that i had a geforce 7800. Performance wise ati seems pretty good, however driver wise... ever since catalist 9.7 in august or so (we're at 9.12 now) ati broke fullscreen mode in crossfire. So if a game doesnt have windowed mode i either have to disable crossfire or give up playing it cause it will freeze.Thats pretty ridiculous, i cant wait to get a new nvidia card so i dont have to deal with this freezing bs anymore.

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