nVidia Delays GeForce 4

nVidia will announce its new graphics chip on February 5th. It was initially expected that the chip, codenamed NV25, would feature in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The reasons behind this delay are not clear and nVidia are keeping a tight lid on new features.
The NV25 will most probably be called "GeForce 4" since the company sees it as the next generation of its previous chip. Various reports claim that the new chip will feature six pixel processing pipelines instead of the four used by GeForce 3. NV25 is also expected to feature significantly higher clock speeds, faster memory interfaces, and improved antialiasing capabilities.
The announcement of the new chip comes less than a year after GeForce 3 was released, late February 2001, and while a half-way product range, dubbed Titanium, was also introduced in October. nVidia have certainly been trying hard to convince us that they want our money.

Along with the NV25 the graphics giant will also release the NV17-M, a desktop version of the NV17. This chip was initially announced in November 2001 in Las Vegas. It is a GeForce 2-3 hybrid and may be available as early as Q1 2002.

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nVidia Delays GeForce 4

Nvidia have gone and killed the golden goose just like everyone before them.Anyone remember 3dfx or Voodoo.Nvidia have started releasing cards so fast nobody wants or even should try to keep up with them. The othere point to make is that while they where unchallenged a year ago they are probably going to get mugged just like they mugge3d vodoo cards before them.ATi are showing some promise, they also seem to take the view that there grahpics cards shouldn't be as expensive as th rest of your machine. Nvidia are very guilty of this.But hey for all you nVidia-philes out there just follow the company line buy a Geforce 3 know at a stupidly expensive price even though they have declared they have a better technology already available.These companies do not realise people are not as gullible, they will just wait till the next tech comes out and buy the one before at a decent price.

nVidia Delays GeForce 4

YO u foolsu cant complainbecause even though their top card is expensivethey always have a well priced card for the rest of usnot only well priced.. but its also a strong card.ATI is showing some promise i must say.But so many years of ATI being garbage has ruined their rep

nVidia Delays GeForce 4

Sorry Thomas but you are talking out of the wrong hole.ATi and there supposed lack of reputation is irrelevant. If the card gets good reviews and is better than the comparable Geforce one then people will buy it when its 2/3 of the price.Also a lot of sold machines will include them as they are cheaper. There are a lot of people out there who don't build their own machine from the ground up like I do, either because they do not have the technical know how or cannot be bothered.My point was that all hardware manufactureres have periods where they are top of the heap and then someone comes and knocks them of the spot as they get complacent. Its the same for consoles, sound cards, processors.Just look at creative sounblaster cards wrote the book and where unchallenged, know there are many good cards creative included but they are not necessarily the best or cheapest.Nvidia are showing the same signs as there predecessors they bring out a super revolutionary card that knocks the spots off anything else and then they get complacent and release cards that do not make a giant leap forward.If they really wanted to wow people then release Geforce then release geforce 3 or 4 , which I consider a the first real breakthrough with the programmble functions.Geforce 2,2mx, 2ti are minor upgrades. Also they should not release so many variants.

nVidia Delays GeForce 4

Just as an addendum to my previous post.I have just read on another site that Hercules are droppingNvidia and switching to Ati radeon 8500 for there cards.They gave the reason as better p[erformance and compatability with directx 8.1I have generally bought cards made by guillemott due to their build and driver support, so I will be switching for definite know.I must say it looks bad for Nvidia.

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