Re: New ATi DX10 cards out
The HD 2000 architecture is good, it's just ATI's drivers don't fully take advantage of them. Support for the HD 2900 XT was just recently added in the latest Catalyst drivers. You could imagine that performance won't be up to par, obviously.
ATI's architecture has always been better than NVIDIA, but they always make the wrong marketing and business choices. It's a shame because if they did it right, their video cards could easily beat NVIDIA's.
Ever since the X1800 series, followed by the X1900's and the Xbox 360's Xenos GPU, all their architectural choices have been far superior to NVIDIA's. From the Unified Shader Architecture to the 512-bit memory bus, they've all been better choices, it's just ATI/AMD doesn't implement them well.
Great concept, poor execution. What a shame.