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NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it expects to report total revenues of approximately $455 million to $460 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2004 ended July 27, 2003, within the guidance provided by the Company on its last quarterly conference call. Gross margins are expected to be slightly lower than the Company's original guidance. This was a result of higher than anticipated product costs attributed to 0.13 micron semiconductor process technology.
The Company experienced solid growth from Xbox and from record shipments of the GeForce FX family of GPUs. In addition, the Company successfully transitioned its mobile product line to its new GeForce FX Go family and recently began ramping numerous notebook design wins. More details will be provided during NVIDIA's quarterly conference call to be held on August 7, 2003.
Wonder what impact PCI Express will have on next generations GeForce FX2...
I don't know about Nvidia. They've seem to be losing it as of late,especially to ATI. To put it straight, I'm more anticipate about the Radeon 9900(which supposed to be shipping close to the end of 2003) than Nvidias next FX GPU.
Btw anybody caught Nvidia's stunt at pass E3? If you didn't know, a pornstar showed up at thier E3 party, only for things to turn up bad.
ATI will always be playing catch up to nVidia...
I'm inclined to agree with you there Draco. Minus the 'leaf blower' fiasco and ignoring the 3D Mark farce (in which both nVIDIA and ATi got their hands slapped), nVIDIA are still setting the benchmark.
Not only that, but game developers build there games around the nVidia chipsets, so their drivers work right almost all the time...
ATI always has to release a new driver or the game devs do...one way or another nVidia is just better overall...more compatible...
mmm...nVidia... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/love4.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif nVidia's technology will always be ahead...
just look at the FX line, for standard tasks the Radeons beat it - but as soon as you got into Shader territory even the FX5200 standard was running rings around the 9800pro.
As all games are slowly getting more and more dependant on shaders & nVidia are the people setting the benchmark that ATi have to aim for with them.
the only thing ATi have going for them at the moment is thier reputation to be powerful with older games. But the benchmarks in AoD/Unreal2/HL2 etc... show the FX line are just taking the pee outta the Radeon equvilant.
you note this with the fact that when the 64bit Processors hit the market (Athlon64 & Pentium5) early next year, the fact that ATi are still bound to 32bit technology when the new FX5800 range has 64bit Floating Point and the FX5900 has full 128Bit Floating Point... for older games & application this makes no different, but for what is to come to the future they perform quite remarkably.
pitty not many users look to what cards will be capable of in the future, only what they can do for thier current games.
you buy a Radeon 9800pro, in a year it'll be out of date ... if you get an FX5900ti right now it can outperform the Radeon & in a years time it will only open the gap further than futher as games catch up to the technology that nVidia are setting.
i mean in the CG industry the QuadroFX 3000 is the most powerful card there is, well above the Oxygen3D & FireGL equivilants simply because Avid/Alias/Discreet made it paramount that thier products fully supported the new cards asap ... you run them on an IA64 machine under a 64bit Linux and the power gap is like comparing an S3 ViRGE to an Orchid Voodoo was 5years ago!
just not in the same league.
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif people will realise this given time, and it's smart that nVidia are looking to the future and not just the present.
Overall I would still go with the Wildcat4 7210...
However, the QFX 3000 is a worthy contender...
Wildcat5 will prove to be interesting...
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