This is like blaming Peer Pressure for your addiction to crack...
They forced me to smoke it!
IMO, nVidia has good products, but their failure to just stand behind those products and let the products speak for themselves has done a lot of harm.
G92 should have been the 8850 series, and GT200 should have been the 9800 series, with GT200b being the 9850 series. They should have started this GT*### naming scheme with their DX11 parts.
But their marketting department screwed them. They were in too big of a rush to match ATi's punch with releasing the 8800GT and 8800GTS 512MB, then when ATi release their RV670 cards under a new name, nVidia started freaking out because they were still using the old names, and it looked like the ATi cards were newer.
Rig1: System Specs.
Rig2: A8-5600K@4.4GHz / AsRock FM2A75 Pro4 / 8GB Corsair DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 / HD7560D / Samsung DVD-Burner / 1.5TB WD Green + 3x3TB WD RED in RAID5
Rig3: Athlon X2 4200+ / M4A79 Deluxe / 4GB G.Skill Pi DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 / GT430 / Sony DVD-Burner / 500GB WD
Rig4: Phenom II x6 1605T @ 3.6GHz / Asus M5A99X Evo / 8GB PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9 / GTX470 & GTX470 / Samsung DVD-Burner / 1.5TB Seagate