Originally Posted by Triprift
Yeah thats all very well and good but the rumours that have been flying around recently is not good all it does is get ppls hopes up when alot of times there not true.
partially agreed . . . but don't forget, either, that a lot of the big manufacturers (not going to drop any red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo, or violet names) have a habit of "leaking" preliminary specifications of upcoming products . . . simply to "stir the pot" and encourage speculation, which encourages anticipation, which encourages potential buyers
these companies also love to practice bumping their release dates back a little bit, wanting to drive up anticipation even more.
I mean, just for example the latest GPU series releases from ATi and nVidia - both companies were "leaking" specs LOOOONNNGGGG before anything was finalized. We haven't seen graphics cards this hyped up by either company for a long time now, especially from ATI as they've always tended to be a bit more lax in their marketing; and look at how well their cards are selling . . . look at how many people were holding out on nVidia's new hardware just to see what the HD4000 series were capable of . . .
if it wasn't for that anticipation and speculation floating around, this graphic cards series wouldn't have been so spectacular from either side.