Meh, Nvidia isn't in as much trouble as people think, and ATi isn't doing as well as people think.
The problem is that we'd forgotten for a while what some competition felt like, that's all.
Nvidia could be blamed for resting on their laurels, but what good would it have served to put out newer architecture GPUs, when their competitor was struggling? Also notice what Huang said, "weak market."
We should also never forget that ATi ditched their whole 'power/heat/efficiency' forte, in order to catch up to Nvidia in performance, and when they did, Nvidia ironically was the one with the better power/heat/efficiency' ratings, while still maintaning performance.
Personally I find the X2 just a publicity stunt; for all it's horsepower it's not impressive, and looks to just rope people into being ATi customers.
However the 4850 and 4870 are respectable cards, if nothing else, for how much more effective they are then their most recent predecessors.
Either way, both Nvidia and ATi have been at a bit of a roadblock, putting out more and more cards that are more or less 'suped' up versions of the previous ones, and don't have any real architectural changes.
Looking at the 'rumored' specs of each camp's next offering, it doesn't seem like that will change either.
I'm not too sure why Huang even bothered with the statement, but it did raise one question in my mind.. when was the last time ATi made a similar public statement?
Awsome game I wish i could get it but parent are fags and they dont't let me get M games.
You didn't call your parents fags
You didn't call yourself "hacker" on the internet
You learned to spell "awesome" and "assassin"
they might think you are mature enough to get the game. -Davidelmo