Nkd you your two consecutive posts have some great points man, and I hope to see all of this come to light, until then it's just more speculation...but at least it's such that I have been waiting to hear from one side or the other. Gotta say the vid card business hasn't been boring for years now lol!
thanks, it just makes more sense was we hear these news, gpu's are slowly heading towards where cpu's already are, but they seem to be adapting at a faster rate than cpu's did, just look at it this way, intel is still on 45nm and their next cpu architecture will be on 45nm as well, and by early next year gpu's might just surpass cpu's in effeciency for crunching number and power usage might be the same as a high end cpu. the next step for ati is going to be 40nm and same for nvidia unless they take 55nm first, as TSMC has said that they don't have 45nm for gpu's I believe from the news I have been reading. Nvidia will probably start doing the same, and they will try to shrink to 40nm before they even consider releasing the real next highend gpu, because they probably know now after thier profits have been minimized.