With upcoming new architectures from both ATI and Nvidia camps, the two graphics giants are set to collide in just a few short months, or perhaps even weeks if rumors are to be believed. VRZone
is reporting that Nvidia plans to release two new GeForce 9900 series cards as soon as July.
The GeForce 9900 GTX and 9900 GTS cards will be aiming at the high-end sector and will be used as a way to counter AMD's release of its next-generation RV770 graphics processor
a.k.a. Radeon HD 4000 series which are also rumored to be coming ahead of schedule.
Although the psychological barrier of running Crysis smoothly with all the eye candy turned on was somewhat broken with the release of the GeForce 9800 GX2
, newer high-end products based on revamped architectures can only be good news for those who can spend the big bucks, and for those who can't that can get discounted mid-range products.