GeForce 6 architecture to carry NVIDIA in 2005
Xbit Labs is reporting
that NVIDIA will not release a new graphics architecture before the end of the year. The article cites a Goldman Sachs report, which should have a little more credibility than the usual rumor mill.
“In terms of the core discreet desktop graphics (58% of revenue) franchise, NVIDIA will not release a new architecture until the end of 2005. This could allow ATI Technologies a window of superior performance if its gets its R520 products out on time (mid-2005). Overall, we expect little movement in desktop discreet market share in 2005 between NVIDIA and ATI Technologies,” Goldman Sachs’ report claims.
Even if it doesn't release a new architecture before year's end, NVIDIA could still introduce new graphics chips based on GeForce 6 technology.