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Re: 3D and Laptop

On Wednesday 10 April 2002 2:48 pm, you wrote:
> Each new revision (and they are appearing at regular 6 monthly intervals)
> is typically only 20 to 30% faster than the one before - but if you leave
> it a couple of years between upgrades, the change is spectacular.

This is due to the way nVidia R&D works. Iwas reading something in some 
magazine a few years back about them, and they have 2 teams with 6 months 
"lag", so when a new chipset is released, the next generation is already well 

The team with nothing to do can now start extending the previous teams work, 
and the cycle continues.

It's a good way to keep a steady flow of business going, but it's not really 
fair for consumers suffering from "hardware induced phallic extension 
syndrom" who spending a small fortune getting the latest gear.

Mark 'Nurgle' Collins
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