The card tested today is just a copy of the reference ATI RADEON 9800 XT! All the components coincide!
The only determining factor is the price. If it's acceptable, the card will be in demand (if there's any demand for $500 cards at all). Let me just remind you that the RADEON 9800 XT is the most powerful accelerator today (taking into account modern DX9 tests). However, they do have problems with quality of the latest drivers).
But as reported, the prices for the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra are rapidly falling down, that is why even in such a small market sector (0.1%) users would prefer the latter in spite of its downsides. ATI and its partners should remember that.
Also I should say that while ATI prints out Half-Life2 coupons, NVIDIA and its partners have agreed upon supplying the up-to-date and highly rated Call of Duty game with their High-End cards.
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