Originally posted by Nubius
the 6800 should last quite long being that that mermaid demo that nvidia put out in realtime render for the 6800 was easy 50-60fps and they said if you went and got the 5950 Ultra 256mb that on that same demo it'd only get 2-3FPS.....so you gotta realize this 6800 is a HUGE jump from the FX series and the 9600 and 9800's of ATI.
Nvidia could of said the while 2-3 fps thing to make the 6800 seem much better, nvidia has been failing for a while, the odds of a comeback are there, but slim...will the 6800 do it? i dont no...it hasnt been around long enough for me to say its an awsome card.
Im personally buying a 9800 Pro because i no it will last a while. And if it starts slowing down on you, you can over clock it to the speeds of a 9800XT...which is another amazing card.