WQ, I wouldnt be quick to say anyhting about pci-x..
when you were a kid, playing super mario 1 for n.e.s. did you ever imagine the power of graphics would reach a stage thus far? i think not.. in a few years people will look at 8x agp cards like they are 28.8kbps modems..
pci-x are the way of the future, wether you like it or not.. hell i dont like it cause i will have to switch my rig to keep up, lol.. same thing could be said about 64 bit cpu's, etc..
but anyway.. nvidia had ati beat with the ti series, ati had nvidia beat with the 9600-9800 series cards, and although im not sure about the x800's vs the 6800's im pretty sure the 6800's are getting better becnmarks/fps in games..
hell, i wouldnt be surprised if ati and nvidia were working togehter to sway customers back and forth for marketing purposes