THE TWO BIGGEST names in the graphics industry have been so busy slugging it out that they seem to have missed something more important. For all the battles of the TMUs, neither company is managing to satisfy customer demand according to a report on DigiTimes.
While Nvidia's inability to supply reasonable quantities of the Geforce FX 5800 should be leaving the market open to the ATI 9700 and 9800 Pro cards, it seems the latter has downed too much celebratory beer to manage to step up to the plate. Conversely, while ATI can't manage to supply its top chips, Nvidia can't supply enough of its not-quite-as-fast-yet FX5800 to catch the slack and make a buck. What a sorry state of affairs.
The report suggests that ATI has been too busy selling its chips to big name OEMs like IBM, HP and Dell for it to supply enough to retail board manufacturers. Perhaps Nvidia has been too busy giving its FX 5800s to developers at EA to bother with customers
News source: The Inq