I'm happy to see that the 8800 GT made progress in reduction of power consumption, probably due almost entirely to the shrink to 65 nm process. I'm also pleased that NVIDIA is also supporting more video decoding formats on the hardware side, like the lower-end 8xxx cards do. After buying my 7800 GTX back in 2005 I learned that it's often times better to wait for the new mid-range card to show up (7950 GT) as that often has better performance/price ratio. The 8800 GT confirms my theory as Anandtech says the 8800 GT should be priced in the USD$200-250 range and that is my sweet spot for a graphics card price point.
Is AMD's new RV670 chip going to be produced as the HD3800?