I honestly don't remember a great deal about the PC graphics market prior to 2005 as I didn't pay close attention to it prior to that time. It seems like a lot of the "old timers" remember 3dfx making this same move into retail back in the day and failing miserably. I'm sure NVIDIA's AIB partners are not real happy about NVIDIA's decision to move into their territory, even if it's just Best Buy for now. I've got to think that PNY is especially miffed as that is the graphics brand I've noticed on the occasional trip to my local Best Buy.
So where are the AMD supporters? Word on the web (a.k.a. Fudzilla
) is that the new Radeon HD 6000 series launches in a week's time. Alas these will be AMD Radeon's. RIP ATI.
P.S. Welcome to Team LFN Negative Sun
. It's about time you joined up and got to folding some proteins.