NVIDIA GEFORCE FX OVERVIEW
Up until very recently NVIDIA, the Californian multimedia outfit, could do no wrong. They seemed to marry the key elements of hardware potential and software support almost seamlessly. Using the combined talents of, perhaps, the greatest minds in the industry, NVIDIA pushed the barriers of what's possible to hither-to unseen heights.
However, any industry becomes stagnant if there's only one dominant player. Everyone needs to pushed to produce their absolute best. ATi, with their R8500 and now the ever-so-impressive R9700-based cards, have taken NVIDIA's mantle of having the fastest cards in town. Currently, the R9700 is the undisputed leader in both the performance and feature stakes, comfortably eclipsing the GeForce4 Ti 4xxx line of cards.
NVIDIA, not one to be overshadowed for long, were undoubtedly going to respond in the best possible way. Call it what you will, NV30, GeForce 5, GeForce Eclipse, or by its present name GeForce FX, NVIDIA's answer to the ATi threat is about to be released to public consumption.