The only problem [Nvidia has] is that at some point your eyes don't get any better - Bob Colwell, former chief architect, Intel
Nvidia is playing stall until it's ready tactics but is getting a lot of criticis about it. People had time over the Yule break and all G80 owners can forget about Aero glass for Yule and New Year.
So what happens when you plug a G80 into a Vista system? You are forced to install standard VGA driver that will let you change the resolution to fit your native resolution of the screen and that's it. Aero Glass won't work and even rendering of 2D windows will be difficult.
Nvidia has really disappointed us with lack of Vista driver in 2006 but we hope that the full working version will be ready soon. Until then, ATI users can play all they want with Vista with the exception that a few things won't work well, but every card is supported while Nvidia users can forget the super high end G80s for the time being.
I exepect that Nvidia plans to show G80 driver at CES as internally Nvidia has it for a while, but it doesn't want to share it yet. µ
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