ATI is still on schedule to launch its Radeon HD2950 in November and it looks like Nvidia will launch its Geforce 8800GT cards on the 29th of October, a whole two weeks earlier.
Nvidia will have the lead, but if ATI launches anything sooner than the planned 15th it might be a pure paper launch. According to the current schedule, the drivers will be finished days before the launch and ATI was counting on Nvidia’s November the 12th launch date, but Nvidia will launch two weeks earlier.
There might be some controlled leaks if RV670XT turns to be better than Nvidia but we cannot confirm this at press time, we only know the date. Nvidia bashes the RV670XT at 825MHz and thinks that its 600MHz 8800GT is faster, but we will hold our breath before we decide who wins this round. We have a month to go until the Radeon HD 2950XTX and XT launch.