Gamepyre writes: "NVIDIA is on the warpath once again and like a rampant machine they keep making progress in the area of GPU technology pushing the envelope just a bit farther than previously attained. Fast video cards that push pixels and framerates beyond anything the competition can bring to the table has been NVIDIA's claim to fame, and the new GTX 280 series once again validates that point. When NVIDIA first announced we would see a new card just after seeing the latest release of the 9800GTX just a few months back I thought it was just going to be a little bump in the performance and rumor had it around the globe that the new 9900GTX was coming to town. I held out on posting that rumor as I was specifically told that a new chipset was coming, but that the nomenclature of 9900 was not it. The birth of the new GT200 chipset was the only truth in that rumor."