Apparently Kyle has been hearing rumors about XFX partnering up with AMD. Will XFX venture forth into the red forest like Gainward did? I have asked an XFX Support guy for a comment on this and if I get a response (that I am allowed to share) you guys will be the first to know.
In other news, graphics card makers are slowing their production lines down due to the crappy economy of our fine country. First tier makers have already taken action and apparently second tier makers may be considering the possibility of merging with other makers. Hopefully these mergers will not be necessary because we all benefit (non-reference designs and cool bundles) from the competition of card manufacturers.
There are new ATI drivers out that will increase your performance in Far Cry 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky for people who own HD 3000 and HD 4000 series cards. Enjoy them to the fullest.
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™