From top of my head:
- R300 got no hype due R200 issues. But yea, it is a legend.
- RV770 was thought to have 640 shaders, again no hype. Additionally, it failed to beat nV, reportedly was really bad for AMD...
- Cypress was somehow good and lived up the hype, you are right at this one.
- Cayman was a let down after Cypress. It failed the hype.
- Tahiti was beaten by a 256b cheapo GK104. No fine-wine, pls.
- Hawaii was nice but a power hog which got no replacement vs less hoggy nV.
- Navi 21 failed to be the nV crusher due the RT hype. But it was a nice chip for sure.
I wont abund more in this debate, but you should know that all thoses issues are trivial and without the slightest importance compared to millions of faulty Nvidia GPUs that busted in laptops, never in GPU history were the consumers so badly scamed, and never did Nvidia pay a cts to compensate for these billions worth laptops that ended in the trashbin, among others one of my laptop as well as my two sisters s ones, one got it exchanged after she threatened to sue the OEM who was of course aware of the issue...
Seems that they get a pass even from people who were scamed, not counting those who have a quite ultra selective memory, isnt it...
It had very good decoding capability, better than the TNT2 since i owned both, consequently i used either brands depending of the time, but since my laptop had a faulty 9800M GS that busted i promised myself that i would never buy again anything from a brand that dont hesitate to sell faulty chips, they were aware of the issue but they kept selling the chips since they had a big inventory of this crap."but AMD drivers yo!". that has been garbage since Rage 128. 9700 Pro at best. Rage 128 was a bit of a pain, but once working it ran Half Life like a gem.