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6990s retailed a bit over theprice of 2 6970s, i think $900 is the min you could expect

And 590s retailed for less than two 580s. That doesn't mean anything.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but I would like to bring to attention that 2 580s completely killed a 590. However a 6990 was not very far behind, if any, two 6970s.

I am very disappoint at this late news frown.gif I was hoping for an April launch.
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It is suprising that th 7990 is so far behind. I wouldn't think heat or power consumption is the problem considering the 7970 is pretty excellent in both regards. My guess is the same as someone else in that the company as a whole is trying to get Trinity out the door without issue. I would not be surprised if they're trying to make sure their dual GPU drivers are more squared away as well before they put this out. Single 7970 seems to be pretty stable at this point but a lot of xfire users are having trouble at this point and I think they probabally feel it'd be worth it to get this all ironed out before release.
    
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Strange that AMD is changing the name from Tahiti to New Zealand for this particular launch.
That little tidbit of information along with the very belated launch leads one to wonder if there's a reason behind it.
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What's the difference between Directx 11.0 and 11.1
And will an "older" 11.0 card run 11.1 ?

You can find a list of changes here. DirectX 11.1 uses a new WDDM 1.2 versus the DirectX 1.1 model. So I imagine they both will be incompatible with each other. You will be able to run DirectX 11.1 on your machine, but wont benefit from its improvements as your drivers might only be compiled to work with DirectX 11.0. Drivers have to be compiled to work with the hardware and the API. The only way a DirectX 11.0 card would logically work with DirectX 11.1 is if the manufacture compiled new drivers using the new display model and API (unlikely). DirectX 11.1 will ship with Windows 8 by default.
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I'm not disagreeing with you, but I would like to bring to attention that 2 580s completely killed a 590. However a 6990 was not very far behind, if any, two 6970s.
I am very disappoint at this late news frown.gif I was hoping for an April launch.

What I thought, but many people would disagree.
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Didn't the 6990 even include a switch that would make it run at 6970 clocks? The 6990 was a pretty impressive dual GPU card. The thing traded blows with the 590 and the 6970 wasn't even close to the 580. Hopefully AMD is putting that same level of TLC into the 7990 for people into these kinds of cards.
    
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Didn't the 6990 even include a switch that would make it run at 6970 clocks? The 6990 was a pretty impressive dual GPU card. The thing traded blows with the 590 and the 6970 wasn't even close to the 580. Hopefully AMD is putting that same level of TLC into the 7990 for people into these kinds of cards.

Stock HD 6970 was 880/1375
Stock HD 6990 was 830/1250
OC Bios HD 6990 was 880/1250

A tiny bit slower then HD 6970 CF but with Temps in Check they had same OC head room. Both my HD 6970 and HD 6990 hit 1Ghz.
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I guess it's super late since only a fraction of a minority actually buy cards like these
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It's likely that AMD has problems keeping power consumption in check.
I doubt that. Tahiti consumes about the same as Cayman, and runs a little cooler. That shouldn't be a problem.
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Strange that AMD is changing the name from Tahiti to New Zealand for this particular launch.
That little tidbit of information along with the very belated launch leads one to wonder if there's a reason behind it.
It's always been New Zealand. Dual GPUs get their own codename. Cayman x2 was Antilles.
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AMD must be trying to squeeze more performance out of the 7990 and I think in the end buyers of it will benefit from the delay.
    
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