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...While NVIDIA will push forward their fastest product yet, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590, AMD will certainly strike back with their best product, the AMD Radeon 6990. And the slight advantage is in the release date.
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Should be put in rumors. A 6970 does not have 1920 shaders so this article is garbage.
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April is just ridiculous...
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Should be put in rumors. A 6970 does not have 1920 shaders so this article is garbage.
There is absolutely no mention of a 6970 or it's shader amount.I guess you are assuming the 6990 will automaticaly carry double the amount of the 6970.That being said-AMD and nVidia seem to be playing cat-and-mouse with their release dates.
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Maybe ATI decided to increase the shaders because since the supposed GTX 590 is two GTX 580's in one PCB, who knows? Because 2x 6970's isn't going to beat 2x GTX 580's unless ATI did something to increase performance thus delaying the card because they knew that NVIDIA is going to beat them this round.
    
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Should be put in rumors. A 6970 does not have 1920 shaders so this article is garbage.
Perhaps AMD is using a different revision of the 6970, similiar to how there is the 260 192-core and the 260 216-core cards, where AMD is just using teh 1920 core'd ones for the 6990s. But who knows.
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Maybe ATI decided to increase the shaders because since the supposed GTX 590 is two GTX 580's in one PCB, who knows? Because 2x 6970's isn't going to beat 2x GTX 580's unless ATI did something to increase performance thus delaying the card because they knew that NVIDIA is going to beat them this round.
Have you seen reviews? 6970 CF and 580 SLI trade blows in some games, but are neck and neck in most other games.
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AMD will certainly strike back with their best product, the AMD Radeon 6990
Every new flagship is their best product, why even bother saying that.
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AMD just delaying the inevitable.
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the only thing i can see from this delay is nothing but marketing strategy. apart from waiting for their opponent to take the first move (becoz he who makes the first move usually will be disadvantaged), they are also trying to build the momentum among consumers like us. once they release their product, buyers will have that 'wow' factor after waiting for such long time.
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