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Originally Posted by Chuckclc;12551879 
Yeah but why does AMD's best single core card only equal Nvidias 2nd best single core card. Poor argument there unless you meant to say GTX 580.

Dude your posts were 1337!!! lol

And on topic, Im not waiting till April!!! that sucks! If this is a true release date then the decision is made, GTX 590 for me smile.gif
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc;12551879 
Yeah but why does AMD's best single core card only equal Nvidias 2nd best single core card. Poor argument there unless you meant to say GTX 580.

The point was if you compute the "conversion" factor of cuda cores to stream processors with the two cards I listed (considered equal) you don't get anywhere near the numbers he quoted.

Thus math fail or troll.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;12551650 
Then you kick her out the next morning when you find out how annoying she is.

Kinda sounds like my love hate relationship with my 6870. It was great until I needed the fans higher than auto.

I would never run any graphics card on auto fan...i would make 2 settings one for normal pc usage with low fan speed...and a gaming setting with higher fan speed...
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post #34 of 43
Dear AMD.

I promise I will buy one and you will sell out of 6990's upon release. Why delay it for? No one cares about the performance 'crown' if it trades blows with the competition. You want to win? Look at your previous successes in the 4800 and 5800 series. Be the best bang for buck (and perhaps improve your drivers) and your **** will sell like hotcakes. So the GTX590 may be a faster card? Just drop the price a bit and you're good to go. We all know that the enthusiast sector isn't the money maker. So JUST DO IT!

Regards,
Impatient person with 30" monitor chugging on Metro 2033.
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by ReignsOfPower;12552328 
Dear AMD.

I promise I will buy one and you will sell out of 6990's upon release. Why delay it for? No one cares about the performance 'crown' if it trades blows with the competition. You want to win? Look at your previous successes in the 4800 and 5800 series. Be the best bang for buck (and perhaps improve your drivers) and your **** will sell like hotcakes. So the GTX590 may be a faster card? Just drop the price a bit and you're good to go. We all know that the enthusiast sector isn't the money maker. So JUST DO IT!

Regards,
Impatient person with 30" monitor chugging on Metro 2033.

This isnt AMD support or something.
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post #36 of 43
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The coming battle will be very intense because of AMD’s staggered launch strategy. Things have gone so that that AMD has supposedly decided to postpone their commercial release date of the AMD Radeon 6990 in order not to give NVIDIA a chance to modify the design of their flagship GTX 590. This strategy has one point only, to give AMD the edge again in the higher segment

lol.

yeah, amd isn't releasing at the same time as Nvidia because doing so will let Nvidia change up the design of the GTX590 and add more cuda cores and things like that. /sarcasm.

both companies want to release at the same time as the other company if not be first. you don't want to be released second a month later.
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post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by james8;12551140 
GTX 580 is faster than HD 6970 most of the time when VRAM is not a concern.
GTX 580 SLI is fater than HD 6970 CFX most of the time when VRAM is not a concern.
when VRAM is a concern, such as multi-monitor resolutions are used, then the HD 6970 is sometime faster because it has 512MB more frame buffer.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/01/11/amd_69706950_cfx_nvidia_580570_sli_review/5
notice how the CFX is at 4x MSAA and the SLI is at 16x CSAA and 2x TRSSAA and it still gets a higher minimum framerate.

yes this is true considering the 6970 equipped with 2gb vram and playing on those reso's require more VRAM rather than the raw power of the cards..
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999;12551188 
AMD is just shooting themselves in the foot by making people wait even longer. Because people with $600+ are sick of waiting already, and will grab the GTX 590 if it's out first.

maybe for some who stick to their heart's desire they would still grab the 6990's..
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Originally Posted by MrAlex;12551754 
You fail so hard.

AMD use 5D cores while NVIDIA use 1D.

Also, we don't know the final specifications of either cards. Anyway:

3840/5 = 768 rolleyes.gif

Need I even go on? doh.gif

i thought they were revised and its now 4D for AMD??..confused.gif
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Originally Posted by ReignsOfPower;12552328 
Dear AMD.

I promise I will buy one and you will sell out of 6990's upon release. Why delay it for? No one cares about the performance 'crown' if it trades blows with the competition. You want to win? Look at your previous successes in the 4800 and 5800 series. Be the best bang for buck (and perhaps improve your drivers) and your **** will sell like hotcakes. So the GTX590 may be a faster card? Just drop the price a bit and you're good to go. We all know that the enthusiast sector isn't the money maker. So JUST DO IT!

Regards,
Impatient person with 30" monitor chugging on Metro 2033.

lachen.gif are you lost??.. lachen.gif

well its getting HOT in HERE..
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1920 shaders? That's only two 6850s worth! :'(
     
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post #39 of 43
Why should you care about bang for buck with these cards? Two 6950s and two GTX 570 will probably just perform the same without the additional "flagship price".......

Also, these specs are fake. This delay probably isn't even confirmed by AMD as well.
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Delays in this sector is kinda stupid. Most people are fan boys and will end up getting whichever they like. They are fan boys for a reason. If your like me I had a rash of bad ATI cards by Saphire and I promised never to ever ever ever buy another ATI card. And why delay enthusiast will buy the flagship from March and then buy another flagship in September, that why it's called enthusiast, they want the latest and greatest, and who cares about price! Who really cares if a GTX 590 is $799 and a 6990 is $749 or even $699. We will still unpack it, have a geekasm and dump it into our system and proceed to overclock it till it cries or burns out! How hard is the fan boy dominated market? Some people will but ATI even if card melt while idle. People will buy nvidia even if the heat sinks are mounted with paper clips.
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