Yep. More options for people in the 1000$ price bracket. The more the better.
580 SLI with 1.5gb is not worth it. 6990+6970 is better and totally rape it. Nvidia should be ashamed to have put those on the market. And since they just convinced EVGA to finally produce 3GB 580 the same week the 6990 is coming out is totally proving my point.
It's NOT a coincidence. Benchmarks are now putting those 580 1.5Gb in a bad light, with limited VRAM. So Nvidia had to react. The SAME week. Point proven.
But 580 SLI with 3Gb (if tou can find one.. finding 2 is almost a miracle...) is another great option that can go head-to-head with 6990+6970 in the 1000$ price bracket.
No need to argue for no reason. We are here to have fun. And more options for people stalking the green and red markets!
And don't forget that all those videos you are so proud about of the 6990 were done with old 11.1 and 11.2 (not supporting the 6990, it wasn't out yet), or BETA 11.4 drivers. So in a month or 2, with official drivers, results will not be the same. Videos with BETA drivers are useless IMHO.
But for those hesitating on what to do in the 1000$, there is a new heavy hitter combo in town. And it's already rockin with beta drivers.
BTW, with my 6990+6970 combo, playing Crysis, Stalker COP Complete, AVP and Metro 2033 last night with every settings maxed-out was really something!!!!! Pure eye-candy!!! And smooth fps!
Who would have taught that possible 3 months ago for 1000$?
Not with 580 SLI vanilla version, and that limiting 1.5Gb VRAM. Impossible with Nvidia at 2560X1600 4AA/8AA... But possible with AMD. And for the same price!
Also played Dragon Age 4 hours in a row last night, max res, max AA, max AF , every settings maxed out, and with the PC high-texture pack! without a single freeze/bug/crash/BSOD!... fluid fps... running cool... no overheating, it didn't melt my computer, not noisy ... and blah blah blah. And with BETA
Great cards. 6990+6970 is working great. Smooth fps all along. 1000$ for that experience. Impressive.
I had a great night playing those games all maxed out for the first time yesterday. It was great.
That's why we are all here. To have fun. Don't forget that.
Have fun guys, and a great week-end! Enjoy the days off, and go play some games!Edited by Levesque - 3/19/11 at 7:01am