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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.Wow very surprising.....NOT if your in the know then you understand that AMD new scheme for the HD 6970 to be on par with the GTx 570 and the HD 6950 top have it's own tier. Once all eye candy is applied with 8x AA 16 AF then the HD 6970 really shines and does come closer to the GTX 580. Tessellation performance has been vastly improved and in the event Developers get real and start using Ray Tracing, the HD 5970 5870 6970 6950 all surpass the GTX 580.
The GTX 580 goes back and forth with the HD 5970 untill the HD 6990 is released but at $350 the HD 6970 is a good deal but so is the GTX 570. Most people will see this a an Nvidia win by not understanding AMD will use the HD 6990 to compete with the GTX 580 at the over $500 a card position. Can't wait to find some CF vs Sli benchmarks.
Originally Posted by ssj12
the 6990 is a dual GPU card... it cant be compared evenly with the GTX580. Now when manufacturers make a deal GPU out of say the GTX560 like they did the GTX460 then we can compare. Unless you want to compare 6990 performance versus two GTX580s in SLi.
Originally Posted by ssj12the 6990 is a dual GPU card... it cant be compared evenly with the GTX580. Now when manufacturers make a deal GPU out of say the GTX560 like they did the GTX460 then we can compare. Unless you want to compare 6990 performance versus two GTX580s in SLi.
Originally Posted by GotyBetter efficiency and better performance all around, so there' not much to hate here. This is basically the 4870/4850 launch all over again.
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh I have the triplescreen setup, and am looking to do a jump up in performance from the single 5870 i have now.
UK price (as reviewed) £310 (inc VAT) MSRP
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