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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 13:39

Cayman HD 6970 to launch November 29th

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Last days of November
The latest info that we have received on Cayman is that there might be a launch this month. It appears to be delayed by a single week and that the company will make it for a late November launch.

We’ve been hearing November 22nd as the launch date and some other people have indicated mid of that week and now the date is November 29th, but again things tend to change far too often.

We are not sure on the quantities and availability but ATI might have more cards than the competition expected. We are not sure about the performance, early report was that the prototype was slower than GTX 580, but who knows, with a tweak or two as well as an increased clock and better drivers, Cayman might have a chance. In any case it will be a very close race.

The plan is to launch Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 together, while the X2 dual chip version aka Radeon HD 6990 comes later, most likely in early 2011.

Now let’s go after that final spec.
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+47 #1 thaad 2010-11-10 14:02
Firstly; November has 30's day.

How come 29th become last day of november?

LOL :lol:

"Cayman might have a chance. In any case it will be a very close race."

the fact is; GTX580 still cannot compete HD5970 from every aspect (Performance, Power consumtion & new price of HD5970).

Here is fair review & the best review ever:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_580/27.html

UPDATED!

2x of HD6870 is out perform of GTX580 & even the king HD5970.

those 2x HD6870 are cheap & low power comsumtion but performance goes superb.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/23.html
 
 
-17 #2 AndromedaB 2010-11-10 14:15
Quoting thaad:
the fact is; GTX580 still cannot compete HD5970 from every aspect (Performance, Power consumtion & new price of HD5970).

so you live in australia do you because i dont
price was has not been slashed in any other market,
the 580 and the 5970 are roughly EQUAL right now, some games 580 is better, some the 5970 is better
as per 6870 crossfire, that's will cost you 600+ dollars, at that point i'd much rather go with a single 580 instead just because single gpus are generally better than dual so the only reason you should ever have 6870 crossfire is if you already have one but honestly a singe 6870 should be good enough for gaming right now...
 
 
+17 #3 Mojoe 2010-11-10 14:18
Some specs is out from Chiphell...

Quote:
I am happy porter, turn the ZGC Cayman has 1920SP, 30 ? SIMD Core, and will not be postponed for sale. The official conference for this week

http://www.chiphell.com/thread-137198-1-1.html
 
 
+17 #4 loadwick 2010-11-10 14:18
That is a very uncharacteristi cally fair and possibly even optimistic view on a non-nVidia/Intel product Faud :)

I guess behind the false smiles and empty words you too are very disappoint with the GTX580, who wouldn't be? An average of 15% improvement for a 20% increase in price??

15% is pitiful, they could have just given away free coolers, it would have do exactly the same thing, would be quieter, cooler, overclock better so faster and probably by more than 15%!

Is this really all nVidia is going to offer until Kepler??? I smell a hefty price drop around the end of the month!
 
 
+18 #5 Warhead 2010-11-10 14:26
"We are not sure about the performance, early report was that the prototype was slower than GTX 580"#

I doubt it.

I'm starting to like AMD's strategy to release cards outside the normal "window". However, if performance are not greatly improved I'll probably wait until the next generation later next year.
 
 
+17 #6 thaad 2010-11-10 14:37
Yes,.. we better wait for review first...


I planed to buy 2x of HD6870 due to low power comsumtion, cheap & outperform on GTX580 & even HD5970.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6870_CrossFire/23.html
 
 
+1 #7 loadwick 2010-11-10 14:41
@thaad

I agree, SLi/Crossfire is the only way to get the best price to performance ratio.

I hate to say it, as i think nVidia are arrogant d1cks, but i would have to go for 2x GTX460 or 2x GTX560's if they make them. Simply because CUDA and PhysX are actually pretty cool 'free' perks to have.
 
 
+5 #8 Tr0y 2010-11-10 14:58
Quoting thaad:
I planed to buy 2x of HD6870 due to low power comsumtion, cheap & outperform on GTX580 & even HD5970.


Dude! Why not go for 2 x HD6850? Overclock to 1000MHz (MSI Cyclone is pretty awesome). You get much better bang for buck.
 
 
+31 #9 AndreiD 2010-11-10 15:14
Quoting loadwick:
@thaad

I agree, SLi/Crossfire is the only way to get the best price to performance ratio.

I hate to say it, as i think nVidia are arrogant d1cks, but i would have to go for 2x GTX460 or 2x GTX560's if they make them. Simply because CUDA and PhysX are actually pretty cool 'free' perks to have.


I thought CUDA & PhysX were pretty cool too, and in 2 years I haven't even used them once, and I play my fair share of games. The PhysX performance hit is pretty big and the visual bonus it gives is minor at best.
 
 
+14 #10 thaad 2010-11-10 15:14
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting thaad:
I planed to buy 2x of HD6870 due to low power comsumtion, cheap & outperform on GTX580 & even HD5970.


Dude! Why not go for 2 x HD6850? Overclock to 1000MHz (MSI Cyclone is pretty awesome). You get much better bang for buck.



Thanks for suggestion.. i'll consider it. BUT i remember last time that u cheer nVD so much... have u change yr mind now?.. if yes.. welcome.
 

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