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Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:56

Cayman Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 launch December 15th

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Decent stock expected
We have received confirmation from multiple sources that AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 cards, codenamed Cayman, are scheduled to launch December 15th.

The HD 6970 should ship in decent quantities and we also heard that Radeon HD 6950 should also launch on the 15th, but in somewhat lesser quantities.

Our sources indicate that Geforce GTX 580 should end up faster than Radeon HD 6970 at least in many of the popular benchmarks. The fact that AMD is pricing Cayman cards a bit lower than the 580 lends a bit more credibility to such claims. We have also heard that driver was one of the reasons of this “slight” delay of Cayman launch, and we guess that part of the story is that Geforce GTX 580 ended up much better than ATI expected.

In the GPU world it is very easy to slip the schedule and it can involve all kinds of issues, from poor yields, bad beta driver, to a shortage of some components. At least we know that the card should be in some stores on December 15th.

We will update you with more information especially on price and performance.

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:14
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+84 #1 boobster 2010-12-07 13:29
I doubt that the GTX 580 ended up "much better than ATI expected."


There is nothing surprising about the GTX 580 and I'm sure its performance was within AMD's range of expectation.
 
 
+66 #2 Wolfdale 2010-12-07 13:49
Quoting boobster:
I doubt that the GTX 580 ended up "much better than ATI expected."
There is nothing surprising about the GTX 580 and I'm sure its performance was within AMD's range of expectation.



the piece is written by fuad, so its only natural to put ati in a worse light than his beloved nvidia

its kinda funny, since there are no hard numbers known as of yet,

however fuad still manages to pull off a conclusion like above..
only proves that fuad should stop writing articles related to nvidia and ati ..
go write about hard disks or something, and make a fresh, OBJECTIVE start with articles
 
 
+46 #3 jedm33 2010-12-07 13:55
Quote:
We have also heard that driver was one of the reasons of this “slight” delay of Cayman launch, and we guess that part of the story is that Geforce GTX 580 ended up much better than ATI expected.


Give me one good reason not to believe that you're an Nvidia fan boy fuad???

Cayman might compete with gtx580 head to head, but according to rumours the 6950 is a bit faster than gtx480...well just have to wait and see...
 
 
+40 #4 Di Leonardo 2010-12-07 14:25
"The HD 69970 should ship in decent quantities" :D


"The fact that AMD is pricing Cayman cards a bit lower than the 580 lends a bit more credibility to such claims"

AMD/ATI is know to have lower prices than NVIDA (I think)
 
 
+17 #5 Boomstick777 2010-12-07 14:26
More fud from fuad? I tend to agree that if the HD 6970 is priced a fair bit lower than the GTX 580 than should expect performance to be a bit less than GTX 580. However bear in mind temps/poweruse and overclocking will be better on AMD's cards. The power regualtion limits and high temps etc on GTX 580 make overclocking pointless. I imagine you will able buy a HD 6970 cheaper than GTX 580 and overclock to GTX 580 levels whilst still using less power/heat etc. Not long to wait now...
 
 
+27 #6 spede 2010-12-07 14:36
So gayforce is better in benchmarks but Radeon is better in games. That's kinda good news.
 
 
+17 #7 1d10t 2010-12-07 14:56
Quoting Fuad Abazovic:
AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 and 6850 cards, .
The HD 69970 should ship...


broken keyboard? :-)

Quoting Fuad Abazovic:
Our sources indicate that Geforce GTX 580 should end up faster


and if it weren't? :D
 
 
+13 #8 Scootiep 2010-12-07 14:56
"We have received confirmation from multiple sources that AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 and 6850 cards"

"The HD 69970 should ship in..."

WHO the heck is EDITING this stuff. Come on Faud, I know you're better than this!
 
 
-53 #9 MortenA 2010-12-07 15:01
Quoting spede:
So gayforce is better in benchmarks but Radeon is better in games. That's kinda good news.


My radeon 5770 crashes ½ of the games i try run, - it do run cool and quiet though but i rather prefer my other rig which consist of a 470gtx - it is quite hot and louder but it runs everything stable ...

as requested - : ½ of the games i have played which crashed have been Assasins Creed 2 and Civilization 5, - i know 2 games isnt much but i prefer using computer which can run everything without issues so i gave up trying to play anymore since civilization 5 is my favourite.
 
 
+42 #10 pierrebai 2010-12-07 15:34
Please, please, please! Do share that 1/2 of games that crashes on your 5770! Give us the list!

I'm one lucky guy. I've owned a 5770 for more than a year and no crashes yet! I must be only buying the right half of the game. Time to buy lotto!
 

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