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Friday, 10 December 2010 16:09

Radeon HD 6950 is in a class of its own

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Nothing to compare it to
If our info is correct, AMD has no competition for the HD 6950, more precisely - Nvidia has no card in the market segment AMD is aiming at.

According to what we have heard from the industry sources, AMD will aim its top Cayman, the HD 6970, at Nvidia's GTX 570, and according to AMD, HD 6970 should end up to be a faster card. On the other hand, the HD 6950 story is completely different as according to AMD, the HD 6950 is in a "class of its own", and simply has no competition.

The story is quite simple, there is quite a big gap between Nvidia's GTX 460 and GTX 570 and AMD is quite happy with the way that AMD HD 6800 series competes in this particular performance segment. For example, the average GTX 460 with 1GB of memory retails at around €150 to €160 in Europe while the average GTX 570 retails at around €350 (somewhere less somewhere more, depending on the region).

Bear in mind that the HD 6950 has 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and should end up significantly faster than the GTX 460. The price of both Caymans isn't carved in stone of course and is something that AMD can change quite easily. Having said that, the HD 6950 should probably end up somewhere between €250 and €300 at least according to the market placement.

In any case, we'll know for sure next week.


Last modified on Friday, 10 December 2010 16:24
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-212 #1 Warrior24_7 2010-12-10 16:37
So now we know that the 6970 IS NOT faster than the 580, and IS NOT even competion for it! Bwhahahahah!!!! So Nvidia has the top card afterall ANYWAY!!! :D I KNEW IT AND I WAS RIGHT!
:-x PLOOOOOOB! Right on your head! Nvidia won this round and will keep the crown for a looong time.
 
 
+103 #2 hellfire 2010-12-10 16:37
Quote:
AMD will aim its top Cayman, the HD 6970, at Nvidia's GTX 570


450$ card is a direct competitor to 350$ one? I doubt that
 
 
-61 #3 bardenck 2010-12-10 16:39
nvidia will be poised to release the gtx 560, a gtx 460 with all cores enabled, if the 6950 is successful in its price point. it will be interesting to see what the 6950 will offer compared to a gtx 560 if it is indeed released. my guess is nvidia has official caught up and surpassed AMD in every category and the 6000 series was a fail.
 
 
+39 #4 bobo 2010-12-10 16:40
Quoting Warrior24_7:
So now we know that the 6970 IS NOT faster than the 580, and IS NOT even competion for it! Bwhahahahah!!!! So Nvidia has the top card afterall ANYWAY!!! :D I KNEW IT AND I WAS RIGHT!
:-x PLOOOOOOB! Right on your head! Nvidia won this round and will keep the crown for a looong time.



Bear in mind that Nvidia might have the fastest single GPU card, but AMD is still quite happy with the HD 5970 as the performance king...

In any case, that's what we're hearing now... We'll see for sure on 15th of December :)
 
 
-70 #5 bardenck 2010-12-10 16:49
so what happens when nvidia release a dual gpu card???? amd is left in the dust once again!! how much is a 5970??? i would venture to guess two 570's would smear the 5970, two 460's can beat the 5970 every once in a while!
 
 
+65 #6 bobo 2010-12-10 16:51
Quoting bardenck:
so what happens when nvidia release a dual gpu card???? amd is left in the dust once again!! how much is a 5970??? i would venture to guess two 570's would smear the 5970, two 460's can beat the 5970 every once in a while!



Quite simple answer ... Antilles..
 
 
-123 #7 Warrior24_7 2010-12-10 16:57
Quote:
Quite simple answer ... Antilles..



:D Bwhahahahaha....*cough* :eek: *cough* :D Bwhahahahahah
 
 
+89 #8 Steve-O 2010-12-10 16:57
Quoting bardenck:
so what happens when nvidia release a dual gpu card????

Easy, nuclear meltdown. No sane person buys a 1000$ video card to play video games.
 
 
+12 #9 bobo 2010-12-10 16:58
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quote:
Quite simple answer ... Antilles..



:D Bwhahahahaha....*cough* :eek: *cough* :D Bwhahahahahah









:lol:
 
 
-77 #10 bardenck 2010-12-10 17:03
one cayman cant beat one gf110, why would two caymans cant beat two gf110's??? like i said what happens when nvidia releases a dual gpu card....with two gpus on it that indivually beat every amd chip???? are you serious .... antilles????!!!! do you know what antilles is??
 

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