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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:52

HD 6990 comes after Chinese New Year

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Antilles likes to party
According to our sources close to AMD AIBs in the Far East, the upcoming Antilles dual-GPU card should ship shortly after Chinese New Year.

This is hardly a surprise, as we expected it to appear in this timeframe. If all goes well the new card should appear in late February, or early March in smaller markets. As usual, Nvidia will also introduce its dual-GPU card at about the same time.

Until then AMD's HD 5970 will be the king of the hill. Despite its age, it's a lightning fast card and several weeks ago AMD slashed its price to €399. Sadly, this tempting price has gone out the window and the HD 5970 is currently selling for upwards of €460 in the EU.
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+13 #1 klatscho 2011-02-02 12:07
make that 424,- for die 5970: http://www.pcking.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=1758264&rid=geizhals
 
 
+17 #2 arclight 2011-02-02 12:57
Quote:
HD 6990 comes after Chinese New Year ...Antilles likes to party




Nice pun.
 
 
+6 #3 Cartman 2011-02-02 16:39
No words on GTX 595 :) ??
 
 
-43 #4 EVOXSNES 2011-02-02 17:26
Dont get me wrong but AMD seems lethargic the year. The card will be good till Nvidias offering destroys it and then it will be same old.. Pitty, seems like AMD had a literal miracle to keep the gains but just... yeah
 
 
+24 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-02-02 17:57
Quoting EVOXSNES:
Dont get me wrong *snip*



You're grasping at straws there... Nvidia's offerings? Those that cost a third more but offer at most only 10% performance increase?

If this is the logic, then a dual Cayman card could cost below two 6970, scale better than SLI and beat the s#it out of anything nvidia could cook up in GX2 form!
 
 
+1 #6 Shadow187 2011-02-02 17:57
Quoting EVOXSNES:
Dont get me wrong but AMD seems lethargic the year. The card will be good till Nvidias offering destroys it and then it will be same old.. Pitty, seems like AMD had a literal miracle to keep the gains but just... yeah


Well..considering two less-powerful HD6970's come close to a GTX580, and they're still still driver updates.

To be honest I just can't wait for the theoretical pyramid-pricing. Top goes down, top-mid moves down, mid moves down, it all crumbles and who reaps the reward? Me, my computer, and my wallet 8)
 
 
+20 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-02-02 18:43
Quoting Shadow187:
Well..considering two less-powerful HD6970's come close to a GTX580



Not quite, two 6850 in CFX surpass a 580 by 20%. And those are 6850's. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/21.html

And the same thing cannot be said abut two 560 in SLI: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_SLI/23.html Which kinda proves SLI isn't scaling as well.

Or even better: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3741/amd_radeon_hd_6970_2gb_video_card_in_crossfire/index17.html
 
 
-20 #8 MATTEEDO 2011-02-03 08:01
Pitty how the amd fanbois are still in denial.....
 
 
+4 #9 dieterD 2011-02-03 08:43
happy new year (03.02.2011) and now give me my hd6990 or else!!! ... I wait some more, I gues :D
 
 
-9 #10 mmalinek 2011-02-03 10:22
seriously, i had ATI for years.... but now i got me an GTX 570 BEAST stock watercooled for ONLY 473€!!

I was and still am ATI fan, but i have to say, that the card scales very well, imho better than a 6970. This card is even sometimes faster than a stock 580.

http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item/21613-point-of-view-/-tgt-gtx-570-beast-first-look

and in general the Tesselation side of the cards NIVIDIA is much better ( dunno how antilles will do atm :D)

its crisp, clear picture, and i totally can justivy for myself buying this card instead of an ATI....

LETS SEE WHAT ATI DOES end of this yer, bringing the new Series and NEW CHIP!!

reetz

CrazzyHempers
 

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