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News ATI Radeon HD 6990 delayed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 10 Nov 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    and what is it going to be exactly - 69 series have higher power usage.
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I don't think many people will find that delay a big deal.
    If the HD6xxx was a new architecture (or even just a die shrink), it might have been. But I'm sure people can wait for this slight upgrade.
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    6970 is gtx580's answer, dual GPU card is just a cheat, like all other dual-GPU cards.
     
  5. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I must admit I much prefer the idea of a single GPU card.
     
  6. mi1ez

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    So long as they can get the 6970 out and the prices of it and the GTX580 fall after christmas I'll be happy!
     
  7. south side sammy

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    Still waiting for the GTX460x2.
     
  8. Grape Flavor

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    What's with this continuing willful denial that the ATI brand has been jettisoned? Or did bit-tech just not get the memo?

    ATI is gone, guys! It's the AMD Radeon HD 6990 now.
     
  9. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Well QTR 1 next year!
     
  10. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    If I'm honest about this, I'm not too happy about AMD's decision to delay the 6970. It may just be once they saw the results of the GTX580, they have had to tweak something to either bring it up to the same level or to take it over the level.

    If I was to speculate, I'd say the 6970 with draw less power, slightly cooler but ultimately slower than the GTX580. Some people would actually see that as positive, me included.
     
  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Chop chop, 69xx, I want to see some price drops on the 5870 range!
     
  12. kylew

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    I don't know if you read the article or not, but the 6990 is what's been delayed, that's the dual GPU cayman card. The 6970 is the single GPU cayman which should be around GTX485 performance. The 6990 should offer significantly more performance than a GTX485 and they've probably realised that there's no rush now that they've seen how the 485 performs.
     
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    GTX485? Refusing to call it 580 are we? Can see where you're coming from, but sadly Nvidia have done it anyway!
     
  14. TWeaK

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    I'd have to disagree with you there. Yes, if the 6870 (6970) is a better performer than the 485 (580), then they'll know that they have the performance crown in the bag, they'll just be getting it a bit later. However, plenty of people will buy the 580 now and not want to upgrade again, especially given the price of the cards. It's in AMD's interest to get their card out as soon as possible, so that Nvidia don't capitalise on being the top dog of this generation with no competition (just like AMD did a year ago).
     
  15. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Sorry, I've been reading other sites who were predicting the 6970 release within the next two weeks. Bit-tech said this however:

    "The company also confirmed that its ATI Radeon HD 6970 and ATIRadeon HD 6950 are still set for launch in this quarter, although the roadmap doesn't detail a firm date as to when the cards will appear from its board partners."

    I read that as "Yes we were going to release this within a few weeks but now we won't. It will be released within the next 2 months but not until we are ready"

    I also agree with you TWeak, if the cards were better, they wouldn't hold back on the release.
     
  16. Farting Bob

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    Highly unlikely that they will make any tweaks to the hardware with just a few months before release. Drivers get tweaked all the time but the GPU itself tends to be set in place a while before we see it hit the shelves.
     
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    Cayman release was going to be on the 22nd Nov. Rumour-control has it either still on the 22nd or pushed back just one week to the 29th.
     
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    AMD is probably banking on 6970 to give the most bang for the buck so as to target the gtx 580 during holiday season. And in q1 2011 which not quite far off...regain the performance crown....
     
  19. AuDioFreaK39

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    I've had my Radeon HD 5970s in Quad-CrossFireX for almost a year now. Unfortunately, with the recent announcement from TSMC that Cayman yields are remarkably low and inadequate for mass production, several media outlets are already reporting that Cayman-based cards are going to be delayed until late November and Q1 2011. Cards include the Radeon HD 6950, Radeon HD 6970 and dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990.

    I was really looking forward to replacing my GPUs with Radeon HD 6990s in Quad-CrossFireX this holiday season. They are the only products I've been saving my pennies for all these months. At this point, there's just too much on my mind to even begin to elaborate how disappointed I am. AMD basically just gave Nvidia a two-month lead in the high-end desktop GPU market with the GeForce GTX 580. This is history repeating itself, only in opposite directions.
     
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  20. Phoenixlight

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    Why would you want to upgrade from two 5970's? don't they give you enough performance already?
     
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