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well as title suggests, AMD 6950 and 6970 have been released, yet to wait to for benchmarks, this graphic cards are total badass, almost beating 580 but yet to wait for top king of AMD 6990 and as to be expected, if 5970 was on pair with 580, 6990 will totally overrun it




 
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At least until the next Nvidia card gets out.

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AMD ftw, Nvidia = toaster oven GPU. Oh and it h as been benchmarked already.



can't wait for OC'd results, probably can run up to par with the GTX 580

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Let's see how GTX590 compares. (800W for itself? )

I wouldn't really call them king considering AMD is using 2Cores and Nvidia is using 1. Hopefully AMD gets to be king for half a year or something, that way Nvidia can seriously lower their power consumption.
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Let's see how GTX590 compares. (800W for itself? )

I wouldn't really call them king considering AMD is using 2Cores and Nvidia is using 1. Hopefully AMD gets to be king for half a year or something, that way Nvidia can seriously lower their power consumption.
Then let's see how the 6990 compares :O. I doubt anyone of us can afford either :P
 
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The 6970 card falls short of the Nvidia GTX580, both in terms of raw performance and operating temperature. A more suitable match would be the GTX570. Still, the 6990 hasn't been released, so...

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I heard the AMD's have a shorter lifespan than the Nvidia cards, along with more heating issues.

Not like you'd max the cards unless you played Crysis anyway.
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Depends how you stick them in your mobo. If you have a triple SLI/Crossfire mobo then running two cards would be fine. Running 3 would be risky depending on the mobo. Running a single card though, I don't think they have too much difference in life span.

Any electronics that run at high temperatures has a shorter life span now anyway. Solder failure is quite high since most companies stopped using lead based solder, so the solder won't last as long. (PS3 is a big example.)

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Then let's see how the 6990 compares :O. I doubt anyone of us can afford either :P
Quite true. Lol I'm debating whether to get a GTX460 or something weaker. y so poor
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the ol nvidia fanboys vs amd fanboys stuff again.. lol anyway, i'll throw out some links here, so enjoy :v

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Pointless topics are pointless. When you're gaming you won't care for these trivial things. Both companies have flaws, gamers are preferring AMD because they're cheaper and more efficient now.
 
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AMD tend to be more popular due to the price.
Same for processors, AMD always keeps their price competitive.

Anyway i never liked huge cards, always think clutter up the PC.

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Gaming was never about the graphics. However, the graphics makes the game more pretty and immersive, so I don't see why you shouldn't be upgrading your cards every two years or so...

Unless of course, you plan to change for a new CPU every few years...
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Pointless? Then you wouldn't care if there's lots of cubes and artifacts when gaming

Graphics card don't seem only limited to just gaming you know.
 
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Pointless? Then you wouldn't care if there's lots of cubes and artifacts when gaming

Graphics card don't seem only limited to just gaming you know.
Unfortunately, there are two types of GPUs. Workstation for animation and regular GPUs that are for regular purposes. The articles you linked were for regular ones plus it even makes me question did you even read what you linked if such differences were that large.
 
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you can use gpu for other gpu decoding, gpgpu, and stuff like gpu-folding@home


I don't want to argue with fanboys, so you guys just figure out those by yourself, whether you like nvidia or ati..basically it's up to yourself.
 
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actually you can use GPU for softwares now
OpenCL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The main point is the latest gpus are always for fanboys cause the previous few graphics can already plays the latest games
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The main point is the latest gpus are always for fanboys cause the previous few graphics can already plays the latest games
Can't argue with that fact
 
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You sure seem condescending in your posts here Miyu.
If you aren't interested in communicating, then simply stay out.

Comparing benchmarks doesn't make you a fanboy, only bashing a company for their name is.
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Nvidia and AMD both have their ups and downs in performance and price... one never beats the other for very long.
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Personally I like nVidia for CUDA and that's the only reason why I would prefer their card over an AMD card. Roughly 25% of the programs I use quite frequently support CUDA, all my systems have AMD chips so I've never seen how much improvement I could gain if only I had CUDA enabled, but according to people who do have it... it seems to make quite a huge difference. If CUDA wasn't as widespread I wouldn't even consider nVidia cards.

Though most important to all of I'm sure is bang for the buck. (Unless you're a hardcore fanboy.) I'm going to wait until Feb~March to buy a new card, since prices are usually lowest in April. To be honest I can't remember the last time I actually played a 3D game on my own PC. That's how outdated my graphics are.
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