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Here you go, one very expensive pyramid - ATI's Flagship Card!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. straxusii

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    ATI forever
     
  2. MichaelM

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    If you are still open to getting a 590 you shouldn't be bother about waiting for midnight.
    Not that I can honestly see the 590 beat a 6990 convincingly for what will likely be a higher rrp and price gouging with lower stock.
     
  3. leinad amme

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    one question though the biggest thing i'm worrying about is stock hmm say i wait and decide to get a 6990 what are my chances of getting one thats my biggest worry.
     
  4. imb4tman

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    Where are the power connections on these cards? I could just about shoe horn one of these into my case but only if the connectors are on the side.
     
  5. schizo

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    its....a.....graphics.....card....

    get....a.....life.........:D
     
  6. Hotwired

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    Well after this stock is gone... there will be more stock :eek:
     
  7. leinad amme

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    obviously lol but i'm talking in the long run like after the initial stock was gone for the 5970 it was a **** to get a hold of.
     
  8. CreAtiv3

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    Think most people will be with me on this...
    Sod the card when are you getting the burger cases back in stock?
     
  9. MichaelM

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    From what Gibbo said about having 70% (or was it 75%?) of the UK's stock of 6990's and they did the same for the 6950/70 they will have plenty of stock until the next batch is ready and the prices will not fluctuate on the 6990's as a result. Also near the end of the first batch they might do a "this week only" deal so that could be happening around the time the 590 is released or a little after.
     
  10. leinad amme

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    ok cool well depending on price i'll see what happens i sold my ati 5970 and i'm running off a gtx465 which actually isnt so bad so i can wait. although i would like one NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :p
     
  11. aastii

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    I may have to rethink my 6950 order...if you are going to upgrade, got to do it proper right :D
     
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  12. MichaelM

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    Well I don't know why the 5970's where harder to find after the first batch but the Caymen chips seem to have been excellent yields to the point they reduced the 6950 allocation. Also people unlocking 6950's to 6970's has been very successful so the chips must be of pretty high standard on average which should indicate that 6990's will get plenty of best quality chips to choose from.
     
  13. Gibbo

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    The new card is extremely limited production wise, probably less than 1000 units worldwide as the UK has about 1/10th of that which I have most.

    I am sure AMD will make more and if not they will still supply the GPU to board partners who could make their own cards, but yes I feel the new card will always be very rare and few and far between as will NVIDIA's new even more expensive flagship product.
     
  14. Stanners

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    Yeah i am not looking forward to seeing the price of Nvidia's card!
     
  15. leinad amme

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    price :D :D :D :D ? :p
     
  16. Gibbo

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    Expensive, but were getting into the realms of performance that is just not required.

    You'd only ever buy these cards for three reasons:-

    1. 2560x1600 max everything, so 27" upwards monitors.
    2. Benchmarking / Overclocking mad person - In which case BUY 2 :D
    3. E-Peen :D


    Or one could say you'd be seriously future proofed, the 4870 X2 is still a powerhouse now, so its fair to the say ATI's new card will also be futureproof for a good 2-3yr as the performance numbers it chucks out are mind boggling, its like the R35-GTR of graphics cards. :)
     
  17. WingZero30

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    So this pattern seems to resemble Intel pricing, where extreme High End products are usually found in the range of £700-£1000 :(
     
  18. Gibbo

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    Yes Intel Extreme CPU's always come in at the same price, the slower ones just phase out and dissapear, the days of things dropping in price are going, products now just get updated and you just get more for your money. :)

    Though off course every so often storming deals come along like the MSI 5850 and Asus GTX 480 where a manufacturer for whatever reason had way too much stock and needs to clear them out.
     
  19. drunkenmaster

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    I get the impression AMD will be making less stock cooler ones and allowing 3rd party cooler versions quicker than normal, I reckon thats probably a decent reason for the delay.

    Still need to be some daft dual slot ones for the insane people who want quad fire and ridiculous noise.

    Hopefully a 3rd party cooler or a AIB version with a decent cooler that doesn't cost £100 more will come out soon for those that want it.

    I would think the delay means they've had a lot more time than usual to get other ones sorted, Asus CU triple slot monster will be a complete beast when you think about a sink that size on a card that length :o
     
  20. WingZero30

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    Good on MSI
     


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