Neoseeker : News : ATI 6xxx cards coming Q4 2010
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Vendetta Jul 16, 10
Already? But the 5000 series just came out!
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chautemoc Jul 16, 10
Makin' moves.
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ashantiqua Jul 16, 10
'bout time.

i want the masses to have dx11 so we can forget this antiquated dx9 bs.
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Shadow of Death Jul 16, 10
quote Vendetta
Already? But the 5000 series just came out!
I know right?

I might end up getting NvIDIA's equivalent though, because of 3D vision and whatnot. Eventually....
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riiaku Jul 17, 10
i sold my 5970 for a gtx480 and will never look back, the stability is worth the price tag. Install it and forget it. Makes me realize how much I hate ATI.
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The Smith Jul 17, 10
quote riiaku
i sold my 5970 for a gtx480 and will never look back, the stability is worth the price tag. Install it and forget it. Makes me realize how much I hate ATI.
You're not supposed to have stability issues with either cards. Something had to be wrong.
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Shadow of Death Jul 17, 10
Ah, I heard that ATI is looking into releasing 3D support. I'm guessing that is the reason for the rush to the 6000 series, they want to release an updated card with 3D support and whatnot. If they do that, and it works with existing and future 3D games just as well as NvIDIA's 3D vision does, then I might stick with ATI.
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Supernova1332 Jul 17, 10
ATI already has 3d support, although they'd like to make it more official and less a jumble of work arounds. I remember hearing before that the new cards will be modeled for efficiency and not exactly pure power, although this has been ati/amd's strategy since the 3xxx generation. It sounds like most of it will be a fairly simple refresh but maybe they'll actually be putting out some stuff even more powerful, single gpu wise, than the 5870.
Very excited myself though. They might be using the new gddr5 chips rated for 1.7ghz, 6.8ghz effective. Although I can't seem to find the news article that said when they would be ready. More tesselation units would be sweet but if it comes at the cost of the gpu being too big i'd rather not see more.

@riiaku,
You shouldn't have had any stability issues with either card. Maybe a few games didnt have great support at first but it shouldn't have caused entire system instability. It was likely a problem with the card itself or possibly you don't know how to troubleshoot problems with graphics cards. Not that you should have to but sometimes you don't get everything handed straight to you and you need to make the best of it. I've heard a few people complain about the 5970 but not a peep from people who actually know about computers.
Your hate is misplaced in a possible faulty card, or your own ignorance. Not sure if you know much of anything just throwing out the possibility.
"Install it and forget it." Yeah, till you burn it out from hitting 105c all the time at load.
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ashantiqua Jul 18, 10
i have hate for ati because of their drivers.

still cant force aa & af reliably? pass.
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Vagabond Jul 18, 10
I have three system all running ATI graphics cards and have not had any issues. Their drivers have vastly improved over the last few years.
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u2konline Jul 18, 10
More the better IMO.
But the only card i am buying soon is a HIS ICE Q 5670 1gb.
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