Cayman Officially Delayed, AMD Explains Why

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arcr

and lets not forget about the 6990. a card that probably will destroy nvidia.

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Neufeldt2002

Take your SPAM somewhere else

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carage

nVidia certainly cares about gamers, but they definitely aren't up to snuff when it comes to HTPC usage.  nVidia has almost always been a step or two behind ATI in terms of video acceleration and now HDMI bitstreaming. 

My first choice is still nVidia by habit, but the fact that nVidia still didn't fix the HDMI audio problem in 580 really disappoints me, other wise I would have bought it on the first day available.  Even on the 460 I am using now exists a HDMI audio bug known as the "silent stream" which nVidia apparently has months to fix but never got around it.

 

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BlazePC

Do you consider the GTX 580 to be a HTPC card?

I don't

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carage

So you will just live with the idea that your shiny top of the line flagship model can't do stuff models half its price can do?

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BlazePC

Top of the line cards are not intended for HTPC last time I checked.  Plus I don't HTPC, so yes, I can live with that idea.  Lower tier cards aren't necessarily lower down the food chain but they do tend to be way more power efficient = quiet, and pretty much more suited for HTPC.  One man's "Z-O-M-G this 500 buck card doesn't do EVERYTHING?" isn't necessarily another man's spilt milk.  Don't confuse a HTPC with a Gaming Rig connected to a TV either.

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BlazePC

This is just the nature of the beast.  AMD is going to try and close the gap or widen the gap (extend a lead) on the GTX 580 with their next release.  Personally I've always hated the driver side of things from ATI/AMD.  They just never came off as polished as Nvidia and they certainly PUSH way too many updates compared to Nvidia.  It's a shame really because their hardware comes off as really innovative and also efficient.  I was tempted to go the 69xx series or even the 6870 route but now I'm glad I waited.  The GTX 580 is a friggin beast and will be a great next step for me, coming from a GTX 285.

I hope for the sake of all the diehard Radeon fans out that that AMD does it right this go around and doesn't make em all wait or worse yet, jump the gun and release their **** prematurely.

December 13th is a goofy ass'd date too - not your typical Holiday Shopping Season release date.

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aviaggio

Good things come to those who wait. Better to hold it back and release it when the time is right rather than toss out something half baked like some other graphics card manufacturers.

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JohnP

Now isn't THIS a turnaround? I bought the ATI (excuse me-AMD) 5870 because the NVidia card was delayed. I JUST bought the EVGA GTX 580 (o/c) at NewEgg once I saw the reviews and once I found out that the AMD card would be delayed and would probably have shortages even after released.

 I love my 5870 but NVidia to me was always my first choice- they just seemed to have their act together.

Now everyone in the house gets a bump up in graphics cards!

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