We all know competition is great for consumers, but AMD appears to be jonesing for an all an all-out war with Nvidia over the title “World’s Fastest Graphics Card”. Both companies recently released dual GPU masterpieces, but both AMD and Nvidia are laying claim to crown, and AMD’s Public Relations Manager Dave Erskine is asking them to prove it. With reference to the AMD Radeon HD 6990 Erskine claims it was “designed to be a game-changer”, and they can back this up with benchmarks.
News and rumor site Fudzilla is reporting that Nvidia decided to push the release of its upcoming dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 videocard back by a couple of days. If Fudzilla's info is accurate, that means the GTX 590 will now launch on March 24th (next Thursday) instead of March 22nd.
We heard back in April that Nvidia would be releasing its dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 videocard sometime this month. We're now 10 days into March and the only modern-generation dual-GPU videocard on the market is AMD's recently released Radeon HD 6990. That won't be the case for long. According to reports, Nvidia will drop its new flagship part March 22nd, or just under two weeks from today.
So little Billy's been bugging you for an update on when Nvidia plans to finally launch a new dual-GPU videocard, because even though his AMD Radeon HD 5970 still has the moxie to play the latest titles, he's been bitten by the upgrade bug. Poor little fella. Fear not, because you can tell Billy that Nvidia's planning to launch its two-GPU GeForce GTX 590 videocard in mid-March, and if not, you'll hunt down every one of DigiTimes' sources and plant a fist right in their suck-hole for getting his hopes up.
Playing with beta drivers comes with certain risks -- like instability -- but can also be rewarding in not always obvious ways. Those who went and snagged Nvidia's 266.7x beta driver for GeForce videocards, for example, uncovered a couple of interesting lines that seem to indicate Nvidia is on the verge of releasing at least two new graphics cards, including a dual-GPU model. More details after the jump.