The World's Fastest Graphics Card ... Done Right

Not posting this for the content itself (marketing is what it is), but the 'prove it' request from AMD targetted at Nvidia's marketing. AMD's marketing department has been quite creative lately ... looking forward to future press releases!

At AMD we pride ourselves on both the excellence of our products, and in the integrity of our messaging. Let me give you a perfect example. Two weeks ago we launched our flagship GPU, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6990. We had designed it to be a game-changer and we hit the bull’s eye. The result: The AMD Radeon™ HD 6990 achieved the highest default single graphics card score of X3303 using the industry standard 3DMark11 benchmark. And when we launched it, we issued a press release in which we proudly called it the “World’s Fastest Graphics Card” and fully disclosed the basis upon which we made that claim.

Yesterday our competitor also issued a press release, announcing the launch of what they claim to be the “World’s Fastest Graphics Card”– the Nvidia GTX 590. We combed through their announcement to understand how it was that such a claim could be made and why there was no substantiation based on industry-standard benchmarks, similar to what AMD did with industry benchmark 3DMark 11, the latest DirectX® 11 benchmark from FutureMark.

So now I issue a challenge to our competitor: prove it, don’t just say it. Show us the substantiation. Because as it stands today, leading reviewers agree with us here, here, here, and here that the AMD Radeon HD 6990 sits on the top as the world’s fastest graphics card.


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TiN says:

World's first OC motherboard is same way :D So much MBS.

Germany SoF says:

TiN said: World's first OC motherboard is same way :D So much MBS.


I agree.

But hey let's answer it with real results:

Which of the following hwb 1x GPU records are held by which card:

Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset (DX11): 580 GTX
AM3 - 5870 :cool: :D
3DMark2001 SE - 275 GTX :cool: :D
3DMark06 - 580 GTX
3DMark05 - 480 GTX (580 GTX following next places)
3DMark03 - 580 GTX by MILES

looks like AMD marketing stares in the mirror all the time :p



Belgium Massman says:

This is about the 6990, though. Not 6970. :p

Christian Ney says:

Card, not 1x GPU ;)

Germany SoF says:

meow but still 2x GPU would still be uninteresting to bench with this card seeing the current 2x numbers of two 580s. Personally I don't care a bit if a 2x GPU card is on one PCB or on two separated cards ;)

Belgium Massman says:

It's more about the unfounded marketing claim. Pretty much like my tweek of a couple of days ago about the 10x "Fastest 550 Ti" PR I received in my mailbox :D

Germany SoF says:

Massman said: It's more about the unfounded marketing claim.

Pretty much like my tweek of a couple of days ago about the 10x "Fastest 550 Ti" PR I received in my mailbox :D


Seems I just don't get the point of your PR tweeting

GENiEBEN says:

SoF said: I agree.
looks like AMD marketing stares in the mirror all the time :p


You're forgeting that "graphic" cards were made for more than a synthetic bench and u cant pump LN2 on a 1200mhz GTX580 while you know, gaming? (mention PCMark and HD5800)

South Africa 7ate9 says:

67 mhz oc. Not even touching 700. circuit on its limits.

United States G H Z says:

I like stuff that blows up, especially when I didn't buy it.

South Africa 7ate9 says:

Only way to blow it up is to go mess with the bios and voltage tables. That's why it blew up at boot.

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