AMD Issues NVIDIA a Challenge: Prove the GeForce GTX590 is the World’s Fastest Video Card

NVIDIA claimed the GeForce GTX 590 was the ‘World’s Fastest Graphics Card’ in their press release this past Thursday and it doesn’t appear that AMD liked that claim. Dave Erskine made a blog post tonight on AMD that disputes the claim and basically told NVIDIA to prove it. AMD used Futuremark 3DMark 11 with the extreme benchmark as an example of how their card beats the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 and even linked our article that showed results confirming their claim in the blog post made tonight. It will be interesting to see how NVIDIA responds to AMD’s counter attack!

AMD Radeon HD 6990

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 and here that the AMD Radeon HD 6990 sits on the top as the world’s fastest graphics card.

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