I know its hard to speculate which is actually the best gpu money can buy..
Being that the 6990 isnt out yet, is that rumored to take the crown again ? whos its direct competitor form nvidia?im slightly confused..
been out of the loop for a bit
Just about any dual card setup will be a direct competitor of the 6990. Nvidia will have it's own dual-GPU card out some time in the near future as well. EVGA has already showed off their version of the dual-GPU Nvidia card, so even though there is little news, it is probably closer to release than we know.
If you are looking for the best "GPU money can buy", that's easy, the GTX580, the full GF110.
I guess Im a sucker for having the best card money can buy..but if it means spending money for like 10% increase on 3rd and 1st person shooters, which is what I play mostly, it isnt worthit..
from the sounds of it, seems that the 580 isnt all that much better than the 5970, seems like they are on par and its drivers that hold back the 5970..