AMD throws the gauntlet on nVidia’s “fastest GPU” claims

Tuesday, 29th March 2011 01:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Both firms may claim to produce the world’s fastest graphics card, but AMD has called out nVidia’s boast, asking the company to come out and prove it. If it thinks it’s hard enough.

“Yesterday our competitor [announced] the launch of what they claim to be the ‘World’s Fastest Graphics Card’ – the Nvidia GTX 590,” AMD’s senior PR manager Dave Erskine spat it on the company’s blog.

“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.”

Two weeks earlier, AMD had launched the Radeon HD 6990, which attained a record breaking score of X3303 on graphics benchmark 3DMark11 – also labeled the “World’s fastest Graphics Card”.

AMD just can’t keep out of the cat fights; last week, it publicly refuted widely reported criticisms of DirectX.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. bpcgos

    Stop fighting eachother and give us proper DX11 game. Its so much better if they put more effort to push the developer building DX 11 engine from scratch than starting this bullshit claim as the fastest single card (they’re almost on par BTW).

    #1 4 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    It doesn’t even matter since as @1 suggests, there aren’t even any games that need them.

    It’s like two impotent guys arguing over who has the biggest dick, doesn’t matter guys, you ain’t doin shit with those.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    @1 & 2, It’s not their fault that developers aren’t taking much advantage of the potential power that they have at their hands.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Grimrita

    ATi/AMD are certainly making excellent graphics cards right now, and at superb value. I love my new ATi 6970 o/c card. I havent bought an nvidia card since the 8800 series!

    If AMD focused their attention to their processors once again, gamers would return in flocks. So stop pissing nvidia off and get to work!

    #4 4 years ago

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