Dave Erskine from AMD’s Senior Public Relations Manager spills the beans.
“Four months after its launch, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 remains the undisputed performance leader. Six months after its launch, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 remains the clear winner at and below its price point. Add to that a top to bottom line-up of DirectX 11 graphics cards as well as cutting-edge features such as the immersive experience of ATI Eyefinity technology, and we are confident ATI Radeon graphics cards will continue to be the favorite choice of customers wanting the most advanced and efficient graphics products.
-Dave Erskine, AMD spokesperson”
The message was posted on the Yahoo NVIDIA stock page. It seems AMD is quite confident that sales for the Radeon HD 5000 series will continue to be good and that the release of the GTX 480 and GTX 470 doesn’t change that. Time will tell, as it is now the Radeon HD 5870 is $100 cheaper than the GTX 480 but as seen from reviews performance is slightly in favour of the new NVIDIA GPU.
Source: Yahoo Messageboard via Slashdot