Originally Posted by erocker
Why? That they can just buy two 7970's at most likely a cheaper price? Bitcoiners are hardly a large part of any consumer base. Besides, through the news we all know the 690 is "released". Limited numbers and it's not really relevant to what AMD is doing at all.
I think last summer kinda proved otherwise. 5000 series cards were unavailable for months and 5970s were going for $700 to $800 on ebay. On top of that 6950s and 6970s while available were somewhat scarce. Reference cards were nearly impossible to find by end of June.
Hey i'm an amd fan myself. I've been waiting for the 7990 for months to replace my flashed 6950s. This article was just sort of salt in the wound for me.