AMD vs NVIDIA Dual-GPUs: Graphics Battle Heats Up

Here at OSM we’ve been bringing you news from two giants of the graphics industry. The battle between AMD and NVIDIA has been warming up nicely, and we told how AMD’s Radeon HD 6990 GPU and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 590 would lead to a high-end graphics fight. Now it seems the AMD vs. NVIDIA dual-GPU battle is heating up nicely and a war of words has begun.

When AMDS’s Radeon HD 6990 first became official we wondered how NVIDIA would match it, and then only last week we told of the release of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 590. Although it received very positive reviews, most reviews just gave the Radeon HD 6990 the edge because of its slightly better performance. Now it seems that AMD and NVIDIA are arguing about whose graphics card is actually the fastest.

When AMD released the Radeon 6990 on March 8, AMD was quick to announce it as the fastest graphics card available. However when NVIDIA released its GeForce GTX 590 they claimed they had the fastest card. Seth Weintraub over on 9to5Mac tells how now AMD Senior Public Relations Manager for Graphics Desktop, Dave Erskine, has issued this, “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.” The statement goes on to directly challenge NVIDIA to prove their claim rather than just saying it and once again reiterates its claims to have the fastest graphics card.

Take that NVIDIA. Ouch! We, and many others are now avidly awaiting a response from NVIDIA about this challenge from AMD. You can find out more about both of these products and read the maker’s claims at the links at AMD here and NVIDIA here. What are your thoughts on this AMD vs. NVIDIA battle? Do you think that NVIDIA can back up their claims if they answer AMD’s challenge? Let us know with your comments.