Originally Posted by Rollo
That's one way to spin it.
It's also true that it offers more performance (depending on the game), is quieter (by far), has the superior feature set(by far), and is hotter.
Of course, some of the performance the 6990 has comes from their inferior AF optimizations that many reviewers agree shimmers just like the bad ol' days.
That was corrected a long time ago, and it was due to ATI having better filtering, while NV was technically doing it incorrect, according to the standard.