Discovered i had been asleep, the 6970 already released meanwhile, of course forget the 5870 chip when you can get a new generation chip.
But i guess it's simply a radical improved design.
Small quick question: Radeon HD 6970 has 2 GB ram, which is completely superior to 1 GB for the default 5870; will there very soon be versions with more than 2GB ram?
Let me get one tomorrow (if they already shipped).
Unconfirmed gossipping allowed!