Haha you can't be further from true there.
I'm not ATi fanboy. I'm not AMD fanboy. I'm NEVER fanboy of anything. I ONLY decide based on what currently has better power/price ratio. It occurs to me usually
it is ATi but not always, depends on what price range also.
When I was deciding 2 months ago, I could either buy 7850 or GTX 560Ti. 7850 just looked better on paper so I bought it. Before that hd5770 was better than comparable nv (dont remember which right now), and before that x1950gt which was MUCH better than comparable nv (although quite power hungry). Before that I had GF6600GT though and before that some GF4400 and before that GF 2 (I didnt choose that one though as I was like 10 years old lol).
Btw yes 690 is the most powerful card in the world. I totally don't see how thats relevant, though. 690 is totally unrelated to mainstream cards. Id rather eat that kind of money than to spend it on a gpu.
When I said "more power", I meant more power for price.
As for cpu, I have AMD quadcore not because I would think its better, but because I have old motherboard and wanted to make reasonable upgrade without buying everything new. Next setup will be intel most probably. Also it will probably be DDR4 already, hah, because I cant afford to upgrade too often
Im curious what will you tell me on this, you always seem to want to have the last word DD :p