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I went for the XFX cards, im crossing fingers that i dont get ****ty cards, ive seen a lot of complaints about the XFX cards, too bad i took the time to read after i bought them
dont regret man....xfx is not that bad...but msi/sapphire/asus is better

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May i ask why not 590s?
hd6990 is overall a faster card....so the OP made right choice going with hd6990
Edited by Aniket - 5/4/11 at 12:43am
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May i ask why not 590s?
Well the thing with the 590s is the vram, i never had a problem with my 580s in sli to be honest, but from what i read even in the nvidia forum is that 590s in sli wasnt a good choice, i thought in tri-sli 3gb 580s, but then again i have no space for 3 cards
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If you have yet to actually receive the cards, you can refuse the package and reorder just a single card. Order a second 6990 when you have the three monitors.
That seems like the better option, but my wife gave me those 2 cards as a gift, so it would be better to keep them both, even if i have to put 1 in a drawer, i dont want a get into a fight with her and then she could change her mind
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Well the thing with the 590s is the vram, i never had a problem with my 580s in sli to be honest, but from what i read even in the nvidia forum is that 590s in sli wasnt a good choice, i thought in tri-sli 3gb 580s, but then again i have no space for 3 cards
Fair enough, i have just heard that though the 6990 is overall a faster cards nVidia have better drivers and driver support and that Crysis 2 had some problems with the 6990s.

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That seems like the better option, but my wife gave me those 2 cards as a gift, so it would be better to keep them both, even if i have to put 1 in a drawer, i dont want a get into a fight with her and then she could change her mind
Haha so you wouldn't sell those eh?
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That seems like the better option, but my wife gave me those 2 cards as a gift, so it would be better to keep them both, even if i have to put 1 in a drawer, i dont want a get into a fight with her and then she could change her mind
dont change your decision by listening to others....u have the worlds fastest graphics card....we are not lucky enough to own such a card....so dont sell them even if u dont need one of them until u buy 2 more monitors
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Fair enough, i have just heard that though the 6990 is overall a faster cards nVidia have better drivers and driver support and that Crysis 2 had some problems with the 6990s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjh8zerBbs8

Yeah i guess right now the 590 have better drivers, but im sure ATI is working on a fix as we speak, and when that happens the 6990 will rape the 590 in all areas, im not an ati fan, i had 2 580s in sli and never had a problem, but the CONS on the 6990 (drivers) can be fixed, and the CONS on the 590 (Vram) cant be fixed, so in the long run investing 1500 dlls in graphic cards ATI is the way to go
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Yeah i guess right now the 590 have better drivers, but im sure ATI is working on a fix as we speak, and when that happens the 6990 will rape the 590 in all areas, im not an ati fan, i had 2 580s in sli and never had a problem, but the CONS on the 6990 (drivers) can be fixed, and the CONS on the 590 (Vram) cant be fixed, so in the long run investing 1500 dlls in graphic cards ATI is the way to go
Yeah i believe too most of them would be working on drivers that video was mostly to point out the gap between the 2 6990s.
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Yeah i believe too most of them would be working on drivers that video was mostly to point out the gap between the 2 6990s.
yeah, now i have to worry about the watercooling
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If you watercool a 6990, you will be able to OC it like crazy, and leave the 590 in the dust. And if you try to OC the 590, OCP will kick-in at the driver's level and cripple your fps, even in games!

Nvidia OCP for the 590 is terrible, and effective. It's impossible right now to get around it. But with the AUSUM BIOS switch, the 6990 doesn't have any PowerRune limit. So with Nvidia, they beg you NOT to OC your 590, but with AMD, they beg you to OC it.

Major difference.

Don't listen to the guys with Nvidia cards in their signature. You made the right choice. The 6990 is a much better card, everyone knows that now. So don't even think about it anymore. Don't listen to the nvidia loyalists. With 2 PCIe slots only, then nothing is faster then 2X6990.

It's really easy to watercool a 6990. Koolance and EK are already selling great blocks, and the Swiftech block is coming out in a couple of days. Come see us in the 6990 Club. Alot of owners did watercool for the first time. It's not that hard.

And watercooled, the 6990 is cool and silent. Fastest single card on the planet.

And yes 2X6990 will be able to drive 3X30'' LCD.
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