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Poll Results: Should I buy a GTX 590 or HD 6990?

 
  • 33% (12)
    GTX 590
  • 66% (24)
    HD 6990
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post #21 of 26
At least wait for the Beta to come out for BF3 before making your decision. Perhaps SLI will out perform Crossfire, or the other way around. Perhaps one setup will give you unbelievable micro-stutter while the other plays smooth. If you go with either of the 2 cards, I would make it the HD 6990 unless you fold. Either way you go, you'll want to look at aftermarket cooling solutions.

WoW will only use a single GPU at a time for now unless in 3-D at a high resolution or when you use many screens at once.
    
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I would get the 6990 due to the face that it overclocks alot better, More RAM for higher resolutions/more monitors, It wont blow up on you, and it scales really good in XFire/Tri-Fire. I would also reccomend you water cool that beast to unlock its full potential
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I would never buy a 590 you're just asking for trouble
     
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post #24 of 26
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Would you guys think that just getting a new case + mobo and sticking with my current HD 5870 2GB CrossfireX set-up is a better idea? That way I could see if upgrading is even worth it? If I would need to upgrade my graphics cards too then it'll end up most likely costing me more money in the end but then I'm also given the option for better CFX/SLI solutions in the future with HD 7x00 and Kepler cards.
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i removed the fan filters and let the front open in my p180. how do you have the air flow set up with the h50 in there? and what fans are you using?
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post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
I would get the 6990 due to the face that it overclocks alot better, More RAM for higher resolutions/more monitors, It wont blow up on you, and it scales really good in XFire/Tri-Fire. I would also reccomend you water cool that beast to unlock its full potential
This. +1.

6990 better then 590 because:

-Can go Tri-Fire 6990+6970 later down the road if need be. CAN'T do that with 590+580. AMD's only.

-6990 = AUSUM BIOS without any Powertune limits = fun for enthusiasts.

-590 = OCP at drivers level = *** Nvidia!

-Better OC potential with a waterblock because of the ASUM entusiast BIOS.

-More VRAMs.

-Better scaling in Tri on 2 cards. Can't do that with Nvidia 590.
    
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