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post #11 of 22
The 6990 is a banshee mate, look up videos of how loud it is under load and operating before you make your decision...

Then again, if you don't mind having a jet-engine in your room, then by all means go for it :-)
post #12 of 22
6990 is a great choice. I'd take it over a 580GTX, personally.
When it comes to crossfire vs. SLI scaling, it works out to be nearly the same for real world performance.
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post #13 of 22
If you dont mind loud noise and the hassle of 2 gpu's then the 6990 is definately the better buy.
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post #14 of 22
check out the resolution he is playing @

a gtx 580 is more than enough

6990 is overkill - digging it up - and killing it again
post #15 of 22
I don't think a 580 is overkill for 1080p, there are still plenty of games that give less than 60fps even with reasonable AA levels, of course there are even more games that give less than 60fps when you put 16xQAA into the equation. With that said obviously the 6990 isn't primarily intended for 1080p but I see no reason not to use it for 1080p especially considering the small price bump above the 580 it would cost him.
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post #17 of 22
the HD 6990 is the most powerful graphics card in the world at the moment if you can cope with the heat, size, and especially the monstrously loud fan. i recommend headset.
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post #18 of 22
150$ is a small price bump...?

Save the money and go for a GTX 580. More than enough at 1920x1080.

Also the 6990 is obscenely loud. Even deaf people complain it's too loud
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post #19 of 22
6990 will out perform the 580. Plus it is more ready to support multi-display or over 1080 displays.
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post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Zorginator View Post
150$ is a small price bump...?

Save the money and go for a GTX 580. More than enough at 1920x1080.

Also the 6990 is obscenely loud. Even deaf people complain it's too loud
25% more $ for ~50% more performance? I'd call that a small price bump.
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