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Soo the nvidia card is clocked slower but has more technology like cuda and physx but the ati card is clocked higher?

Evga 590 classified hydro copper
Xfx 6990
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This is true
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This is true
Idk why but I lol'd so hard after reading that.
Edited by H4rd5tyl3 - 6/4/11 at 7:49pm
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So its personal preference technology vs faster speeds?
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6990 out performs the 590....However the 590 will fold better....

Really just depends on what you want to do with it I guess.
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Fold? Whats that?
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6990 is the better card. you can't even overclock a gtx 590 without sweating your balls -.-"
=

and you can't compare them with their clock speeds. they're completely different beings. although a 6990 IS faster than a gtx 590
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Clock speeds are irrelevant when you're comparing two completely different architectures... This is pertinent even among the same company...look at the GTX 570 and GTX 560 Ti. Stock speeds on the 560 Ti are 90 MHz higher than the GTX 570's, but 570s perform better because the architecture of the chip is different. When you factor in completely separate manufacturers? Really the only way to figure out "which is better" is by benching them against each other.

And the 590 and 6990 have their perks and downsides. 590 is much quieter, performs slower on most things, but faster on some, and scales better in dual-card setups. 6990 is loud, faster for the most part, and scales horribly.

If you're trying to choose between these two (which I can't tell at all), use that info. Good luck on your purchase(?)
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[QUOTE=jprovido;13754613]6990 is the better card. you can't even overclock a gtx 590 without sweating your balls -.-"
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and you can't compare them with their clock speeds. they're completely different beings. although a 6990 IS faster than a gtx 590[/QUOTE

I know that this is true by why does NVIDIA claim their GTX590 to
be the worlds fastest. Source:http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/c...ue&prid=736275
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Why is the 6990 better?
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