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Cuz i said so
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Why is the 6990 better?
That's completely subjective.

Here. Just read that.
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Because AMD used a weaker achitecture that could clock higher therby in the end acheiving better performance.
    
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Why is the 6990 better?
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Because AMD used a weaker achitecture that could clock higher therby in the end acheiving better performance.
The 590 has design flaws that just make it plain weak. As an nvidia fanboy if I had to chose between the two even I'd take the 6990.
    
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The 590 has design flaws that just make it plain weak. As an nvidia fanboy if I had to chose between the two even I'd take the 6990.
Well that is true I was talking more of the architecture itself though(although it can clock fine)

The 590 was crippled by its vrms, I can't wait to see a bench of the 580x2 though that card will be ridiculous since it shouldn't be flawed the same way.
    
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post #16 of 49
well i would skip 570 and 590 from the green the 580 is nice i can tell ya that. the 570-590 has bad power phase , they are to weak to handle the card. they cant overclock without killing the card , my 580 is @ 950 mhz that is 772 stock . so depends. seems like the 580 is more what u need. single fastest single gpu out to date.
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well i would skip 570 and 590 from the green the 580 is nice i can tell ya that. the 570-590 has bad power phase , they are to weak to handle the card. they cant overclock without killing the card , my 580 is @ 950 mhz that is 772 stock . so depends. seems like the 580 is more what u need. single fastest single gpu out to date.
Ya, and it costs a pretty penny too. If I were to be commiting that much money to a computer I would just make the leap to the 6990.
    
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post #18 of 49
6990 > 590.
    
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post #19 of 49
nVidia fan boy here (Am I).

Get the 6990, better card. That's it that's all! Unless you fold, get the 6990.
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post #20 of 49
The HD 6990 and GTX 590 trade blows depending on the game. In overall performance, yes, the HD 6990 tends to outperform the GTX 590 by somewhere between 0%-3% from what I've read on TechPowerUp's review. Although, the HD 6990 does have much better overclocking potential so once both cards are overclocked the HD 6990 usually performs somewhere between 5%-10% faster overall than the GTX 590.

However, the HD 6990 is a LOT louder and runs much hotter. Those are really the only disadvantages to the card and those disadvantages could make or break the deal for some people (including me). My buddy has an XFX HD 6990 in his system and when the GPU goes into load, it sounds like a high powered vacuum. So either you need to game with headphones on, turn your speakers WAY up or invest in additional watercooling.

Overall, this is the summary of Pro's and Con's for each card:

Geforce GTX 590
+ Quiet
+ Runs Cooler
+ Physx
+ CUDA
+ Better folding performance
+ Better extreme tessellation performance
= Relatively equal stock performance
- Poor overclocking potential
- Higher power consumption
- 1.5GB usable Vram

Radeon HD 6990
+ Excellent overclocking potential
+ 2GB usable Vram
+ Lower power consumption
= Relatively equal stock performance
- VERY Loud (70+ dBA!)
- Runs Hotter

If you're looking for just a lot of raw gaming power (don't care about noise or heat), and thats it, get yourself a HD 6990 no questions asked. If you still want excellent gaming performance (including Physx) and something that runs cool and quiet then get yourself a GTX 590. Thats basically what it comes down to in the end and what I based my decision on.
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