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You went with a 590 over a 6990 for triple monitor gaming?

The latest surround/eyefin reviews show the 6990 curb stomping the 590.
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post #22 of 49
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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(?)
6990 scales better then the 590 in most cases.
    
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post #23 of 49
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You went with a 590 over a 6990 for triple monitor gaming?

The latest surround/eyefin reviews show the 6990 curb stomping the 590.
If you're referring to me then yes, I did. But thats because my triple monitor resolution is only 4520x900 (bezel correction included) and that is still lower than the single monitor resolution of 2560x1600 for total number of pixels to be processed. At 2560x1600 the GTX 590 and HD 6990 are fairly similar in performance (within 5% of each other according to TPU) and both provide much more than ample horsepower to run that resolution. I chose the GTX 590 over the HD 6990 because of my experience with it when my friend was showing me how loud it got...its ridiculous! You need to hear it in person to really understand.

The GTX 590 plays nearly all my games (with the exceptions of Crysis and Metro 2033 obviously) at max settings at 4320x900 with 4xAA/16xAF with 60+ FPS. If the HD 6990 is getting 92 FPS when I'm getting 87 FPS or 34 FPS when I'm getting 31 FPS; its not like I would notice the difference in performance, but I definitely would notice the difference in acoustics. The only game in the future that I really care about playing is Battlefield 3 and the pre-alpha, unoptimized build is currently apparently being maxed out at 1080p with a single GTX 580 so a GTX 590 should have no problem with the final, optimized game at 4320x900.
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post #24 of 49
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If you're referring to me then yes, I did. But thats because my triple monitor resolution is only 4520x900 (bezel correction included) and that is still lower than the single monitor resolution of 2560x1600 for total number of pixels to be processed. At 2560x1600 the GTX 590 and HD 6990 are fairly similar in performance (within 5% of each other according to TPU) and both provide much more than ample horsepower to run that resolution. I chose the GTX 590 over the HD 6990 because of my experience with it when my friend was showing me how loud it got...its ridiculous! You need to hear it in person to really understand.

The GTX 590 plays nearly all my games (with the exceptions of Crysis and Metro 2033 obviously) at max settings at 4320x900 with 4xAA/16xAF with 60+ FPS. If the HD 6990 is getting 92 FPS when I'm getting 87 FPS or 34 FPS when I'm getting 31 FPS; its not like I would notice the difference in performance, but I definitely would notice the difference in acoustics. The only game in the future that I really care about playing is Battlefield 3 and the pre-alpha, unoptimized build is currently apparently being maxed out at 1080p with a single GTX 580 so a GTX 590 should have no problem with the final, optimized game at 4320x900.
That's a great argument, too bad more NV chaps don't share the same sentiment.
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That's a great argument, too bad more NV chaps don't share the same sentiment.
Nope, fanboys of both sides are idiots, but this time nVidiots are the ones pushing it. AMD fanboys could get annoying with the 5xxx series too. I like being a fan of the performance, but I'm always labeled a "Fanboy"
    
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Nope, fanboys of both sides are idiots, but this time nVidiots are the ones pushing it. AMD fanboys could get annoying with the 5xxx series too. I like being a fan of the performance, but I'm always labeled a "Fanboy"
It's the exact reason I kept my CFX set up vs my 480 sli set up.

And please lighten up on the derogatory terms
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That's a great argument, too bad more NV chaps don't share the same sentiment.
Well, its true. I guarantee you the vast majority of people would not tell the difference between two monitors that were playing the same game where one was playing at 92 FPS and the other was playing at 86 FPS or when one was playing at 36 FPS and the other was playing at 33 FPS. Because thats really the performance difference between the two in most situations. So yes, the HD 6990 may be better, but I believe in the majority of gaming situations gamers wouldn't be able to tell if they were gaming on a machine with a GTX 590 or a HD 6990...unless they listened closely.

Just my 2 cents. Either card is a beast, choose your poison.
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It's the exact reason I kept my CFX set up vs my 480 sli set up.

And please lighten up on the derogatory terms
480s do better in SLI though? I can't remember what 5870s do now with the newer drivers. Also, okay, I was just using it jokingly, lol.

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Well, its true. I guarantee you the vast majority of people would not tell the difference between two monitors that were playing the same game where one was playing at 92 FPS and the other was playing at 86 FPS or when one was playing at 36 FPS and the other was playing at 33 FPS. Because thats really the performance difference between the two in most situations. So yes, the HD 6990 may be better, but I believe in the majority of gaming situations gamers wouldn't be able to tell if they were gaming on a machine with a GTX 590 or a HD 6990...unless they listened closely.

Just my 2 cents. Either card is a beast, choose your poison.
I would be able to tell in the first case if it was 120Hz refresh, and would in the second case in quite a few games.
    
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I would be able to tell in the first case if it was 120Hz refresh, and would in the second case in quite a few games.
Well I guess that sucks for you cause I can never tell. Sure I can tell the difference between say 30 and 40 FPS, but 33 and 36? No, the difference is too negligible for me and probably the majority of people to differentiate. And could you really tell the difference between 86 and 92 FPS? Both would be so incredibly fluid that I really doubt you could; the only way I could see you possibly telling the difference is if one had a substantially lower minimum frames per second than the other that dipped well into the 20's or 30's. Thats only the possible way I could see you spotting any difference in gameplay at that high of frames per second.

I will pull the ol' "the human eye can only process 60 FPS" quote regardless if its true or not. I've gamed on a 120Hz monitor (wanted to give 3D a shot ) and played Bad Company 2; the frames per second went anywhere from 80-110 FPS (this was in 2D) and I could not for the life of me tell the difference when it was 80 or 110 FPS let alone 86 or 92 FPS.

Guess you have some great eyes there! ...or mine just suck?
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A big advantage of the 6990 is that you can go Tri-Fire later down the road if need be, by putting an unlock 6950 with it. Can't do that with Nvidia.

Also, the 6990 doesn't have any Powertune limit when using the AUSUM bios switch, while the 590 is limited by throttling at the driver level, even in games.

AMD are begging people to overclock the 6990, while Nvidia are begging users NOT to overclock the 590.

And with the latest drivers, the 6990 is getting better and better, and leaving the 590 in the dust lately. Don't look at early benchmarks made 3 months ago with beta drivers.
    
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