Originally Posted by Celeras
It's a 6990 vs. 590 review, and both of those were done within the last week on their most recent drivers. As others have said, any other hardware was added using old data as a reference point (and only in Crysis 2/Metro, the rest is strictly 6990 vs 590 as the review title suggests).
If you don't like the reference points on those two games, feel free to ignore them and focus on the 590/6990 numbers.
If you want to get technical...
Technically it's a 590 SLI review, and 6990 CF is missing.
A quote from the OP...
So if you plan on multiple-screen gaming, are you better off with the twin-GPU HD6990 or the nVidia equivalent Zotac GTX590?
In some degrees it depends upon which game you want to play as some perform better than others in certain circumstances. However looking at the results in an overall manner we'd definitely suggest plumping for the Zotac GTX590.
How can he make conclusions if there are no 6990 CF numbers to compare to?
Also, the reference numbers of 580 SLI vs a 590 clearly don't add up, due to 8 month old drivers in 580 SLI, so why bother using them? If he's going to reference 580 SLI as a comparison, they should be with the same drivers.
As people here pointed out, how can a 590 be more than twice as fast as 580 SLI when it's heavily down clocked? It doesn't make sense, and now we know why.Edited by 2010rig - 6/13/11 at 7:05am