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What to do, your thoughts?? Two GTX590 or not two GTX590...  

Poll Results: Should I keep the GTX590's or sell them and get 6990's

 
  • 55% (35)
    Keep 590's
  • 44% (28)
    Sell 590's
63 Total Votes  
post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 
Ok, so long story short....ASUS is RMA'ing my pair of 5970's for GTX590's (BNIB, retail) because they are not selling their 6990's to "this region" (N. America/Western Hemisphere). I've been working with them for the past 7 months on this RMA after one bad 5970 after another, I had had it and told them I didn't want another one again. They cannot drop-ship a 6990 from the main warehouse to my door-step because they don't sell this product, again, in "this region."

Since they are sending me two GTX590's they have to replace my MoBo also, since the CIVF does not natively support SLi, with a BNIB (retail) CVF.

So, I'm not a big nVidia fan due to personal reasons and don't want a fanboy session breaking out, but I am on the fence with these two options:

* Keep the GTX590's and run them until the AMD 7xxx dualy comes out.
* Sell them immediately (not taking them out of the box to even look at them) and buy a pair of 6990's from another manufacturer.

Is the spontaneous combustion situation a thing of the past with the GTX590's? How are they performing, real-world, against the 6990's using current drivers.

BTW, I will be water-blocking them either way I go.

Thanks in advance for the input.

EDIT: Added poll
Edited by Canis-X - 6/14/11 at 10:25am
   
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post #2 of 61
http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocard/radeon_hd_6990/

http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocard/geforce_gtx_590/

Keep the 590s.
    
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post #3 of 61
if your putting htem under water then go for it. The drivers that jsut came out are amzing for the cards and it doesnt take much to sell them with a block if you dont like them. However if you are comfertable with ati cards them im sure you can get a buyer for them brand new and pick two 6990's up. Both are great cards and have a huge resale value. Im kinda surprised asus wouldnt send you the 6990's tho
post #4 of 61
http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...990-world.html

Ditch the 590. 6990 is way faster with latest driver. The 590 can't keep up with the 6990, and it will get worst with every new drivers coming out. The 590 is a dead-end.
    
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What about the whole spontaneous combustion thing, has anyone heard if that is 100% corrected now?
   
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post #6 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
What about the whole spontaneous combustion thing, has anyone heard if that is 100% corrected now?
That is only when you oc them too high, and yes that is fixed now. But with sli 590's you don't even need to oc them, you already have so much power to begin with.
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post #7 of 61
I'd sell them if I were you. 590 is not much of a card.
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post #8 of 61
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I'd sell them if I were you. 590 is not much of a card.
I laugh when I see posts like this. So your trying to say that a gtx 590, a $700+ card is not much of a card. But an equally expensive card that is louder, hotter, and slower(with new drivers) is?

If the 590 isn't much of a card, then what does that make your 6950?
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post #9 of 61
sooner or later you will want to oc them, so just sell them on.
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post #10 of 61
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sooner or later you will want to oc them, so just sell them on.
That is a pretty lame excuse for selling them...
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