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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 #31 of 61
Sell the 590's. They have had a severe design flaw from the beginning. I don't care what people say...nvidia screwed up the power management if you like it or not. Even under water they have higher probability of dying. It's not the heat, it is simply the power management. If you overclock which I'm sure you may try...it's not worth it.

I would sell them and either get 2 580 3gb models as someone mentioned or 6990's. Supposedly they are working on a revision model that will be release later on in the year but that is not confirmed to my knowledge.

Edit: Or get 1 6990/580 3gb since that is plentiful and put the rest of the money toward their college fund
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post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
Basically, I want to make as educated of a decision as possible, facts/proof is greatly appreciated moreover opinions, although I do appreciate them as well.

My financial situation has changed since I purchased the 5970's, my wife and I now have twin daughters and she stopped working since the daycare costs jumped to $600/week. That being said, I am much more careful with my funds and started making better purchase decisions. In the past I most likely would not have made this post and would have just sold the 590's for what I could get for them on eBay and make up the difference on what I wanted to purchase.

Thanks for the comments gents, please keep the debate/advise going/coming.



That was before, please see above statement...LOL. I am looking to upgrade to AMD's BD when it releases if the performance is there, if not, I will continue saving for and Intel flavored setup.
Ohhh, I see! Sorry mate. Well, for all of our sake's, I hope bulldozer performs well.

And congrats btw on your daughters!
     
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post #33 of 61
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Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
Basically, I want to make as educated of a decision as possible, facts/proof is greatly appreciated moreover opinions, although I do appreciate them as well.

My financial situation has changed since I purchased the 5970's, my wife and I now have twin daughters and she stopped working since the daycare costs jumped to $600/week. That being said, I am much more careful with my funds and started making better purchase decisions. In the past I most likely would not have made this post and would have just sold the 590's for what I could get for them on eBay and make up the difference on what I wanted to purchase.

Thanks for the comments gents, please keep the debate/advise going/coming.



That was before, please see above statement...LOL. I am looking to upgrade to AMD's BD when it releases if the performance is there, if not, I will continue saving for and Intel flavored setup.
Dude, congrats for the new 2 family members!!
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post #34 of 61
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Thanks gents, they are almost 18 months old now and are quiet the handful as I'm sure you can imagine....LOL.

So, any other thoughts on the matter. I really do appreciate the comments so far but the more information that is provided the better off I will be when it comes to making my decision.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMC View Post
Sell the 590's. They have had a severe design flaw from the beginning. I don't care what people say...nvidia screwed up the power management if you like it or not. Even under water they have higher probability of dying. It's not the heat, it is simply the power management. If you overclock which I'm sure you may try...it's not worth it.

I would sell them and either get 2 580 3gb models as someone mentioned or 6990's. Supposedly they are working on a revision model that will be release later on in the year but that is not confirmed to my knowledge.

Edit: Or get 1 6990/580 3gb since that is plentiful and put the rest of the money toward their college fund
The money I have saved is from Christmas as well as my B-Day which was last Sat (11th), so I'm using it on my toys....LOL.

Do you know of any links concerning the power management? I really would like to read up on it more, if you don't mind.
Edited by Canis-X - 6/14/11 at 9:04pm
   
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post #35 of 61
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@OP Take a look at this video from ttl. It is a long video, however it is very good and he explains why he would rather have two gtx 590's over two hd 6990's.
(you can skip over the gameplay footage to get to the meat of the review)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRsAO...el_video_title
Watched the vid....well the last bit of it where he sums things up. I understand what he is saying, but the noise level for me would not be a problem which seems to be the basis of his choice. He also didn't seem to OC the cards at all which I would be doing, and from what I have seen and heard so far, there is not a lot of OC headroom on the 590's unless you flash the BIOS. This I have not done before and TBH if I don't have to do that on the 6990's to get good gains then I would prefer to go that route.
   
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dont waste your money and time. keep the cards. They ARE MORE THEN ENOUGH for a lot of people in OCN
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Here's one:

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-analyzed.html

and here is another:

http://www.overclock.net/general-pro...g-gtx590s.html.

Easy to understand. Grats goes to the original OP.
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6990 since you'll be watercooling.

You're going to have very limited oc headroom with the 590 solution, watercooling is not going to raise that ceiling.
Not like it would with the 6990.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
dont waste your money and time. keep the cards. They ARE MORE THEN ENOUGH for a lot of people in OCN
They are definitely powerful enough. They can run almost anything. But the question is is it worth it. Will they actually last. I personally don't think so.
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