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Attempt 2: What to do, your thoughts?? Two GTX590 or not two GTX590...

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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.
Ok, so this is attempt 2 for this thread. I need this info to help me make as informed of a decision as possible. That being said, please refrain from trolling/bashing each other/posting opinions unless you have proof to back them up and at the moment that you are posting. I prefer to hear from owners of the cards and their experiences, BUT, if you have researched one side or the other, or both, please enlighten me.

FYI:


  • My intention is not to have a troll-fest.
  • I have not made up my mind yet.
  • I am not made of money, if I were I would get a pair of both.
  • I want the facts.
  • ASUS is also replacing my mobo listed in my sig with the new Crosshair V Formula (now supports up to quad-SLi natively)
  • I will be water blocking the cards either route I go
  • I will be benchmarking
  • Yes, I know my 1090T will be a bottleneck, I am waiting on BullDozer to release and see if the performance is there before I make any CPU changes.



So......lets try this again.....
Edited by Canis-X - 6/16/11 at 6:31am
   
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I approved this double post, this ONE TIME, because I didn't feel like cleaning the previous thread.

Please keep the posts clean, and give this guy real information instead of flaming on X card because of Y reason.
 
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6990 for triple monitor gaming and native crossfire support on your mb. My

edit: I used to own the CHIV, lovely board, not so lovely to use the sli hack
Edited by wermad - 6/15/11 at 10:36pm
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Thanks pioneer!! Much appreciated!
   
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6990 for triple monitor gaming and native crossfire support on your mb. My
Oh!!, thanks for reminding me...if I had not already mentioned it in either thread (I'm dead tired right now). ASUS is replacing my current mobo (CIVF) with the new CVF that does have SLi support.
   
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Why would you need 2 x GTX 590?

Is one not enough?
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Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
Oh!!, thanks for reminding me...if I had not already mentioned it in either thread (I'm dead tired right now). ASUS is replacing my current mobo (CIVF) with the new CVF that does have SLi support.
Ok then , scratch that one off

6990 still for the extra vram. I know what its like to wait months for an rma. You have true patience to have waited that long. If you long to get back in to the fray, go for the 590s. If your patience can stretch a bit more, go for the 6990. Besides the extra punch in multiple monitor gaming, they're are pretty even, give or take a few fps.
Edited by wermad - 6/15/11 at 10:37pm
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Originally Posted by L1eutenant View Post
Why would you need 2 x GTX 590?

Is one not enough?
I think that you are missing the point....LOL.....as stated in my initial post. The GTX590's are replacing both of my bad 5970's. I am not asking whether or not I should get two of them, they are already mine and are being shipped to me as I type this. This question rather is, should I keep and use them both or should I sell them and get two 6990's.

Edit: I am going to rack out for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Please feel free to leave me your thoughts. Please play nice while I am gone, this is the last chance for me on this topic as per pioneerisloud (MODERATOR).
Edited by Canis-X - 6/15/11 at 10:40pm
   
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I think that you are missing the point....LOL.....as stated in my initial post. The GTX590's are replacing both of my bad 5970's. I am not asking whether or not I should get two of them, they are already mine and are being shipped to me as I type this. This question rather is, should I keep and use them both or should I sell them and get two 6990's.
Well from a non-technical side of things, i like my GTX 590. I've never had AMD so i can't really compare them.

If it comes down to it the 590 looks sexy as inside a case with a clear side...

Could you not keep one 590 and sell the other?
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Would you have to come out of pocket to buy the 6990?? If you sold your 590's.

If so just keep the 590's. More money to put into other things.

Also you could RMA the 590's later, and get the redesigned ones.
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