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Many games use tessellation and PhysX now. Metro, Batman, etc.
The list grows as we move forward. PhsyX 3.0 is out now I believe as well.
What im saying is the 6xxx cards don't have any problems with tessellation in the games that have it right now.
For PhsyX, Batman, Cryostasis, Mafia II are the only games that I have played that really needed a card for PhsyX. With Metro I really don't much of a change with or without. My 9800GT would run at 0-1% playing Metro.
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So few games have PhsyX, and even fewer have tessellation.
If Starcraft 2, HalfLife 2 (3?) had PhsyX lets say, we would see a lot more Nvidia love.
IMO Assassins Creed would look AMAZING with tessellation (rooftops etc)
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Well, both the GTX 590 and 6990 struggle alot by themselves with eyefinity setups.
Many games unplayable until the resolution/various settings are turned down.

I would look at the 6990+6970 setup if you are ok with AMD's inferior driver package/inferior tessellation performance/no PhysX.
That or SLi 3GB GTX 580's.

I take it your playing at atleast 1600P?
Inferior drivers? This absurd nonsense needs to die. We've been hearing this rhetorical horse-excrement for years from people with as much insight & experience with AMD rigs as they have dating supermodels.

AMD's tessellation performance is excellent for every single available title; & with the crossfire scaling what it is? More than two (four primitive setup engines) 6900 series gpus is overkill for the tessellation needs of the day. Look at Alien vs. Predator, Metro 2033, STALKER...the 6990 is equal or superior to it's competitor in all of these tessellation "heavy" titles.

Of course, Fermi is built for a higher tessellation throughput. But with current titles perfectly suited to both architecture's capability, I don't see where the massive advantage exists?
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6990.
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Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
Here they say stock eta is 20/06

And here its shows 5 in stock....
I'm not going to pay 600 pounds for a 6990, it's not worth it.

If I were to get the 6990 I would pay ~$700 for one.

Also, if I were to get water cooling for my rig, what should I get?

Could someone help me build one with the specs of my rig?
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I'm not going to pay 600 pounds for a 6990, it's not worth it.

If I were to get the 6990 I would pay ~$700 for one.

Also, if I were to get water cooling for my rig, what should I get?

Could someone help me build one with the specs of my rig?
You should head out to the 6990 owner thread. There are tons of information about 6990 on that thread, including GPU blocks.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/968...6990-club.html

What is your budget for your water cooling project. If you want the best, it can easily go over $1k. Or if you're looking for a cheap but reasonable kit, you should look into the XSPC RASA kit.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
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6970 CF is faster.
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6990 with full cover EK block. ( Not Nickel though ;-)

That's it. Many people like the XSPC kits. Get at least the RX360 kit as I have that radiator and it it the bare minimum to cool my CPU and 2 6950.....
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Ok, the RX360 kit would be nice, but I'm not sure where I would put it in my case as I don't think my case is big enough.

Also, where do I get waterblocks for my GPU's?
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With 2 6970 you would have more power phases available as opposed to a single 6990 meaning you would actually get more performance from the 2 single cards and more chance of much better overclock on the 6970 due to more having more Vreg'.

More power phases would not give him more performance, It would let him overclock higher though.
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