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-_-... I don't claim this, but 6990 will beat 590 in more benches and add that with much higher OC potential and enough VRAM to actually work in eyeinfinity. And also, come on, u would use 590/6990 for 1080p..? What a waste of electricity and money O_o
Performance is never a waste of money here
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Performance is never a waste of money here
With a 60 monitor, anything above 60 fps is a waste...
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With a 60 monitor, anything above 60 fps is a waste...
You're talking to people who probably don't know what Vsync is.
    
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Personally went with a 580 3Gb currently have a single 1080P monitor. I was looking a future proof if you can call it that also would like to go at least dual display in the not too distant future. You may say it is a waste but if I went with a 1.5 and in two years have to change it cause quality is not that great I would call that a bad investment especially in the times we are. So I had the money now and went ahead no regrets
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post #25 of 49
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With a 60 monitor, anything above 60 fps is a waste...
and yet a 580 will not get a constant 60fps in the more demanding games today.

And since OP is asking this in behalf of his friend I assume his friend is not a computer enthusiast, in which case I doubt that he'll change the card he buys as soon as the next generation comes out. The 590 will offer more power in the future if it's needed.
 
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post #26 of 49
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Missing the point. He was just saying the assertion the 6990 is "easily" the fastest single card was wrong, which it is.

Please explain to me where he said the 590 was better. Maybe you should read the posts you're replying to.

Let me include the quote so you don't try to change the context:
I never said that he specifically said that, nor did I mean to imply that.

I was saying that IN GENERAL, arguing over which card [6990 or 590] is better is [IMO] frivolous because they are both very very powerful cards
    
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post #27 of 49
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I never said that he specifically said that, nor did I mean to imply that.

I was saying that IN GENERAL, arguing over which card [6990 or 590] is better is [IMO] frivolous because they are both very very powerful cards
Well, I wasn't arguing one over the other. They are both very powerful and are direct competition with eachother. The point is that he shouldn't claim one is clearly better, and now you're catching his flak.

The HD 6990 is like ~1% better from what I've read, and that doesn't mean it is consistently 1% more powerful, they are just better than each other at different games.
 
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post #28 of 49
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No you cant get a 590 for $600 mine cost $900 but my mates only got around six hundred so i suggested a gtx 580 or a 580 3gb.
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Off the top of my head I thinks specs are.
17 960
gigabyte ud3r mobo
8gbs ram (speed unknown)
120gb vertxe2 ssd
2x Radeon 6870
some storage drive like 2TB or something
coolermaster HAF X case.

so i dont think hell be bottlenecking with his systems only 8 or nine months old.
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post #30 of 49
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LOL look at all these red/green rants -_-. 590/6990 is not justified for 1080p, and 590 is horrible in res higher than 1080p, because of VRAM. Also, the performance itself is faster on 6990 and it has much higher overclocking headroom.
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LOL look at all these red/green rants -_-. 590/6990 is not justified for 1080p, and 590 is horrible in res higher than 1080p, because of VRAM. Also, the performance itself is faster on 6990 and it has much higher overclocking headroom.

Like for you to put your card where your mouth is and join a friendly benching thread, show us what your 6990 has against the 590?

The GTX 590 vs HD 6990 - OCN Battle Royale


The OP's question has nothing to do with the 6990 in case you didn't catch it.

@OP : If you only have one monitor you best choice is 580 1.5GB either in SLI or one GTX 590 which is two watered down 580's 1.5Gb mirrored. You'll get better OC on the two in 580 SLI over the one DUAL GPU 590.

Now if your thinking of leaving the multiple monitor door open the GTX 580 3GB version is the way to go. It's more VRM than any other card out there, at a premium cost however.
     
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