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Ever since HD 5970 Dual GPUs have gone downhill. Not only they are priced very high but also sold with a high priced Used. On top of that these card are not very good. HD 6990 Run hot, GTX590 does not OC. Another thing is that that hare very hard to find retail and people sell them more then you can get them new. As far as AMDs plan to get out a Dual GPU with smaller Die to fight Nvidia (AMD) you failed. Why do they even bother to make a card thats not ever affordable and cant even find anywhere to buy. So much for Fastest GPU in the world. GTX580 to me is the fastest GPU.
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1)6990 isn't that hot. I had 2, they were both cooler than my 6970's.
2)GTX590 OC's just fine as long as you stay aware of the VRM's, just the the GTX570.
3)They cost slightly more than the two cards that can match them, sounds fair to me since they are smaller manufacturing runs.
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My 6990 got to around 78/76C while running JC2... But that was with the fan at 100%. It was easily twice as loud as my 470s and 480s.
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My 6990 got to around 78/76C while running JC2... But that was with the fan at 100%. It was easily twice as loud as my 470s and 480s.
Thats pretty bad, mine got to 67-70*C max with no fan curve adjustments at all, even at 950mhz core. My 6970's were hitting 90*C regularly on 80% fan though.
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Hmm... The GTX 580 is the fastest GPU afaik... GTX 590 is only 2x 570 cores and the 6990 is just 2x 6970 cores.

As for the prices and availability, I'll bet you that AMD/nVidia did not mean for their flagships to be a card everyone wanted and needed, so they can't just produce an overload of those cards, because that would effect revenue negatively.

GTX 590 can OC.

HD6990 doesn't run that hot.

The cards are affordable. You just need to save your money until the next flagship
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