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Gtx 590 vs HD 6990

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So which better?And why?
Edited by FatalaS - 10/30/11 at 5:10am
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performance = 6990

noise (quieter) = 590
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post #3 of 15
Use the search function. This question has been asked many times
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner...990&gsc.page=1
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Again >.> really dude, just do a search on OCN.

Anyway, except for games that are just optimized to play on nVidia hardware, the 6990 performs a lot better, especially as the resolution increases.

Edit* Ninja'd...and I just realized what section this is in
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Also overclocking on the gtx 590 seems neigh as apparently recent drivers disabled or harshly limited overclocking but yea a gtx 590 is 10% on average lower than a 6990.
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If all says hd 6990 is better than all uses gtx 590 more than 6990?
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6990 is better period
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OCN has there own GPU ranking system:
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html

6990 is ranked above GTX590 and lower than the Asus Mars 2
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post #9 of 15
Just go for the 6990. I've had 2 GTX 590s die and from my experience it is a really unreliable card. The 6990 is louder, yes, but if somebody can afford such an expensive card I'm sure capable cooling isn't too much for them either.

The alternative is 2 6970s but then some will always say "some people don't have 2 PCIe slots etc etc" but come on, if somebody is running a $700 vid card they shouldn't have a $70 motherboard to match (I mean lacking CF/SLI support).
    
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post #10 of 15
6990 over the 590 for the sole reason you can overclock it.
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