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But it's still a dual gpu, micro shutter and everything that come with it. Seriously, don't be mad because you buy a 1:30 scale airbus....
As well, when you play a game that doesn't support multi gpu, Good luck with your dual gpu card.
Single gpu is always better.

Yup.

Went from a GTX 580 to a HD 6990 to a GTX 590 to another HD 6990 back to another GTX 590 and now I'm moving to a GTX 480 (since the 480 was only $200). No regrets moving back to single-GPU and a world of relief.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 2/20/12 at 7:37pm
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just as said by madalin, nvidia will get the trophy for the best single gpu world wide. And then the dual gpu from nvidia will come out, won't perform as expected ( maybe not) and the dual gpu from AMD would rape it badly as they got two bios onboard for higher clock and 100% fanspped at 65DB wich is totally impossible to suffer.
It's the case of gtx 500 serie and HD 6000. Maybe it wouldn't be the case this year. I hope nvidia wouldn't fail his dual gpu card and AMD take the flagship with an horribly performing card as the 6990 is. Sry but higher clock for 65 Db isn't great at all. Yeah WC it ok but $$$$$
Let's wait and see, all this competition s great for us biggrin.gif

I can barely understand what you're saying, but you do realise the 6990 is the fastest graphics card available right now? The 590 as it is can't be overclocked so its really not even close.
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Yup.
Went from a GTX 580 to a HD 6990 to a GTX 590 to another HD 6990 back to another GTX 590 and now I'm moving to a GTX 480 (since the 480 was only $200). No regrets moving back to single-GPU and a world of relief.

I haven't really had any sort of grief with SLI or Crossfire. If I have issues they're not hard to solve
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i had many issue with multi gpu, i do know the 6990 is the fastest but not for long. I don't have any problem with dual gpu board i just find it useless and only great for marketing. As it's cheaper and weaker that the dual card option, people like it!


As i will always say, when you can get one single gpu card. Do it, it's always better in every single way. Except for folding farm maybe... Where dual gpu board in incredible board filled with pci-e lane can be great...


By the way. Can't wait ti see kepler and 7990. Clash of the titan again! bad for them, good for us. =D

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i plan to get atleast 1 7990 and then get another for when piledriver rolls closer.
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i hate to be the breaker of bad news, but... Micro stutter will happen whether you use a 6990, or two 6970's as with any other card, Microstutter is present when you run more then 1 GPu, And even then it's still there, just less noticeable with a single card.




also if you've got the money to buy a 6990, and you don't have the money for a waterblock perhaps you should rethink your strategies before complaining about noise. the 6990 is still the King of everything right now.
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i hate to be the breaker of bad news, but... Micro stutter will happen whether you use a 6990, or two 6970's as with any other card, Microstutter is present when you run more then 1 GPu, And even then it's still there, just less noticeable with a single card. (1)
also if you've got the money to buy a 6990, and you don't have the money for a waterblock perhaps you should rethink your strategies before complaining about noise. (2) the 6990 is still the King of everything right now. (3)

1. Yes
2. Yes
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3. Conditionally no. The 7970 offers a better gaming experience than the 6990. The 6990 gets higher FPS and benchmarks better, but the 7970 is smoother thanks to the absence of microstutter.
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so i have noticed im still debating on either the 7990 or the 7970 in crossfire depends on which scales the best.
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I have learned the hard way crossfire / SLI middle range cards is a joke. I will wait for the 7990 and maybe crossfire two of them at a later date if needs be.
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