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hello,
guess what ???? this time going big....i wanna new gfx card .........
between these two....
GTX 590 or HD 6990....
but please make sure that do not embed any guide or something like that...........
just the best ...the bang for the buck....... thumb.gifsniper.gif

just a single answer and also which one is superior to whom by how muchh....
and as always for which again i'm a bit concerned is of course the brand.......

i will be upgrading to one of those in ~ 2 months... mad.gif
let me know which one is the best among the two... biggrin.gif

thanxxx and please ..please reply ASAP.....

again thanxxx..
EDIT : i will grab a 750w PSU TOO...so don't worry about power unit.... smile.gif
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They both trade blows pretty equally. 590 probably edges 6990 out in the very end though. The 7970/680 overclocked reaches 6990 territory, so I'd really just go for that.
    
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It depends, are you only gaming?

If that is so I would probably go with the 6990 as it can be overclocked a bit more than the gtx 590.

If you are planning on folding or doing something with CUDA cores in addition to gaming, then I would of course go with the gtx 590.

But honestly, they are almost exactly the same in performance as they trade blows depending on the game.
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It depends, are you only gaming?
If that is so I would probably go with the 6990 as it can be overclocked a bit more than the gtx 590.
If you are planning on folding or doing something with CUDA cores in addition to gaming, then I would of course go with the gtx 590.
But honestly, they are almost exactly the same in performance as they trade blows depending on the game.

just gaming nothing else...........
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Doesn't a 680 OC'd nearly match these?

I'd say save the $150-200 and get a 680

OR wait for the 7990

If you want to go big wait it out.
     
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Doesn't a 680 OC'd nearly match these?
I'd say save the $150-200 and get a 680
OR wait for the 7990

Yup. 680 and 7970 both push into 6990/590 territory when overclocked.
    
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Both suck as new purchases especially the 590. Is this a trick question?
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Just re-read and saw you were waiting ~2 months. 7990 or bust
     
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Both suck as new purchases especially the 590. Is this a trick question?

Whoa bro, lay off. OP needs to update "Insane B****" to the top notch gaming machine, ok?! Thanxxx.
    
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Just re-read and saw you were waiting ~2 months. 7990 or bust

yeah.... have to wait for ~ 2 months.....
7990 when going to release......
but still wanted to know the best among those two....
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