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Babel ... ehehhe, it hurts huh ? :x

Now... imagine yourself getting a 590... premium price tag in march/may ... and in the fall of 2011's, the new chips coming ... more efficient, more powerful ... and you think "there i go again... " ehehhe
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Meh... i guess i'll pass this dual gpu series ... stick with my 580 and get another later on ... i mean ... hand picked gpu's ... limited availability ... ?! sky high prices?!
I've read some other articles that "claim" that Nvidia is launching these DUAL GPU cards for the sole purpose of retaining the Fastest GPU crown, hoping that it will drive sales across the board. They just don't want the 6990 to hold on to that crown like the 5970 did.

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I get the feeling that my 2x 470's is getting old and out of date. I paid 1000$ for them!
Ouch, I paid $279 for mine. 2x 470's will play almost anything on high settings, with your Overclocks they are performing like Dual 480's....

How are they performing on that monitor though?

Kepler will be out later this year, and you'll get the upgrade itch again.
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I've read some other articles that "claim" that Nvidia is launching these DUAL GPU cards for the sole purpose of retaining the Fastest GPU crown, hoping that it will drive sales across the board. They just don't want the 6990 to hold on to that crown like the 5970 did.



Ouch, I paid $279 for mine. 2x 470's will play almost anything on high settings, with your Overclocks they are performing like Dual 480's....

How are they performing on that monitor though?

Kepler will be out later this year, and you'll get the upgrade itch again.
Computer hardware is about 40% more expensive over here. Haven't had any trouble yet with performance on this monitor and the 470's. Can get some FPS drops in the low 40's with Metro 2033 and AvP 3 with everything maxed out (DX11). Other than the microstutting accompanied with dual solutions, they're great.
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Im hoping the release of the 590 will drop the prices of the 580's, then i will upgrade fingers crossed
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Im hoping the release of the 590 will drop the prices of the 580's, then i will upgrade fingers crossed
unless ati drop the price of their cards, I doubt nvidia will be in any hurry to do so

they are currently enjoying healthy sales - making up for the disaster that was gtx 4** series
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In SLI and CFX each bit inside the memory is exactly the same as on the other GPU, it's why if you SLI or CFX one 256MB card and one 512MB card both cards will only use 256MB RAM.
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Its called "alternate frame rendering". Maybe I didn't understand the term "mirror". If GPU A=1gb and GPU B=1gb for a total of 2 in Xfire (lets make it easy)
They still only use 1GB of ram to render the frame. Why? Because you can only use one GPU at a time even if they are connected on the same board, in the same pci-e slut.
I think i like mirror, wrks for me. +1, 2U.
It's actually not mirrored since they're not executing the same thread at the same time. There are different threads loaded in each cache and VRAM of each GPU, but it's as DrFPS says each frame is rendered by 1 GPU at a time.

It would be pointless if each GPU did the same thread at the same time no? Speaking in HDD terms, it's a bit like taking the read and write speeds of RAID 0 but your capacity per frame does not increase.
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More rumors ...

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Rumour: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 release during PAX East 2011 Reported by Sub on Thursday, February 24 2011 1:49 pm
According to a latest report from DonanimHaber, NVIDIA's upcoming dual-GPU flagship, the GeForce GTX 590, is all set to release at PAX East 2011 - which takes place between March 11th and March 13th. Prior to PAX East, the GTX 590 will be introduced behind closed doors at upcoming CeBIT 2011 (March 1st to 5th).
Read more: http://vr-zone.com/articles/rumour-n...#ixzz1EtCuukDb
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yeah, this is starting to drag on.
Edited by dizzyscure1 - 2/24/11 at 7:35am
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i am wondering if the GTX 590 will be very hot.

I hope it runs fairly cool with improved power usage.

If that's the case i'll be upgrading immediatly
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