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I will also be upgrading my monitor in a while to a 1920x1200 resolution... and maybe later 2 more identical monitor's to use the tripple monitor spanning technologies later down the road from green or red vendor.
If you are going multi-monitor or multi-card get the 6970. 2gb will help at the high resolutions and they have good scaling for xfire. If not get the 570.
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post #22 of 43
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Actually - this could also be read as a single card that is a gpu card - so the GTX590/HD6990 references are still sound. + the OP already has a dual GPU.

Sir, I urge you to improve your reading skills.

I will quote it again:

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Originally Posted by sovietr4mbo View Post

(...) I just want to be able to have a fast single gpu card that performs better then my current setup with the possibility for the upgrade later down the road for a multi gpu setup.

There are no two ways of reading this sentence!

And what does the fact he currently owns a dual GPU card have to do with what he wants for the future ? That is some nice arguing logic you've got there LOL



As to losing the surround with only one Nvidia card, it's true, but that does not seem very important for now as he does not yet have the three monitors. He puts both the second GPU and the other two monitors upgrade further down the road, so I presume he will do both, and then he will get Nvidia's surround back.

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I will also be upgrading my monitor in a while to a 1920x1200 resolution... and maybe later 2 more identical monitor's to use the tripple monitor spanning technologies later down the road from green or red vendor.

Edited by tpi2007 - 3/9/11 at 7:46am
 
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If you want the FASTEST SINGLE gpu solution, you WILL lose your support of 3d surround.

Unless you get the gtx 590.

Otherwise you will need sli to acheive 3d surround
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P.S. - Read Tom's Hardware or Anandtech's review of the HD6990. That was a rushed card. It is fast, but it's a complete nonsense. System builders are having a nightmare putting one of those in a case with sufficient long-term cooling reliability. For more money all you get is bragging rights. It makes way too much noise, puts out too much heat with a very questionable cooling solution and does not perform better than two HD6970 in Crossfire, which are cooler, make less noise, have better drivers as of now and are cheaper.

The 6990 was not rushed, It's as noisy as a stock 6970, People who have the $750 to afford the card have the money for a better air cooler or water block....

And it's as fast or faster then 6970 crossfire on the first set of drivers that support it
Edited by almighty15 - 3/9/11 at 8:04am
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The 6990 was not rushed, It's as noisy as a stock 6970, People who have the $750 to afford the card have the money for a better air cooler or water block....

And it's as fast or faster then 6970 crossfire on the first set of drivers that support it
You shouldn't have to replace the stock cooler on a 700 dollar card. Until you do some ridiculous OCing on it.
    
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You shouldn't have to replace the stock cooler on a 700 dollar card. Until you do some ridiculous OCing on it.
Agreed.
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You shouldn't have to replace the stock cooler on a 700 dollar card. Until you do some ridiculous OCing on it.
No you just have them running silly hot just like the 9800GX2 and GTX295...

And that 6990 still runs cooler then some Nvidia SINGLE core GPU's...
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Wait on GTX 590 or get GTX 580 now and upgrade to GTX 580 SLI later.
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The 6990 was not rushed, It's as noisy as a stock 6970, People who have the $750 to afford the card have the money for a better air cooler or water block....

And it's as fast or faster then 6970 crossfire on the first set of drivers that support it

Faster ? Even when you flip the switch to put the GPUs running at 6970 clocks, the memory remains at 6950 clocks. How can it be faster ?

And then you have to consider the overclocking headroom that card has. Considering the noise and heat it produces already, it can't compare to 2 6970's in Crossfire.


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You shouldn't have to replace the stock cooler on a 700 dollar card. Until you do some ridiculous OCing on it.
Completely agree! Why design such a poor looking and poor performing heatsink when it comes to your flagship GPU ? Why not outsource it to an external company like Arctic Cooling ? Wouldn't that improve AMD's image ? I mean, if you have all that money to spend on a card, you are probably willing to spend an additional dollars in a card with a better stock cooler straight from the factory.

I really don't understand why AMD is probably waiting for the GPU vendors to be doing that kind of work for them. They should present a good looking and efficient GPU cooling solution in the first place. It's their flagship! The thing is expensive as hell already! Are they afraid of selling to only 0.16% of the gamer population instead of 0.17% ?

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No you just have them running silly hot just like the 9800GX2 and GTX295...

And that 6990 still runs cooler then some Nvidia SINGLE core GPU's...
Does it run cooler than a single CURRENT Nvidia card ? The fact that Nvidia screwed up the GTX480 does not excuse AMD from coming to marekt a year after doing the same mistake.
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Does it run cooler than a single CURRENT Nvidia card ? The fact that Nvidia screwed up the GTX480 does not excuse AMD from coming to marekt a year after doing the same mistake.
Stop trying to excuse the GTX480, It's a single GPU and runs hotter then a 6990

People who buy the 6990 are people with a lot of spare cash and thus more likly to have high end gear and cooling equipment.

Look at all the people who water cooled the GTX 295's to keep the temps down?

Heck the GTX280 back in the day hit between 85-90c full load....

But yet every one pick on ATI and ignore the fact that Nvidia has released cards that run hotter then the 6990..
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