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Saw some benchmarks with this monster. It outperforms the 570 sli and is slightly outperformed or equal to 580's in sli. This thing is a monster and at a reasonable price. The thing has only been out a day and already sold out on newegg.
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Source?
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Kinda fail when 6970 CF performs equally and costs less.
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http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=702&Itemid=72

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Kinda fail when 6970 CF performs equally and costs less.
Actually the price is about the same around $700
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Kinda fail when 6970 CF performs equally and costs less.
But if you have the 6990, you have 2 of dat GPU on one PCB.
Single card> dual card when it comes to cooling (some mobos make CFX on air a PITA)
 
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But if you have the 6990, you have 2 of dat GPU on one PCB.
Single card> dual card when it comes to cooling (some mobos make CFX on air a PITA)
Yea and if you got the money imagine crossfiring those behemoths, no game would drop below 60 fps, not even Crysis 2
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Kinda fail when 6970 CF performs equally and costs less.
Well, there's usually a premium for dual-GPU cards. That said, with the flip of a switch it should have identical performance to 6970s in crossfirex. At least I'm pretty sure the BIOS switch sets it to 6970 speeds....

Isn't it $350+ for a 6970 and $709 for a 6990? I haven't checked the prices recently but if that is the case, then I think the 6990 is appropriately priced.
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Kinda fail when 6970 CF performs equally and costs less.
6970 (xfire) actually out performs it, 6950 (xfire) is more on par and is cheaper. Card was getting upwards on 94C doing a run of heaven, not to mention it was loud as sin.

It could be a good card..if it was cheaper.
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You can get 6970's for about $319 on Newegg (after rebates) $699.99 for a 6990.

Granted the difference in cost is mediocre, the cooling is not.
I personally would not want half of its heat dumped into my case.

I want to see if Nvidia decides to throw them for a loop and a pricewar ensues...granted, I don't see the 590 dropping for less than $799.
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Too many reviews saying the 6990 is crazy loud.
Some of those db numbers may rival the local Jamba Juice blenders. LOL.

Put the 6990 under water or go 6970CF or 570SLI.
    
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