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You can get 6970's for about $319 on Newegg (after rebates) $699.99 for a 6990.

Granted the difference 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.
Well I mean I have to upgrade soon and I wanted the 6990 as my choice.. But you, you got 3 580's in tri sli you won't have to upgrade for like 3 years
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Kinda fail when 6970 CF performs equally and costs less.
This.
And uses less power.
    
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The 6990 is great until you read reviews about the noise level... up to 10 decibels more than other cards (including against SLI and CFX)! However under water, this card would rock.
 
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Well I mean I have to upgrade soon and I wanted the 6990 as my choice.. But you, you got 3 580's in tri sli you got nothing to worry about for the next 2 years
Assuming you have the room, you'd be better off with 6950s or 6970s.
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Some people may only have the room, or want, for a single physical card, but still want stupendous amounts of power.

There are more things to consider than just raw power compared to a Crossfire Setup.
    
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Assuming you have the room, you'd be better off with 6950s or 6970s.
Well I would get the 6950's but I'm pretty sure AMD revised them so they can no longer unlock into 6970's
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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)
the 6990 has much worse cooling than a normal CFX setup. Some reviewers have even been able to get them to shut down because of heat issues on the default fan profiles, go figure.

Also, usually the dual GPU card has cost less than 2 of the top single GPU cards of the same manufacturer.
 
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post #18 of 63
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Some people may only have the room, or want, for a single physical card, but still want stupendous amounts of power.

There are more things to consider than just raw power compared to a Crossfire Setup.
You're absolutely correct as well, however...it's so...long.
(no that's what she saids..) and honestly, I'm not thrilled with their cooling design. (I'm sure a wb will change that)

There aren't many mid towers out there that can support such a behemoth without modification...then again, I do understand dual gpu cards are not made for the everyday pc user.

*I'm in no way, shape or form a fanboy of either mfg, so I'm not knocking AMD, I just think they kinda shot themselves in the foot*
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Well I mean I have to upgrade soon and I wanted the 6990 as my choice.. But you, you got 3 580's in tri sli you won't have to upgrade for like 3 years
lol..that's entirely up to Kepler.
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You're absolutely correct as well, however...it's so...long.
(no that's what she saids..)
Firstly, that is what she said, and secondly, it's not any longer than a 5970 if my memory serves me correctly, even if it is, only marginally.

I do agree with you about the cooler though, seems odd, and in a review it idled at 50C, but it didn't say what fan speed. On the stock cooler, as 1% = 1C, my 5970 idled at 37C~, and was very audibly loud at anything over 50%.

I'd be interested to see some actual videos of the card running idle and under load, as the fan is quite loud, or so I've heard.
    
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