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post #1 of 30
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im getting one of the 2..tell me which yall think right now. i know we dont have to much info on the 590 yet. but im thinkin its going to hold the crown.
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If money is no object then 590
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I say this.
"GTX 490"

It is 2x GTX 460

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post #4 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball;12719292 
I say this.
"GTX 490"

It is 2x GTX 460

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Caik agrees.
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post #5 of 30
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hmm dont think the 590 will be even better than that?
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post #6 of 30
The 590 doesnt exist yet so it's kinda hard to compare the two. However if the 590 is based on dual 570s or 580s it's likely that it will be faster as that line is currently ounce for ounce the fastest single, however the cost will likely be astronomical. The 6990 launched @ $700 (roughly the cost of 2 6970s), a single 580 costs ~500+, so it could cost up to $1000.


To be honest I wouldn't get either one, they're overpriced, use tons of power and generate heat and noise like nobodie business, for performance that is undoubtedly good, but not unrivaled (by a standard dual solution). But if you have to have the best of the best of the best of the best, I'm conjecturing nvidia will pop out slightly ahead. All conjecture though
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post #7 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball;12719292 
I say this.
"GTX 490"

It is 2x GTX 460

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Why? It only has 1GB usable (1GB per core), and uses slower cores than the 6990.
There is no doubt that the GTX460 2Win will be slower than the GTX590 too.
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post #8 of 30
Somebody call me when they release a game worth $1000 worth of GPU.
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post #9 of 30
6990, but I would actually just keep your current system no upgrades necessary to play current games @ max once you overclock a tinsy bit
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post #10 of 30
is there any game that is running unoptimally with that HD 6970 of yours?
the HD 6970 is among the best single GPU card out and with such beastly card and the slow trend of games held back by consoles and the incoming console ports, i don't see the point of upgrading unless you are going for multi-monitor.

^sorry for runon sentence tongue.gif
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