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hmmm i just cant make up my mind right now...i kinda am a nvidia guy but i was giving ati a chance...just not impressed...i think the new 590 will be amazing...pricey yess but amazing
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i just cant get some of the settings all the way...AA and AF...im kinda a details guy its just driving me crazy.
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Since you already have a 6970, the answer is really simple.

Buy a 6990 and go Tri-Fire: 6990+6970. It will easily beat the 590.

And you will be able to play every game out there with max AA max AF.
Edited by Levesque - 3/13/11 at 4:53pm
    
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post #14 of 30
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hmmm well i was gona return the 6970 for one of these cards...but also forgot my board is a crossfire board so down the road i wont be able to sli will i? so new question is 1 6990 or crossfire 6970's?
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You should read this here. It's not written in stone, but it looks like the 6990 will be the winner if this is true:

http://www.nordichardware.com/news/71-graphics/42600-nvidia-downclocks-geforce-gtx-590-substantially.html
    
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post #16 of 30
Pure speculation. Beside if we go by past experience Nvidia waits until AMD makes their move and ups the anti. Again, pure speculation on my part now. Can't judge a card based on non-facts yet. Who knows?

Nvidia has always out performed AMD with resolutions under 1920x1200, monitors under 30", or less than three monitors, when comparing competing cards.

AMD shines in triple monitors, 30"+ monitors, higher resolution, and slightly better gains on crossfire over SLI scaling. Again when comparing competing cards.

So depends each persons set up, which is better for you.
     
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get the gtx 590

amd drivers and there dual gpu cards don't go very well

In fact - all amd dual gpu cards are hot, noisy and problematic
post #18 of 30
I think both products are very niche... and not in a good way and here's my reasoning:

1. Dual GPU cards have less overclocking headroom than two separate cards because there is so much more volume to work with if you have two separate cards.

2. It's going to be harder to fit into a case; most enthusiasts boards will support at least two cards with decent bandwidth but anything short of a full tower case will not fit a 12 inch card without removing the HDD bays.

3. If you want to go for two dual GPU cards you have a four card solution, at least with Nvidia there is no way to get a three GPU solution, it limits what you can do to expand your system.

4. It is easier to sell two high end cards second hand than it is to send a very niche product, you will likely recoup more of your money with the former.
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Originally Posted by goldboy;12737327 
get the gtx 590
amd drivers and there dual gpu cards don't go very well
In fact - all amd dual gpu cards are hot, noisy and problematic

It's not because you have read this somewhere that it's true. smile.gif You're just an internet parrot copy and pasting what you have read somewhere else.

I now have a 6990+6970 tri-Fire set-up and it's rock-stable. Since I always watercool my GPUs, those multi-GPUs cards are not hot and are not noisy at all. smile.gif

Just played Metro max settings MAX AA/AF. Smooth like butter. smile.gif

Who would be stupid enough to buy a 6990 or 590 and run with stock cooler? If you want to OC those monsters, you need waterblocks. Or else you're pretty stupid IMHO.

BTW, even with stock cooler (waiting for my waterblock), the 6990 is not noisy and temp is good. I know, I have one. With a good case and good cooling, it's not making more noise then my friend's 580 SLI set-up. smile.gif

I also have a 5970+5870 Tri-Fire set-up at 1000/1200 24/7, and it's rock-stable since 1 year and 4 months. Not a single crash/bug/freeze/BSOD in the last 12 months. Not hot, not noisy, not problematic. And it's a TRI-Fire set-up.

Remember. On the internet, for 10 REALLY VOCAL whiners, you have 1000 satisifed customers that don't post.

And you also have alot of internet parrot copy and pasting everything they read about a product, without even trying it. or because they had problem with a card, everyone on the planet are automatically having the same problems, and all cards from this manufacturers are automatically bad products. Sigh...
Edited by Levesque - 3/15/11 at 5:25am
    
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6990.
    
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