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From TechpowerUp:

"GeForce GTX 590 Key Features Revealed -
An alleged partner presentation slide leaked to the internet reveals quite a bit more about the GeForce GTX 590 than what we already know. To begin with, it lays to rest speculations surrounding the shader configuration, each of the two GF110 GPUs have all 512 CUDA cores enabled. Next, the full width of the memory interface is utilized, giving you 1536 MB per GPU, or 3 GB of total memory on the card.

The rest are fascinating features, such as a removable cooler shroud that lets you clean the card from time to time (you might need to clean it now and then for the best cooling performance), heatsinks that use vapor-chamber technology, getting rid of those pesky heat-pipes, high-grade 12-layer PCB that uses 2 oz copper layers, and a 10-phase VRM (looks like 4+1 phase per GPU). As expected, the final iteration of the card needs to draw power from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. "Barely Street Legal"? Is it because they'll throw you out of LAN parties for having too much of a performance advantage? Hmmm."


Not sure if this will help you but I thought I would throw it out there in case you haven't seen this.
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6990 xfired with your current 6970...
    
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Well,check this out
http://www.nordichardware.com/news/71-graphics/42600-nvidia-downclocks-geforce-gtx-590-substantially.html
Hard to say how much core speed the 590 is going to be able to push.If it can top 750Mhz it will win.The 6990 has the edge because of it's lower power draw,which I think will hamper the 580 cores.The final tally won't happen untill both are put under water/LN2.Then add the fact that the 590 will lose at high resolutions because of the RAM disadvantage.
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post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz;12739069 
If it can top 750Mhz it will win.The 6990 has the edge because of it's lower power draw,which I think will hamper the 580 cores.

Don't be so sure. Since I'm waiting for my 6990 waterblock, I have both my 6990 and 6970 at 950/1450 on STOCK voltages. Rock-stable. Not even a small voltage bump. Stock.

So imagine what the 6990 will do with a waterblock. I have a dedicated water loop for the 6990, with 2 triple 120 rads to keep it cool. So it will stay cool.

My watercooled 6970 is idling at 23 celsius, and on Furmark, it never goes over 35-38 celsius. smile.gif

Just wait for the results with waterblocks on those 6990 out there, with flashed BIOS. smile.gif
    
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It's all speculation.
     
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The 590 will fail. Only 4+1 phase power for each gpu?

Just don't try to overclock these things...

I still think the 6990 will out perform the gtx 590. However, I think the 590 will run cooler and quieter.
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If you get the 6990 get it from XFX for warranty purposes lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12750948 
The 590 will fail. Only 4+1 phase power for each gpu?

What fail if this is true. If 4+1 phases causes problems for the GTX 570, just think about how much this impacts overclocking on the 590.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by youra6;12750977 
What fail if this is true. If 4+1 phases causes problems for the GTX 570, just think about how much this impacts overclocking on the 590.

Exactly. There will likely be very limited overclockability, mixed with a very high power consumption. Which is why the 590 will fail. lol
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add another 6970 and this will beat the 6990
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