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So,finally gtx590 is out to compeate against hd6990,
well my question is who finally claimed the fastest gfx card crown?
Note: I heard from a source that gtx590 coudnt beat hd6990,because nvidia coudnt keep the power control within their limit thus they massively downclocked the card to 607mhz from 772mhz(gtx590 consists 2x gtx580 & clock speed of gtx580 is 772mhz),
so hd6990 gets the fastest gfx card crown.
IS TRIS TRUE?
Link:
http://semiaccurate.com/2011/03/22/nvidia-gtx590-cant-beat-a-hd6990/
Edited by Aniket - 3/23/11 at 12:12pm
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isnt it out tomorrow?
    
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We cant be sure.We dont have any full review yet.
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Yes, it's true. The GTX 590 is slower due to the massive 20% under-clock compared to stock speeds.

Why do people keep asking this? It's rather obvious that it's gonna be slower given the clock speeds.

This is as far as stock performance goes, anyway.
    
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why on why do people insist on creating 1000x of the same what-if threads. We need to start having mods set up some official discussion threads each time amd/nvidia make a new card, let everyone "speculate" in the same place.

I mean the launch date has been posted over and over, its all guess work until someone benches one tomorrow or the day after and posts some results.
    
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReciever;12840544 
isnt it out tomorrow?

but many leaked benchmarks can already be found over the internet,so i'm eager to know the appropriate answer
Edited by Aniket - 3/23/11 at 1:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;12840604 
Yes, it's true. The GTX 590 is slower due to the massive 20% under-clock compared to stock speeds.

Why do people keep asking this? It's rather obvious that it's gonna be slower given the clock speeds.

This is as far as stock performance goes, anyway.

I was thinking that too,hd6990 has 830mhz clock speed compared to 607mhz in gtx590,
I also heard from another source that hd6990 will overclock better than gtx590
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket;12840650 
I was thinking that too,hd6990 has 830mhz clock speed compared to 607mhz in gtx590,
I also heard from another source that hd6990 will overclock better than gtx590

I'm not comparing the clock speed of the Radeon HD 6990 to the one on the GTX 590. You can't directly compare NVIDIA's clock speeds to AMD's. What I'm saying is that the GTX 590 is under-clocked by 20% compared to the stock GTX 580. The Radeon HD 6990 is 10% slower than GTX 580 SLI both at stock speeds, so there's your answer.

As for over-clocks, we don't know.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rmp459;12840608 
why on why do people insist on creating 1000x of the same what-if threads. We need to start having mods set up some official discussion threads each time amd/nvidia make a new card, let everyone "speculate" in the same place.

I mean the launch date has been posted over and over, its all guess work until someone benches one tomorrow or the day after and posts some results.

More traffic for OCN. biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket;12840615 
but many leaked benchmarks can already be found over the internet,so i'm eager to kno the appropriate answer

To know the appropriate answer you must wait for the appropriate time. ie; TOMORROW (3/24) smile.gif

Like others has said, it's slower at stock most likely and the real decision factor will be how it over-clocks and the actual price, along with quad-sli scaling being last.
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