Yes, exactly. But it's tough with all the flaming and personal attacks. People (put 580 owners here) don't even look at the charts and then flame flame flame. But at least, there is one person following here. Interesting review, no?
They didn't OC the Tri-Fire set-up. And they were using the stock 6990 OC bios speed, and has you can see, the 6990, with the BETA 11.4 drivers, is easily keeping up with the 580 SLI 1.5GB set-up. Already head-to-head.
Look at the charts for 2560 and higher resolution with 4XAA and 8XAA.
So how can the 590, with not enough VRAM (just like those slides are showing with the 580 SLI), and LOWER clocks, be able to keep up with the 6990 AND 580 SLI? Impossible.
It will be slower then 580 SLI, and on those slides, with 11.4, the 6990 alone is already head-to-head with 580 SLI. Does anyone here really think that the 590 will be FASTER then 580 SLI?
About those video Vega felt in love with. Why not do a more logical video of 3X 6970 against 3X 580? And a video of 2X 6990 against 2X 590 will be also more logical. Those videos were stupid IMHO. And why no videos of 6990+6970 against 580 SLI?
I think it was intentionnally done to put Nvidia in a better light. Tributar receives alot of free cards, so he does what needs to be done to keep getting those freebies and gifts...
Do 3X 6970 against 3X 580, or 2X 6990 against 2X 590 next week. That's the way to do it properly.
And 3 X 6970 against 2x 590 would be the same, but the opposite. Totally not logical. And the 2X 590 would look bad. Not really difficult to extrapolate that.