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Originally Posted by fl0w3n View Post

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I don't know how to feel about the card until I see official reviews, I think jumping to conclusions is stupid when people start to argue about them.

We can state our opinions, but no point arguing. My opinion is it is a card made to be "awesome" and not necessarily to be the best performer. I think SLI 580's will clock higher than a 590 and the % increase in 580 SLI will come close to the % increase in price it has. Just my assumption.

Card comes out 24'th I believe.
I was never questioning the fact that SLI > Dual GPU (true) or the fact that 580 can be overclocked as well (also true ). I was comparing this card to it's competitor the 6990. Obviously, in terms of pure performance 580 SLI (or triSLI) is the king...

As for the value vs. 580 SLI... you are right that is hard to say. It may be better or worse considering that your chance for getting a meh clocker is double with SLI (buying 2 cards) and the 590 is supposed to be handpicked... but OCing is different for everybody so there is really no argument for either side.

Some people will get a better deal (price per performance) and some won't...

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post #722 of 1505
isn't the core clock speed a little on the slow side
post #723 of 1505
Imagine carrying this through an airport all bundled up in its box. They'd freak out.
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Gigabytes color scheme to match the G1 motherboard series...
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well the version ive seen at a store where i go to heres a link only $100 more then the 6990
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=50922
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Is no one worried that the oc potential may be limited by power constraints? By the smaller phases as well as 2x 8 pin only being able to supply 375w? I know they can handle more than that, but I wonder how much more? This thing is going to shatter the 375w barrier in quick fashion once oc'ing starts. I hope I am wrong, but it is going to be problem most likely.
Even though PCI-E spec says 150W per 8pin plug, it appears that slightly more can be pulled as some reviews of the gtx480 showed. It would probably be wise to plug in the extra molex connectors on motherboards that have it when OCing the 590. 75W on the slot also appears to only be a spec stated limit and not an actual limit of what can be used.
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First off, the limiter on the 580 only works on OCCT and furmark.

Secondly, you can't compare the 580 with the 6990.
You can with the 580 vs the 6970. And indeed it does take more power, but it performs better (and better than the 6990 in SLI and even solo in some games so...).

And thirdly, the 580 on its own, gives less heat than the 6970 or the 6990.
Thats right! Less. Less heat. That means its cooler. Both in SLI and single card.
And you can see that in many other reviews.

So, you were saying?
Did you remove your red glasses to read it?

Also I'm not a nvidia fan. I just don't like AMD drivers. Don't have anything to do against they cards.
Well in practice the 580s generate MORE heat, they just dissipate it better.
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Finally, no more blow dryer fans.
Blower fans are real garbage. Some people actually think it's a bonus "it blows hot air out of the case, omg!"
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Doesn't look cheap. Its nice to see Gigabyte make it look nice (the package).
    
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