Originally Posted by Alatar
I will say this again and again until people understand it: these cards are not a waste @ 1080/1200p because even they cannot produce a minimum of 60fps in all the games out now, not even talking about the games coming out in the future.
If you think it's a waste, it's your own opinion.
And yes I'm getting a 590 if I can get my hands on one. And I play @ 1920x1200. And that did not cost 100$...
Originally Posted by KittensMewMew
Why would you spend over $300-400 on a 1080p setup? These cards are aimed entirely at the triple-monitor ultra high resolution crowd. You are wasting your money otherwise. That's why HardOCP is great, they review the resolutions all the other sites don't. I don't care how well a GTX 590/AMD 5990 performs at 1680x1050, because if you have $800-1000 to spend on a videocard, you certainly have more than $100 to spend on a decent monitor setup.
Single card solutions are always fantastic for even 1080p users.
Notice how alot of cards, even the 580GTX, can struggle with alot of games at 1080p with max settings? Sure, they for the most part fair pretty darn well but wait another year and it'll be time to upgrade again. These cards don't need to be upgraded as soon without me having to buy a double card setup which will cost just as much if not more. I rather get a 590 than a 580x2 setup, even if the 590 is slightly slower. Saves a significant amount of money and more:
Also, space is an issue on my motherboard. I have a PCI soundcard and a USB 3.0 controller. I can't fit a second GPU card properly unless I choose to get rid of either the controller or the PCI sound card. The USB 3.0 controller is pretty useful, and also I've been planning on getting a RAID Controller so if anything the USB controller will get replaced by that so in the end I'd have to axe that too. Not to mention if I did decide to replace the USB controller with a video card for dual, I'd need to get a long SLi or CF cable, as well as a PSU PCI-E extension. More clutter in the case.
I also have watercooling - if I went multiGPU watercooling: the price would surpass the 6990 or 590 + watercooling easily. Also, it leads to more strain on the pump which means worse temps and possibly me needing to buy a new pump sooner.