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The GTX 580 is quicker than the 6970 in nearly all respects.

And watch this:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhne0odjJA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhne0odjJA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL[/ame]

But as i said, it dosn't matter. Both cards are absoloute game killers.
     
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Quote:
Expensive & High power draw
Performance is not higher than HD 6990
In both 2D and 3D, the card emits a lot of fan noise
Card blew up during testing, power limiting system does not work reliably
Full maximum performance depends on SLI profile support
Advanced overclocking could be complicated by NVIDIA's power limiting system
It's harder than on other cards to get a stable overclock
Limited relevance of DirectX 11
-2D and 3D emits alot of fan noise but is quieter than the 6990. Like how they left that out.

-Card blew up during testing. Um what? I need to still read the entire review on that site, but I hope they expand on that as from what I'm reading is questionable.

-Maximum performance depends on SLI profile? Same with any dual GPU ATi card, they're entirely dependant on the support for crossfire. That's always been a problem with ATi - or AMD - because they're so damn slow with it. Nvidia normally has better SLi support out of the gate, so they're not comparing apples to apples here.

-overclocking potential has yet to even be tested in all of the reviews I've read so far, so it's not exactly fair to even make those conclusions.

-limited relevance of DX11? What in the world?

Looking at the review on Hardocp specifically, they say that the card is a low performer. Ok that might be true in F1 and Civilization V but looking at Metro, Crysis, and BC2: it's totally on par with the 6990, sometimes even better. In Metro - it's about 3 FPS or so give or take off from the 6990. In Crysis it performs slightly better in the same fashion. BC2 is the same case. That's with STOCK clocks that's LOWER than the 6990. So can someone please explain the whole scenario on how these reviews are coming to the conclusion that the card isn't performing to expectations?

Also on Civilization V with HardOCP - their first test apples to apples: the card performs EXACTLY the same as the 6990 with 29 FPS. The 6990 has .2 FPS more. In the second test, it has like 3-4 FPS more with 32. How does that work out and they continue to claim the 6990 beats it?
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 3/24/11 at 6:51am
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I don't have the $$$ for either of these cards but I would probably go for the 590 just for the noise difference. The 6990 is too damn loud.
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Well it looks like 6990 is still the king, I do wonder what drivers they used because I have to tell you, I just had 50% performance gains in some titles switching over to the 267.59.

Although new drivers won't stop the other negatives associated with this card, such as over volting?

However I will say this, I would rather buy 2x 590s then 2x 580s since the prices are fairly within range of the other.
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Noise comparision


HD6990 is ten times noisier
    
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
AMD has an absolute winner in their hands and the undisputed performance king for the second time in a row.

nVidia never released something to directly compete with the single card HD 5970.

And now, nVidia's dual GPU can't beat HD 6990.

I say: Well done AMD.
I can't say either trumps the other. It depends on the games you play, and at what settings you play them. Heat and noise would seem to depend on the review you read. The two I've read, by bit-tech and xbitlabs, have the 590 as quieter and cooler.
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6990 noise issue can be fixed by partner's with custom cooling, no biggie. Card blowing up is a tad worrying.
However, seen as the reviews are against a 6990 stock, not oc mode, I really think they should price this a good bit cheaper than the 6990. Seems like a slick card though. Nice job Nvidia.
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It seems it's not just EVGA/ASUS/Inno3D that are doing this card, as I can see Gainward and Zotac being listed too, and Gigabyte.. so that "only a few manufacturers will sell this" was just rumors.

Also from TPU:
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After talking to several other reviewers, this does not seem to be an isolated case, and many of them have killed their cards with similar testing, which is far from being an extreme test.
So reference design sucks ass. I guess if i were buying one i'd wait for ASUS' DirectCU if they ever do one, or Gigabyte or MSI's custom model.
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I can't say either trumps the other. It depends on the games you play, and at what settings you play them. Heat and noise would seem to depend on the review you read. The two I've read, by bit-tech and xbitlabs, have the 590 as quieter and cooler.
Where did I say that any of the cards trumps the other?

I just said GTX 590 can't beat the HD 6990. Which is true.

But beating it doesn't mean trumping, now does it? The difference is small.

So I would be thankful if you do not put words in my mouth.
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