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post #221 of 458
Good job AMD, the only down side about HD6990, but slightly bigger cooler might fix that problem.

Never the less I'll proably not get HD6990 nor GTX 590, HD6950 in CF is scaling so crazy well, and flashing them to HD6970 makes them the real champion.

Available from $245 while a single GTX 580 is $500.

I would love to see price/performance chart..
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AMD is win right now i agree, more so for me in the uk as the biggest contributing factor is the price. would you guys in the states pay $1078 for a 590.... I dont think so. the 6990 is over £100 cheaper $160!!!!
Are you serious? Nice. AMD must be doing much better then Nvidia over seas.
post #223 of 458
Who cares about the big cooler. Just get an EK block, watercool it so its dead silent, and call it a day.
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Honestly sound isn't an issue since you wont be hearing it while gaming.

If you have the money for a 6990 or gtx590 you wont be using some chump 2.1 setup.
Like your wife wants to hear 70.2db while you game for several hours?

70 db - the "EPA identified maximum to protect against hearing loss and other disruptive effects from noise, such as sleep disturbance, stress, learning detriment, etc." These 6990s are -that- loud under load.

According to this review http://www.anandtech.com/show/4209/a...e-card-king/18 they hit an astounding 77.3db when overclocked.

I'd also point out not everyone wants to wear bulky headphones while gaming, especially if you put some serious cash into a nice 2.1 or 5.1 system.

Hybrid: If you're going to spend all that money watercooling, then you should just go Tri-Fire 6950/70 or dual-SLI 580s. Either setup will smoke the 6990 or 590.
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Honestly sound isn't an issue since you wont be hearing it while gaming.

If you have the money for a 6990 or gtx590 you wont be using some chump 2.1 setup.
But if 10db is twice as loud and the GTX 590 is already at 48db. Not far away from the GTX 480 which was bashed for being extremely loud

And I don't think most reviews were talking about how loud the 6990 can be when overclocked

BTW did anyone noticed that the GTX 590 can actually play Mafia 2 maxed with Full PhysX on even at extreme resolution

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...a-2-physx.html
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Honestly sound isn't an issue since you wont be hearing it while gaming.

If you have the money for a 6990 or gtx590 you wont be using some chump 2.1 setup.
Agreed. Except if your PC is in a room shared by others, acoustics is easy to ignore:

- Quality headphones.
- Decent chassis, especially those with foam insulated side panels.

I'd just buy a water block for the 6990 and call it good.
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But - you say that AMD has just caught up with Nvidia. That's.... incorrect - it's the opposite.
How many dual GPU cards has AMD/ATi put out? They've been doing this technology for awhile now. The 3870x2 was the first no? That was... 2-3 years ago.
This is Nvidia's first REAL crack at dual GPU single card no? That makes it so Nvidia is the one who just caught up to AMD. Not the other way around.
I don't want to sound like I'm bashing AMD or anything. They have a fantastic card no doubt. But, considering they've been doing this for awhile, it's to be expected. Nvidia on the other hand is the one new to this.
Nvidia had a bunch of dual GPU cards. Their first single PCB one was the 9800GX2 rev2. GTX295 was another, and now the GTX490?
post #228 of 458
Haha, I had no idea the 6990 is so loud. Loving this, total flipflop from last gen. You know, the one where all the AMD fanboys said it didn't matter that Fermi was a little bit faster cos it sounded like a Jet Engine?

My, how the tables have turned.
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I like both cards, but for the value ill take 2 6950's and unlock
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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.
Well, when you claimed it was an "absolute winner" and the "undisputed champion" ... that's a little exaggerated for a small difference don't you think?
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