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I've only looked at hardwarecanucks review (because its the only one that seems completely honest to me: they also have probably the best conclusion you can get as they summarize everything), but what I've gathered is that:

-GTX590 falls short to catch HD6990, although its nearly there.
-More silent.
-No squealing.

I would say for the negligible performance difference there is I would rather get the most silent solution
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Trading blows = a bashing?

GTX 590:
-Cooler
-Quieter
-Consumes less power(Shocking, I know)

6990:
-5% faster

While Nvidia didn't take the performance crown, at least at stock settings, I would hardly call this a beating by AMD.

Its definitely a wash.
Your right Nvidia did not, because.
Nvidia has had the performance crown for some time, years.
http://www.3dmark.com/ticker/
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Originally Posted by Ocnewb View Post
Lol ppl just keep arguing thru pages. If you had money, just buy whichever card u like (from your favorite maker) and be done with it. If u can't afford these high end cards, then u should just read the reviews for infos instead of argue.
But isn't arguing what the internet was created for?

I do find it interesting that the 590 apparently was gimped to make it (allegedly) quieter and less power consuming than its AMD counterpart. While I'm all for components being as quiet as possible, with video cards of this price range and this design I would have hoped that the 590 was a formal "pedal to the metal" attempt at taking on the 6990 as opposed to a slightly more timid (for lack of a better word) approach.

That said, underclocked or not the 590 does appear to be a monster of a card and certainly isn't too far behind the 6990 at this stage.
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post #274 of 458
I wonder if Asus or another vendor will make a custom 590 in the near future that increases the TDP card from 375 to something like 450w? (like the 6990) Obviously it would either be cooled via waterblock or maybe even something like Asus's DirectCUII GTX580 but it should allow for some beastly clocks that are more up to snuff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
That about sums it up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrFPS View Post
Your right Nvidia did not, because.
Nvidia has had the performance crown for some time, years.
http://www.3dmark.com/ticker/
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So guys ... this is really awkward ...
We managed to clock the card to 770 ... but guess what ... it was worthless ... i mean... we got higher performance at 670Mhz than at 770Mhz ... i guess the drivers are just throttling down the card ...

@ 670 we got +36k ...



I mean we're getting less performance with the latest drivers than with the CD ones... :x
Edited by Pedros - 3/24/11 at 3:07pm
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So guys ... this is really awkward ...
We managed to clock the card to 770 ... but guess what ... it was worthless ... i mean... we got higher performance at 670Mhz than at 770Mhz ... i guess the drivers are just throttling down the card ...

@ 670 we got +36k ...
I guess drivers would could improve it a lot then.
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Well dang, I was hoping that this thing could do GTX580 clocks and be a cheaper 580 sli solution. I guess there's only so much muscle that you can put on a single board. That being said, I wonder if Nvidia is selling this thing at a loss because of the 6990's price. Fermi isn't that small of a chip, not to mention they need 2 chips with 512 cuda cores still intact. This makes me wonder if the GTX590 were 2x 570 cores with the memory bandwitdth of the 580 (1536mb of 384-bit GDDR5, iirc), how well that would perform. They probably could have gotten higher clocks from the fewer cores, giving similar performance (probably even higher with overclocking), as well as keeping the beefy amounts of memory per core for higher resolution gaming. Not to mention Nvidia would have more available chips since all 512 cores wouldn't be required.
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post #279 of 458
They would have done a better choice going for 2 GTX570's cores ... with some oc...

It's not a bad card ... far from it ... but since WE KNOW that it has 2 GF110 that are used on a GTX580, people were expecting MUCH more ...
post #280 of 458
Did you miss the portion of Anandtech review where the 590 increased temps of the hard drive up to 42C? The 6990 only caused 37C temps.
Read here and scroll down.
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