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Round 1:[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgkkNJMIxQ&feature=relmfu[/ame]

Round 2::[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xw_O63GKB8&feature=relmfu[/ame]

Round 3: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAYQ3TzOlb8[/ame]

Ding Ding Ding!!


6990:+ runs a little cooler
+ a little cheaper
- much louder
- marginally inferior performance in some tests /
+ marginally superior performance in some tests

590: +marginally superior perforfmance in some tests
- marginally inferior performance in some tests
- a litle more expensive
- quieter
- runs a little hotter

Ultimately the cards really are very hard to differentiate according to performance and specs.
The only factor really being pushed is the noise level of the 6990.
Also bare drivers and compatibility in mind when buying one.


Cheers!!
Edited by Kung Pow - 3/25/11 at 5:36am
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I'll be skipping these two. Was really looking forward to the 590.

But great review!
     
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Yeah me too:)
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lol, "quieter." Though I do wear headphones and actually have a case biggrin.gif
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Kinda pointless, i mean if your going to spash out the cash to buy one, you will be buying waterblocks too they will both be silent lol
 
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Just the noise factor alone would be enough to coax me into buying the 590 over the 6990. Something about HAVING to wear ear protection pushes me away from video cards. Hence why I got rid of my 6870 for the 570. Both are great cards for the money but I don't like needing to wear headphones, I mean what's the point of having a nice surround sound speaker setup if your video card is louder than it. tongue.gif

Good job AMD and Nvidia. Both dual GPU cards are good in their own respects.
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GTX 590...

Don't worry about the cards that have been reported to "blow up". Those reviewers were running 1.2v through them which is crazy.

The price is effectively the same. Newegg posted the ASUS GTX 590 for $699.

You should be able to run the 590 at 772 MHz with 1.0v or less easily. Just lock the fan to 60% and enjoy...

I trust nVidia driver-wise more than AMD. My previous card was a 1 GHz HD5850, so I am no fanboy of either company.
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The 6990 is cheaper? No.

Plus, neither GPU is made to compete with temps/noise or price/performance.
Both GPU's are terrible in all categories.

Its about what company can claim the fastest GPU and I give the edge to a 6990, which posts a better 3dMark 11.
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The 6990 is cheaper? No.

Plus, neither GPU is made to compete with temps/noise or price/performance.
Both GPU's are terrible in all categories.

Its about what company can claim the fastest GPU and I give the edge to a 6990, which posts a better 3dMark 11.

The standards of noise and price are of course very low regarding both cards...but among them my +/- assignment is correct.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech;12865486 

Its about what company can claim the fastest GPU and I give the edge to a 6990, which posts a better 3dMark 11.

I give the edge to the GTX 590. It plays most of the popular games faster than the 6990, for example BC2. I am virtually certain it will be faster in BF3, when it is released. Benchmarks don't mean jack, real gaming performance (especially minimum FPS) is what matters most.
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