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I give the edge to the GTX 590. It plays most of the popular games faster than the 6990, for example BC2. .
What?
No it doesn't.

And BC2 is ONE example.

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Benchmarks don't mean jack, real gaming performance (especially minimum FPS) is what matters most.
Agreed.
In 14 games they split down the middle, with a very very small edge to the 6990 overall.
They are both equally as fast and in-efficient. biggrin.gif
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I would not write off benchmarks a 100%.
They do serve a purpose and in their own category they do determine a performance level to a certtain degree.

Their force of expression is of course restrained compared to actual gaming experience that is agreed upon.
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post #13 of 25
afaik they do actually come in the same price range
gtx 590 for $699
HD 6990 for $709
on newegg

its a very tight battle between these two cards
its hard to tell who gets the crown
one is superior in some aspect as well as the other one
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The fps is off by no more then 8 at the most. so its not like your loosing a whole bunch on a game you are playing. Turn down the AA a little you'll boost right back up
 
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post #15 of 25
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I think the 1 GB Vram is a major advantage of the 6990 cause the higher the resolution gets and AA + AF is added the more Vram is required.

But the noise level could be a concern that is true.
Hmm I would just leave both be and wait for Kepler
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I know this is far out to ask but is it going to be around this time next year before each company drops their powerful single gpus again?
 
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post #17 of 25
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Not sure.

According to the Nvidia Roadmap Kepler is supposed to be released in 2011.
But we all know how punctual Nvidia is with their new releases^^.

Another importan thing though is the fact that Nvidia has saved some funding in the production and design of the 590 to be able to fully engage the Kepler architecture.
That hopefully makes them finish the whole thing early and release it on time.
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Not sure.

According to the Nvidia Roadmap Kepler is supposed to be released in 2011.
But we all know how punctual Nvidia is with their new releases^^.

Another importan thing though is the fact that Nvidia has saved some funding in the production and design of the 590 to be able to fully engage the Kepler architecture.
That hopefully makes them finish the whole thing early and release it on time.
K cool prob will hold out till then and keplar being like fermi correct? just a different acrch?
 
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The big difference is the 28nm chip.
This new architecture is said to be 3-4 times more efficient in its performance/power consumption ratio than fermi.

Considering that it will require much less Watt it should also operate much cooler than Fermi.
And the card is going to be optimized for the full use of DX11.
And by the time Kepler is released games will be able to take significant advantage of DX11 due the enhanced development which it has not reached yet.
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
The big difference is the 28nm chip.
This new architecture is said to be 3-4 times more efficient in its performance/power consumption ratio than fermi.

Considering that it will require much less Watt it should also operate much cooler than Fermi.
And the card is going to be optimized for the full use of DX11.
And by the time Kepler is released games will be able to take significant advantage of DX11 due the enhanced development which it has not reached yet.
Good deal great info.
 
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