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Model

Brand
MSI

Model
R6990-4PD4GD5

Interface

Interface
PCI Express 2.1 x16

Chipset

Chipset Manufacturer
AMD

GPU
Radeon HD 6990

Core Clock
830MHz

Stream Processors
3072 (1536 x 2) Stream Processing Units

Memory

Effective Memory Clock
1250MHz (5.0Gbps)

Memory Size
4GB

Memory Interface
256-bit

Memory Type
GDDR5

3D API

DirectX
DirectX 11

OpenGL
OpenGL 4.1

Ports

DisplayPort
4 x Mini DisplayPort

DVI
1 x DVI

General

RAMDAC
400 MHz

Max Resolution
2560 x 1600

CrossFireX Support
Yes

Cooler
With Fan

System Requirements
750W Watt or greater power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended (1000W and four 8-pin connectors recommended for AMD CrossFireX technology in dual mode. 1200W recommended for optimal performance).

Power Connector
2 x 8 Pin

Dual-Link DVI Supported
Yes

HDCP Ready
Yes

Features

Features
The fastest graphic card on the Earth

Dual AMD Radeon HD 6990 GPUs

World’s 1st 4GB GDDR5 on desktop graphics card

AMD Eyefinity multi-display Technology

AMD HD3D Technology

AMD Power Play supports

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited

Labor
2 years limited








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Model

Brand
EVGA

Series
Classified

Model
03G-P3-1598-AR

Interface

Interface
PCI Express 2.0 x16

Chipset

Chipset Manufacturer
NVIDIA

GPU
GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi)

Core Clock
630MHz (vs 607MHz reference)

Shader Clock
1260MHz (vs 1215MHz reference)

Stream Processors
1024 (512 x 2) Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock
3456MHz (vs 3414MHz reference)

Memory Size
3072MB

Memory Interface
768-bit

Memory Type
GDDR5

3D API

DirectX
DirectX 11

OpenGL
OpenGL 4.1

Ports

DisplayPort
1 x Mini DisplayPort

DVI
3 x DVI

General

RAMDAC
400 MHz

Max Resolution
2560 x 1600

SLI Support
Quad SLI

Cooler
With Fan

System Requirements
Minimum 700W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 50A)

Power Connector
2 x 8 Pin

Dual-Link DVI Supported
Yes

HDCP Ready
Yes

Card Dimensions
11" x 4.38"

Features

Features
NVIDIA CUDA technology with CUDA C/C++,DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL support

NVIDIA PhysX technology

NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready

NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology

Packaging

Package Contents
Unique custom packaging with custom foam molding to protect product investment
Limited Edition EVGA GTX590 Classified Gaming Mouse Pad
Limited Edition EVGA GTX590 Classified Tshirt
Limited Edition EVGA Gaming Poster
EVGA custom BackPlate
Displayport Adapter
DVI to HDMI Adapter
DVI to VGA Adapter
EVGA Lifetime Warranty – with registration within 30 days of purchase at EVGA.com
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post #2 of 20
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will be upgrading my rig so i want to know which one is the better bet.

Either putting 2 590's or 2 6990.


So tell me which one allyuh feel is the better choice.
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post #3 of 20
I have been enjoying the surf on the red tide. So I will recommend AMD. But honestly, you cannot go wrong with either. I am assuming you are going to put them under water.
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post #4 of 20
AMD 6990x2 good chiuce
post #5 of 20
I would go 6990. More VRAM and seems to outperform, although quite noisier and warmer.
    
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post #6 of 20
The 6990 is a much better card.

-More headroom for OC, and good VRMs design.

-No hard-lock voltage and/or throttling in drivers like the 590

-Better drivers. 6990 is improving with each new drivers, while the 590 drivers are a mess right now. The 6990 is leaving the 590 in the dust with latest drivers.

The 6990 is ''noisier'', but a better performer. Under water, the 6990 is MUCH better then the 590. A watercooled 590 is not different then an air-cooled 590. No headroom, hard-lock voltage, throttling. No difference.
    
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post #7 of 20
Go with the 6990 or wait till the revised 590s come out.
But as of now the 6990 is on top. I highly recommend water cooling either one it's allot quiter and will give you a nice oc.
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post #9 of 20
6990, it's abit louder and runs slightly warmer, but water gets rid of those and water for a highend is a good idea. 590s can't overclock at all, and are getting beat in most games, and their 4way scaling sucks compared to the 4way of the 6990.
    
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post #10 of 20
Go with the gtx 590's. Physx, 3d Vision, enough said. And I don't think that the 6990's are better performing either.
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