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Get the 590's , less noise, not as long, besides drivers are good they aren't messed up, the reason they have the oc limits is because of the vrms but why would you oc it more than it is now, the 590 is one of the fastest cards in the market and an oc will not really be needed. You cant compare 6990's oc to 590's oc cause they both have different architectures. The 590 will be even better when they fix the vrms, and if the 590 did hit an 850 base clock than it would leave AMD in the dust for sure.

If you want a gtx 590 with improved vrms and better cooling, than wait for either the gtx 590 when it gets revised or just get an ASUS GTX 590 MARS II when it comes out or get the EVGA 590, you can oc but to a limit and that would be enough for anything.

If you are going to play on multiple screens with big resolutions than I would advise you get the 6990 because it has 4gb of vram, if you are playing at resolutions like 2560x2045 or similar resolution's than a 590 would also do you very good.
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6990 resell better
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Get the 590's , less noise, not as long, besides drivers are good they aren't messed up, the reason they have the oc limits is because of the vrms but why would you oc it more than it is now, the 590 is one of the fastest cards in the market and an oc will not really be needed. You cant compare 6990's oc to 590's oc cause they both have different architectures. The 590 will be even better when they fix the vrms, and if the 590 did hit an 850 base clock than it would leave AMD in the dust for sure.

If you want a gtx 590 with improved vrms and better cooling, than wait for either the gtx 590 when it gets revised or just get an ASUS GTX 590 MARS II when it comes out or get the EVGA 590, you can oc but to a limit and that would be enough for anything.

If you are going to play on multiple screens with big resolutions than I would advise you get the 6990 because it has 4gb of vram, if you are playing at resolutions like 2560x2045 or similar resolution's than a 590 would also do you very good.
Umm, you must not know very much, as I see you are new. 6990s only have 2GB usable VRAM, and the 590 only has 1.5GB. Also, he is on water in the first place so sound doesn't make a difference, nor does heat. The OCs on the 6990 beat the OCs on 590s due to limits. Another thing, it's the 580 MARS II, not 590. Please don't suggest a product if you know nothing about either of them.
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Go with the gtx 590's. Physx, 3d Vision, enough said. And I don't think that the 6990's are better performing either.
6990 does better, and PhysX can be used on AMD with a support card.
    
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Umm, you must not know very much, as I see you are new. 6990s only have 2GB usable VRAM, and the 590 only has 1.5GB. Also, he is on water in the first place so sound doesn't make a difference, nor does heat. The OCs on the 6990 beat the OCs on 590s due to limits. Another thing, it's the 580 MARS II, not 590. Please don't suggest a product if you know nothing about either of them.


6990 does better, and PhysX can be used on AMD with a support card.
You'd have to buy another card... lol.

Also, if you're referring to DX11 performance, the 6990 definitely falls behind with extreme tessellation.
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o well. plenty similar thread like this if you use search button. this kind of thread only create war in the end
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2x 590's, they also fold better.
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Also, if you're referring to DX11 performance, the 6990 definitely falls behind with extreme tessellation.
Aka HAWX 2, Lost Planet 2, Unigine Heaven, . . . and nothing else

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You'd have to buy another card... lol.

Also, if you're referring to DX11 performance, the 6990 definitely falls behind with extreme tessellation.
That's because of architectural differences. The 6990 doesn't do aswell in EXTREME tessellation, but it does just fine and gets more FPS in almost all games.
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2x 590's, they also fold better.
Not all people fold, seeing as this guy wants to game 6990s are better.
    
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Get the 590's , less noise, not as long, besides drivers are good they aren't messed up
Huh? 590 drivers are messed-up. You should read this here from RagingCain who own's 2X 590, and a very active member in the 590 thread. You should also read the 6-7 last pages of the 590 owners thread. And tell me the drivers are not messed-up after reading that.

http://www.overclock.net/13808511-post1426.html

And look here: 2X6990 is raping 2X590 (from the same ragingCain). Look at number 5 and 6:

http://www.overclock.net/11411430-post2.html

2X590 is far behind... And RagingCain even admit he had to ''tweak'' those 590 for 6 hours to get those scores. It took me 15 minutes to OC my cards.

The 6990 is improving with every driver iteration since day 1, while the 590 is a dead-end.
    
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