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Did you watch the video, I didn't see any screen flickering with the 590 running, but at 4:05 with the 6990, Linus couldn't even run the benchmark.

If they want to claim the fastest GPU crown, shouldn't it be faster at everything, convincingly?

When we compare the 580 to the 6970, the 580 is convincingly faster, can we say the same for the 6990? NOPE. Also, who in the right mind is going to run the 6990 on AIR? You're going to need to put it under water if you value your hearing.

I looked up a random review, and found some benchmarks. Is the 6990 convincingly faster? Yea, didn't think so.

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...1576/metro.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...76/stalker.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r.../1576/hawx.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...rk-vantage.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...576/heaven.jpg
No. To say you have the fastest video card all you need for it is to be faster overall, which it is. At 2560x1600 the 6990 is overall 5% faster, so that's that.
    
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post #132 of 136
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No. To say you have the fastest video card all you need for it is to be faster overall, which it is. At 2560x1600 the 6990 is overall 5% faster, so that's that.
Is that so? What about at other resolutions? And looking at the overall picture:

http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/im...GTX-590-83.jpg

At 2560 and 5760 a 1% improvement for the 6990, I'm not convinced.

Personally, I think both cards are fail. The 6990 is way too loud, and Nvidia effed up with only using 4+1 VRM's per GPU on the 590. For people who like AMD, they are better off with 2 6950's and unlocking them, on the Nvidia side, you can go with dual 570's even 560's.
Edited by 2010rig - 3/26/11 at 10:33am
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post #133 of 136
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
Did you watch the video, I didn't see any screen flickering with the 590 running, but at 4:05 with the 6990, Linus couldn't even run the benchmark.

If they want to claim the fastest GPU crown, shouldn't it be faster at everything, convincingly?

When we compare the 580 to the 6970, the 580 is convincingly faster, can we say the same for the 6990? NOPE. Also, who in the right mind is going to run the 6990 on AIR? You're going to need to put it under water if you value your hearing.

I looked up 2 random reviews, and cherry picked some benchmarks. Is the 6990 convincingly faster? Yea, didn't think so.

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...1576/metro.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...76/stalker.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r.../1576/hawx.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...rk-vantage.jpg

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...576/heaven.jpg

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...-590-review/12

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...-590-review/14

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...-590-review/16

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...-590-review/18

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...-590-review/19

Need I say more?

IMO, neither card can claim the fastest GPU crown, they both have their pro's and cons, neither of them is convincingly faster over the other. Clearly, the cards trade blows.
Couldnt you have just sent the review sites instead of cherry picking different games and posting them directly?

Once again, your getting "card" and "gpu" mixed up.

Also, notice how the 6990 beats the 590 @ 2560 in almost all settings and games minus a select few.

A little more fan noise is better than an explosion any day of the week.
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At resolutions lower than 1920x1200, I would say 590 may be a better choice. When it goes beyond that or with multiple monitors, I would say 6990 is the best.
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GTX590 is faster.
and its only uses 335W. the HD 6990 uses 450W. which is insane.
Wow...
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It's really dumbfounding that people can't see the humor in this claim by AMD, and NV as well.

See it for what it is, laugh, sigh, whatever.
But when we start attacking, insulting each other over pr fluff, time to end this thread.
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