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Considering it's Crytek's job to make sure the game works with most setups... and given that a lot of people use SLI and CFX, is it unreasonable to expect Crytek to have minimal multi-card support out of the box instead ZERO support??


Also going by the French 590 review, the vrms hit 120c while the gpus hit 85c. Houston, I think we have a problem.
*Cough console port
Hey maybe they'll start making dual gpu consoles.
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*Cough console port
Hey maybe they'll start making dual gpu consoles.
I know, hehe. My point was that it's neither AMD or Nvidia's issue but now they have to do Crytek's job and make it work.
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I read through a few of the GTX590 reviews and I thought it was pretty clear that all the reviews ended up saying that you would be a complete fool to claim one was faster than the other because the cards traded blows depending on the game.

Are you a complete fool Mr. Dave Erskine?
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1/2 the time, lol. The HD3870X2 lasted all of a week? before the 9800GX2 laid a hard smackdown. The HD4870X2 did make a 4 month run before being finally shut down by the GTX295. The HD5970 was uncontested until AMD retired it. The HD6990 is still faster than nVidia's dual GPU at any reasonable resolution (not 1280x1024... that doesn't even count, 1080p is barely scathing for a 700usd card). So maybe AMD is merely getting ebtter
Hmmm...when i started getting into pc's its was all about the 295 and the 5970. Any cards before those i really dont know about except a 9800gt. Maybe ill do some research on the older cards.
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I've had just as many amd cards as I've had nvidia in the past, and one thing I know is that everything needs to actually be released and both companies play their cards before I actually believe any of this.
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Without being fanboy.

6990 is faster, but they do trade blows. 6990 has more raw FPS.

6990 runs WAY hotter and louder. AMD have really stepped down on their 69xx series this time round.

i would take a GTX590
Hotter and louder who cares. Anyone thats buying a $900 graphics card probably has a water loop.
    
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I dont like either card but Nvidia took 2 x 500$ GPUs which have better performance then AMDs $370 GPU and Undercloked them and undervolted them heavily. GTX590 is so undervolted that no wonder its quite and not that hot. My GTX580 same voltage ans clock as GTX590 load 49C lol. AMD in the oder hand just put to full core with all the heat and did not bother. Nvidia would not do that because of power, cost, price, heat.
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I dont like either card but Nvidia took 2 x 500$ GPUs which have better performance then AMDs $370 GPU and Undercloked them and undervolted them heavily. GTX590 is so undervolted that no wonder its quite and not that hot. My GTX580 same voltage ans clock as GTX590 load 49C lol. AMD in the oder hand just put to full core with all the heat and did not bother. Nvidia would not do that because of power, cost, price, heat.
The vrm's on the 590 hit 120c dude. Pop pop fizz...
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Nvidia must have just had a failed cooler design? because if the VRMs are getting that hot then it seems like there's a contact issue there, maybe some thermal pads might fix that temporarily
Edited by Yumyums - 3/25/11 at 10:08pm
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Nvidia must have just had a fail in the cooler design? because if the vrams are getting that hot then it seems like there's a contact issue there, maybe some thermal pads might fix that temporarily
The kicker is the cores only hit 85c so everyone thinks its just peachy but underneath, doh vrms are crying.
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