Originally Posted by anand00x
I purchased the EVGA 590 GTX last night for $768 from provantage. I also have a VisionteK ati 6990 that I was going to install in my new build. Unfortunately it has has sitting around waiting for my Asus Maximus to come in (hopefully by Wed) . I purchased the 590 because I am worried about the noise that the 6990 is going to produce. I am new to Nvidia coming from 1GB 5870's, 2 x 2GB 5870 6970s and not even opened yet $699.00 - 6990. I have read many reviews and have heard the 590 is a much quieter card. I also like the fact that I can do 3 monitors on this single card. 3d vision is definitely a plus. I have a few questions:
1. Can I still do 3d vision on my 3 x VE278Q Asus Led monitors even without 120hz?
2. What is a recommended Physx dedicated card for the 590 GTX. Will a GTX 285 suffice?
3. Also any benefit to adding IC Diamond 7 Carat compound between the heatsinks and GPUs?
No, I don't think it works like that, you need a 120 Hz monitors for 3D Vision from nVidia.
I believe PhysX on these 5xx series cards is handle very well with minimal loss of performance. 285 GTX I believe would be overkill with all but one titles I am familiar with PhysX. I would consider that a poorly implemented game (Mafia II) since it can gett better use of PhysX from a GTX 480.
High end paste usually trumps whatever they normally put, but its up to you, I would wait and put it in the system check out temps before you tear it apart. I change my pastes up every six months or so.
Originally Posted by $ilent
Can I just ask how does the gtx 590 comapre with the gtx 480? Both have directx 11 right?
Cos you can get a gtx 480 for Â£200 now, with that in mind you can have 2 gtx 480s in SLI for less than price of gtx 590, what would the performance be like?
2x GTX 480 > 1x GTX 590 performance/benchmark wise.
GTX 590 is cooler, quieter, better at tessellation, CUDA, PhysX naturally, supports 3 monitors off of one card including 3d vision. Less performance, more energy efficient, new drivers (need to mature.)
GTX 480 SLI has more power, little bit noisier / hotter, still decent CUDA/PhysX. Supports 3 / 3D monitors but only in SLI, but have more mature drivers and its cheaper to boot.Edited by RagingCain - 4/17/11 at 2:23pm