Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
Single 580. Why?
GTX590 fails....HARD. The cards are literally blowing up left and right at reviewers. You could SLI a single 580 later, and have BETTER performance than the 590 is. I mean seriously, Nvidia really dropped the ball with the 590. I wouldn't touch that card with a 10 foot pole.
The 6990 is a great option. But you'll run into crossfire issues a lot. Nvidia has the same problem with SLI, but its supposedly not as bad.
I wouldn't suggest ANY dual GPU, single card solution...ever. They're just too buggy.
Grab the single 580 now, and see how that works out for you. It's a HUGE upgrade from your current GPU solution. You could always SLI / Tri SLI it later down the line too. But you won't likely need that kind of horsepower without 3 screen gaming.
The GTX590 has some serious problems with their VRM's and their power phases... I would wait until Nvidia talks up, looks like they're underclocking the cards with drivers to prevent them from exploding... I wouldn't want a 700€ GPU if I had to underclock it....
These would be my choices:
Or if you want real overk1ll like I did:
- x2 HD6970 in CF
Or, if you want a dual:
Or wait until they release a new revision of the GTX590 with proper vrm's and power phases... but I wouldn't want a GTX590 in my PC, not even for free... It blew up my friend's motherboard because of the sparks it had coming out when it died...
So yeah, I would honestly get x2 6970 CF
PS: I've had both Nvidia and ATI (I still have x2 GTX260 in another rig and a GTX570) and I can say I do not have CF issues on my 6970's