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Poll Results: If you had my sig rig ,wich would you buy # 1-4, or would you wait/save and buy #5-7

 
  • 24% (18)
    single GTX 580
  • 9% (7)
    single GTX 590
  • 19% (14)
    single 6990
  • 9% (7)
    SLI GTX 570,s
  • 12% (9)
    SLI GTX 580,S
  • 10% (8)
    SLI GTX 590,s
  • 13% (10)
    CFX 6990,S
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post #41 of 53
I think he's talking about the 6990 release over the dual 6970 option.

And this is normal. They release their flagship card first (the 6970 or GTX580 in this case), and then a few months later they'll bang out a proper dual GPU solution, that will be the "best" single card on the market. They've done this since they first started doing dual GPU solutions back with the 7950 GX2, and the HD3870x2 (which at that time, it was the 9800 GX2 to compete with ATI).
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post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I think he's talking about the 6990 release over the dual 6970 option.

And this is normal. They release their flagship card first (the 6970 or GTX580 in this case), and then a few months later they'll bang out a proper dual GPU solution, that will be the "best" single card on the market. They've done this since they first started doing dual GPU solutions back with the 7950 GX2, and the HD3870x2 (which at that time, it was the 9800 GX2 to compete with ATI).
I agree there the fastest single card ! But really there not single cards there SLI/crossfire Cards. In a nice convenient single card package! But as far as performance they dont seem like much of a upgrade over the real thing! It still feels like a shiny new old product to me ! Guess i was expecting something different in these cards ? Thanks again for all the input , i learned something and believe i know what i want now!
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I agree there the fastest single card ! But really there not single cards there SLI/crossfire Cards. In a nice convenient single card package! But as far as performance they dont seem like much of a upgrade over the real thing! It still feels like a shiny new old product to me ! Guess i was expecting something different in these cards ? Thanks again for all the input , i learned something and believe i know what i want now!
Actually, the fastest single card in the market right now is the GTX580.

The HD6990 and GTX590, while they have only a single PCB, they're not considered single cards, since they have 2 cores, so they're dual cards

They're not an upgrade over let's say x2 HD6970 or x2 GTX580, but enthusiast people are not looking for that on dual cards.

The real matter about these dual cards, is their huge performance on such small space (1 pcb, 1 pci-e slot..) and that's why many people like them a lot, not because they're faster, but because they take up a lot less space.
    
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post #44 of 53
Single 6990 now, save for 2nd to CFX later.
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post #45 of 53
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Single 6990 now, save for 2nd to CFX later.
While it's not a bad idea, he will not really need a 2nd HD6990.

An HD6990 is overkill already, even an HD5970 is still overkill after more than a year and half of release.

By the time games need more power than an HD6990, there will probably be other dual cards from next gens of ATI and Nvidia
    
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If you're gonna spend big, why settle for second best? Get the 6990's.
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
Actually, the fastest single card in the market right now is the GTX580.

The HD6990 and GTX590, while they have only a single PCB, they're not considered single cards, since they have 2 cores, so they're dual cards

They're not an upgrade over let's say x2 HD6970 or x2 GTX580, but enthusiast people are not looking for that on dual cards.

The real matter about these dual cards, is their huge performance on such small space (1 pcb, 1 pci-e slot..) and that's why many people like them a lot, not because they're faster, but because they take up a lot less space.
DIDNT I JUST SAY THAT!

I GET IT!!! I guess i was just misstaken in thinking these cards were the next step up from the current high end cards! While i will agree they have there advantages , they are really just a sli/crossfire version of the current top cards (in a single card package!) I was just expecting something different is all! Not knocking the cards at all.
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post #48 of 53
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So to sum it up

GTX 590 = SLI GTX 580,s with less perfomance (but cheaper )

6990 = CFX 6970,s Similiar performance and similiar price

I should rename this thread to ( understanding next gen cards)
Edited by MIKEVALL - 3/28/11 at 6:00am
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post #49 of 53
The Nvidia gtx 5 series is basically a die shrink of the 400 series, less heat and lower power requirements, the also have a higher clock speed right out of the box.

If your current cards are cutting the mustard for you, then maybe you should be patient and wait for Kendal from Nvidia.
Or just get a single 580 and be amazed, as long as you have a game that leverage the potential of the card
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post #50 of 53
Quote:
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even an HD5970 is still overkill after more than a year and half of release.
I know, one of them is in my desktop. I should of said CFX later if you want to.
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