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i am getting a new system:
cpu core i7 950@3.06 GHz
6GB ram 1600 mhz
wd 1tb
case : antec df-85
i DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL TO DO WITH gpu
some say nvidia some say ati i am gonna get gtx590 or ati 6990 i dont know what to choose some benchmarks say this and some say that i might wait if i know that nvidia will probably come out with something like 600 gtx so maybe i should wait if anyone knows that they are gonna announce something ! please help me thanks
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post #2 of 9
It depends on what you plan to play on your pc / do with it.


Of you fold then you may want to get the 590
If you use any cuda programs then go with the 590
If you play certain ga,es go with the 590


If you plan to Overclock just because get the 6990
If you plan to play certain games go with the 6990


Thats all it comes down to. What are you going to do with you computer
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post #3 of 9
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not overclock but what games use cuda? and what is it like physx?
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post #4 of 9
You cant really go wrong with either. From what I've read, the 6990 has got more raw power, and the expense of heat and noise. The 590 is a bit more versatile, with things like CUDA, and PhysX support, as well as an excellent folding card.

If it was my money, I'd be inclined to buy the 590

Edit : CUDA is a technology that some programs use, which uses your GPU to accelerate a process such as video encoding (Badaboom is one program that springs to mind)
    
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
what do u mean by fold?
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post #6 of 9
The rig you have now will play games the same if you just upgrade the graphics card.

Get sandy bridge if you insist on upgrading.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
The rig you have now will play games the same if you just upgrade the graphics card.

Get sandy bridge if you insist on upgrading.
I dissagree I think OP will get better performance with a GPU upgrade
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by manu97416 View Post
what do u mean by fold?
Folding is using your graphics card for Folding@Home

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F@H
    
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deano12345 View Post
Edit : CUDA is a technology that some programs use, which uses your GPU to accelerate a process such as video encoding (Badaboom is one program that springs to mind)
Cuda is a type of architecture that allows it self to be used for other things other then graphics processing.
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