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Refund for 590GTX / Go 6990 or Keep 590GTX?

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So, after this garbage I think I want to get a refund from TD for my 590GTX and just buy a 6990.

Either wait what may be a week for the 590GTX, or just go 6990 are my only two choices. This is ridiculous I have to be put in this position but.... I have no other choice.
I want the 590GTX, I want Nvidia.
I'm sick and tired of AMD's garbage, no matter how nice the 6990 is right now. I say right now because who knows - a year later AMD will just probably drop 6990 support like they did the 4870x2, screw up the card in their drivers, and not fix it for 4 months again. Who knows?
I'd refund and buy another 590GTX, but there is none available.

It's like a gamble and I'm so tired of this stuff, because every decision I make goes Topsy-turvey wrong like this whole shipping thing.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 3/28/11 at 2:40pm
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post #2 of 77
Since you did an edit, i will do one also.

Keep the 590
Edited by mastical - 3/28/11 at 2:44pm
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post #3 of 77
What's your problem with the 4870x2? My 4850x2 works perfectly, actually never had any issues with it.
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post #4 of 77
I'd say GTX590, overclocking and such doesn't void the warranty and it's smaller and quieter.
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Originally Posted by Aximous View Post
What's your problem with the 4870x2? My 4850x2 works perfectly, actually never had any issues with it.
4850x2. Different card AGAIN. Someone tried to say the same thing to me before with a 3870x2. Cmon people!

AMD's drivers back around 10.7 or .8 messed with the GPU's clocks. The drivers effectively disabled the 2nd GPU, even if you forced the BIOS to clock it high. The 2nd GPU was not only being underclocked, but not even used in games. I wasn't the only one with the problem, it was widespread. After 4 driver revisions, read - 4 MONTHS, they fixed it.
Only problem is, my card was never the same after that no matter how many OS wipes I've done. I played with the BIOS trying to fix THEIR problem, I might've borked the card beyond repair.

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I'd say GTX590, overclocking and such doesn't void the warranty and it's smaller and quieter.
I agree.
But will it be worth the wait?
I might be able to get a 6990 by tomorrow if I order now rather than a GTX590 in a week.
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post #6 of 77
I feel your pain.

I have been so tainted by the issues I had with my Radeons and its going to be quite some time before I give AMD a shot again.
Have you considered a 3GB GTX 580?

edit
And why is an overclock required for a GTX 590?
Is a near 9K 3DMark11P not enough power?
Edited by amstech - 3/28/11 at 2:51pm
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post #7 of 77
My 4870 stopped getting FPS increases from drivers more than a year ago, what is the point of bang up-to-date drivers when the drivers are trying to improve performance on a newer generation of card?

You could just get 2 570's or 2 6950 2gb's for the price of the 590. They outperform the 590, and the 6950 has a ludicrous amount of vram if you're thinking of hitting a wall with high res triple-monitor gaming.
    
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Stick to GTX590 because you will blame AMD forever if for some reason you dont like HD 6990. As a OCN member i would you to try both sides.
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post #9 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
and the 6950 has a ludicrous amount of vram if you're thinking of hitting a wall with high res triple-monitor gaming.
2GB isn't thaaat much.
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post #10 of 77
As a proud owner of a 5xx series, I think I'd prefer a 6xxx series after all. I have no idea if the same comparison holds true for the 590 vs. 6990, but from what I've read the 6970 kicks the dirt out of the 570 for scaling.

Right now if I were buying a card I'd go with an Asus ATI, my new EVGA 570 is supposed to better than my previous Asus 5870, but the 5870 was smoother for sure. Add the better scaling of the 6xxx series and that's where I personally would start looking.

Again, no idea if that attitude applies to the mega-cards though.

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