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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
I am going to OC but not like 1.2V oc.
And no - they said it might take 2-8 business days to find the package. Thats a week and more to get the package to me. Either i wait, refund and go 6990, or refund and go 590 whenever they come in stock.
Ah I see. You might want to file a claim with yer CC then. It's illegal for TD to hold onto your money and not have delivered the product in hand. Get a charge back, file the form with CC, yer in the right, so... well it's an option anyways.
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^Co-sign! Unless you actually sign for the product..they are accountable..I worked for ups, and Tiger direct (oddly enough)..and you should more than likely get a refund if something has happened because of the shipping process
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^Co-sign! Unless you actually sign for the product..they are accountable..I worked for ups, and Tiger direct (oddly enough)..and you should more than likely get a refund if something has happened because of the shipping process
BS, they will pull anything when it xomes to missing items. I had two packages that were never signed for and were stolen. We made two claims, one company just sent out the product again and the other company wanted to investigate with UPS. We never got anything out of it. UPS still claims it was delivered. I can tell you this. During this issue, UPS made a statement that may not deliver anymore to our address. I only wish they would pull that crap.
     
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It's more than the 1250 in your GTX570.
And it's actually 1280MB in reality

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Ouch.
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60% more than the 570. 33% more than the 580. 33% more usable vram than 590. And the 580 is undoubtedly more powerful, and is therefore more likely to run a game that needs 2 gb. It's a pretty retarded amount of ram, the only thing with more overkill are those rare 3gb 580's.



I never said that. I said that a long time ago, there ceased to be any point in updating drivers for 4xxx series cards, as the drivers had already been tweaked and optimized to their peak for the 4xxx architecture, and drivers past that point were even slightly worse as ATi made slight changes (and extra bloat) for better 5xxx performance. This peak 4xxx performance driver likely happened before they stopped giving a damn about 4870x2 drivers, which is the driver which apparently borked your card. I won't comment further than this on screwing your card up, but I would think a BIOS flash would fix any issue they possibly could've caused, unless it somehow overheated some piece of hardware somehow... I'm speculating and talking outta my ass, so I'll leave it be.

Every bench I've seen puts the single GPU (in SLI/Xfire) counterparts ahead of the dual GPU, and it makes complete sense because the cards, based on their specs, essentially ARE SLI/xfire of said cards on a single card, with reduced clocks to combat the input wattage and heat. If you're watercooling though, I totally get it, as the GPUs put on the dual GPU cards are cherrypicked, and watercooling makes heat a non-issue, so they should be able to hit higher clocks than the single GPU variants.
Fixed

Also percentages don't mean that much. A GTX 470/570 has 25% more VRAM than a Radeon 5870/6870, but you're not going to notice the difference.

EDIT:

Also Omega the 6990 would be best since you have WC but I kind of agree with you on the driver part. Lately I didn't have any luck with the AMD drivers either, I can't even imagine running CF on them. The GTX 590 is pretty fragile so I'm not sure if that's a good choice either.
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Ok going 6990. I have to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-174-_-Product

Done.
Tiger Direct tried to screw me over for the last time.
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And it's actually 1280MB in reality

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Fixed

Also percentages don't mean that much. A GTX 470/570 has 25% more VRAM than a Radeon 5870/6870, but you're not going to notice the difference.

EDIT:

Also Omega the 6990 would be best since you have WC but I kind of agree with you on the driver part. Lately I didn't have any luck with the AMD drivers either, I can't even imagine running CF on them. The GTX 590 is pretty fragile so I'm not sure if that's a good choice either.
I think Koolance is the only one out with the 6990 waterblock. I want the EK, but not out yet.
     
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post #57 of 77
You made the right choice. The 6990 under water is a complete beast.
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I would go with the 6990 ... i almost bought a 590. Then Asus sent me one to test ... and in the end i was " hmmm ok ... i was expecting much more ... "

Then the problems with the power circuit became a reality ...

Then i decided to go with the 6990!!!
And i didn't go with the 6990 because i got a crazy deal with 2 x 6970 with waterblocks for the price of 1 6990

I MUST ADMIT ... i'm not 100% going AMD at the moment... i never had problems with AMD and i'm running a 5850 without any issues at all ...

But this CF stuff is gonna be a first timer ... And i really want to know both sides of the story ...

So, get the 6990 then we can just bench both solutions at the same time and check differences by ourself instead of just reading biased reviews ehehehe
post #59 of 77
Glad that u went with 6990, wise choice.
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Running a 6990 and 6970 in TriFire seems to be ticket. And that's with 2 PCIe slots, not three slots like Nvidia.
     
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