Originally Posted by Cepheus
Can I ask how nVidia has not innovated with Fermi?
I think maybe you're taking his statement out of context.
Not Fermi, Fermi is very innovative.
The issue is the 590, not even compared to the 6990.
It should be compared to the GTX295 as far as innovation is concerned.
When compared to the rev 1 295, even though it was a dual pcb card.
The 590 seems to me that it's a simple rehash of the rev 2 295 co op, which paled in comparison to the rev 1 295.
The rev 1 295 was pretty much bomb proof, massive amounts of oc headroom. Heck I ran both of mine at 1.18v 738/1476 for months with nary a hiccup, f@h.
That is what I expect from an enthusiasts card, so do many other people.
Look at the NF200 bridge the 590 is using, that's been around since the 9800GX2, nothing innovative there.
While the CFX PLX chip has been changed 3 times since it was introduced in the 3870X2.
My point of view doesn't even involve the 6990.
It's the downward spiral since the rev 1 GTX295 that bothers me.
Heck a dual pcb version of the 590 may have done better.