Originally Posted by Alatar
okay that was really uncalled for. What made you write that? Don't you think that there might be some other reasons why we bought the card than for e-peen?
As far as the performance goes I'm really happy with what I got. @1200p (yes these cards are not a waste @1200/1080p) the performance is better or on par with a 6990 from what I've seen.
I usually don't overclock gfx cards because I don't want to mess with software OCing, but if nvidia starts limiting the voltage adjustements, speed, performance blatantly I will demand a refund and will get one if need be. And if my card blows I have my warranty and 2 5870s in my drawer waiting as backup cards.
Disregarding the fact that some of the cards blow, and even this is questionable, at least fact that how many cards have gone up in smoke. We don't even know how many have been sold. For all we know only 1/500 has failed. ( you get a new one in the case btw guys) I don't get why people are saying this is a horrible card and the worst card available at the moment. If you need a single card solution and want performance it's ideal, doesn't sound like a leaf blower and is relatively small. And will probably still have good drivers when the 600 series comes out.
And yes performance is stellar.
But as I own a 590 I'm biased and ready to be flamed. All I can say is that if my card can take a nice little OC and does not blow, how can I consider that a fail?
Alatar, please, pay attention to what i wrote
So... what the hell ... ( attention ... i'm just criticizing some "way of life" that some users have ... you can buy a 590 for your delight of course ... )
I got a 590 ... just didn't fulfill my min-requirements on a $700 board, so i returned it.
Of course there are users that will buy the card because it's the best, single slot solution, from Nvidia, that will allow users to run everything without any hassle ... damn, i was in that "squad" too ...
So i'm not saying that all users that buy GTX590's don't know a thing about graphic cards or that they just buy for the e-peen. There are users, like you, that buy a GTX590 simply because they don't want to go dual card setup and want the best performance from a single slot.
My text is not intended for those users... but for other users @ OCN that simply buy the card and keep on finding foolish arguments without any idea of how to analyze a card, technically speaking. These users try to write down so much text in order to make others think that they really understand about the topic when in fact, they don't have a clue on how a graphic card works ... It's just great to have the greatest card from their favorite company and they will bash everyone and everything that crosses their way...
But hey, we all have the right to give our opinions ... and i will respect them... but for those who try to find the right arguments to contradict other opinions ... try to make some research and have a clue about what you're talking about.
Alatar, again, sorry ... i did not meant to hurt susceptibilities, and english is not my mother tongue so sometimes i can choose the wrong words to express myself ... or maybe the idea i have about the meaning of those words are not the same that a native english speaking user has ...
Originally Posted by Levesque
I totally agree with you. Why do enthousiasts on OCN
buy the 590 anyway when the competition is simply better?
For enthousiast like us, there is a major diference between the 590 and the 6990 that is alot more important then the ''noise'' of ther stock cooler. The 6990, on the AUSUM BIOS switch, doesn't have any TDP and no throttling/PowerTune limit. Or it's almost impossible to reach it! (see Anand review).
That's alot more significant and important for enthousiasts. Put a waterblock on the 6990, and there will be no throttling and no OCP holding you back.
You can raise your voltage and not worry about throttling!
That's the way to do a proper enthousiasts card. I can't beleive people are buying the 590 while the competition doesn't have all the limitations, OCP, hard lock voltage that the 590 have.
Why don't people talk about this more on OCN? It's a really major and significant advantage for enthousiasts like us (not Joe-6-pack) for the 6990 design right there.
Read it here on Anand.
And you can Tri-Fire the 6990 with a 6970. Can't do that with Nvidia. Another significant advantage there also. For the price of 580 SLI, you get 3 GPUs on 2 cards. Better air-flow, etc.
Levesque, we already know what you think and how good you say 6990 is and tri-cf is ... please... you must be copy-pasting that speech ...
Everyone is free to choose what they want.Edited by Pedros - 4/3/11 at 2:18pm