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Poll Results: gtx 590 vs. ati 6990

Poll expired: Apr 5, 2011  
  • 32% (34)
    GTX 590
  • 67% (71)
    ATI 6990
105 Total Votes  
post #21 of 31
have ever only had nvidia (why change when iv'e had no problems) but reading what everyone has been saying about these 2cards i would personaly take the 6990
but ive only had 3 gpu's which are 7200gs gts250 and my current gtx 560ti (still got the 7200gs aswell biggrin.gif kept it as a reminder of my first pc which i only got around 2yrs and 5months ago)
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post #22 of 31
11.4 drivers are perfectly fine. Some people are stuck in the past.

6990 all the way. You can add a 6970 later down the road to go Tri-Fire on 2 cards if you want. Can't do that with 2 cards only with Nvidia. For the price of 580 SLi you have 3 GPUs against 2. No contest.

Also, and it's the most important point between the 590 and 6990:

The AUSUM BIOS on the 6990 doesn't have any TDP, PowerTune limit or throttling. BIG advantage compared to the 590. You can OC the 6990 without having to fight OCP in the drivers, hard-lock voltage, throttling,etc.

That BIOS was made for us enthousiasts to have fun with the card.
    
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post #23 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alatar;12981724 
yet. Wait until the 7000 series and amd is going to forget all about the 6 series.

my choice is kinda obvious if you look at my sig

Sadly its true.. its like AMD Force you in a way to upgrade you GFX, no matter what you want to do (i mean, a 6990 will have a lot of horsepower to drive games, even when the 7k series comes out) and i dont want a 700$+ 6990 card artificially last me for a little more than a year

BUT

I dont trust the 590.. it could be a great card andthe VRM issue could be a fairy tale.. but if its not?!?! im not gona xpend 700+ $$ to find out mad.gif

honestly.. neither card
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post #24 of 31
Rumours say that 28nm AMD HD 7000 series will arrive in this September. I'd better wait for 7970 rather than 6990.

http://www.donanimhaber.com/ekran-karti/haberleri/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-serisi-yaz-aylarinda-gelebilir-Southern-islands-serisi-ilk-GPUlarin-tasarimi-tamamlandi.htm

U might need translator for that link (turkish to eng)
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post #25 of 31
Ouch at the result of the threads. It was closer on the older thread.

Now people know which card is better. 66% 6990 against 33% 590.
    
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Nvidia is way too expensive.
    
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post #27 of 31
I believe part of the reason is all the hype from "exploding" 590's. No horror stories from AMD's side, but both GPU's have their problems, which WILL be sorted out eventually.
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post #28 of 31
6990.

I'm an Nvidia fanboy, but they really screwed up on the 590. Those poor overworked VRMs... frown.gif
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I never liked AMD because of their crappy drivers but with the GTX 590s blowing up i would not buy any of them, but if I have to choose one, GTX 590
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Not another one...
    
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