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We were not overly impressed with the performance considering the competition and the price. Our initial impression was that the performance of the GTX 590 is being held back because of clock speeds considering it has 512 CUDA cores (per GPU); same as a GTX 580. The obvious answer to this dilemma is to take matters into our own hands and do as enthusiasts do and overclock this best till it explodes. Naturally, we set about doing this, literally taking this video card to the extreme. However, the end result may surprise you.
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Another fact to consider is that at stock clock frequencies the GeForce GTX 590 struggles to keep up with the AMD Radeon HD 6990. It takes overclocking the video card to its maximum potential and voltages in order to match or best the HD 6990 in a few games. The problem for it is that the Radeon HD 6990 is running at stock frequencies, and it itself can be over-volted and overclocked to improve performance. Therefore, while the GTX 590 is tapped out, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 has room to grow performance-wise beyond what is shown here.
That should conclude the article .
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That should conclude the article .
Not really because the same could be said of the 6990

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...a_gtx590/9.htm

BTW I'm actually surprised HOCP got 723Mhz out of their sample without needing more voltage
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Wow, after a point the higher you clock the card, and the more you increase the volts, the worse the performance gets in certain instances.

Very interesting.
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Not really because the same could be said of the 6990

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...a_gtx590/9.htm

BTW I'm actually surprised HOCP got 723Mhz out of their sample without needing more voltage
The 6990 is faster that stock and overclocked the lead would be the same. Now that the voltage is capped on the 590 the 6990 will go further too and not too many will risk overvolting the 590 in the first place at least with stock cooling.
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post #6 of 46
6990 is a great card IMO. GTX590 is nice, but disappointing.
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Hopefully someone will come out with a non reference 590, with much better VRMs to allow a better OC. Preferably Asus and Evga...
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I agree, No one should fault Nvidia for trying but honestly the 590 in todays form should have been a prototype and not the retail product. I will commend Nvidia for releasing the 590 with the 580s intact, But I dont understand why they didnt just make them buffed 570s if the vrm issues were this apparent. When the 590 gets redesigned and perfected I think it will be an awesome card. Imagine the gtx590 with 580 speeds/overclockability. Cant wait.

This further confirms why people who 1. Aren't Rich 2. Aren't Reviewers get the latest and greatest. The redesign is always better just like cars...
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Lower FPS after the OC? Not great. OC'ing this fermi should be the ;ast thing on anyones mind as it might set on fire.
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That should conclude the article .
Nvidia really failed hard.
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