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Difference between EVGA GTX 580 and 590 Hydro Copper

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September 9, 2011 4:55:01 PM

What is the difference between EVGA GTX 580 and 590? I chose Hydro Copper, because I heard nothing else, but good things about water cooling. I looked at the specs of those two, and the only difference I see are CUDA cores and Memory Bandwidth. And I plan on putting the card on ASUS Crosshair V Formula, because I'm gonna use AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. And also I plan on using, in the future, SLI, so I ask if GTX 590 that greater than GTX 580.
September 9, 2011 5:18:23 PM

590 is 2 downclocked 580's on one PCB
September 9, 2011 5:32:14 PM

You DO realize you have to supply your own reservoir, radiator and pump don't you?
The 580 and 590 are both single width cards
I suggest you visit the site and look for yourself.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=03G-P3-159... 500 Series Family&sw=

Not to mention you need a Power supply large enought to light up Las Vegas.
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September 9, 2011 6:45:45 PM

Yeah, I know. So, 580 is better then 590, spentshells???
September 9, 2011 6:51:23 PM

No it is half of the 590 but with faster memory shaders and GPU
they stuck to 580's together to make 1 card the difference being as stated above they slowed them down enough to bring down the heat the card produces and the power it needs. The 590 quite a bit faster but --can-- offer more problems.
I said "can" not does.
September 9, 2011 7:26:59 PM

spentshells said:
No it is half of the 590 but with faster memory shaders and GPU
they stuck to 580's together to make 1 card the difference being as stated above they slowed them down enough to bring down the heat the card produces and the power it needs. The 590 quite a bit faster but --can-- offer more problems.
I said "can" not does.


Ok, I think I'll go with the 580, air cooled, because I don't want any overheating and such. Thanks for the reply.
September 9, 2011 8:08:31 PM

ahnilated said:
The 590 is so limited that it is almost worthless imho. You could go with a truely unlimited GTX590 but it requires a bit more power and is $1499.
ASUS Mars II 3 GB Dual GTX 580 :
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Mars_II/1.html


Thanks for the link that was really a great review and makes me wonder why anybody would buy that over a 6990
September 12, 2011 7:49:28 AM

spentshells said:
Thanks for the link that was really a great review and makes me wonder why anybody would buy that over a 6990


Because specs can only take you so far. The 6990 might look great on paper but actually it is about even in performance with the 590. Big difference is the 6990 fans are way too loud, my friends sounds like a lawnmower when ur sitting next to it. In comparison the 590 is whisper quiet.

DrKeiner u do understand the 590 is actually 2 580s in SLI on one card. Therefore you get almost twice the performance with the 590 vs 580 for only $150-200 more from the 580. Now both 580 and 590 are great cards, but depending on what resolution display u are using the 580 will not run some games like Metro 2033 & Crysis 2 at max graphical settings with high frame rates. If you are higher than 1080p, 3d, or multiple displays in near future go with the 590.
September 13, 2011 5:50:36 PM

That review shows the 6990 ahead of the standard 590 and behind the mars2 in almost all benchmarks at proper resolutions while drawing much less power
September 13, 2011 10:33:29 PM

spentshells said:
That review shows the 6990 ahead of the standard 590 and behind the mars2 in almost all benchmarks at proper resolutions while drawing much less power


6990 is ahead when it comes to old games that are not GPU demanding games and you get frame rates in the high 100s to 200s. But no one cares about that high of a framerate that u will never use. Look at the GPU demanding games like Crysis 2 & Metro 2033 benchmarks. The 590 is actually ahead. Like I said both cards are about equal the both do better in different aspects, but the noise of the 6990 was the killer for me.
September 13, 2011 10:47:41 PM

Swolern said:
6990 is ahead when it comes to old games that are not GPU demanding games and you get frame rates in the high 100s to 200s. But no one cares about that high of a framerate that u will never use. Look at the GPU demanding games like Crysis 2 & Metro 2033 benchmarks. The 590 is actually ahead. Like I said both cards are about equal the both do better in different aspects, but the noise of the 6990 was the killer for me.



You should read the review instead of just writing stuff dude
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