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590 or wait for 2x670 ti?

Hi,

So I need a new GPU for my PC and was wondering whether to buy a GTX 590 or wait for the new 670 ti's and buy two of them instead.

So what should I do?

Thanks
Dan
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  1. What's your monitor resolution? Are you gaming in 3D? Are you using multiple monitors?

    If you're using one monitor with a 1920 X 1080 resolution and you're not playing in 3D, you should buy either a GTX 650 Ti, 660 or 660 Ti when they come out.
  2. gameridgoeshere said:
    Hi,

    So I need a new GPU for my PC and was wondering whether to buy a GTX 590 or wait for the new 670 ti's and buy two of them instead.

    So what should I do?

    Thanks
    Dan


    6970x2>590

    Why bother?

    To answer your question, I would wait for the 6xx series. The 590 is one of the few blemishes on Nvidia's stellar track record. It has heat issues, is overpriced, and is notorious for one of the biggest driver scares in PC gaming history (it was literally burning itself up, Nvidia had to scramble at the last minute to find the fix).

    With that said, the 590 is potentially one of the fastest cards on the market. But I still think you are far better off in waiting.
  3. pckitty4427 said:
    What's your monitor resolution? Are you gaming in 3D? Are you using multiple monitors?

    If you're using one monitor with a 1920 X 1080 resolution and you're not playing in 3D, you should buy either a GTX 650 Ti, 660 or 660 Ti when they come out.


    I play at 5760x1080 (3 1920x1080 monitors) without 3D
  4. PCgamer81 said:
    6970x2>590

    Why bother?

    To answer your question, I would wait for the 6xx series. The 590 is one of the few blemishes on Nvidia's stellar track record. It has heat issues, is overpriced, and is notorious for one of the biggest driver scares in PC gaming history (it was literally burning itself up, Nvidia had to scramble at the last minute to find the fix).

    With that said, the 590 is potentially one of the fastest cards on the market. But I still think you are far better off in waiting.


    Ok Thanks very much!
  5. PCgamer81 said:
    6970x2>590

    Why bother?

    To answer your question, I would wait for the 6xx series. The 590 is one of the few blemishes on Nvidia's stellar track record. It has heat issues, is overpriced, and is notorious for one of the biggest driver scares in PC gaming history (it was literally burning itself up, Nvidia had to scramble at the last minute to find the fix).

    With that said, the 590 is potentially one of the fastest cards on the market. But I still think you are far better off in waiting.


    Also, is there a known release date for the 670 ti's?
  6. gameridgoeshere said:
    Also, is there a known release date for the 670 ti's?


    Either Q2 or Q3 from what I've heard. I would put money on the latter.
  7. Best answer
    gameridgoeshere said:
    Also, is there a known release date for the 670 ti's?


    It is rumoured to be March 23.

    BTW, a single 670 Ti or 680 should game on 3 1080p monitors just fine. No need to SLI.

    Just wait for the benchmarks to be sure.
  8. 590 user here.


    I'm very impressed with the 590. As per the above post, I've never experienced heat issues; and for that matter, I haven't heard of any heat issues with the 590 in reviews or elsewhere.

    I switched from AMD to Nvidia for the reason that I was very unhappy with AMD's driver updates, whereas Nvidia is diligent in releasing frequent driver updates to increase performance for brand new games.

    The 590 is a generally under-rated card. The #1 complaint I hear is that it's too expensive, and many people say "Buy two 580's instead, it's better way to go!". Well here's the simple answer to that: 2 X 580's costs in the neighbourhood of $1050+. A 590 costs around $750+. Based on any benchmarks, the 590 gives a better price to performance ratio than 2 X 580.

    Furthermore, it's the perfect & easiest solution for the normal gamer who want's to be able to max out all graphics in 1920 X 1080, but doesn't want to pay more, and cram two cards into their mid-tower case. Why pay for more than you need? The 590 gives it all with a single card solution.


    EDIT: For 3 monitors, you will need at least a 590. If you want top graphics and good FPS, better you do in fact go for SLI.
  9. pckitty4427 said:
    It is rumoured to be March 23.

    BTW, a single 670 Ti or 680 should game on 3 1080p monitors just fine. No need to SLI.

    Just wait for the benchmarks to be sure.


    It damn well better be March 23!!
  10. jk47 said:
    590 user here.


    I'm very impressed with the 590. As per the above post, I've never experienced heat issues; and for that matter, I haven't heard of any heat issues with the 590 in reviews or elsewhere.

    I switched from AMD to Nvidia for the reason that I was very unhappy with AMD's driver updates, whereas Nvidia is diligent in releasing frequent driver updates to increase performance for brand new games.

    The 590 is a generally under-rated card. The #1 complaint I hear is that it's too expensive, and many people say "Buy two 580's instead, it's better way to go!". Well here's the simple answer to that: 2 X 580's costs in the neighbourhood of $1050+. A 590 costs around $750+. Based on any benchmarks, the 590 gives a better price to performance ratio than 2 X 580.

    Furthermore, it's the perfect & easiest solution for the normal gamer who want's to be able to max out all graphics in 1920 X 1080, but doesn't want to pay more, and cram two cards into their mid-tower case. Why pay for more than you need? The 590 gives it all with a single card solution.


    EDIT: For 3 monitors, you will need at least a 590. If you want top graphics and good FPS, better you do in fact go for SLI.


    Awesome! Its always good to hear from a 590 user!! Thanks for your opinion!!
  11. gameridgoeshere said:
    Awesome! Its always good to hear from a 590 user!! Thanks for your opinion!!



    Just noticed in your sig you have CF 6950's. That's a decent setup - I personally wouldn't recommend going to a 590 from there, best waiting for the next Nvidia line-up, as any performance increase in going to a 590 will be negligible.
  12. jk47 said:
    Just noticed in your sig you have CF 6950's. That's a decent setup - I personally wouldn't recommend going to a 590 from there, best waiting for the next Nvidia line-up, as any performance increase in going to a 590 will be negligible.


    ok, I dont have my 6950's any more, I sold them a while ago, so I think I will go with 2x 670 ti's
  13. gameridgoeshere said:
    ok, I dont have my 6950's any more, I sold them a while ago, so I think I will go with 2x 670 ti's


    A single 680 is supposed to be 3 times as powerful as a 580, meaning a single 680 would be enough to max out BF3 on 3 monitors and get good framerates.
  14. pckitty4427 said:
    A single 680 is supposed to be 3 times as powerful as a 580, meaning a single 680 would be enough to max out BF3 on 3 monitors and get good framerates.


    awesome! I might get 1 of those instead, the only issue might be connection to 3 monitors, as in the past, you have needed 2 cards in SLI for nVidia Surround, we'll see if the trend follows, unless people know if it will support 3 on 1 card...
  15. jk47 said:
    590 user here.


    I'm very impressed with the 590. As per the above post, I've never experienced heat issues; and for that matter, I haven't heard of any heat issues with the 590 in reviews or elsewhere.

    I switched from AMD to Nvidia for the reason that I was very unhappy with AMD's driver updates, whereas Nvidia is diligent in releasing frequent driver updates to increase performance for brand new games.

    The 590 is a generally under-rated card. The #1 complaint I hear is that it's too expensive, and many people say "Buy two 580's instead, it's better way to go!". Well here's the simple answer to that: 2 X 580's costs in the neighbourhood of $1050+. A 590 costs around $750+. Based on any benchmarks, the 590 gives a better price to performance ratio than 2 X 580.

    Furthermore, it's the perfect & easiest solution for the normal gamer who want's to be able to max out all graphics in 1920 X 1080, but doesn't want to pay more, and cram two cards into their mid-tower case. Why pay for more than you need? The 590 gives it all with a single card solution.


    EDIT: For 3 monitors, you will need at least a 590. If you want top graphics and good FPS, better you do in fact go for SLI.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo-1VFMcbc

    http://www.ngohq.com/news/19650-driver-causes-geforce-gtx-590-to-burn.html

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1595756

    http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=30671
  16. gameridgoeshere said:
    ok ill probs go with a 680 anyway


    Good choice.
  17. no one knows about 680 so it would be better to get a gtx 670 after launch and see what the single card can do if it performs well as u thought then keep single one and go for other later.:)
  18. for 680 wait and see the exact benchmarks and then decide with which one you should go.:)
  19. sunnk said:
    no one knows about 680 so it would be better to get a gtx 670 after launch and see what the single card can do if it performs well as u thought then keep single one and go for other later.:)


    Thats a really good suggestion! If the 670 and 680 come out together then Ill get a 680, BUT IF THE 670 IS EARLIER, ill get 2 of those instead!
  20. the better way will be to take one and see what single card can do and u feel like uwant more then get the another one.:)
  21. sunnk said:
    the better way will be to take one and see what single card can do and u feel like uwant more then get the another one.:)


    yeah, im just REALLY hoping 1 card will support 3 monitors.. PLEASE nVidia!!!!!
  22. So you just stretch 1 game across 3 monitors? I'm a little confused but thats what I'm getting.
  23. i think 2x670 will be perfect for 3xmonitor setup you should go with 2x670 that will be good for 3monitors.:)
  24. go with gtx 670 it seems like gtx 670 will support 2xmonitor setup.:)

    http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Alleged-NVIDIA-GK104-Kepler-GTX-670-Ti-Photo-Leaked
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