GTX 590, ATI 6990 or GTX 680?

Hey guys well I am weighing my options more since I am getting paid soon and I found some really good prices on a new GTX 590 and ATI 6990 video cards. I also did some research and I can run them on my Corsair TX 750V2 80 plus bronze certified power supply. Would it make sense if I can get a good price on a 6990 or 590 to get one of these over a new MSI GTX 680 Lightning or Classified 680 that I have been waiting for? Let's say around 350-400 for a 6990 or 590? As compared to probably spending close to $600 on the new MSI Lightning GTX 680 or EVGA Classified GTX 680 coming out soon.

What do you guys suggest?
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  1. if you can get a 590 for 350 bucks i say go for it otherwise just buy a 670 for 410 bucks
  2. Either one 590 or 6990 for less than $400 is a steal.
  3. I think AMD & nvidia made those cards just to win a pissing match - GTX670 gets my vote.
    -Bruce
  4. Yeah, if I can get an HD 6990 or GTX 590 for around 400, and they both perform better then a GTX 670 hands-down, I should go with one of those huh?
  5. I agree that if you can get either the 590 or 6990 for $400 or less - that's a big steal and you should definitely go for it.

    Otherwise, you're better off waiting to get the gtx 680. Just as an example of its power, Unreal's Samaratin video was originally rendered using 3 gtx 580's in SLI. They did the same thing with just one gtx 680.
  6. well no doubt a 6990 or 590 could do the same thing cause both of those cards perform better then a 680 in most cases.
  7. HD 6990 or GTX 590 for around 400, what's the question for jump on it it's a steal either way lol
  8. haha yeah dude, definitely a steal right? HD 6990 will last me awhile right? 4GB ram also.
  9. I might get this Diamond HD 6990 4GB soon item ending soon, it's new from oem also! :) Right now less than $350!! Let's see what happens!! I have good cooling, bunch of case fans and AC in my room, should I have any problem with a little OCing? I know ATI cards get hot, so I am just want to be able to do a little OCing with it and stable temps. What kind of 3d Mark 11' score should I get over 10k with my PC? i5 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz, 16GB DDR3 1600mhz ram, H80 water cooling cpu cooler, etc.
  10. mf2385 said:
    haha yeah dude, definitely a steal right? HD 6990 will last me awhile right? 4GB ram also.
    Yep ;)
  11. Well I was outbid and I vowed not to get another AMD/ATI card again anyway, should I go for an EVGA GTX 590 Classified for around $400?
  12. 6990 performs better from what i was told... however i side with NVIDIA on Graphics cards... so at a stand off..
  13. Yeah I'm done with ATI/AMD dude, talking to a bunch of people about it now and it's a no-go. But what about this 590, and it's not even true looking at the 2012 VGA Charts on Tomshardware and 590 is right there. Plus the EVGA GTX 590 Classified is Overclocked a bit for even better performance.
  14. mf2385 said:
    Well I was outbid and I vowed not to get another AMD/ATI card again anyway, should I go for an EVGA GTX 590 Classified for around $400?
    Yeah EVGA GTX 590 is a kick ass card i would go for it :D
  15. Now the real question is should I go after a new GTX 590, or get a GTX 670 and maybe SLI it a little bit down the road. That's the real question at hand. I'd definitely save money getting a good 590 and OC it a bit and probably be good, if I can find a new one somewhere for a good price and save money.
  16. Do you guys think I should go for an ASUS GTX 590 for around $360? or just stick to getting an ASUS GTX 670 DC II Top and another one down the road?
  17. If you get the 590 for $360 go for it!
  18. rolli59 said:
    If you get the 590 for $360 go for it!
    +1
  19. The seller on Ebay who is selling it is horrible lol, I can't haha
  20. The 6990 is one of the few, actually ONLY, card that got a "Not Recommended" from Tom's Hardware. It's the loudest card ever made. The GTX 590, on the other hand is actually a fairly quiet card. Performancewise, it depends on the game, but the GTX 590 is more likely to be faster in the current games, particularly with the better SLI driver support Nvidia offers. It's also faster than a GTX 680.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6990-antilles-crossfire,2878-15.html

  21. GTX 590 > 680?
  22. very nice
  23. Quote:
    the GTX 590 is more likely to be faster in the current games, particularly with the better SLI driver support Nvidia offers.


    Man you nVidia people and drivers... give it up already, it's getting old. Sound like parrots that learn to speak few words.

    Pick a bench, the GTX 590 doesn't win many. The 590 has no OC'ing headroom before it has a meltdown unlike the 6990, with good cooling, can clock pretty high.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/benchmarks,135.html

    Quote:
    CrossFire came out with a huge overall scaling lead over SLI, and removing the one title that didn’t reflect that average would have made the lead even bigger. Superior scaling allowed two mid-priced Radeon HD 6950s to approximate the performance of two higher-cost GeForce GTX 570s, while three HD 6950s took the performance win over three GTX 570s.


    CF scaling has been better than SLI scaling for a while now, saying any different is a bold face lie.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-sli-3-way-scaling,2865-12.html

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162973


    It was nVidia's DRIVERS that did this!

  24. *** the old gen cards, I am going to get either 2x SLI GTX 670 Setup going or a crazy MSI GTX 680 Lightning or EVGA Classified GTX 680.
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