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GTX 590, ATI 6990 or GTX 680?

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June 9, 2012 10:26:48 PM

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?
a c 185 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 10:52:45 PM

if you can get a 590 for 350 bucks i say go for it otherwise just buy a 670 for 410 bucks
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 10:55:56 PM

Either one 590 or 6990 for less than $400 is a steal.
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 11:08:58 PM

I think AMD & nvidia made those cards just to win a pissing match - GTX670 gets my vote.
-Bruce
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June 9, 2012 11:21:26 PM

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?
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 11:23:02 PM

yep
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 11:26:39 PM

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.
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June 9, 2012 11:28:06 PM

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.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 11:37:13 PM

HD 6990 or GTX 590 for around 400, what's the question for jump on it it's a steal either way lol
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June 9, 2012 11:38:48 PM

haha yeah dude, definitely a steal right? HD 6990 will last me awhile right? 4GB ram also.
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June 10, 2012 12:07:01 AM

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.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 1:00:12 AM

mf2385 said:
haha yeah dude, definitely a steal right? HD 6990 will last me awhile right? 4GB ram also.
Yep ;) 
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June 10, 2012 1:15:41 AM

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?
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 1:16:10 AM

6990 performs better from what i was told... however i side with NVIDIA on Graphics cards... so at a stand off..
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June 10, 2012 1:18:31 AM

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.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 1:30:53 AM

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 
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June 10, 2012 2:00:15 AM

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.
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June 10, 2012 6:36:11 PM

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?
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:12:16 PM

If you get the 590 for $360 go for it!
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a c 185 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:36:17 PM

rolli59 said:
If you get the 590 for $360 go for it!
+1
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June 10, 2012 7:47:35 PM

The seller on Ebay who is selling it is horrible lol, I can't haha
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a c 595 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 8:49:02 PM

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-anti...

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June 10, 2012 9:24:52 PM

GTX 590 > 680?
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a c 595 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 10:26:24 PM

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June 10, 2012 10:27:36 PM

very nice
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 4:41:18 AM

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/ben...

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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...

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1629...



It was nVidia's DRIVERS that did this!




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June 11, 2012 4:52:19 AM

*** 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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