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Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3 GB Review: Firing Back With 1024 CUDA Cores

Benchmark Results: World Of Warcraft (DX9)

Nvidia’s cards tend to perform better in World of Warcraft, consistent with our Cataclysm Performance Guide. Most of the differentiation happens when you enable anti-aliasing, though.

Using 8x MSAA, the GeForce GTX 590 does score a first-place finish at 2560x1600. However, the Radeon HD 6990 manages to achieve second place, despite its position in the chart (sorted according to the non-AA scores, just like every other game title). The GeForce GTX 580 comes in third, followed by AMD’s Radeon HD 5970.

  • nforce4max
    Nvidia like ATI should have gone full copper for their coolers instead of using aluminum for the fins. :/
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  • The_King
    The clock speeds are a bit of a disappointment as well the high power draw and the performance is not that better than a 6990. Bleh !
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  • stryk55
    Very comprehensive article! Nice job!
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  • LegendaryFrog
    I'm impressed, good to see Nvida has started to care about the "livable experience" of their high end products.
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  • plznote
    Great card. But low clocks.
    GREAT for overclocking!
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  • darkchazz
    Wow @ low noise
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  • rolli59
    Draw! Win some loose some. What is the fastest card? Some will say GTX590 others HD6990 and they are both right.
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  • Scoregie
    MMMM... HD 6990.... OR GTX 590... HMMM I'll go with a HD 5770 CF setup because im cheap.
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  • Sabiancym
    You can't say Nvidia wins based on the sound level of the cards. That's just flat out favoritism.

    I'll be buying a 6990 and water cooling it. Nothing will beat it.
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  • Darkerson
    rolli59Draw! Win some loose some. What is the fastest card? Some will say GTX590 others HD6990 and they are both right.Thats more or less how I feel. They both trade blows depending on the game.
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