Originally Posted by nvidiaintelftw
how do you figure that. the 6990 overall is 4% faster and with overclocking its even faster. Asus TOP card is clocked at 900mhz. that will smash the 6990. Also drivers come into play here as it did with the 6990 when it released.
The 6990 is also priced at $699
The low factory clocks are what is killing the 590 from winning in every situation. if they clocked it at 725mhz or so it would win.
Thats what i said, the 6990 is a better card.
It consumes a fair amount less in games, it doesn't blow up when you try to clock it, it's faster at the resolutions a that are used now (1200p and 1600p).
ATi hasn't released any new drivers (officially) since they released the 6990 (IIRC), so drivers ain't a comparion here.
Be interesting to see the SLi review. Wonder if the 590 will manage more than 20% scalling. Or are we once again limited by the console generation and 1600p being the max resolution in these reviews.
Maybe Wizz should invest in a 1600p tri-monitor setup to see if thats the case. Surely TPU has the power to request such kit.