Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 24, 2011.
This card is pretty decent, too bad it seems to die when overvolted.
Anyone who was expecting gtx 590 to blow the 6990 away has obviously not been paying attention to the 6xxx series and the HUGE improvements in crossfire efficiency.
It also appears that this card suffers from fanboi over-hype, just like the radeon 69xx series.
Great cards, just retarded fanboys raising the level of expectation to new heights.
PS About the AMD/ATI trolls crying about PPD? That's an issue between Stanford/F@H and nVidia paying sponsorship $$$ with their standard exclusivity deals.
Can't compete when you don't have an optimized client.
Just look at the few distributed clients that are optimized to the same degree for both AMD/Ati AND nVidia, and you'll see they more than hold their own.
Yea i found it a few mins after i posted to you before, i find it abit hard to believe they had faulty components, but time will tell i guess.
I still wouldnt trust the card though.
It's not the fastest at all.
It can be said it's at most on pair with 6990.
6990 wins at higher resolutions in games like Metro 2033 (optimized for nV) and wins in most of the very used game engines. The 590 only wins in some very rare engines like the one from lost planet.
So due to this it an be said that the 6990 remains 1st.
Nvidia would show you benchmark results where it is the fastest, just as as AMD would only show results where the 6990 came out on top, it's all in how they spin it.
as far as W1z'z review, its practically on par with the 6990, give or take depending on the game and settings.
I wonder if with this the tables of nVidia's dominance have finally turned and the field is even.
Since practically the dawn of time now we've all known that nVidia dominates, but with this, the card everyone believed would end AMD's 'short spat' of dominance, and would reclaim to nVidia the thrown of 'most powerful', has now failed and come up par with AMD's 6990, even though nVidia kept their cards longer to give it those last few tweaks after seeing what the 6990 can do.
I think we've now reached an era where neither AMD nor nVidia (nor any of the two's fanboys) can claim dominance anymore and it's anyone's... game (LOL, mind the pun).
Now it's time for the real competition, where each tries to inch out the other, not just because they can, but because they have to!
AMD released an nVidia style card. Huge, powerful, loud, power-hungry.
And the AMD fans suddenly stopped caring about efficiency and loudness.
nVidia released an AMD style card, more efficient and quieter.
nVidia fanboys stopped caring about HUGE LOUD MOST POWERFUL EVAR.
Both sides are retarded.
Thats only because he OC the card or did something. Maybe if he would of left the card at stock, that would of never happen. The card is powerful already, i am not even sure why people OC anyway, its pointless. I never had any problems running any game at stock settings, never. Well i did when i was using PCI cards, but once i made the jump to PCIE, never had a problem and if i did, it was because of the drivers i was using.
Stock is better and safer. I was playing timeshift with my 5750 last night, stock of course, i get 75-100+fps all the time at max. See so why would i OC my GPU for, to get what 105fps
Yes. A reference card with a different sticker on it is more likely to burst into flames.
So true. So true. I have dual 6870 in my current build but will use the green team just because on my next. Just like the five series came out a heartbeat after the four I think we will see a. Perfected surprise from nvidia soon
These days, it would be better they don't bother with dual GPU pcb at all.
All of the benefits of dual GPU :
Cheaper(versus two separate cards)
Faster (if albeit only through bandwidth because the cores are simultaneously talking to the motherboard directly in unison)
No (or less) microstutter
Potentially higher scoring ceiling for synthetic benchmarks(TRI SLI, Quadfire etc.)
are not entirely true anymore - certainly not altogether at once.
The only remaining definite positive is that it only takes up one PCI E lane, but you'd be hard pressed to find a motherboard anymore(especially one suitable for high end computing) that comes with a single PCI E lane forcing you to buy a dual GPU solution as opposed to Crossfire/SLI.
Neither the 6990 or the 590 are impressive in performance, efficiency or cost and I would hope that any computer consumer looking to purchase enthusiast level products, would have half a brain and come to the conclusion that unless they are solely focused on synthetic records, then (as a current example) a 6950 Crossfire or 570 SLI setup is more effective at being reliable, faster (circumstancial and relative, i.e. if you're getting strong minimum frames 50-60 or higher), and generally more efficient overall in achieving it's goal.
Yea to true, i think they have both hit the limit with what they can do on this 40nm arch, we will have to see with the new 32nm i guess?
Cards like the 3870X2/9800GX2/4870X2/GTX295 and 5970 where all good cards, nothing omg bad about them, and the performance was good in most areas.
But if i was to get a new card it wouldnt be a dual GPU card, it be a 5870 or 6870.
Now I get it why they didn't go for the higher clocks and less shaders approach:
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