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Old April 14, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Pabz0r545 View Post
Isn't a 590 essentially 2 570's?
no, is 2 x 580 downclocked chips. Downclocking is done because of the constraints of operating under simple air cooling and taking only 2 slots. Fancier solutions (the triple slot Asus MARS II) or water cooled blocks can take care of that and simply overclock the chips. Power intake has never been a problem for any card : if you need a more powerful PSU you will have thought of that before getting the videocard.
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