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r0k0 July 17, 2013 08:29 PM

6990 vs GTX 590
I've currently got a AMD 6990 with EKWB Black Acetal / Nickel, and theres a eVGA Classified Hydro Copper GTX 590 3GB for sale for 500$ but I sent him a email trying to negotiate the price

what do you guys think I should do ? buy the 590 and sell the 6990 or keep the 6990 ?

EDIT : or for 350$ firm a guy is selling a eVGA GTX 590 Air cooled standard version, which of the 3 would you chose ?

sf101 July 17, 2013 10:51 PM

well a few questions then.

1. are any games running at a fps that are unsatisfactory?
2. if not then whats the point in upgrading?
3. if your games are running slow then maybe you need a titan or better because im not sure 7970 even overclocked surpasses a 6990.
4.i do not feel a 590 or a 6990 is the discussion here.

anyhow away from the points/questions. its more to the single card vs dual card points now.

you probably paid like a 750-1000$ premium for that card..imho its a entire waste of money absolutely no question and im sure you are feeling the negative effects of that decision now.

in my opinion you right now are better off waiting for the 8xxx series amd cards to release i highly doubt your having fps problems atm and you really wont have a great fps increase until the 8xxx/9xxx series amd series comes around as 780 and titan cards are so much more expensive for such a little gain.

Dzzope July 18, 2013 12:56 AM

Get a single 770? should be nearly a 590's match without the heat etc.

The RealRollo July 18, 2013 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Dzzope (Post 720507)
Get a single 770? should be nearly a 590's match without the heat etc.


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hero1 July 18, 2013 12:37 PM

I say keep what you have for now and wait and see what the next quarter brings. Heck, you might even be able to score a GTX 780 on a good sale promo.

GT7R July 18, 2013 02:10 PM

The 1.5 GB framebuffer on the 590 is just not enough for enabling all the high details in some titles even at 1080p. Keep the 6990 unless stuttering is your issue, then just aim for a new card.

Masteroderus July 18, 2013 03:55 PM

If you can get the performance of 2 old gpu's in one card doit.

Personally i'd keep the 6990 and have it mine for me.

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r0k0 July 18, 2013 04:08 PM

alright i'll keep the 6990 for now then :P

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