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In part two of our look at insane GPUs at mental resolutions, we're putting the GTX590 through its paces.



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triple screen gameplay looks epic! Great review as always
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looks great, but as usual (lol) i have my concerns...

590s are dual GPU

2 are used in this sli test - cos that is the only way nvidia can run triple monitor setups

very expensive (~£1100)

HD6990 are also dual GPU

a single card is needed for triple eyefinity setups...... AND ONLY ONE WAS USED

half the price (of the nvidia counterpart) for tri-monitor (~£560)

and judging by the benchmarks - the 6990 wins (due to the forementioned)
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looks great, but as usual (lol) i have my concerns...

590s are dual GPU

2 are used in this sli test - cos that is the only way nvidia can run triple monitor setups

very expensive (~£1100)

HD6990 are also dual GPU

a single card is needed for triple eyefinity setups...... AND ONLY ONE WAS USED

half the price (of the nvidia counterpart) for tri-monitor (~£560)

and judging by the benchmarks - the 6990 wins (due to the forementioned)
Single 590 test was with tripple screens.... So errrrm ONLY ONE WAS USED

Might want to read the review or at least check your facts before ranting
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Single 590 test was with tripple screens.... So errrrm ONLY ONE WAS USED

Might want to read the review or at least check your facts before ranting
i was just wondering why the benches from the PowerColor HD6990 Crossfire Review weren't included in the stats, and would be curious to see how they (or similar) would measure up in eyefinity mode

6990CF_eyefinity vs 590SLI_surround

a dual-dual-GPU tri-monitor show-down
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Old 10-06-11, 03:43 AM
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Good god .____. if the 590 is now ahead...does that mean ween the MARS II comes out.....I would hate to work for ATI after that XD
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I've been saying all along that Nvidia was King of the Hill even if the ATI was a few fps better in benches back when first released the noise/heat ration between the two made Green Team the clear winner. Now since drivers for both have been fixed Green is ahead in all aspects. I'm not going to say it........

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I've been saying all along that Nvidia was King of the Hill even if the ATI was a few fps better in benches back when first released the noise/heat ration between the two made Green Team the clear winner. Now since drivers for both have been fixed Green is ahead in all aspects. I'm not going to say it........

lol XD +1 for that piece of awesome. Good lord tho man, if the 590 just killed the 6990....does that mean the Mars II will freaken Vaporize it XD

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I don't get the charts,

Gtx 590 sli 5970*1080

Then gtx 590 5970*1080

Then another just gtx 590 (and this one is wayyy above the others in the chart, and the sli gets lower fps then the others... I'm confused is the chart labeled wrong?.......
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I don't get the charts,

Gtx 590 sli 5970*1080

Then gtx 590 5970*1080

Then another just gtx 590 (and this one is wayyy above the others in the chart, and the sli gets lower fps then the others... I'm confused is the chart labeled wrong?.......
I've noticed a repeating oc3d charting anomaly going way back to when the amd 6xxx series was launched. It'd be something only the in-house reviewers can look at really. Something being lower fps when you decrease the demand - something to that effect. But hey, I'm sure oced will review their reviews over time.

Mentioned in the review tho, you do get some crazy unexpected results sometimes, and it can be down to drivers/coding of the games. (in my opinion, I've been begging reviewers, not just on here, to look at the way they deploy windows cos it has things in it that will hamper performance on seemingly random occasions. you see it when you bench rigs.)

Anywho, over the 2 tripple screen reviews, both stables are pumping out fps that game-coders can't keep up with! It's going to leave pc-gamers demanding more quality textures, more filtering, higher resolutions and detail and better programing on a whole.

Apart from the prices, which I've always stood by the reasoning that if you can afford 3x quality monitors and 1 or 2 of these cards from either stable - £50/£100 means very little to you, your girlfriend still isn't going to speak to you for a month whichever you get. Pricing isn't that important at this end of the market - imo. You don't pose the question 6850 or 6990 ? You're in one market or the other. Imo anyway.

What it all boils down to for me, is that shelling out onzes of cash on setups including these things, both camps cover the playable-fps, the only thing that remains is the in-game quality, and to be fair AMD are on a loser from the get-go. Lower quality samples and no PhysX just as a starter. Spend big bucks and settle for less quality ? Why would you ?

Like to know how long it takes to get used to using 3 screens for gaming tho
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