GTX 590 coming in February....apparently....

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by sean_skroht, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    That is not a surprise.

    The GTX 590 was always going to be more expensive as the GTX 580 is pricier than an HD 6970. It also requires more power, will have less video memory per GPU and has had to be compromised far more in terms of clock and memory speeds than the HD 6990 was in order to fit two Fermi chips on one board. All those mean that the GTX 590 will likely not impress as much as it could have done. That's my guess anyway.

    Not that I have any interest in the card anyway as I think multi-GPU gaming is far more problematic than I have the patience for, sadly. Still, I'm mildly curious to read the review and see how fast it is in the handful of games and benchmarks that show it off (and understandbly ignores the other 85%, mostly multiformat titles, that don't! Say hello to negative scaling!).
     
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    That review is quite superficial and doesn't challenge the 590 to see where it might have shortcomings. I'll wait for some better reviews.
     
  3. Sever

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    seems unlikely that we'll see a proper review done. due to the limited amount of cards available, nvidia are apparently making their AIBs choose whether or not to ship the cards out for reviews.
     
  4. Andypandy1991

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    I was thinking of changing to nvidia for various reasons!
    But if the 6990 turns to be faster i dont think gtx 590's price give it justice!
    And problems mostly from what i have noticed appear on tri and quad configurations!
    Myself i had several problems with amd and i just solved them last 2 months!
    But still i dont condone my 5970's performance!
    If my cards could work on all games 100% then i wouldnt need a new card for like many years!
     

  5. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    That should be a disclaimer on all multi-GPU cards IMO. ;)

    Seriously though, I had HD 5870 CrossFireX that was admittedly excellent in a number of games such as Crysis, Battlefield Bad Company 2 (well, once AMD had sorted out their drivers!) and Resident Evil 5 but lacklustre in the other 85%, mostly multiformat titles. At the end of the day I had to ask myself whether I wanted superb performance and scaling in 15% of my games and headaches/hassle for the remainder or good performance in 100% of my games.

    In the end, common sense won out and that's why I switched to a GTX 580. So far I'm very happy with that decision even though some games run a little slower. The trade off is well worth it though as I can now just play games without having to create profiles in RadeonPro to circumvent negative scaling and all the other issues I had.

    Regardless of whether you prefer NVIDIA or AMD cards, unless you absolutely must have the fastest graphics card or enjoy benchmarking (oh, how dull...) then I'd recommend the fastest single GPU card over a multi-GPU one unless you have a lot of patience.
     
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    zoso_the_hippy Master Guru

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    googletranslate...

     
  10. sean_skroht

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    Darren,

    I ditched my Radeon 5970, I just couldn't handle the drivers anymore, totally at the end of my tether. I'm thinking about doing away with the idea of getting the 590 and getting a 580 instead, though not 100 percent sure. How's your experience been with the 580? How have your games been and what resolution you running? Can you crank games up to max settings and have you had any slowdown? What's your most demanding game?
     
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    they did bin the good chips for these i guess....970?1.22v dammmb
     
  12. davido6

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    is it me or does it suck hard lol
     
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  14. cowie

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    nah it sucks but it dont swallow,same as the 6990 but not as noisey or with crappy default iq.
     
  15. Andypandy1991

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    Well Ι have a thing about smoothness in my game so thats why i choose multi gpu configurations!
    I dont care about benchmarking at all!
    I just need my games capped at 60 fps!
    I know u will say i am prejudiced but thats just me:p
     

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    The reason I'm kind of wanting this GPU instead of buying the 580, but I'm no where near sure at this point in time.
     
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    at 1920 x1280 its even at 2000x1200 the 6990 has a 3% lead
    on drivers that were out for months...nv drivers will surpass this i would think in a short time.
     
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    yeah..i just saw the review on guru and 590 is on pair with 6990 more or less...
     
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    Exactly! Both are about the same. My opinion so far 60:40 for 590. Depending on which games u use in test.
    You need to know that 590 has only 607MHz!


    Techpowerup blow up the card. 1.2V on air and boom. DEAD.
    Card went 775MHz on stock voltage.

    My Gigabyte is on the way :banana:
     
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