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Old 05-18-11, 01:43 PM   #281
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Default Re: GeForce GTX 590 Review Thread

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
The 11W and 15W differences you linked are pretty irrelevant given the power consumption of these cards. No one will be saying,"I'm environmentally conscious, so I use a 350W 6990 instead of a 365W 590!". (at least no one who doesn't want to look foolish)

The only factor that matters in the power/heat/noise category is noise, because it's the only metric with a significant difference. (most reviews I saw had the 6990 50-100% louder)
The fact of the matter is the GTX 590 uses more power than the HD 6990. The reason I posted this is because someone said the HD 6990 uses more power, which is clearly not true.

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