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Old 03-11-11, 07:27 AM   #49
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Default Re: Will the GTX590 escape 6990s sound downfall???

Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
IMO, I don't care how loud the card is, most gaming enthusiasts have monstrous speakers. I am not wealthy and even I have 560w 5.1 Logitechs.
You can't have EVERYTHING spoon fed to ya. There are trade offs for power and performance. Those are heat and noise. You can play Crysis @ 127fps on 2560x maxed out? Awesome I say.
Shamrock, could answer a few questions please if you're going to call "hypocrisy" on me:

1. Was there a lot of press and forum backlash in regard to the noise levels of the GTX480 and FX5800U? It's pretty obvious the noise level of this card is very important to NVIDIA.

2. If the 590 offers superior noise levels compared to the 6990, would anyone have any reason to buy a 6990?

I only mention the 6990 because presumably ATi searched for a quieter way to cool it, I doubt they wanted GTX480 Sli noise levels from a single card.
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Old 03-11-11, 10:58 AM   #50
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Default Re: Will the GTX590 escape 6990s sound downfall???

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I think I can safely say the the 6990 being as loud as two GTX480s in SLi will be on the "con" list for the card, and that if the 590 launches with similar accoustics sales of neither card will be good.
Dude, the sales of these cards are *never* going to be good. They're not designed to be sold in mass quantities, they're designed to build a "halo" effect around the rest of AMD and NVIDIA's respective product lines by competing in a "fastest single board" pissing match.

Any enthusiast with the bread to even think about such a high performing setup probably has an SLI/XFire capable board and a beefy PSU. And he/she would know better than to buy a $700 dual 6970 card when he/she could get 2x 6970's for $660 (cheaper and better performing).

That's why I don't give a rat's ass about this dual GPU board. If I want "extreme" performance, I'll buy two, three, or four of high performing single GPU boards. And I won't cry if the fans are too loud (I'm running dual 470's...these are LOUD at full load, especially since they're so ridiculously overclocked).
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Old 03-11-11, 11:46 AM   #51
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Default Re: Will the GTX590 escape 6990s sound downfall???

I think this thread has run it's course.

Guys, let's keep the conversations civil.
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