Marketing War: HD 6990 vs GTX 590 or when AMD Challenges NVIDIA

HD 6990 vs GTX 590
HD 6990 vs GTX 590: the perfect d**k contest

According to reviews, AMD dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 is faster than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590. The HD 6990 is faster but also louder. It doesn’t matter for AMD, as long as the HD 6990 is faster in 3DMark11…

3DMark11 - HD 6990 vs GTX 590

And of course for NVIDIA, the GTX 590 is the fastest card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Is World’s Fastest Graphics Card.

That’s why Dave Erskine (Senior Public Relations Manager for Graphics Desktop at AMD) is challenging NVIDIA:

So now I issue a challenge to our competitor: prove it, don’t just say it. Show us the substantiation. Because as it stands today, leading reviewers agree with us here, here, here, and here that the AMD Radeon HD 6990 sits on the top as the world’s fastest graphics card.

9 thoughts on “Marketing War: HD 6990 vs GTX 590 or when AMD Challenges NVIDIA”

  1. extreme

    Yes, but in 3DMark 11 … in game the scores are for HD6990 in severals games, et for GTX590 for others games…

    We are’t played with a benchmark.

  2. WacKEDmaN

    my d**k is bigger than yours.. in this case faster is not always better…nvidia managed to make a shorter length and quieter card.. that puts on a fireworks show if ya push it too hard!…what more could ya want?! :p

  3. Nikola

    Hey people,take an example in any review,3D Mark Vantage (as a D3D10 Bench) and Unigine heaven 2.5 with extreme tessellation preset(as a D3D11 Bench),they were both taken by GTX 590(as substantiations have been declared by reviewers for AMD’s Dave) as AMD did in 3D Mark 11.
    It’s hard to judge between them,but advantages of low noise,temperature, and smaller size go to nvidia(except that electrical death of GTX 590).
    From my side, i won’t spend 700$ on a card that may die and gets out of RMA.

  4. Nikola

    @Crazy: Thank u a lot;that was useful to me to face a friend of mine(an AMD’s fanboy).
    I wish that this fact(HD 6990 VRM death) can be published with proved pics like TPU review .


    @Nikola,Crazy: there is no real proof that 6990 had any VRM problem or any problem at all it’s just one bad defective card, and where the other 4 cards he talking about.
    elsewhere the 590 had real temperature problem with its power design (especially bad memory power design as 570 too)

  6. Stefem

    I’ve seen an overclocked 6990 frying from my self, so ad one to the list.
    Dude, if you overvolt your card you take the risk of frying it.
    The owner now it has a new one, but it doesn’t want to touch voltage anymore

  7. Penaseh

    I have see many review about gtx 590 and hd 6990. 590 have problem with temperature. mean push more power with OC will make 590 over heat and burn. That’s why Nvidia reduce high amount of GPU clock of gtx 590 graphic card. Yes HD 6990 have a noise problem especially if card is load. however some people doesn’t care about noise as long card is cold. About price, we all know hd6990 is more cheap than gtx 590. In crossfire, HD 6990 have a little bit problem make the result of hd 6990 Cf is not significant in few game.

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