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DeSade
01-03-2012, 09:31 AM
I am close to my long awaited Graphics update and I am considering the GeForce GTX590.

Issue is its at least a year old now and I am wary of buying something that may be replaced soon.
Does anyone have any insight as to whats next and when for nVidia?

Chilling_Silence
01-03-2012, 09:58 AM
There's always something bigger and better just around the corner ... What's your budget? :D
You do realize for that price you could get 2x 6970's or something to that effect?

DeSade
01-03-2012, 10:05 AM
I wouldn't touch ATI again if it was given to me free of charge.....

Also I have been down the SLI route and I do not like it, would rather have SLI on the card as in two chips
Budget is whatever it costs, the card I am looking at is about $1300

dugimodo
01-03-2012, 10:17 AM
I think they are due out soon, but like Chill says something is always due out soon.
What do you play that needs that much graphics power? I have a GTX580 and it feels like overkill on my 27" 1080P display for everything I play, honestly barely notice an improvement from the GTX460 it replaced. Unless you are rocking very high res or multiple displays the 590 is probably unecessary, but I guess it will last longer.

Also on the other camp AMD has some new models out http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA34835 for example which is about the same performance level as the 590 and http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA34805 which matches a 580. Both apparently are very power efficient due to a new chip design.
I tend to buy Nvidia mostly myself, but AMD/ATI have some nice products.

DeSade
01-03-2012, 10:27 AM
Bad experiences with ATI be a long time before I give them another chance.

I have three displays so I need it to support 3D Vision Surround that means either this, or another SLI setup.

pctek
01-03-2012, 11:26 AM
Sigh. I have no problems with my ATI. Didn't with the one before that either. Or the one before that.

Both have had driver issues at various times, so what, change the driver - newer, older, whatever - if there is an issue.

Chilling_Silence
01-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Both have had driver issues at various times, so what, change the driver - newer, older, whatever - if there is an issue.

Agreed. Have had issues with both in the past. When it comes to spending so much money, I'm personally going to go for best bang-for-buck :D

DeSade
01-03-2012, 12:13 PM
The ATI version of the 590 only has one HDMI port, that pretty much rules it out.

wratterus
01-03-2012, 12:37 PM
I have never liked ATI, always been fed up with buggy drivers etc, but when the time came for my last upgrade they were streets ahead with price and performance, buying Nvidia at the time would have been close to madness. Been really impressed with the Asus 6870 I decided to get, (running four screens off it) and would buy another ATI card next time too - and I used to be a huge Nvidia fanboy.

Metla
01-03-2012, 01:06 PM
I am close to my long awaited Graphics update and I

Does that mean you have a card for sale?

DeSade
01-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Two actually
GeForce GTX 480's

I think one is taken but its been quite a delay on this update since I started so need to check with the guy.

Metla
01-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Ah, Nice card(S).

I was looking for a cheap upgrade, And those certainly aren't

Chilling_Silence
01-03-2012, 02:34 PM
How much you wanting for them? :D

DeSade
01-03-2012, 02:50 PM
Make an offer

Metla
01-03-2012, 02:54 PM
$150

DeSade
01-03-2012, 02:59 PM
I think that is a little low.
I shouldn't do make an offer, never works.

How does $250 sound? It was not a cheap card and that is well below half.

Metla
01-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Nope, I can't go that high.

I'm sure you can easily get that for it though, I just value second hand video cards very low.

I've got a decades worth in a draw, each one cost hundreds of dollars, each one is now pretty much worthless. I just cant force myself to throw them away.

Even the one in my PC probably doesn't have a resale value.

Metla
01-03-2012, 03:35 PM
$155

dugimodo
01-03-2012, 03:59 PM
I've had trouble with both as well, but my old 4850 worked so well and lasted so long it gave me a good overall opinion of ATI.
I have a GTX580 as my gaming card after getting frustrated and abandoning dual GTX460s in SLI because of inconsistent and buggy SLI support in games. I love it, and it's amazingly quiet. I wouldn't have a 590 myself because it's back to SLI even if it is on a single card (or so I believe?). I've gone for the fastest single GPU card that was available at the time.

In my backup machine used for media storage / downloading / and lugging to my monthly LAN club I have an ATI 6770 because it only has a budget PSU and I wanted to be able to game at the LAN (I go once a month to NLANGC), I am quite impressed with it so far for a budget card although I have only tried a few games (WoW, Duke Nukem Forever, Quake3, Blur)

In my media PC I have a fanless ATI 6450 only because the sandybridge graphics wouldn't play nice with my HDMI receiver. Again I'm very impressed with it, seems to offload 99% of video decoding loads for playback, works perfectly with the home theatre HDMI setup for Both audio and Video, and is completely silent.

Yes I have 3 PCs just for me :)

DeSade
02-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Looks like I might have to consider the ATI card.
The GTX 590 is very hard to find right now.

Metla
02-03-2012, 09:30 AM
$160

dugimodo
02-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Looks like I might have to consider the ATI card.
The GTX 590 is very hard to find right now.
http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA30249
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=14669

Took me 20 seconds to find :P
Seems to be available

inphinity
02-03-2012, 10:49 AM
The first Kepler-based cards should be available next month. Yeah, there's always a new model coming up, but a whole new core is usually 12 - 18month waits. The 500 series launched in late 2010. I'd give it a few weeks to see whether Kepler will launch with a good value card (x60), or simply serve to push pricing on the outgoing 500's down a bit.

DeSade
02-03-2012, 10:57 AM
http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA30249
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=14669

Took me 20 seconds to find :P
Seems to be available

Yes you are right, I should have clarified.
Looking for the Gigabyte model, ASUS is a very distant 2nd