AMD 6990m still an okay gaming card?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Bob, Sep 14, 2013.

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  1. HTWingNut

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    The 765m is about 10% less powerful than the 6990m, and it plays everything I want perfectly fine. Depends on your needs and wants. Plus the 6990m has the benefit of 256-bit pipe so higher resolutions should play just fine. If you want 1080p ultra on everything no, it won't suffice. If you want to drop down detail a bit, mainly high settings, and turn off AA, it will run just great.
     
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    6990m has many threads where it died. I would be very wary of having it.
     
  3. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    If it is dirt cheap get it. Be sure to undervolt it to 1V at stock clocks as this beast runs hot. Don't bother OCing as you will probably kill it.
     
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    Was a great card when I owned it. I had one in my GX660 before upgrading to a 7970m. It OC fine and ran great up until the day I got rid of it. I think I had it for around 6 months? Not sure anymore. Also, as others are saying it did run about 5 degrees or so warmer than the 7970m. I would undervolt it a bit to help with temps, and this will most likely also extend the life of the card. I wouldn't be thrown off by all the card dying talk though. Any mobile or desktop gfx card can die. I heard of plenty of people having their 580m taking a crap as well. Before my 6990m, I had the 5870m and I used and abused that card and it never gave me any trouble. I had it OC 24/7 to max stable and it ran like that for probably 1.5 years without any issues. Again up until I sold it it was running great.
     
  5. baii

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    I thought the 765m suppress sandy gen top gpus, at least according to synthetic benchmark.
     
  6. octiceps

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    Not in actual game performance though. In real games it's within a few percentage points of the GTX 580M and 6990M.
     
  7. baii

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    ehh, thats lame. Nice to know, I mean it is like 1k 3dmark 11 difference ~~
     
  8. octiceps

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    Just goes to show why one should never completely trust synthetic benchmarks.
     
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