I'm planning to get a new Gaming PC later this year (waiting for new hexa/octa core CPUs to come out). But I definitely need a new graphics card right now (still using my bloody HD2600XT). And therefore I have three questions so far:
There are differences in benchmarks (from videocardbenchmark.net and tomshardware.com). The first says the Nvidia GTX 580 was superior (even better than the GTX 590?!?!), and tomshardware says the AMD HD 6990 is best, and the GTX 590 is better than the 580. Now which one is really better?
The next question is: Is it a good idea to buy the card half an year before the rest of the PC? It's likely new GPUs will be released meanwhile, so I'm not sure if it's a big failure to buy the card now, as it would be out of date. On the other hand I'm willing to spend around 500 Euro and the top end cards are more expensive when they are just released. So I still might get one of the current graphics cards. The question is, is there any big reason to not buy the card right now?
And the final question is: Is AMD really an option regarding the current state of their Linux drivers? It works quite well with my low end graphics card, but will it perform awesome with the new card? I saw some promising Windows/Linux benchmarks here, so I'm not sure about this any more...
Thank you for your answers!