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Is there any microstuttering on the GTX 690?

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July 30, 2013 4:08:22 PM

I know that the GTX 690 is a bad deal atm, but Im not interested in hearing about the price/performance issue of it right now. Im just curious about the microstuttering.


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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2013 4:26:34 PM

Nvidia has microstuttering under control. However, with a 690 you are stuck, for very few games will work on dual 690's.
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July 30, 2013 5:50:05 PM

You're always better off using a cheaper, lower power, next generation fabrication part with a higher transistor count on the GPU than older expensive, power hungry, hot running, noisier, previous gen parts.

You'll likely save money buying 'brand new' part X, instead of 'second hand' part Y.
- At least in the case of the GTX690's

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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2013 7:24:29 PM

nvidia have done quite well to remove microstutter, recent FCAT reviews have monitored this. There is slightly more frame variation than a single gpu, but it is so little that it isnt visible to the eye. AMD on the other hand have a LONG way to go with their crossfire solution where dual cards often dont perform any better than a single card the frame spacing is so uneven.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2013 7:41:45 PM

Overall, the microstutter should be acceptable in most games.
AMD has much more problems with crossfire than NVidia with SLI atleast from what I have seen.

Still, you should go for something like a GTX780 instead. Dual chip cards are hot and loud.
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a c 412 Î Nvidia
July 30, 2013 7:49:22 PM

All you need to do is read the quote below from a recent Guru3d review of GTX 760's in SLI, which did use FCAT testing. The technology is the same and the GPU's are both GK104's, so this quote still applies to the GTX 690.

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"But fair enough, over time NVIDIA has done a great job, micro-stuttering is a thing of the past and there are hardly any driver issues. And with triple A game titles, NVIDIA will have a driver for you at launch day ensuring your multi-GPU solution is supported.

Driver compatibility - in all our tests we had no driver issues whatsoever. All games worked straight out of the box. We see a bit of a bottleneck with Hitman Absolution being capped to 65 FPS. But other than that, seriously props to that. SLI has been well refined by Nvidia over the years.
"http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_sl...
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July 30, 2013 11:53:49 PM

smeezekitty said:
Overall, the microstutter should be acceptable in most games.
AMD has much more problems with crossfire than NVidia with SLI atleast from what I have seen.

Still, you should go for something like a GTX780 instead. Dual chip cards are hot and loud.

I am into 780 also... Just that I'm very picky, I don't like the 690 because of only 2GB of VRAM.
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July 30, 2013 11:56:35 PM

17seconds said:
All you need to do is read the quote below from a recent Guru3d review of GTX 760's in SLI, which did use FCAT testing. The technology is the same and the GPU's are both GK104's, so this quote still applies to the GTX 690.

Quote:
"But fair enough, over time NVIDIA has done a great job, micro-stuttering is a thing of the past and there are hardly any driver issues. And with triple A game titles, NVIDIA will have a driver for you at launch day ensuring your multi-GPU solution is supported.

Driver compatibility - in all our tests we had no driver issues whatsoever. All games worked straight out of the box. We see a bit of a bottleneck with Hitman Absolution being capped to 65 FPS. But other than that, seriously props to that. SLI has been well refined by Nvidia over the years.
"http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_sl...

I never heard of FCAT before! Thanks
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July 31, 2013 10:18:04 AM

meowmix44 said:
17seconds said:
All you need to do is read the quote below from a recent Guru3d review of GTX 760's in SLI, which did use FCAT testing. The technology is the same and the GPU's are both GK104's, so this quote still applies to the GTX 690.


I never heard of FCAT before! Thanks


Really, where have you been the past 8 months? Wait, you've been hanging out on Tom's Hardware.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-revi...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-revi...

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