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February 6, 2014 5:23:00 PM

Ok i have a GTX 690 and im thinking about buying sli gtx780 ti is it worth it?Just don't think my 690 will be good through 2014 as in running games on high or you think i should wait for the 800 series?!?!
a c 99 U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 5:31:02 PM

Definitely wait for the 800 series. Dropping $1500 on a new set up when you have the most powerful single card available doesn't make sense. You'll be fine.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 5:32:14 PM

...yeah, no. There is absolutely no reason to throw money away upgrading from one generation to the very next one. Especially when you already have something as ridiculous as a gtx 690.

Wait for the 890, if you absolutely have to upgrade. For now, you're trying to convince yourself to spend money based on what you think might happen... most likely because you like having the new shiny stuff. :p 
(Don't worry, we all do that - the trick is to fight it.)
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 5:35:25 PM

Your 690 will do just fine and is not worth the money to upgrade, would wait until the 800 series or when your games do start to slow down which wont be in 2014!

to quote response i liked from bigcyco1 in another thread:

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The GTX 690 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780 Ti. This results in the GTX 690 providing 75.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 780 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 690, and so the GTX 780 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 690 has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 780 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 690 also has superior memory performance overall.

The bottom line is Nvidia is pulling out all the stops with the GTX 780 Ti in an effort to shame the R9 290X, and once again establish itself as the king of the single-GPU space. It should be noted that the GTX 780 Ti does not offer Double Precision compute performance like the GTX Titan, so CUDA developers will still prefer that card. The GTX 780 Ti is made for gamers, not scientists. I should also point out that the GTX 780 Ti supports quad-SLI, just like the GTX Titan, and the GTX 780 does not.Regardless of which one edges out the other, both are top-end cards.
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February 6, 2014 5:39:25 PM

690 is a great card i would keep it as long as possible.........If your really worried get another in sli( NOT NEEDED)
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February 6, 2014 5:43:11 PM

Thanks guys for ur time.Its tax season time and i figured i could future proof my computer but if the 690 will be good at least through 2014 ill be happy love running games at their best,plus i cant let the kids with their ps4 saying they looking better then my computer lol.I think ill save and wait thanks again :) 
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a c 99 U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 5:45:48 PM

If you have a 690 I'm sure the rest of your computer is up to par too, it's ok to let your computer sit still for a few years without upgrading it.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 5:46:02 PM

Haha, oh dear lord. My GTX 670 will far surpass the graphics quality of a PS4.

The graphics in the new consoles are really only the level of the 7870, maybe the 7870 XT at best.

You've got a LONG way to go before your kids can say anything about graphics.
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February 6, 2014 5:54:50 PM

woltej1 said:
If you have a 690 I'm sure the rest of your computer is up to par too, it's ok to let your computer sit still for a few years without upgrading it.
Yeah hope so,i7 3770k ocgenie 4.2..32 LP corsair ram,mpower big bang mobo,Noctua d14HS,ssd windows,1tb drive,850w corsair psu if anything wont make it till the end of 2014 plz lemme know,asus vg248qe monitor btw.anything or im good?

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a c 99 U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 5:56:11 PM

Haha, at 1080p your rig is probably good for the next decade.
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February 6, 2014 5:58:15 PM

woltej1 said:
Haha, at 1080p your rig is probably good for the next decade.
awesome my wife will love me not spending the money now lol,thank again!:) 

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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 6:00:32 PM

Your kids will not accept defeat and will find something to brag about, probably the TV being bigger :D 

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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 6:42:00 PM

boju said:
Your kids will not accept defeat and will find something to brag about, probably the TV being bigger :D 


And then he can explain pixel density to them and rub in their faces the fact that a computer monitor is several TIMES better. ;P

Or he can start talking about framerates and input lag. :p 
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2014 6:46:24 PM

Would agree but getting too technical with kids will just get the hand ;P
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