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Alienware aurora with GTX 690 Or Alienware Aurora with GTX 680 SLI?

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May 6, 2014 11:36:50 PM

I am looking to either buy a alienware aurora ALX with SLI 680's or 1 GTX 690, Cant decide which to pick. I will be running a surround monitor setup.
(Please dont say go custom because I most likely wont.)

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May 6, 2014 11:38:53 PM

680 SLI outperforms 690, as the 690 is two underpowered 680's on the same PCB, the 680SLI are not underpowered, and is the better option.
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May 6, 2014 11:40:43 PM

unknownofprob said:
680 SLI outperforms 690, as the 690 is two underpowered 680's on the same PCB, the 680SLI are not underpowered, and is the better option.


and the two separate 680s have basically double the cooling which will allow for more overclocking headroom.
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May 6, 2014 11:46:43 PM

Are you talking a choice between 2GB 680s or a 4GB 690 (which is still only 2GB usable memory)?

If you're running surround, I assuming you mean 3x1080p screens, you're going to run out of VRAM I think. Do they have a 4GB option on the 680s, or anthing from the 7xx serious or an AMD equivalent (high end AMD cards tend to scale better at higher resolutions)?
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May 7, 2014 2:53:27 AM

Then what do I go with for surround If im going to run out of VRAM
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