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690 or 7990

Total: 8 votes (3 blank votes)

  • NVidia GTX 690
  • 60 %
  • AMD Radeon 7990 HD
  • 40 %
February 5, 2013 4:37:41 PM

I'm getting a new PC build.
Safe to say I've chosen everything to my liking but I'm just confused between the GPU.
A 690 or 7990?
According to you , which one is the superior one if i want it only for gaming and video editing?

P.S Sorry for the misunderstanding everyone , I meant to type 7990 in the first place.

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February 5, 2013 5:35:32 PM

ZakX11 said:
I'm getting a new PC build.
Safe to say I've chosen everything to my liking but I'm just confused between the GPU.
A 690 or 7970?
According to you , which one is the superior one if i want it only for gaming and video editing?





Definitely get the 690
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February 5, 2013 5:41:22 PM

The GTX 690 is a dual GPU card while the HD 7970 is a single GPU and costs a fraction of the price.
Not a fair comparison really.
And still the HD 7970 is far superior in terms of GPU Computing.
February 5, 2013 5:45:33 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Better than both those cards >>>> http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=4...

A 7990

All the best Brett :) 


No offence man but you didn't answer his question, not everyone has £660 to spend on a graphics card. I spent less than that on my ram, cpu and graphics card combined.

Plus, every time i see your post in a graphics card related thread, you always suggest the same thing, rather than catering to each person...
February 5, 2013 5:53:18 PM

phil_livesey said:
No offence man but you didn't answer his question, not everyone has £660 to spend on a graphics card. I spent less than that on my ram, cpu and graphics card combined.

Plus, every time i see your post in a graphics card related thread, you always suggest the same thing, rather than catering to each person...



Hi :) 

It was a very specific answer... his two cards are NOT comparable...the 690 and a 7990 ARE comparable...although the 690 is a weaker card...

All the best Brett :) 
February 5, 2013 6:01:32 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

It was a very specific answer... his two cards are NOT comparable...the 690 and a 7990 ARE comparable...although the 690 is a weaker card...

All the best Brett :) 


I know exactly what you mean, to get a similar performance, you would need to Xfire 2 7970s.

However, i just don't think the 7990 is worth it. To power it, you need a behemoth of a power supply (£130+), it takes up 3 expansion bays and requires 3 8 pin pcie connectors.
The 690 only needs 2 8 pin pcie connectors, only takes up 2 expansion bays, and you could get a power supply for under £100 to power it.

If money isn't an issue, then either the 690 or the 7990 would be great. And if OP is looking at the 690, it obviously isn't. However, i still feel a 680 or even a 670 would suffice.
February 5, 2013 6:57:06 PM

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You're wasting your breath with this troll. I had the same argument with him in another thread.


Hi :) 

Personal insults are NOT allowed here at Toms.... last warning...

All the best Brett :) 
February 5, 2013 8:18:57 PM

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You're REALLY annoying

All the best Delta.


Hahahaha! This made me laugh
February 5, 2013 8:53:57 PM

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I can't wait for Nvidia's next series of video cards to come out.


790 FTW!! :bounce: 
February 5, 2013 9:06:40 PM

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Lol, I use to be AMD from the 1650x pro up to the 7870. Got Sli GTX 660 SCs and I don't think I'll be switching back to AMD anytime soon. :) 

I hope the 700 series is at lease 30% better than the 600 series counterpart. Will def be selling my 660s. :) 

:)  :)  :)  All the best Delta. :) 


Yeah I actually went from a 680 to a 7970m. haha trust me, I wish I could have stayed with the 680, but I had to get a laptop, and the 680m are outrageously expensive . My 7970m actually performs EXCELLENT. Its just the drivers and support SUCK... I will always go Nvidia from now on, glad I got to try amd though. Always have wanted to :D 

Next desktop build I do though....... Nvidia4life! :pt1cable: 
February 5, 2013 9:08:19 PM

thomasf94 said:
790 FTW!! :bounce: 



Hi :) 

You may have a long wait... I spoke to my graphics card suppliers yesterday, and they said a MINIMUM of 6 months, possibly up to a year for the Nvidia 7 series and only slightly better for the AMD 8 series....


All the best Brett :) 
February 5, 2013 9:14:05 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

You may have a long wait... I spoke to my graphics card suppliers yesterday, and they said a MINIMUM of 6 months, possibly up to a year for the Nvidia 7 series and only slightly better for the AMD 8 series....


All the best Brett :) 


Yeah I heard they were delayed until Q4 of this year, which is awesome... keeps the value in my pc :) 
February 5, 2013 9:15:18 PM

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:)  :)  Yeah, I had the MSI 7870 and after a few updates things got CRAZY. :)  :) 

Then I found out about this great thing called 3D and Nvidia's shuttter glasses are the best. :) 

Ended up passing on the 3D stuff for now but I love how games look with MSAA, FXAA with Nvidia :) 

:)  :)  :)  :)  All :)  the best :)  :)  Delta :) 


Yup! I had a triple monitor setup in Nvidia surround with my 680... SO AWESOME! :love: 
February 5, 2013 9:16:46 PM

thomasf94 said:
Yeah I heard they were delayed until Q4 of this year, which is awesome... keeps the value in my pc :) 



Hi :) 

As a normal person I appreciate your view, but as a retailer, we sell a LOT of NEW cards, WHENEVER THEY ARE RELEASED, ...:( 

Delays that long, lose me money :( 

All the best Brett :) 
February 5, 2013 9:19:38 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

As a normal person I appreciate your view, but as a retailer, we sell a LOT of NEW cards, WHENEVER THEY ARE RELEASED, ...:( 

Delays that long, lose me money :( 

All the best Brett :) 



Haha yeah I totally know what you mean.. well I am excited for 700 series to come out still, for your sake, hopefully soon. haha :) 
February 5, 2013 9:22:02 PM

thomasf94 said:
Haha yeah I totally know what you mean.. well I am excited for 700 series to come out still, for your sake, hopefully soon. haha :) 



Hi :) 

Unfortunately, I doubt soon, my suppliers say earliest is August, but could be AFTER next Christmas :( 

All the best Brett :) 
February 5, 2013 9:25:59 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Unfortunately, I doubt soon, my suppliers say earliest is August, but could be AFTER next Christmas :( 

All the best Brett :) 


Ah, I'm sorry..
February 5, 2013 9:34:55 PM

thomasf94 said:
Ah, I'm sorry..



Hi :) 

I am in the UK... so maybe the US will get them a little earlier.... but usually its within a week for both sides of the Atlantic...

All the best Brett :) 
February 6, 2013 3:10:29 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Personal insults are NOT allowed here at Toms.... last warning...

All the best Brett :) 


Maybe you should stop going on about the 7990 then...
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