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GTX 690 available...should I buy?

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May 12, 2012 9:12:35 PM

I have thechance to buy a GTX 690 right now, ASUS model for $1094 after shipping...should I buy it? I have a gtx 670 ordered yesterday but could cancel.

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May 12, 2012 9:16:08 PM

skiim said:
I have thechance to buy a GTX 690 right now, ASUS model for $1094 after shipping...should I buy it? I have a gtx 670 ordered yesterday but could cancel.


No. Wait for it to come in stock at Newegg, then get it for 8$ shipping and no tax.
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May 12, 2012 11:35:40 PM

if you have an sli motherboard/psu already i'd go dual 670s. i would honestly just run the 1 670 though, sli isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
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May 12, 2012 11:48:50 PM

If money is not an issue grab a 690. Why not?

If somehow money is an issue don't fork out $1k for a graphics card.
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May 12, 2012 11:58:39 PM

Yes get the 690 and send me the 670 for giving you such excellent advice...HEHE...THANKS!

If you can return the 670 then sure.
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May 13, 2012 12:22:26 AM

its better to go with 2*680 at the moment, it will give you more in sli than 1 690. But on the other hand if your MOB supports 2*3PCI *16 in sli I would go for 690, that way you would be able to add another one later if required.
It depends what will you use it for and how much money can you afford to spend.
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May 13, 2012 12:28:11 AM

just buy a 670 and if u not happy with performance buy another one. Save over 200 at the very least.
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May 13, 2012 12:32:14 AM

MadBunny said:
its better to go with 2*680 at the moment, it will give you more in sli than 1 690. But on the other hand if your MOB supports 2*3PCI *16 in sli I would go for 690, that way you would be able to add another one later if required.
It depends what will you use it for and how much money can you afford to spend.



Hmm. My MOBO is this one

ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard

I'm not sure if it will support 2 690's if I do want to do that down the road...
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May 13, 2012 12:47:54 AM

Buy and give to me.

Or get two 670 in sli
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May 13, 2012 12:55:41 AM

2 x 670 in sli
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May 13, 2012 1:11:26 AM

It all depends on your screen resolution, hardware setup, and performance goals.
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May 13, 2012 1:13:00 AM

What is your monitor setup? A 1080p resolution with 60hz refresh rate is rarely going to need more than a single 670/680. 3D, 120hz, and 3 monitor setups are good reasons for this much power.
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May 13, 2012 5:11:55 AM

bystander said:
What is your monitor setup? A 1080p resolution with 60hz refresh rate is rarely going to need more than a single 670/680. 3D, 120hz, and 3 monitor setups are good reasons for this much power.


I haven't finalized my monitor choice yet. I was at first going to go 690 with U3110 2560x1600, but with the 690s so hard to find i ordered a 670 and figured Id dummy down the monitor and save some cash. Thinking about it more Im happy with my 670, and will start looking for a suitable monitor for it, with wiggle room for a 2nd 670 down the road
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May 13, 2012 5:22:37 AM

skiim said:
I haven't finalized my monitor choice yet. I was at first going to go 690 with U3110 2560x1600, but with the 690s so hard to find i ordered a 670 and figured Id dummy down the monitor and save some cash. Thinking about it more Im happy with my 670, and will start looking for a suitable monitor for it, with wiggle room for a 2nd 670 down the road


$1100 for a graphics card is a lot. I would buy the gtx 670 (better performance per $)and use the money saved for a great monitor setup. Then buy another 670 later for SLI= $800, thats a $300 saving for almost same performace as 690. I just got Asus 27in x3 with my gtx 680 (670 is almost same performance) and 5760x1080 is FREAKING AMAZING! Especially in BF3!!! You are surrounded by the virtual world. Here is my setup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta5lroOZAmA
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May 13, 2012 5:32:07 AM

go for gtx 670 sli dont go for an single gtx 690 the gtx 670 sli will give you the same performance as the gtx 680 sli and single gtx 690 and the price is way less you can save upto $200 with getting an gtx 670sli which gives almost same performance as the gtx 690.:) 

look at this review then you will get what i m talking about.:) 

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...
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May 31, 2012 2:17:37 PM

Sure go for 690 if you have cash and yo doesnot need to upgrade for longer
dual 670 never beats 690.dual 680 and 690 are neck to neck but powerconsumption for dual 680 is higher.as long as you have cash go for 690
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May 31, 2012 2:19:46 PM

sunnk said:
go for gtx 670 sli dont go for an single gtx 690 the gtx 670 sli will give you the same performance as the gtx 680 sli and single gtx 690 and the price is way less you can save upto $200 with getting an gtx 670sli which gives almost same performance as the gtx 690.:) 

look at this review then you will get what i m talking about.:) 

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...

But Heat and power???
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May 31, 2012 6:23:20 PM

jijomathew said:
But Heat and power???

Little more heat & power with the 670sli. But is that worth $200-400? No
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June 11, 2012 7:19:18 PM

lmulder said:
if you have an sli motherboard/psu already i'd go dual 670s. i would honestly just run the 1 670 though, sli isn't all that it's cracked up to be.


try running Witcher 2 on max settings with a single card...
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June 16, 2012 1:38:40 PM

2 x 670.. and to beat that 2 x 680 :) 
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