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May 13, 2012 7:21:58 AM

Hey guys,

We have a system put together with 2 GTX 690s. If anyone wants to see benchmarks from a specific program/game let us know. Member elite PC design was able to get two of them from his company, thanks for the help man.







System:
• 3960X
• Asus Rampage IV Extreme
• Corsair Dominator GT Ram
• Temjin TJ11
• SR-1 560 radiator
• SR-120 radiator
• Swiftech Apogee HD cpu block
• Thermaltake 1475
• MCP35X2 pump
• Intel 520 SSD

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May 13, 2012 7:48:26 AM

What CPU are you using and FFXIV lol. No seriously it is so poorly optimized I don't think even these bad boys can run it at max settings. Other than that the Witcher 2 would be cool?
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May 13, 2012 7:50:46 AM

Will you please bench mark it with single 690 as well as Quad.

Diablo 3
BattleField 3
Modern Warfare 3
Mafia II

Get it to the highest possible setting of your system.
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May 13, 2012 11:25:15 AM

I am confused. The title of your thread says quad sli yet you only have two 680's. So far, all of the games requested to be benched can be maxed at 1920x1080 with just a single 680. What is the rest of your system and what is the max resolution you can bench?
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May 13, 2012 11:30:28 AM

alrobichaud said:
I am confused. The title of your thread says quad sli yet you only have two 680's. So far, all of the games requested to be benched can be maxed at 1920x1080 with just a single 680. What is the rest of your system and what is the max resolution you can bench?


It's two 690, which is essentially 4 680s.
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May 13, 2012 2:02:45 PM

Sunius said:
It's two 690, which is essentially 4 680s.



:o  Oh. Guess i need to read more carefully. Notice I still said two 680's. What on earth would you possibly use two 690's for. Maybe 3dsurround with 3 x 2560x1600 :ouch: 
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May 13, 2012 3:31:09 PM

Please do a BF3 benchmark at 5760x1080.

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May 13, 2012 3:36:36 PM

did you rent your own power plant? :p 
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May 13, 2012 4:27:50 PM

aviral said:
Will you please bench mark it ...

Diablo 3
BattleField 3


Seriously, Diablo III you could could probably play at max with bubble gum and bailer twine holding together a 7950GT, your biggest concern with Diablo III should be the CPU, plays real nice on a hex-core. Battelfield 3, on the other hand, plays awesome on anything SLi 550Ti or better pushed by an octi-core. Just a passing thought.
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May 13, 2012 4:48:38 PM

kluwolf said:
Seriously, Diablo III you could could probably play at max with bubble gum and bailer twine holding together a 7950GT, your biggest concern with Diablo III should be the CPU, plays real nice on a hex-core. Battelfield 3, on the other hand, plays awesome on anything SLi 550Ti or better pushed by an octi-core. Just a passing thought.

I will like to get a real benchmark because within a month or so when ever the 690 card is available i will buy it.Just getting a pre-idea for what i am going to get for myself before i own that thing. :) 
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May 13, 2012 5:32:01 PM

I'm thinking that by the time you reach Quad 680's on today's gaming marketplace the only limitation you have is CPU not GPU. On the other side of the coin, we still have a long way to go for Pure Virtual Reality, at least in the visual surrounded by the scene, with a googplexillion of physZ reality processing zix-buffer it. But CooL in itself, I mean, Quad 680's, Respect iT! I'd rather be bottlenecked by my CPU anyway, drop background processes on a single core and dedicate the other 11 on the gaming. Serious OuCH, eh! Maybe, Maybe Not. I'd like to see a benchmark on the original Diablo? DOSBox here we come!!
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May 13, 2012 5:40:46 PM

Original diablo ran purely on a CPU AFAIK, since there were no GPUs around when it came out :) 
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May 13, 2012 6:37:00 PM

Hey guys, this video is crap but at least it’s something for now.
I will try and perform what everyone has asked; only limitation is I don’t have some of the games. The highest resolution I can run is 2560X1600


http://youtu.be/vwC_r2R_0To
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May 13, 2012 6:40:57 PM

System:
• 3960X
• Asus Rampage IV Extreme
• Corsair Dominator GT Ram
• Temjin TJ11
• SR-1 560 radiator
• SR-120 radiator
• Swiftech Apogee HD cpu block
• Thermaltake 1475
• MCP35X2 pump
• Intel 520 SSD
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May 13, 2012 6:47:42 PM

Would be nice to see a benchmark from unigine heaven dx11, all settings maxed 1920x1080
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May 13, 2012 6:48:58 PM

Fjeskiny said:
Would be nice to see a benchmark from unigine heaven dx11, all settings maxed 1920x1080



I just posted a video of that
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May 13, 2012 7:07:54 PM

Elite2025 said:
I just posted a video of that


Ah right sorry for missing that.

Nice benchmark :) 

I get 45 avarage fps with 1 gtx680
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May 13, 2012 8:02:44 PM

Awesome set up , looks great!
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May 13, 2012 8:16:23 PM

nice specs (besides the 3960x)
crap cable management
120 rad is worse then the 3960x
where is the sli bridge?
Metro 2033
=)
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May 14, 2012 4:06:06 AM

dreadlokz said:
nice specs (besides the 3960x)
crap cable management
120 rad is worse then the 3960x
where is the sli bridge?
Metro 2033
=)


Ok lol, what’s wrong with the 3960X and having a 120mm rad on the top?
I already have done the cables with bitfenix single braided extensions/
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May 15, 2012 8:20:00 PM

Why are the benchmarks done in 1920x1080? All the money spent on the system and not a thought in a monitor? Atleast 2560x1600...
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May 15, 2012 8:31:22 PM

+ Another 1

agreed with mal and russ, OPs GPU config is a huge waste at 1080p triple monitors or high res 30" personally I'd go for a nice nvidia 2d surround setup
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May 15, 2012 8:48:18 PM

The bf3 and Crysis videos are on 2560x1600


The heaven test was not on an easy resolution… the cards were powering an Elite PRO-70X5FD 70 inch led. :o 
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May 15, 2012 8:49:37 PM

I stated the res. at the beginning of the video (Crysis)
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May 15, 2012 8:59:14 PM

I didn't watch the second video and I apologize, I see that the Ultra Sharp is 2560x1600... makes me feel a little better. Now run benches in 3D...



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May 15, 2012 9:03:37 PM

RussK1 said:
I didn't watch the second video and I apologize, I see that the Ultra Sharp is 2560x1600... makes me feel a little better. Now run benches in 3D...



LOL, you got it :bounce: 
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May 15, 2012 9:11:10 PM

Quote:
+1 @ russwood1488

5760 x 1080P should be included by default.
all that power and a single 1080P.?
2560 x 1600 should be minimum..
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Fail



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May 15, 2012 9:15:48 PM

Elite2025 said:
LOL, you got it :bounce: 


The Unigine bench is confusing because it's 1920x1080... should redo it at 1600.

Nice machine by the way... worthy of envy.
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May 15, 2012 9:34:25 PM

Quote:
The heaven test was not on an easy resolution… the cards were powering an Elite PRO-70X5FD 70 inch led.


1920x1080 is still 1920x1080 whether it's 22" or 70" TV that costs $7,000. My opinion, 1080p for a computer monitor has no place over 24". Appropriate for mounting to a wall to watch some South Park but not playing BF3.

They don't give any info on pixel response time on the Elite Pro 70".
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October 28, 2012 3:30:37 AM

The thread is a bit old but.. you just make the tests to show us the numbers right? I doubt your camera is able to display over 60hz, if even that(assuming you have 120hz monitors)

Oh yea, and Russk1 is absolutely right. The physical size of the monitor has nothing to do with the video card. What matters is if it's 2.07m pixels(1080p) it has to calculate the correct color for, or 4.10m pixels(1600p). The amount of pixels is just about doubled in the 2 tests.
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October 28, 2012 3:44:29 AM

Triple monitor 3D setup in 1080P. Metro 2033 on max :D 
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January 3, 2013 5:44:09 PM

Im wondering how hot it gets because I ordered the same configuration except with a 3970x and more RAM.
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March 29, 2013 11:28:29 AM

Hi Elite2025,

I'm not sure if you still follow this thread as it's nearly a year old now, but I would really appreciate it if you good try out Tomb Raider 2013, just at 1920x1080 with everything on ultimate including TressFX (special hair).

Because I currently have a single GTX 690 and it's brilliant, all games maxed out at 100+fps no problem. But I really, REALLY struggle to max out the new Tomb Raider and keep close to 120fps. In fact in some areas of the game my fps drops to 40! So I was seriously debating getting a second 690, especially as I have a 15% off voucher for a site I use very regularly, so I could get another one at a fair decent price.

Anyway, hope you get this and if you could test it I would be eternally grateful.
Thanks =)
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March 31, 2013 10:04:11 PM

euphoria4949 said:
Hi Elite2025,

I'm not sure if you still follow this thread as it's nearly a year old now, but I would really appreciate it if you good try out Tomb Raider 2013, just at 1920x1080 with everything on ultimate including TressFX (special hair).

Because I currently have a single GTX 690 and it's brilliant, all games maxed out at 100+fps no problem. But I really, REALLY struggle to max out the new Tomb Raider and keep close to 120fps. In fact in some areas of the game my fps drops to 40! So I was seriously debating getting a second 690, especially as I have a 15% off voucher for a site I use very regularly, so I could get another one at a fair decent price.

Anyway, hope you get this and if you could test it I would be eternally grateful.
Thanks =)


Hi all,

In Regards to TR:
Tomb Raider 2013 doesn't scale to anything higher than dual SLI. TressFx turns into a flickering white light on her head whenever I go above dual SLI (Tri or Quad). I haven't found any good 3d settings for TR 2013 so surround vision is the best you can go IMHO.

For everyone else:
Saw this thread thought I would mention I have quad SLI but for most games have to play on a single 690gtx... Anytime I go quad sli I get crashes and framerates usually slower than a single 690gtx (multi gpu). I have been fooling around with tri sli and leaving the second gpu on the second 690gtx dedicated to Physx but even then I am not getting much gain over the single 690gtx. From what I have found elsewhere on the net no games support quad sli scaling so unless you are trying to break a benchmark record it's just not worth it. I definitely learned my lesson and will be selling my second 690gtx...or possible both and going with two Titans mwhuhaha.

But anyways thought I would get the word out so noone makes the same mistake I did.

Cheers,
Antjel

P.S. I have a 3960k, 16gig Corsair, 450gb SSD, 2x690gtx, everything including board watercooled and pushing 4 BenQ 2420T 24" monitors.

Trust me avoid anything above dual SLI or a single 690gtx (multi gpu). The drivers just don't support anything higher :-(
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March 31, 2013 10:19:46 PM

euphoria4949 said:
Hi Elite2025,

I'm not sure if you still follow this thread as it's nearly a year old now, but I would really appreciate it if you good try out Tomb Raider 2013, just at 1920x1080 with everything on ultimate including TressFX (special hair).

Because I currently have a single GTX 690 and it's brilliant, all games maxed out at 100+fps no problem. But I really, REALLY struggle to max out the new Tomb Raider and keep close to 120fps. In fact in some areas of the game my fps drops to 40! So I was seriously debating getting a second 690, especially as I have a 15% off voucher for a site I use very regularly, so I could get another one at a fair decent price.

Anyway, hope you get this and if you could test it I would be eternally grateful.
Thanks =)


From what I can tell, from my experience with 680 SLI, those 40 FPS drops are a CPU bottleneck, not a lack of GPU power.
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April 1, 2013 3:51:21 AM

Antjel said:
euphoria4949 said:
Hi Elite2025,

I'm not sure if you still follow this thread as it's nearly a year old now, but I would really appreciate it if you good try out Tomb Raider 2013, just at 1920x1080 with everything on ultimate including TressFX (special hair).

Because I currently have a single GTX 690 and it's brilliant, all games maxed out at 100+fps no problem. But I really, REALLY struggle to max out the new Tomb Raider and keep close to 120fps. In fact in some areas of the game my fps drops to 40! So I was seriously debating getting a second 690, especially as I have a 15% off voucher for a site I use very regularly, so I could get another one at a fair decent price.

Anyway, hope you get this and if you could test it I would be eternally grateful.
Thanks =)


Hi all,

In Regards to TR:
Tomb Raider 2013 doesn't scale to anything higher than dual SLI. TressFx turns into a flickering white light on her head whenever I go above dual SLI (Tri or Quad). I haven't found any good 3d settings for TR 2013 so surround vision is the best you can go IMHO.

For everyone else:
Saw this thread thought I would mention I have quad SLI but for most games have to play on a single 690gtx... Anytime I go quad sli I get crashes and framerates usually slower than a single 690gtx (multi gpu). I have been fooling around with tri sli and leaving the second gpu on the second 690gtx dedicated to Physx but even then I am not getting much gain over the single 690gtx. From what I have found elsewhere on the net no games support quad sli scaling so unless you are trying to break a benchmark record it's just not worth it. I definitely learned my lesson and will be selling my second 690gtx...or possible both and going with two Titans mwhuhaha.

But anyways thought I would get the word out so noone makes the same mistake I did.

Cheers,
Antjel

P.S. I have a 3960k, 16gig Corsair, 450gb SSD, 2x690gtx, everything including board watercooled and pushing 4 BenQ 2420T 24" monitors.

Trust me avoid anything above dual SLI or a single 690gtx (multi gpu). The drivers just don't support anything higher :-(


You Sir are a super star :love:  You have quite literally saved me nearly £1000 lol!

I've just emigrated to a different country where mid/high-end parts are hard and bloody expensive to get hold of, so I have to order parts from the UK and wait for a family member to be coming over for a holiday. Well, my nephew is coming over in 2 weeks, so I was actually going to order my second 690 in the next day or two lol. So.... man I owe you a drink! Thank you =)

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April 11, 2013 3:41:50 PM

I see no SLI connector are you running one card as phys-x?? I ask as I recently added a second 690 to my rig and am having trouble enabling SLI, in fact not even seeing the option to enable in the NVidia control panel.

Rig Specs:
: 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB
: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Eight-Core Desktop Processor
: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 1200W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified PSU
: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX AMD Motherboard
: COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower
: Kingston HyperX 240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
: 1 TB 7200 rpm Barracuda HDD
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April 11, 2013 4:13:57 PM

tintinbm said:
I see no SLI connector are you running one card as phys-x?? I ask as I recently added a second 690 to my rig and am having trouble enabling SLI, in fact not even seeing the option to enable in the NVidia control panel.

Rig Specs:
: 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB
: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Eight-Core Desktop Processor
: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 1200W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified PSU
: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX AMD Motherboard
: COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower
: Kingston HyperX 240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
: 1 TB 7200 rpm Barracuda HDD


Make sure the bridge is on, all the cables connected and reinstall drivers.

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January 5, 2014 9:18:52 AM

carnedude said:
What CPU are you using and FFXIV lol. No seriously it is so poorly optimized I don't think even these bad boys can run it at max settings. Other than that the Witcher 2 would be cool?

The CPU is an Intel IVY BRIDGE-Extreme Core i7 (3960X)

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