Will my rig run a gtx690? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: May 16, 2012 6:20 AM in Graphics & Displays Share pinwizard32 May 16, 2012 2:10:53 AM I know they are hard to come by and very pricey now, but just for future reference, I wanted to know if my rig would be able to run a evga gtx690 if I ever decided to pick one up. USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: evga GTX570 Over clocked. Corsair750w CMPSU 750tx OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: ASUS p658d premium m/b, intel i7-950 with 12gb ram . medium size case MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080 More about : rig run gtx690 monsta a c 89 U Graphics card May 16, 2012 2:21:46 AM Yup a 690 can run on your rig, its all good. thing is tho , it may be considered overkill for your resolution , one 670 or 680 is plenty of power for 1920x1080. Grab a 670 its 100 bucks cheaper than a 680 and close to the same performance of a 680. If you want more power later you can add another 670 to SLI. m 0 l ashesofempires04 May 16, 2012 3:22:38 AM Actually, from what the Tom's review says, it requires PCI-E 3.0, and i doubt your motherboard supports 3.0, considering it was only introduced with Sandy Bridge-E, and Ivy Bridge. m 0 l Related resources Will gtx690 run bf4 Ultra at 2560 res - Forum Can the MSI Z77A-G45 run 2 GTX690 in SLi? - Forum Anybody heard of gtx690 running on older 775 platform? - Forum can this rig run battlefield 3 on high settings ? - Forum Can i run next gen games with my rig? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer monsta a c 89 U Graphics card May 16, 2012 3:28:03 AM It is backwards compatible will work fine on PCI-e x16 2.0. m 0 l purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card May 16, 2012 3:39:51 AM I think what he's saying is that PCI-E 2.0 doesn't have enough bandwidth for a GTX690.Which makes a lot of sense. I agree with monsta.A GTX690 is overkill.Not to mention it's just way to expensive.If you want that kind of performance you'd be better off going with 2 aftermarket GTX680's. Since your board supports SLI and you have everything else needed for it I suggest getting another GTX570. m 0 l atikkur May 16, 2012 4:23:13 AM no.. PCI 2.0 x16 will not bottleneck even 690. i suggest 2x 670 for 200usd less than 690 and only 2% less performance than 690. just think about it, 690 is too fancy for nothing other than only for its look. m 0 l Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card May 16, 2012 4:25:35 AM http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... It loses no performance at PCIe 2.0, when compared to PCIe 3.0. m 0 l homiezheadsup May 16, 2012 4:53:53 AM agreed. pci-e is good to have to prepare for the future, not now. current cards are barely affected by the increase in bandwidth. m 0 l Swolern a b U Graphics card May 16, 2012 5:23:37 AM Sunius said:http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... It loses no performance at PCIe 2.0, when compared to PCIe 3.0. Wow nice find, been looking for that. I wonder if the 690 would fully saturate pci-e 2.0 8x m 0 l monsta a c 89 U Graphics card May 16, 2012 6:02:47 AM Its all good , there will be no bottleneck going 2.0 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI... m 0 l purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card May 16, 2012 6:20:07 AM Wow.I totally thought that a GTX690 would fully saturate PCI-E 2.0 and then some.What's the point of bringing out PCI-E 3.0 now if nothing can saturate 2.0.Should of just waited till the next gen. Anyway I forgot to mention that you will need to O.C. your CPU with either route you go. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs my rig good enough to run (and record) all the latest games at ultra?! Forum SolvedWhats the best gaming rig for under 999$ that can run most modern games at 1080p Forum SolvedGaming rig for the long run. i7+770 or i5+780? Forum SolvedWill my Rig run these games on ultra settings? Forum SolvedCan this rig run Battlefield 4 and Metro Last Light on Max settings at 60 fps 1080 p? Forum SolvedWatch dogs & Ghost will run in my rig... Forum SolvedWill Antec high current gamer 620W run my gaming Rig? Forum SolvedWill the GTX750Ti run on my rig Forum Solvedyou think my rig can run watch dogs high settings at 30-40 fps? Forum SolvedWill this rig run games on ultra or maxed out ?? Forum SolvedWill my rig run Arma/DayZ? Forum Solvedbuilding new rig to run bf4 Forum SolvedCan my rig run dota 2 max? 60fps? Forum SolvedCan this power supply run my rig? Forum SolvedWill My Rig Run Battlefield 4 on the highest setting ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !