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Will my rig run a gtx690?

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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