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Dual 680 SLI or 690

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July 18, 2012 9:54:55 PM

Hi I am getting an alienware aurora and am concerned about games and compatibility. I would like to get the configuration that has the least issues. Dual GPU cards usually have alot of issues and I was wondering from existing users what their experience was with their cards on games like Saints Row 3 or BF3. I do intend to waterblock the 690 if I end up with that card. Not looking for exactly which is better FPS wise, I am more concerned with which one has less issues. There are many topics about this subject but not many since the cards have been out and I am interested in hearing from peoples experience if they think I should get the 690 or dual 680.

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July 18, 2012 10:10:52 PM

Sorry if the post seems redone, if you can point to a thread discussing the cards from current users I would like to learn more about any issues. My last setup was dual 6990 and all I have had are issues and would like to avoid these. FPS is not my top priority beign able to play the game is my top priority, thank you.
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July 18, 2012 10:37:53 PM

My guess is most problems affecting one setup would affect the other too. They're both GTX 680-SLI setups after all, just on one vs. two circuitboards.
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July 18, 2012 11:18:41 PM

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See that?

You do not get that with 680 SLi...

This is why the 690 is so exotic and costs so much, it does not microstutter at all.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1692049

GTX 680s in SLI appear to deliver performance almost identical to that of a GTX 690.
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July 18, 2012 11:59:51 PM

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I was involving microstutter, not raw performance.

Well their numbers appear to show that microstutter is no worse with GTX 680s in SLI than with a GTX 690. Their subjective remarks also back that up.
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July 19, 2012 12:46:06 AM

microstutter such as with the game Fallout new vegas, I found this very bothering. Not because of the looks it just sort of made me sick. Thanks for the feedback it sounds like a single 690 though not more powerful might have less issues. Any other information will be appreciated.
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July 19, 2012 1:47:38 AM

7970's Crossfire??
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July 19, 2012 3:32:56 AM

Im getting rid of the machine I have with dual 6990's their just more trouble than they are worth. Sort of like kids, their great and I love having them, but I would rather someone else deal with the headache of every single game needing tweaks and fixes.

Thanks for all the information, I decided on a single 690 and will waterblock it.
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