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Overall better performace, 2 X 670, 2 X 680, or 1 X 690

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December 2, 2012 6:03:58 AM

What scenario would be best for overall performance in Videos, music, skype, streaming, and video games?

2 X 670's

2 X 680's

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1 X 690?

More about : performace 670 680 690

a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 6:08:28 AM

2x 680 is the best performance setup you have in that list.

but all of it is going to be WAY overkill for what you want (apart from games)

a video card under $100 will do, Videos, Music, Skype, Streaming just as well as the $1000 setups you have listed.

the ONLY thing those setups will do better is gaming

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a c 168 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 6:11:17 AM

The only place you'll see a difference between the 3 is gaming and the 2x680s would have a slight edge. 2ND would be the 690 followed very closely by the 670s. Depends on the resolution aswell. The only notable differences will be at high resolution multi monitor setup. With a single monitor its overkill for current games.
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December 2, 2012 6:23:23 AM

Videos, music (why a graphics card?), Skype, Streaming are all going to be Identical. 2x 680s will likely give the best benchmark scores and the 690 give the best overall gaming scores. As hard as Nvidia has worked on SLI it isnt perfect. The 670s will represent the best value (by far)
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December 2, 2012 7:25:25 AM

Whats the difference between a high benchmark score and best gaming scores, like visually, which graphics cards will provide the most stimulation for my eyes haha
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a c 168 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 7:29:06 AM

What resolution will you be running? The human eye can't see a difference after 60 fps.
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December 2, 2012 7:36:03 AM

not sure, i will be getting a new monitor to suite the cards / set up
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 7:38:43 AM

bignastyid said:
What resolution will you be running? The human eye can't see a difference after 6 fps.



WOO 6 FPS SLIDESHOW.

I'm going to assume you meant 60 fps, and if you are, you are dead wrong. I played on a 120hz monitor for at least a day, and I could DEFINITELY tell a difference. The difference was so extreme that when I went back to my 60hz monitor I couldn't play first person shooters for at least a week.
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a c 91 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 7:52:10 AM

I'm writing this on a 120Hz monitor, and I can also tell you that it's amazing. And noticeable.

OP:

Unless you're buying three full HD monitors, a 120 Hz monitor, or, quite possibly, three 120 Hz monitors for surround 3d (*lusts*), anything you named is pointless.

A SINGLE GTX 670 will max out basically any game at 1080p and 120Hz - those that can't be maxxed out are those in which you can turn down very minor settings to get the same effect. (Such as supersampling in the Witcher 2, which has no visible effect at 1080p.)

Also, I suspect these are options in a pre-built computer. Is that correct? If so, talk to one of us about making a custom one. It'll be MILES cheaper, give you just as good (or better) performance, and not be a complete waste of your money.
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 7:59:51 AM

The thing is, obviously the 680 SLI is better. Is it more practical though? Most definitely not. The 690 would be much cooler, quieter, take less power, look nicer imo (subjective), and there are much less hassles. Honestly, out of those, I would go for a 690, for the simple reason of just how much easier it is to work with.
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a c 168 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 8:03:18 AM

I keep forgetting a about 120hz monitors. On a 60 hz monitor above 60fps is a waste.
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December 2, 2012 8:11:53 AM

It will be a custom built PC. I will post the list of items i will be getting, critique it if you want :)  lol I will be getting a 120hz monitor / tv to hook up to the PC of course.

How is the 2 X 680's less practical than 1 X 690 ?


CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core $549.99
Motherboard Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 $409.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $179.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $93.99
Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" SSD $66.48
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB $1057.86
Case Lian-Li PC-X2000F ATX Full Tower
Power Supply Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V $149.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHES212-08 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $79.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $136.45


This is the build, for the most part, i am buying / building in february / march so changes may occur due to price drops and such and depending if i like windows 8 or not for an OS

The RAM is going to be 16g and not 32 that was a misclick and im too lazy to change it lol

The Case i just LOVE so im not changing it lol

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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 8:19:36 AM

If you're building in February, you shouldn't start planning your build now. The next gen cards are going to roll out by that time. They will be more powerful. So it is best to wait and see. In fact, you will be changing a lot of stuff in that list.
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December 2, 2012 8:21:21 AM

Ok, i just like to look forward to something haha.
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 8:24:49 AM

Please don't forget to choose the best answer
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a c 186 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 9:41:22 AM

Ravyu said:
Please don't forget to choose the best answer (I'm desperate, though I am sure I won't get chosen)
Very unprofessional! :pfff:  Desperate for best answer ? It's not life or death matter you should not be helping for a best answer most don't expect anything in return.You are even trying to make OP feel sorry for you wow that's to much! :ouch: 
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 9:45:00 AM

treven said:
It will be a custom built PC. I will post the list of items i will be getting, critique it if you want :)  lol I will be getting a 120hz monitor / tv to hook up to the PC of course.

How is the 2 X 680's less practical than 1 X 690 ?


CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core $549.99
Motherboard Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 $409.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $179.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $93.99
Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" SSD $66.48
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB $1057.86
Case Lian-Li PC-X2000F ATX Full Tower
Power Supply Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V $149.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHES212-08 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $79.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $136.45


This is the build, for the most part, i am buying / building in february / march so changes may occur due to price drops and such and depending if i like windows 8 or not for an OS

The RAM is going to be 16g and not 32 that was a misclick and im too lazy to change it lol

The Case i just LOVE so im not changing it lol


They are less practical for the reasons I listed. Hotter, louder, take more power.
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 9:46:58 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Very unprofessional! :pfff:  Desperate for best answer and now your trying to make OP feel sorry for you wow that's to much! :ouch: 

LOL I'll edit that off
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a c 186 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 9:52:04 AM

Ravyu said:
LOL I'll edit that off
Good for you.You will get best answers no worries! ;) 
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a c 186 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 10:40:07 AM

bignastyid said:
What resolution will you be running? The human eye can't see a difference after 60 fps.
FAIL!! You ever try for yourself or just believe everything you read ?I can tell a big difference.Despite what science claims i find it false.Does that mean i am right no it does not however i can honestly notice

1. Details are more crisp, smoothly rendered, and lifelike.
2. More Responsive
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December 2, 2012 11:43:33 AM

Best answer selected by treven.
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