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GTX 690 or wait for GTX 790?

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December 5, 2012 4:05:35 AM

I ordered a system with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 4GB with an i7-3770K intel processor and Asus Z77 Sabertooth Motherboard.
I mainly play World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3.

I hear GTX 680 is great for BF3 and overkill for WoW. Which is good since ill mostly play those games.
Should I get the GTX 690 or stick with the GTX 680 and wait for GTX 790?
I ask because I will play other GPU demanding games besides BF3..

Am i good with the GTX 680 until the next generation of Nvidia Video cards releases? <--answer that.
Also, do you think the GTX 680 will be able to play Battlefield 4 whenever it drop?

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December 5, 2012 4:23:23 AM

If you already have a 680 i would stick with it until your not happy with it's performance then worry about upgrading.
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December 5, 2012 4:46:35 AM

You have a GTX 680! And still thinking to upgrade? :lol: 
Wait until next-gen cards arrive. Most of the GPUs will arrive until Q3 2013.

And GTX 680 will easily play BF4.
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December 5, 2012 4:47:36 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
You have a GTX 680! And still thinking to upgrade? :lol: 
Wait until next-gen cards arrive. Most of the GPUs will arrive until Q3 2013.

And GTX 680 will easily play BF4.
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December 5, 2012 4:58:35 AM

The only reason that I can think of to upgrade beyond a GTX 680 would be if you are wanting to play on three monitors (5760X1080). Otherwise it's just a waste of money. Wait until the GTX 680 can no longer provide adequate performance.
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May 25, 2013 4:10:29 AM

JKatwyopc said:
The only reason that I can think of to upgrade beyond a GTX 680 would be if you are wanting to play on three monitors (5760X1080). Otherwise it's just a waste of money. Wait until the GTX 680 can no longer provide adequate performance.


I have GTX 690, i7 3990K and 16GB RAM, and I play at 1920x1080 resolution (120Hz), let's start from that. This setup gives about 60 fps in the latest games without 3D Vision with everything maxed out (including AA). When 3D Vision is enabled, the frame rate might go to 40 fps in games like Metro 2033. This setup isn't overkill, it's actually just sufficient for now, but as the graphics develop all the time, soon GTX 690 won't be enough either.
Three monitors and 3D Vision with GTX 690... It kills the card. 690 is enough for 1 monitor in in the most graphically demanding games, and just sufficient for 3D gaming at 1920x1080p everything maxed out.
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May 25, 2013 9:59:30 AM

The gtx 780 is now out and it's 40% faster than a 680 and the 790 will be two underclocked 780s also a 780 is almost as fast as a Titan . So I would get a 780 just because is soooooooooo cheap for what you get.
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May 28, 2013 2:27:13 PM

For 3 monitor I suggest you a SLI of GTX TITAN! They kick ass to 690.
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May 28, 2013 2:37:09 PM

LOOOL this thread is comparing cards from $400 to $2000 (two Titans) which are in no position to be compared against one another.

Here is a guideline to follow:

1- One 1080p monitor, your 680 is good to max out ANYTHING even BF4 or anything in its generation.
2- If you consider 3D gaming on that resolution then 680 would be just good enough.
3- if you want to go up to 1440p then a 780 will be much better.
4- if you want 3D gaming on that then 690 will provide a good experience.
5- If you want ultimate performance for at least a year, get two 780 and do SLI.

Two Titans is just a huge waste of money at this point, and if i was in your position i will hold on to my 680 until December where we are supposed to see NextGen 20nm GPUs from both companies which should really provide significant performance over any card in this generation for reasonable prices.
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May 28, 2013 2:51:30 PM

I doubt they would be able to slap on two GK110 GPU's on a single PCB freaking 2k$$ hell no!
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