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GTX 690 (ASUS) vs HD 7990 (VTX3D) Need help deciding???

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Which one would you go for???

Total: 18 votes (6 blank votes)

  • ASUS GTX 690 915MHz 4GB
  • 67 %
  • VTX3D Radeon 7990 HD 900MHz 6GB
  • 34 %
Anonymous
December 28, 2012 12:14:06 PM

Hi guys,

I would really like some advice on which card to buy for my new build. I would be play games such as: Skyrim+Mods, Assassins Creed 3, Far Cry 3, DayZ, Hitman Absolution etc.. Could you guys please share any reviews or feedback you have on these 2 cards and of course what would you choose??? Both cards are amazing and both have pros and cons, which is why I really can't decide :??: 
I know a lot of you will say 2x 670's, 680's or 7970's are better and cheaper but I don't think 2 cards in SLI or CrossFire would be good for me, as for one I have NO experience with SLI or CrossFire and heat might be a problem.

ASUS GTX 690 915MHz 4GB - http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-geforce-gtx-690-915mh...
Pros: More tried and tested than the 7990. Less power consumption. Smaller. Quieter.
Cons: Outperformed in most Benchmarks by the 7990 (Except for PhyX games). Runs hotter and vents into case.

--- OR ---

VTX3D Radeon 7990 HD 900MHz 6GB - http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-vtx3d-amd-radeo...
Pros: Outperforms the 690 in most Benchmarks (Except for PhyX games). Cooler. £50 Cheaper.
Cons: A lot louder. More power consuming. Very large and bulky.

My system will be:
i5 3570k with some overclocking, or I might go for the i7 3770k not decided on that either yet lol.
ASUS Z77 Sabertooth MoBo
800/850w PSU
Corsair Carbide 300R case with a few extra fans.

So has anyone got any experience with either of these cards??? Really need some advice.
Thanks guys
Anonymous
December 28, 2012 12:38:55 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Best ever Card... ***GTX 690***
My vote goes to it ;) 

This should help you out: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-devi...

Thanks, I did have a really good read through that before I opened this thread but to be honest it confused me even more lol. The 7990 is cheaper and outperforms the 690 in a lot of games but then the 690 outperforms the 7990 in others and PhysX games of course.
Arhh it's a tough call :??: 
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 12:44:59 PM

I would surely prefer a GTX 690.
You'll not be able to differentiate both of them while playing games. They are neck to neck.
And Physx games. You'll max them all
Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAfzjTAhpBk&feature=play...

Now its upto you, Best buy is 690.
It will surely reduce your Power Bills alot... :ouch: 
And SLI ing them is INSANE. But you'll not need it. :lol: 
December 28, 2012 1:36:01 PM

If you have to ask "7990 or 690?" then the answer is almost always the 690. Performance is great for both, but the 690 is a smaller card that has better power/temperature/noise profiles than the 7990. Unless you're playing games that you know favor AMD's architecture, the 690 is the way to go; the performance between the two is very, very similar overall.
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:02:17 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
I would surely prefer a GTX 690.
You'll not be able to differentiate both of them while playing games. They are neck to neck.
And Physx games. You'll max them all
Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAfzjTAhpBk&feature=play...

Now its upto you, Best buy is 690.
It will surely reduce your Power Bills alot... :ouch: 
And SLI ing them is INSANE. But you'll not need it. :lol: 

Yeah I had set on the 690 but then I saw the benchmarks for the 7990.
Also may I ask your opinion on a couple of other things, one being the 3570k and 3770k. As I would be OC'ing to somewhere around 4.4Ghz or above, would the 3770k make any difference in gaming performance or would it only make a difference in thing like video editing???
The second thing is the motherboard, would something like a ASRock Extreme4 bottleneck a GTX 690 or should I go for a better board like the Sabertooth??? I only ask as I need to cut a few pennies here and there but without damaging the performance, so I can get a 120hz monitor.
Thanks
Anonymous
December 28, 2012 5:07:01 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
I would surely prefer a GTX 690.
You'll not be able to differentiate both of them while playing games. They are neck to neck.
And Physx games. You'll max them all
Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAfzjTAhpBk&feature=play...

Now its upto you, Best buy is 690.
It will surely reduce your Power Bills alot... :ouch: 
And SLI ing them is INSANE. But you'll not need it. :lol: 

Oops lol, I was signed in on my dads account (euphoria4949) :-/
December 28, 2012 5:45:42 PM

euphoria4949 said:
Yeah I had set on the 690 but then I saw the benchmarks for the 7990.
Also may I ask your opinion on a couple of other things, one being the 3570k and 3770k. As I would be OC'ing to somewhere around 4.4Ghz or above, would the 3770k make any difference in gaming performance or would it only make a difference in thing like video editing???
The second thing is the motherboard, would something like a ASRock Extreme4 bottleneck a GTX 690 or should I go for a better board like the Sabertooth??? I only ask as I need to cut a few pennies here and there but without damaging the performance, so I can get a 120hz monitor.
Thanks


i7-3770k is faster, but that depends on how much you want save. In gaming not much, video editing... mind as well get a R7970 ghz/ GTX 680 and use the extra money to get a core i7 extreme edition.

Media encode bench: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-3570-low-po...



If the video software is opencl accelerated, then radeon hd 7990 would absolutely thrash GTX 690, and i7. Nvidia placed an artificial cap on kepler's compute performance and as a result one hd 7970=gtx 690.


Its only 70 W difference, don't be daunted by power considering that both consumes 300W+ underload. If you can afford a $1000 graphic card you obvious don't care about power use.

HD 7990 is cooler than GTX 690, so you don't have to worry about that




Microstuttering is even less with radeon pro.
Anonymous
December 28, 2012 7:09:53 PM

I've been reading up and i think the 3570k will be the way to go for me as it will only be used for gaming so the HT is wasted on me.
As for the MoBo, i still think for the money the Sabertooth is the best deal. Although I am still open to suggestions.
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