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January 13, 2013 5:08:56 PM

Ok guys I have a gtx 670 already (palit non jetsream edition) I was wondering should i upgrade to a 690 or sli my already current 670, Just to add i will be planning on setting up three monitors but I would like to have your opinion on which would be better performance wise.

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January 13, 2013 5:21:58 PM

ok for my self i would rather have the single fastest gpu then 2 slower gpus

but in youre case i think buy another gtx 670

because gtx 670 is great and 2 of them (sli) are AWESOME + you save money



January 13, 2013 5:23:33 PM

ciaranmc2011 said:
Ok guys I have a gtx 670 already (palit non jetsream edition) I was wondering should i upgrade to a 690 or sli my already current 670, Just to add i will be planning on setting up three monitors but I would like to have your opinion on which would be better performance wise.

The GTX 690 is higher performance than two GTX 670s in SLi.
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January 13, 2013 5:28:34 PM

as i said i prefere more the gtx 690

but the gtx 690 costs as much as three gtx 670

and the gtx 670 sli is more than enough to play games paired in 3 monitors
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January 13, 2013 5:37:57 PM

well that makes it simple doesn't it, buy 3 670's
January 13, 2013 5:39:30 PM

spentshells said:
well that makes it simple doesn't it, buy 3 670's



so are you saying i would need three 670s for three monitors?
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January 13, 2013 5:40:55 PM

no but if you can get a 3x670's or 1 690 for the same price clearly you want the one that performs the best right?
January 13, 2013 5:42:26 PM

spentshells said:
no but if you can get a 3x670's or 1 690 for the same price clearly you want the one that performs the best right?



Of course man so would three 670s easily outperform a 690 and will it be very futureproof.
January 13, 2013 5:45:22 PM

a gtx 690 is just 2 gtx 680 paired

so 2 gtx 670 are very very very close to 1 gtx 690

and 3 gtx 670 are better then 1 gtx 690

so 3 gtx 670 > 1 gtx 690
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January 13, 2013 5:47:13 PM

yes that goes without saying but if you are going to spring for a 690 670x3 would be a better buy
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January 13, 2013 5:48:28 PM

690 = 1000
3x670 =1000

3x670>690

What is the best way to spend your money?

2x7970 thats what
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January 13, 2013 5:48:39 PM

what kind of monitor are you using?
January 13, 2013 5:48:55 PM

well thanks for the replys everyone I'll go with the 670s just needed a second opinion.
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January 13, 2013 5:52:09 PM

spentshells said:
690 = 1000
3x670 =1000

3x670>690

What is the best way to spend your money?

2x7970 thats what



Eh, dunno about that last part lol. With either a 3x670 or 2x7970 set-up, you're still going to be producing a boatload of heat and using more power than the single 690. If you are not concerned about price, I would actually just buy 1 gtx 690 and even sell off your 670 for some extra cash.
January 13, 2013 5:54:01 PM

spentshells said:
690 = 1000
3x670 =1000

3x670>690

What is the best way to spend your money?

2x7970 thats what


Sorry for opening this topic again but I've never went with amd i was thinking for my next built I would go with them as I'm waiting to see what the 8xxx series brings that paired up with a 3930k sounds about right :D 

@outlander_04 I will be using 1080p monitors at 60hz
January 13, 2013 5:54:14 PM

If your going with multiple cards, make sure your case has above adequate ventilation, plenty of airflow, and a nice beefy PSU to support them.
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January 13, 2013 5:55:56 PM

spentshells said:
690 = 1000
3x670 =1000

3x670>690

What is the best way to spend your money?

2x7970 thats what

well he would need a new mortherboard and psu too (most likely) if he did 3x 670's
January 13, 2013 5:56:01 PM

fudoka711 said:
Eh, dunno about that last part lol. With either a 3x670 or 2x7970 set-up, you're still going to be producing a boatload of heat and using more power than the single 690. If you are not concerned about price, I would actually just buy 1 gtx 690 and even sell off your 670 for some extra cash.


excactly sorry I didn't add that before I am a complete freaker about heat so what you are saying makes a point and watercooling is out of the question I am to much a worrier for that lol.
January 13, 2013 5:57:12 PM

Azn Cracker said:
well he would need a new mortherboard and psu too (most likely) if he did 3x 670's



Motherboard supports tri sli and psu is a 1.2kw so no worrys there buddy.
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