670 sli or 690

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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. well that makes it simple doesn't it, buy 3 670's
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. yes that goes without saying but if you are going to spring for a 690 670x3 would be a better buy
  10. 690 = 1000
    3x670 =1000

    3x670>690

    What is the best way to spend your money?

    2x7970 thats what
  11. what kind of monitor are you using?
  12. well thanks for the replys everyone I'll go with the 670s just needed a second opinion.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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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