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Should i buy the evga gtx 690

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January 25, 2013 7:25:47 AM

so i cant decide on my gpu i watch reviews and the evga gtx 690 looks mouth watering. im not rich but i am willing to save a few extra dollars for this card. im just not sure if im going to need that much power im a hardcore gamer but my current monitor is a hp 2311x and can only support 1080p should i do it?

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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 7:33:17 AM

no gtx 670 is more than enough for 1080p
January 25, 2013 7:38:08 AM

670 why not even the 680? 670 is really taking it down i do plan on getting a higher res monitor eventually. i have a 660 ti now i feel that it will not be worth the jump from a 660 ti to a 670.
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January 25, 2013 1:00:28 PM

I'd wait for the GTX 7__s or Radeon 8___s if you have a 660Ti. At 1080P a 680 or 670 probably wouldn't be worth the money. Maybe get a 770 or 780 in a few months. You could even get the 790. I just wouldn't want to fork out hundreds of dollars for something that will be inferior in a few months.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 4:06:11 PM

You could always add another monitor at a later date and get the 690. What are your current specs?
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January 25, 2013 4:33:39 PM

For 1080p a single 660 ti is fine, since you have one, i don't see the point of getting the 690 gtx, if it were for a triple monitor setup a 690 gtx would have been more valid.
If you have a motherboard with SLI support you can add another one(660 ti) later.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 5:59:06 PM

djangoringo said:
For 1080p a single 660 ti is fine, since you have one, i don't see the point of getting the 690 gtx, if it were for a triple monitor setup a 690 gtx would have been more valid.
If you have a motherboard with SLI support you can add another one(660 ti) later.


True, I've had a GTX580 (equivalent to a GTX660Ti) for 18 months and I still haven't found a need to buy a new video card because I use a single 1920x1080 monitor.
January 26, 2013 3:55:38 AM

i know its detailed but here is my specs.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/25/2013, 02:17:57
Machine name: BEASSST
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121119-1606)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/03/12 10:22:38 Ver: 15.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16334MB RAM
Page File: 3350MB used, 29368MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Display Memory: 4034 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1986 MB
Shared Memory: 2047 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP 2311 Series LED Backlit LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP 2311
Monitor Id: HWP293A
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: HDMI
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