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Asus GTX 680 SLI VS EVGA GTX 690

Is my ASUS GTX 680 Direct CU II OC SLI setup better than a 690? I don't own a 690, and I might even upgrade my current setup in a few months. I'm not sure if I should just stick to the 680s, or go for the big boy, the 690.
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  1. WunderWuffle said:
    Is my ASUS GTX 680 Direct CU II OC SLI setup better than a 690? I don't own a 690, and I might even upgrade my current setup in a few months. I'm not sure if I should just stick to the 680s, or go for the big boy, the 690.


    Don't upgrade anything till the new 700 series cards come out. NVIDIA is stating that their most top of the line 700 series card is suppose to release sometime this month or early next. Codenamed "Titan" rumored to be MSRP at $899 so, it would be better to wait till thats released. As upgraded to such a card right now isnt worth it IMO.
  2. abCasPeRR said:
    Don't upgrade anything till the new 700 series cards come out. NVIDIA is stating that their most top of the line 700 series card is suppose to release sometime this month or early next. Codenamed "Titan" rumored to be MSRP at $899 so, it would be better to wait till thats released. As upgraded to such a card right now isnt worth it IMO.


    Actually, "Titan" is the name of the new card. The 780 is due out late 2013/early 2014. The Titan is a single GPU card that could have about the graphics power of a 690 with, perhaps, the power draw of a 680. It should have 6GB ram. In short, it is a 690 killer and is due out in a week or two. Reviews are sneaking out. The power could be on the order of 80 to 90 percent of SLI 680's, but with drivers updating, it could equal or exceed them. It appears the Titan will be more powerful than the upcoming 780 for it should be about 30% quicker than the 680, but will draw much less power.
  3. I would listen to abCasPeRR. Don't get anything until the end of the month. And why sell your DCUII when they are better than 690. Sell them when the Titan comes out and SLI that.
  4. babernet_1 said:
    Actually, "Titan" is the name of the new card. The 780 is due out late 2013/early 2014. The Titan is a single GPU card that could have about the graphics power of a 690 with, perhaps, the power draw of a 680. It should have 6GB ram. In short, it is a 690 killer and is due out in a week or two. Reviews are sneaking out. The power could be on the order of 80 to 90 percent of SLI 680's, but with drivers updating, it could equal or exceed them. It appears the Titan will be more powerful than the upcoming 780 for it should be about 30% quicker than the 680, but will draw much less power.


    Thats what I said, one of their flagship GPU's is codenamed Titan. I guess the way I put it was I was naming the 700 series cards Titan. But thats not what I meant by that.
  5. Alright, thanks guys. I'll just wait till the 700 series or the Titan comes out and think about it from then.
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    Certainly. I think its best to wait and you may be waiting a while to see how it all plays out. A 680 SLi setup should prove to be a formidable combination for the foreseeable future. I would say that your 680's in sli are better if you are running the 4 gigabyte models of the cards due to the shared memory pool that the 690's share.
  7. Okay, so which 4gb model do you recommend for me?
  8. I'm sorry? You already have 2x 680's yes?
  9. bigshootr8 said:
    I'm sorry? You already have 2x 680's yes?

    Yes, but if I didn't have it, which would be the best 4gb 680?
  10. Hmm, probably the same card you have in the 4gb revision. The only reason I say its better is because if you are running multiple monitors it would make more sense to have the stronger ram choice. Also, in a SLi setup its probably more common for people to have more then one screen.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121705
  11. Best answer selected by WunderWuffle.
  12. bigshootr8 said:
    Hmm, probably the same card you have in the 4gb revision. The only reason I say its better is because if you are running multiple monitors it would make more sense to have the stronger ram choice. Also, in a SLi setup its probably more common for people to have more then one screen.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121705

    Alright. Thanks, buddy. I *currently* have no more questions, and you have been chosen as the best answer.
  13. No problem. I'd just say hold onto what you have don't get to antsy about the new stuff coming out it. I would think within a two or even 3 generations you could consider moving up to something but normally the flagship cards in Sli hold considerable value moving foward the 480 in sli is still kicking pretty good for people.
  14. Also happy gaming man.
  15. bigshootr8 said:
    Also happy gaming man.

    Same to you.
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