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GTX 680 or GTX 690 ?

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February 15, 2013 12:50:26 PM

What will give me the best performance in the most demanding game like Battlefield 3 Crysis 3 Metro2033 and the upcoming GTA 5

Money is no problem just want the best performance ?

GTX 680 or GTX 690

The Two ive been looking at

GTX 680 >

GTX 690

My PC Specs

Case > Corsair Vengeance C70 Black
CPU > Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
GPU > GTX 660ti (ATM)
RAM > Kingston XMP Beast 16GB 2400MHz
Motherboard >Asus Sabertooth Z77
Hard Drive 1 > 2TB WD Caviar Black
Hard Drive 2 > 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
PSU > Corsair AX 850w
Monitor BenQ XL2420t 120Hz 2MS

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a c 182 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:00:06 PM

Gtx 690 no doubt way powerful than 680 but gtx 690 is more suitable for workstation's graphics.
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:34:04 PM

The 690 is not more suitable for workstations - it is in fact more like 2 GTX680s in SLI with a reduced clock. If money is no issue - look at GTX690 or GTX670/680 SLI.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:39:55 PM

If I had a choice with a lot of extra money, I would go 690.
a c 137 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:41:53 PM

Again, if money is not an issue, I like two 680s in SLI.

Otherwise, I'd grab the 690.
February 15, 2013 1:43:12 PM

If money wasn't an option for me I'd wait a couple weeks and get the titan.

But really the 690 is a beast if you want it now, and don't care about money well of course go with the 690.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:43:37 PM

There is really no need for a 690 unless you run multiple screens or at 120hz/3D. The 680 is plenty fast and the 7970GHZ is even faster than that. Have you considered AMD. They are cheaper than the 680 and have a tasty game deal right now too.
February 15, 2013 1:48:11 PM

If cash is not a limiting factor, then of course the 690 - what would make you even ask this? Are you under the impression that the 690 is just a slight bump up from the 680? It's not the case. Like dish_moose stated, it's essentially two 680s in one card! No real contest with the 680 (technically), unless you were really asking if you should get two 680s or one 690. By the way, IF money isn't tight, could you hold off just a few more weeks and go for a Titan? Might be worth the wait...
February 15, 2013 6:06:09 PM

I am able to run Crysis 3 on the highest possbile settings with tessilation with my 690 at 1920 x 1080. High settings with no AA with Nvidia surround 5760 x 1080. The 690 is a powerhouse. Keep in mind that I have not done any overclocking or boosting yet.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 6:26:07 PM

Why do you ask if $$$$ are not issue?
However, if you are going to invest, wait for few weeks for the new Nvidia's Titan.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 6:30:01 PM

It's sounding more and more like Titan is going to materialize, so I'm on that bandwagon.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 6:31:30 PM

Hello. If money is not a problem, I suggest you to wait a few days (til Feb 18th) to see what Titan is capable of. It might change your opinion on which GPU you want to buy.
February 15, 2013 6:32:01 PM

Wait for the GTX Titan. Otherwise I'd get two EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4GB in SLI
February 15, 2013 6:44:42 PM

get 2 4gb gtx 670's. more Vram will help a lot.