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GeForce GTX 690 Review: Testing Nvidia's Sexiest Graphics Card

Benchmark Results: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (DX 11)

World of Warcraft is so processor-bound that Nvidia’s old GeForce GTX 590 finds itself in the mix at 1920x1080. At that same resolution, as we’ve seen many times before, AMD’s cards simply struggle.

The GeForce GTX 690 and twin 680s in SLI swap places at 2560x1600, though by a negligible margin.

It’s really only at 5760x1080 with 8x AA applied that we see where two GeForce GTX 680s are better than one, and where one GTX 690 is just as fast. Mainstream though this game may be, it looks sharp as heck spanned across three screens in all of its DirectX 11 and 64-bit glory.

  • robwright
    I wonder, given the price of the 690, just how limited the quanitities will be. Which brings up another question, one that Nvidia (and AMD as well) would probably be reluctant to answer: are they making and shipping fewer of the top-shelf Halo cards today than they did 5 or six years ago?
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  • milkshakez7z
    Looks very nice. Pity I'll never own one.
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  • guzami77
    im waiting for the 680 3gb sli
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  • Luscious
    Ah, the Bugatti Veyron of video cards... I'll take three, thanks!!!
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  • chumly
    It CAN play Crysis.
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  • rebel1280
    ....... Lamborghini’s Reventón ...... +infinity for mentioning that work of art T_T didn't even read the article until after I got my fix for the Lamborghini’s Reventón on the net haha. That car may be the only proof left to us of the old gods, in particular Mercury (god of transport) lol
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  • lahawzel
    680s are already nearly nonexistent, so I expect these 690s to be just as mythical and hard-to-find as the Radeon 6990.
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  • phamhlam
    LaHawzel680s are already nearly nonexistent, so I expect these 690s to be just as mythical and hard-to-find as the Radeon 6990.
    6990 aren't that hard to find. Back in January before the 7000 series came out, you could easily pick one or two up. I am pretty sure in 6 month, the 690 will be easy to grab.
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  • Marcus52
    That pair of 690s with the matching bridge looks so sweet, I want 2!

    ;)
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  • frombehind
    I wonder if someone will come out with a version that has a stock water-cooler built in? Then it really would the card to get ^^
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