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

Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 (DX 11)

Again, the GeForce GTX 690 performs right where we knew to look: just slightly under two GeForce GTX 680s.

Here’s the thing, though. We know GeForce GTX 680s are nearly impossible to find. We know that GeForce GTX 690s are going to be crazy hard to track down. But then you have Radeon HD 7970s selling for $480 and at least coming close in CrossFire. You end up saving $40 total on a card that is readily available and that we’ve shown to have significant overclocking headroom.

Although we were hard on AMD’s flagship back at $550, the competition is much more two-sided at the prices it’s hitting now.

  • 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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