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GTX 690 vs GTX 590

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by realmacoy81, May 14, 2012.

  1. realmacoy81 New Member

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    so i need help deciding whether to buy a single gtx690 or buy another gtx590 and rung it with the one i already have or get 2 gtx680..
    thanks.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How would we know? What do you use your computer for? What O/S are you using? What are your computer system specifications?
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    Phusius New Member

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    sell the 590, which still demands a decent price on ebay and get the single 690. its not like you dont have the money if u are even considering such a buy.
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    I sense 'pointless post' fatigue.

    As to the OP, you have a GTX 590 and you're asking about buying another? Or just getting a GTX 690 or 2 GTX 680?

    I would recommend you read a cross section of reviews from various sites and make up your own mind. For someone with a GTX 590 to ask for advice on what card to get next seems utterly ridiculous.

    Sorry if this sounds harsh but it's like someone with a porsche asking which Supercar to buy next.
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    Sell it and buy two gtx 670 and sli them.
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    Get another 590 and fold on it 24/7.
  7. realmacoy81 New Member

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    Was just asking for opinions..
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Since you're using 3 3D monitors, go with best.. The GTX 690, no doubt.
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    Agreed, no question.. Multimonitors @ high res = 690 ftw..
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    I think you'd be better off with a 670 SLI, you could get 4GB versions too... makes more sense than a 690, unless you want the 690 for it's look which I completely understand :)
  12. realmacoy81 New Member

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    Think I'm gonna go with gtx 680 in sli.
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    Do some research first. You seriously can almost match the
    power with 2 GTX 670's and save $200.
    realmacoy81 says thanks.
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    gtx 670 in SLI

    cheaper, less power, cooler, same power
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    I personally would take dual 680's out of the equation. A 690 = dual 680's. Dual 670 will be really close. You obviously have the money, and have multi 3d monitors, go with the 690.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  16. realmacoy81 New Member

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    But the 690 consist of 2 680 downclocked, so wouldn't it make sence to get 2 680.
    What are your thoughts on that?.
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    They are downclocked yes. To the best that I know, the 2 gpu's being on the same card reduces the time for the gpu's to communicate resulting in basically 680 sli performance.

    As it says on the TPU 690 review, "Reaches GTX 680 SLI performance levels."
    If you havn't read it already here it is: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_690/33.html

    There are pretty much equal at stock. If you plan on overclocking them sli 680 would perform better. So would 670 sli which is pretty much clock for clock with the 680. We are talking all with in 1-2%

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    Crunching for Team TPU

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