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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4096 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. W1zzard

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    Awesome card. I didn't expect such a good card from nVidia:D
    AMD's answer to this card will be interesting
     
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    How did they achieve the same performance as 680 sli with lower clock speeds? More than just sli/xfire on a stick for once?
     
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    great review
     
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    It really is GTX 680 SLI in just one card, thus saving on space and power. Looks like the slightly lower default core clock doesn't really hurt it too.
     
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    This is awesome. It is what a dual gpu card was meant to be. Good power consumption and good thermals while being as fast as two separate gpus, only drawback is the ocability, but that is a calculated risk when using a dual gpu. It will be hard for the 7990 to beat it not in performace, but in power consumption and efficiency things that don't really excel with the current 7970s compared to the 680. Performance of 7990 i think is expected to be a little higher than the 690 as crossfire worked better for amd this generation than nvidias sli.
     
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    Wow, that is one great card! They managed to put two 680s on one board without sacrificing performance, but still reduced power consumption over two individual cards.
    It will be interesting what AMD comes up with to compete with this beast. I seriously doubt a 7990 will beat this.

    Thanks for the review!
     
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    The gpus are on the same board wich results in lower latency and much higher boost.
     
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    Excellent review. I love the fact that you included GTX680 SLI results and they are very interesting.

    As to the card I think this has to be the best dual-GPU card ever made. Too bad it costs so much, though I guess it makes more sense than GTX680 SLI which would cost the same and produce more noise and heat..
     
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    wait for Computex...
     
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    Dynamic O/C pushes the 690 to clocks similar to two 680s (page 32).
     
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    $999 ugh
     
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    This isnt a mainstream card,and we all expected the high price tag. so im not sure what the fuss is about? It is the fastest GPU available,and even when AMD releases there 7990 it wont touch this 690
     
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    Top review, w1zz.

    Those power consumption.... Wow.. Dual GPU, nearly twice the performance of single GTX 580 and only consume a couple watts more from GTX 580. Amazing.
     
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    Still the dynamic oc push 680's even higher to 1111mhz.
     
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    Thx w1zzard. Good review. You might want to look at this phrase again - lowers maximum boost clocks by 13 MHz each 10°C, so there would be an extra 13 MHz if the card ran 1.5°C cooler.
     
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    $1k for this thing? LOL!

    Great review Wiz!
     
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    I'm gonna say meh.
    There, i said it :D
     
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    Well, that's it. Fastest dual card "in the universe". Goodbye GK110 for the GTX600 series. Average improvement over 7970 crossfire 21% (That's in another review from the web).
    They knew why they launch before AMD. A dual AMD card based on Tahiti can't beat this.
    Now all we need is some... money.
     
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    Well, you start by charging everyone about $200.00 more dollars, than any other dual gpu on the market.. Then I guess, that allows you, the head room, to screw them.. Said it before, I find the prices insulting..
     
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    It is an amazing card. This might turn me from the red side......


    So, full coverage waterblocks........when do we get them?
     
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    What an amazing card, ass tons of performance whilst running cool, quiet and consuming less power.

    :respect:
     
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    dbA

    All that extra expense and hype for the stock cooler and it's still 42 dbA @ load. They need to learn from Arctic, their 6990 air cooler took the 6990 from the loudest card @ 53 dbA to around 33.4 dbA (Furmark, per KitGuru). It is triple slot, but it also has to dissipate more wattage.
     
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    Thanks for doing the multi monitor resolution. Is this something your going to do with certain cards from now on or for all cards?

    Also shouldn't that be the resolution in the performance summaries instead of 2560x1600?
     
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    Power consume is very good ... good job Nvidia really good job
     

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