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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4096 MB

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

  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    This card is actually pretty impressive:toast:
    A dual gpu done right!!!
     
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    Hmm. Much to expensive for midle class preformes GK 104 chip.9800gt2 was 600$ at the start ( i hew them ) .Hew dolar dropt so drasticly, I no € didnt still wee will hew to pay for thes card -1000 € wich is to much.so wat can we expect from gk 110. 1000$ a pis . som will sey mout of the muny go to diwelepmend , ill sey in som hungry pokets .Sins this card will be popular for 1or2 mans , Intel wee see rell dell KG 110 model. i'll not bee sucked on som good lucks es hapend befor on 9800gt. bb, i'll buy rell foll dell meybe not meybe ill weyt for MAXWEL.Sins is giwen sach a cer to desigen and in the end in price this card hew pure moudeng options .2 slot fett dell So if you intend to get a slot back for any secend card on minibord to geth rely litle power pack PC with SLI ,dont bother nVidia dont thinck so. nVidia disigne teem shood get lesns from ATI teem wich giwe as 1 slot moudeng option on 6990 and i biliwe will liwe thes on 7990 model.
    Sory for baad speling .
     
  3. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    +1. That alone is enough that I know what GPU I'm saving to buy now. Or trying to save for, since I has no paying job. :p

    ALl things considered, although many are upset over pricing, it seems quite jsutified, both by hardware design, and performance. I don't care if the "7990" is faster...it's not going to have anything near the same quality of hardware(I mean cooler parts).

    I don't want a $1000 lump of plastic in my rig:shadedshu, nVidia did a good job really setting the 690 apart from other cards with the metal shroud.



    Magnesium and stuff? YESSSS!!!

    :respect:
     
  4. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'm rarely interested in high end cards but this is awesome. Price isn't that bad too actually. A 680 here is about €450 and the 690 is €920. And it doesn't run that hot and it's not that loud and power consumption is pretty good imo. Excellent.

    BTW, why are the cards different in the 5760x1080 graph?
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    AMD are going to have to work VERY hard to beat this card, they basically need to at least have two fully fledged and clocked 7970's to give it a run, to beat it they would literally need to clock the two GPU's faster than 7970's... it just can't be done under 300w ..

    Nvidia has AMD this time round, hands down. I just don't see the 7990 being the better card. Even if it were as fast it would surely be louder, hotter and need considerably more juice.

    hats off to Nv!
     
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    Yeah, but if it's $200-$300 less expensive ...
     
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    ~1000 Euros for this only to be outperformed by a medium class card 2 years from now...No way Jose. Go find your sucker nvidia....
     
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    There's a button to the right called "Multi-Quote": you should learn to use it ... :roll:

    Regarding the 2nd quote: shouldn't there be a negative @ the conclusion regarding the failure to deliver @ multi-monitor resolution (the zero from some of the games tested)? Multi-monitor support is in the positive @ conclusion, isn't it?

    In any case, i'm pleasantly surprised by the performance of this card but what really impresses me is the power consumption, when compared to SLI, and the noise levels: congratulations to nVidia are in order, IMO.

    Given it's performance, it's price isn't too high, IMO. Way out of my league, though!
     
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    Well done with power consumption while keeping performance


    Well Done nVidia

    Now AMD, lets have a 7990 at 699$ shall we
     
  11. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    30%+ faster than 590/6990

    OMG :)
     
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    AMD won't beat it. Sure in some games it'll win but consider the 690 is clocked lower than 7970 speeds, it has some magic juice in it. If AMD don't scrap the 7990 altogether I can see them releasing it at sub $700 just to take the shine off Nvidia.

    Watch this space, scrapped card or surprisingly low cost.
     
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    because not all the cards support triple monitor gaming. for 5760 i picked a set of cards that's completely independent from the rest

    too lazy to use multiquote :) and i'll get away with it .. but i'll merge teh two posts i just made

    that's a good point. i'll think about it.
     
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    A better option if you were going to go 680 sli anyways, by the looks of it. Save space and all.
     
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    ... and this is how you know that W1zz is up front and honest with us. ;)

    BTW, great review .. as always. :toast:
     
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    Luckily i got my 30 inch dell monitor! :)

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    AMD will beat it. Hardocp has 7970 cfx in that review and numbers aren't far off in games with amd at stock clocks. Just need to clock it higher stock and maybe use 12.4 drivers.
     
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    what is the speed of a card that can't be purchased?... hint; its the same answer/philosophy for "what is the sound of one hand clapping"?:laugh:

    and " if a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to observe/hear it" did it happen... ah the trust issue... on techpowerup we know it happened...
     
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    ...and then where is the demo to push the muscle power of this card?
    (im looking at samartian , when will it be released to the public?)
     
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    I demand punishment from a moderator: time to give W1zzard an infraction :roll:


    IMO, if one is there, so should be the other.


    Something i noticed regarding multi-monitor:

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    Compare it to (from Hardware Canucks):

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    Your single 680 failed but theirs didn't. I see you used different drivers: could that be why?
     
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    Thats the problem... when you put 2 GPU's on a single PCB, PCIe spec is max of 300W so it needs to fit in that envelope. Obviously overclocking wouldnt help make it fit under that number soooo.........;)
     
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    Typo in page 1 "Which makes it the most expensive reference design graphics card ever relased".
     
  24. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    This really is an amazing, exceptional card. Wicked. :rockout: Yeah, I want one. :laugh:

    However, what I'd like to know is how they managed to slightly outperform 2 GTX 680's in SLI, with the GPU clock speed slightly reduced?
     
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    Love to have this card but..

    Great card + horrible price = mediocre card. Especially in times of console ports.

    Get the price below $700 bucks and I'd buy one.
     
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