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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4096 MB

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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.
at each full 10°C step. like 70°C, 80°C, 90°C
 

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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?
all future reviews (where supported). no plans to include it in performance summaries until all cards work with it. otherwise a 0% would screw with summaries
 

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Wish there was a 7970 CF setup included...
 
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So i guess no dual GPU for the nvidia 7xx series, will be like the 295 days.. good card, unfortunately its is a trophy due to the price tag. I want me one of this but i love my self too much to sell my kidneys. I accept gifts too, to Nvidia send me one of this please as a gift then i pledge to only use nvidia GPUs if you send me on of this.
 
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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?
I'm due back pay which my gf knows I'll blow on something silly. This card is out of bounds to me though until it comes with water. I'm with you Steevo.

But yeah, very awesome card. Not so much the performance, it was to be expected but the power consumption and noise, tremendous.

The 7990 might surprise a few folk but it will not come anywhere close to the noise or power profile of this card.

Well done Nvidia.
 
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Why no 7970 Cross also in the test?? Hmm?
 
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Wonder if PCI-E 2.x would've bottlenecked this card...

You were using PCI-E 3.0, riiight?:toast:
 

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great review...
 
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why does it say high power draw as a con in the conclusion... i thort the power draw was right where it should be.. (minus the zerocore power from amd side on idle)



Wonder if PCI-E 2.x would've bottlenecked this card...

You were using PCI-E 3.0, riiight?:toast:

i doubt it very much.
 
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Why no 7970 Cross also in the test?? Hmm?
see post 29 if you want that info. While not W1z it should give you an idea.


excellent review W1zzard! I for one didn't think we'd be seeing a dual gpu card match SLI for a while now. Price is a pity but all good things to those who wait. I personally love the trend of lower power consuption with much more performance. GPU efficiency is getting quite amazing.
 
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because the watt _number_ is high
229 watts is high? its using about the same amount of power as a single GTX480.


a bit less on average, and SLIGHTLY more on peak..
 
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Why no 7970 Cross also in the test?? Hmm?
Other sites have it.

Summary, 7970 Crossfire wins in the usual suspects of AVP, Metro 2033 and Crysis (+Warhead) and also compute. However, shitty drivers means that it tanks to single gpu levels in some titles and it still consumes much more power.

If I bought another liquid cooled 7970, that would be £1000 on crossfire AMD. I would never do that option but I would consider water cooled sli options. No matter how much I love my 7970, the Nvidia camp has far better software and are back on top of power. But... I think daddy Kepler, when he arrives will be a power muncher as it will be fully compute enabled.

These are not Quadro quality cards remember. These are gamers delights cards. But as Anand says, he's wary of the 2GB memory for such an expensive solution as a few years down the line, that might start to take the shine off the 690.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/...view-ultra-expensive-ultra-rare-ultra-fast/19
 
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So where can I steal one of these bad boys :)
 
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Now all that remains are some good quality games. For me is irrelevant if a card pushes 45fps or 300fps. I have 2 cards from 2009 and I absolutely feel no need to upgrade yet...
 
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Am i the only one whos getting annoyed that nvidia keeps releasing the new drivers for the 6xx family only, and leaving the rest in the dust?
(Unless you want to mod that inf file ofcourse.)
 
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What rich bastard is going to start the GTX690 owners clubhouse? :pimp:

And if they don't have at least a 2560x1440 monitor we get to laugh at them.
 
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Excellent review. Interesting that you made the jump from the i7-920 to a brand new IB setup :D
 
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Physical dimensions please wiz!!

Outstanding review.
 
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Am i the only one whos getting annoyed that nvidia keeps releasing the new drivers for the 6xx family only, and leaving the rest in the dust?
(Unless you want to mod that inf file ofcourse.)
no... chances are the new drivers for 6xx wont have any real effect on the older cards.
 

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no... chances are the new drivers for 6xx wont have any real effect on the older cards.
nvidia press review drivers include very limited support for other cards.

i'm sure nvidia whql will be out soon and support every card in recent years
 
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With the (surprisingly better than expected) performance per watt of the 690 - it makes me very interested in the yet to be released but within my budget 660 Ti