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archer23
05-04-2012, 05:26 AM
From time to time I'll be posting compiled reviews of a new GPU or CPU etc, as I did on other forums.
More than happy to contribute here in our new site. So here's my first...


Is $999 expensive? Absolutely. Is it worth it? If youíre gaming at 2560x1600 or 5760x1200, the GTX 690 is at least worth the consideration.

Wrapping things up, there is one question left I feel like we still donít have a good answer to: how much RAM a $999 card should have...the day will come when 2GB isnít enough, and I'm left to wonder when. A GTX 690 with 4GB of VRAM per GPU would be practically future-proof, but with 2GB of VRAM NVIDIA is going to be cutting it close.


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(http://i48.tinypic.com/xpmohs.jpg)http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/03/nvidia_geforce_gtx_690_dual_gpu_video_card_review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-review-ultra-expensive-ultra-rare-ultra-fast
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/53901-nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-review.html
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_gtx_690/
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/38805-nvidia-geforce-gtx-690/
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-690-DualGK104-GPU-Review/
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=912&Itemid=72
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1921/1/
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-690-Review-Dual-GK104-Kepler-Greatness
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-690-review/
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1489/pg1/nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-dual-gpu-graphics-card-review-introduction.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_690/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-690-benchmark,3193.html

OC(gain) round-up from the official reviews.
http://www.gpureview.com/gpureviews-gtx-690-overclocking-roundup-article-945.html

Junkboy
05-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Thanks for that, the 690 is a beast of a card but man, tough sell at those prices though. Why can't I win the lottery! Why oh WHY!!!!!! :p

archer23
05-04-2012, 09:09 AM
Yeah, heck of a card in most aspects, nVidias smookin nowadays except on retail stocks maybe, but at 28nm who isn't.
With that pricing and the current status with AMD cards it's so hard to say it'll see a price-cut in its lifetime, and I'm still an optimist for 7990.

Sn0_Man
05-04-2012, 09:18 AM
Thanks for that, the 690 is a beast of a card but man, tough sell at those prices though. Why can't I win the lottery! Why oh WHY!!!!!! :p

Don't buy lottery tickets and you'll save up $999 pretty fast :D

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