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EVGA GeForce GTX690 4096MB GDDR5 Dual GPU Reviews

w8tdstrgecube

Fantastic Graphics Card

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Pros: Incredible performance, beautiful design

Cons: Expensive, runs hot, large form factor

Precious few things have lived up to my expectations as well as the GeForce GTX690. I bought two to use in my Obsidian 550D build and have been exceptionally pleased with them. I prefer a smaller case but I didn't want to hamstring myself when it came to graphics performance, so I selected the GTX 690 as it would allow me to fit a quad-SLI setup into a mid-tower case. Running on a single card will still easily drive almost any game at the highest settings. The only hiccup that I ran into was Crytek's Crysis 3, which occasionally chugged when utilizing the most intensive antialiasing (8x MSAA). Operation in the SLI configuration easily remedied this problem. SLI operation may not...
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PinzaC55

Best Graphics Card On The Planet

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Pros: Incredible Power, Low Noise, Beautifully Engineered

Cons: High Price

Although I bought my GTX 690 OEM since the cards are all essentially the same the EVGA card will serve as the subject of my review. When I set about building my new rig in November my initial intention was to keep as many components as possible from the old rig including the GPU - an XFX Radeon 7950 - but one by one they disappeared! The 7950 was a great card and achieved 37 FPS on Unigine Heaven benchmark but about this time an OEM GTX 690 appeared on Ebay from a reputable seller for £630 "Buy It Now". I knew that at that price it would quickly be sold if I hesitated so I did some money calculations, had a couple of stiff drinks and bought it. It came in a plain cardboard box and when I...
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