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Should I get GTX 680 or wait for GTX 690?

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My current setup is 5870 + 5970 trifire.
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What can't your rig max out now? You will only get so much money trying to sell your current cards...

I would personally wait (like me) for a GK 110, which might actually be a GTX 685, or even 780...
A GTX 690 will most likely be dual GPU from previous generation cards, or even 695?
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Waiting in tech isn't worth it.

As soon as you go to buy a 690 the 780 will be 3 months away, but then you wait for that and the 790 is only 4 months away, but then the 880 is getting close...!!!!

That being said, lemme fetch some benchmarks and I'll try to come up with an answer based off of performance.
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what games can you not play with that setup?
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Hmm, I did go for the card. Less power consumption, less heat and less noise (Compared to 3 cards).

So it would be beneficial if you get a new card. And when the 780 or whatever comes out and you still need more power you coud grab another 680.
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what games can you not play with that setup?

I can't play Battlefield 3 on ultra, it gets choppy and metro 2033 has few hiccups as well.
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Hmm, I did go for the card. Less power consumption, less heat and less noise (Compared to 3 cards).

So it would be beneficial if you get a new card.
You would have these benefits now.
And when the 780 or whatever comes out and you still need more power you coud grab another 680.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post

Hmm, I did go for the card. Less power consumption, less heat and less noise (Compared to 3 cards).
So it would be beneficial if you get a new card.
You would have these benefits now.
And when the 780 or whatever comes out and you still need more power you coud grab another 680.

This seems like a good idea plus the fan noise will be lower than before smile.gif
Edited by 006 - 3/27/12 at 3:02pm
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And I have to add these cards are uber quiet.
I manually cranked the fan up to see if this thing is working (No joke, I did that).

During normal usage (Crysis2 fully cranked up on1920ish) not even a tad auditable.

BTW: Why is my post duplicated, lol?
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post

And I have to add these cards are uber quiet.
I manually cranked the fan up to see if this thing is working (No joke, I did that).
During normal usage (Crysis2 fully cranked up on1920ish) not even a tad auditable.
BTW: Why is my post duplicated, lol?

Yeah, it will be a nice change of pace from a vacuum cleaner sound I hear every time I play video games. I will it buy it as soon as it's back in stock at Newegg.

Thank you Mr.Eiht and everyone else who contributed
+Rep for all.
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