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Alatar got his up first biggrin.gif

I really hope its not a let down like the 590 was.

They're underclocked GK104 cores. My guess is that they will indeed disappoint in the face of the 7990.

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This makes 0 sense... Why would Nvidia release a card with 2 chips when they can't even supply a 1chip card? So kiss seeing a 680 back in stock because all those GK104 chips will probably be going to the 690 just to keep half the volume of those cards in stock...
Hopefully this just a joke and they end up releasing something like the 780. I'd rather have an entirely new die with a different supply manufacturing chain that can have the same availability as the 680 if they ever come back in stock...

Maybe they'll use chips with 7 SMX active for 1344 shaders and 112 TMUs with lowered clocks?
That would increase yield and reduce power consumption.
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GTX 580 at launch: 549,99$
GTX 590 at launch: 699,99$
GTX 680 at launch: 499,99$
GTX 690 at launch: Why wouldn't it be around 749,99$?

I referred to this earlier! The GTX 590 still beats the GTX 680 in a large majority of benchmarks...and at the time I got it...it was literally a savings of $300-400 as opposed to buying 580s in SLI. I saved $300-400 for... ~8% less performance after I OC'd my 590 compared to SLI'd 580s w/ stock clocks...I mean, you just can't beat that. That $300-400 of course went towards the purchase of my 3930K, which made everything that much sweeter. thumb.gif

Knowing this....I would be surprised if the GTX 685/690 did not release at around an $800 price point.
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I referred to this earlier! The GTX 590 still beats the GTX 680 in a large majority of benchmarks...and at the time I got it...it was literally a savings of $300-400 as opposed to buying 580s in SLI. I saved $300-400 for... ~8% less performance after I OC'd my 590 compared to SLI'd 580s w/ stock clocks...I mean, you just can't beat that. That $300-400 of course went towards the purchase of my 3930K, which made everything that much sweeter. thumb.gif
Knowing this....I would be surprised if the GTX 685/690 did not release at around an $800 price point.

How much did you buy your 590 for? Because I got 2 580s for under $800. As I recall, 590s were selling for as much as $1200 on Amazon, and as low as $750 on Newegg. Or rather, WHEN did you buy your 590?
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How much did you buy your 590 for? Because I got 2 580s for under $800. As I recall, 590s were selling for as much as $1200 on Amazon, and as low as $750 on Newegg. Or rather, WHEN did you buy your 590?

I bought it directly from EVGA on release day...it was about $750 total after tax and shipping. Again, at the time...for brand new 580s, it was still $549.00. I think I made out quite well. thumb.gif
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I bought it directly from EVGA on release day...it was about $750 total after tax and shipping. Again, at the time...for brand new 580s, it was still $549.00. I think I made out quite well. thumb.gif

Yeah that's not too bad then. I only recently bought my 580s, hence the sub-$800 deal. The 690 will obviously be a good card, but I don't expect it to beat the 7990. IIRC the 590 performed more like SLI 570s than SLI 580s. I'm guessing the same will be true of the 690 whenever they release the 670.
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If you're playing at 1920x1200 or below nothing more than 1 GTX680 is going to do any bit of difference......
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We will release a card with two GPU that we aren't able to produce enough for the demand.
$549*2 = $1099
Price tag of $750 ?
LOL YEAH SURE

And according to you, the "big announcement" is a triple GPU card. Since you work for nvidia and all. rolleyes.gif
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YES! another card I cant afford, but will someday. And by someday, I mean never.
 
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Not enough room on the PCB to fit all those memory chips for an 8Gb card?
Go back to the original GTX 295 design tongue.gif

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