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post #31 of 186
Doesn't make sense if it's $999 it has to be cheaper than SLI 680 or there is no point in getting it. $850 is the max to make it worthwhile.
    
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Wow, cant wait to see how it performs! Looks really good, but that price is getting a little steep.
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post #33 of 186
100mhz less than the 680? Really? I bet they'll use a lesser combined VRM and won't OC as well as two 680s. The worst part is the price...It's exactly the price of two 680s, where's the value? Other than quad-SLI there's no incentive to get this thing.
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post #34 of 186
If you have chance to only use 2 cards I'm betting you would buy 1 of these and later upgrade with second one thus getting 4 gpus in 2-slot sli board. Additional this is going to be cheaper when adding all needed components to calculation (need lesser psu, less waterblocks, less radiator space etc).
post #35 of 186
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100mhz less than the 680? Really? I bet they'll use a lesser combined VRM and won't OC as well as two 680s. The worst part is the price...It's exactly the price of two 680s, where's the value? Other than quad-SLI there's no incentive to get this thing.

Reference 680s have a 4-phase design. The GTX 690 will have 10-phases. It will have no problem OC'ing.

This card isn't here for "value" per se; it's here because it's a dual-GPU solution for those that may not want two individual cards. Also, its TDP is going to be lower than 2x GTX 680s, as will the noise factor since it's one PCB. Not only that, but if you watercool...you'll also only have to dish out for 1x waterblock.

The primary incentive is having the power of the top of the line Kepler, multiplied by two, in a single package. Thus, Nvidia regains the fastest GPU (single and dual) title as well.

Not sure why people continue to harp on the price - again, this is the first dual-GPU card that Nvidia has released that contains two of their highest-end flagship cards into one, without any compromises. The 9800GX2, GTX 295 and GTX 590 all either had their limitations that did not allow them to match the performance of individual cards in SLI, or it wasn't the top of the line GPU being used inside the dual GPU card.

The price, again, makes perfect sense. You'll have equal performance to 2x GTX 680s, with less slots, less power consumption and a less noisy package, for the same price. Tell me again why it needs to be lower?
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post #36 of 186
Hmmm..... thinking.gif

GTX690 at $999 USD you say?

I wonder what it will be in NZ seeing how a single 680 over here is already $999 NZD rolleyes.gif

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?strOrderBy=Highest+Price&strKeyword=&CATID=301&idWebPage=39234&page=1&ListOptions=Submit
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post #37 of 186
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The price, again, makes perfect sense. You'll have equal performance to 2x GTX 680s, with less slots, less power consumption and a less noisy package, for the same price. Tell me again why it needs to be lower?

Because people assume that because the 590 was priced @ $700, this one should be too.

I won't even go into the why's and the how's between the 2, you covered most of it already!
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Hmmm..... thinking.gif
GTX690 at $999 USD you say?
I wonder what it will be in NZ seeing how a single 680 over here is already $999 NZD rolleyes.gif
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?strOrderBy=Highest+Price&strKeyword=&CATID=301&idWebPage=39234&page=1&ListOptions=Submit

Time to make some friends in the U.S. and get them to ship it to ya. wink.gif

500.00 USD = 607.977 NZD

You guys are getting ripped off over there.
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I just want the 4gb version!!
 
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post #39 of 186
If this has the performance similar to 2 GTX 680s this'll be very tempting.. it'll save a lot of space, not having any single bracket solutions after slapping on a waterblock really messes up placement for sound cards among other things.
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$999 in the USA.......can only imagine what they want us to pay. Probably be around $1200 here frown.gif
But on the positive side, from what has been reported, this isn't a cripple like the GTX590 so in some ways it could actually prove to be reasonable value.
Lets just hope they didn't skimp on the vrm's this time so that people can actually push these cards thumb.gif

i think it will be more since the 680 was around $700 at launch on pccg
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