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post #41 of 186
yes it is very close to 2 680 performance wise!not there but i bet it will be easy to reach the last 10 fps or so!
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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.

IKR

I'm going over to the US at the end of the year so I'll see what i can pick up thats been released then.
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Hopefully since this is quite literally two 680's on the same PCB, it will mean that the drivers get further optimised for SLI users

I remember when I had SLI 580's, was a horrible experience simply because one game would scale beautifully then in another game (namely STALKER) would be crippled and perform worse than just a single card.

I know that each game is independent of course, but hopefully the release of the 690 will see better optimisations for other SLI users
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Hopefully since this is quite literally two 680's on the same PCB, it will mean that the drivers get further optimised for SLI users
I remember when I had SLI 580's, was a horrible experience simply because one game would scale beautifully then in another game (namely STALKER) would be crippled and perform worse than just a single card.
I know that each game is independent of course, but hopefully the release of the 690 will see better optimisations for other SLI users

I saw your post about the amazon thing, here is something absolutely awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/International-Shipping-Direct/b?ie=UTF8&node=230659011

7970 = 460+$15 shipping when using that.
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looking too sli two of those 690 smile.gif or maybe if they announce a better single gpu then 680
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post #46 of 186
I wonder if that SLI bridge is some special bridge, at least aesthetically.
403

And, judging from those released pics, I do not seem to find an view angle of the GTX690 that remotely resembles the earlier 'It's coming' pic. So I wonder what is being shown in the later pic. GTX690's box?
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Until surround gaming and gaming at above 1080p becomes the norm, they can get away with that. You're talking about really only the top 3-5% of high-end PC gamers having an actual, legitimate need for more than 2GB of VRAM.
Besides, if Nvidia is able to fine-tune and optimize FXAA and other graphical enhancements, we won't have to worry about games needlessly eating VRAM just cause it's available (a la BF3).

You're really only talking about the top 3-5% of high-end PC gamers that have an actual legitimate need for *this* card anyways, and of those 3-5% of gamers I would imagine a sizable percentage have already invested in a surround gaming setup (or are planning on making the jump once they pick up a card in this price/performance range). Obviously I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but as a person that games on three monitors, the lack of VRAM on the card means it won't even be considered when I decide to upgrade my cards to the 6 series cards. It seems silly to release a card like this, which, as we all know already has a very niche market, and then narrow the size of your market even more by reducing its capabilities and or number of applications.

Honestly, I don't understand it, but I think it has more to do with the fact that they wanted to keep the price *under* 1000 USD. Adding that extra digit can impact sales quite a bit.
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I wonder if that SLI bridge is some special bridge, at least aesthetically.
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And, judging from those released pics, I do not seem to find an view angle of the GTX690 that remotely resembles the earlier 'It's coming' pic. So I wonder what is being shown in the later pic. GTX690's box?
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the teaser pic was taken from the end of the GPU shroud. There's the Nvidia logo, the heatsink is also in the pic and the things people thought were alienware logos are the screws.
 
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post #49 of 186
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And, judging from those released pics, I do not seem to find an view angle of the GTX690 that remotely resembles the earlier 'It's coming' pic. So I wonder what is being shown in the later pic. GTX690's box?
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i think the angle is, from the pic, at right hand side, where nVidia logo located..

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Edited by poyyiee - 4/29/12 at 2:40am
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Any idea of the power supply requirements for two GTX 690s in Quad-SLI with a 3930K? Will a Corsair AX850 work?
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