Originally Posted by jcde7ago
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?
Stop being Nvidia advocat dude, the card is not worth 1000$, they are using 1 PCB less, and you cant say the price is normal! they are saving on costs alot by just using 1 pcb instead of 2, and also 1 fan instead of 2, 1 shraud instead of 2 etc, so no the card is not worth 1000$ it should be max 900>850.
Originally Posted by flyingsaucers
This. 2gb of vram on a thousand dollar card is absurd. This is a dual GPU monster that screams for use in multi-monitor setups, but the vram limitation chops it off at the knees.
The card is bandwidth limited, 4GB wont make any difference, with 192GB/s at that high of resolutions +1600pEdited by psyside - 4/29/12 at 8:59am