Originally Posted by jcde7ago
I think you meant, "this thread's owner is relatively inactive." And no offense taken.
That is true to a good extent. But for what it's worth, it's a big change in scenery for me from a year ago, when the GTX 690 first released and my job wasn't nearly as stressful as it has been, and i had all the time in the world to comment on each and every question and observation, run benchmarks until dawn, etc. etc. It's more difficult to keep up with an owner's club, or anything else for that matter, when you're working all day, get home, and have 2~ hours tops to fit in eating, exercising, a little bit of gaming, etc before you're in bed + at work again. But I digress.
A big reason why I don't pop in and generally respond to questions is after a year of the 690 being available, unless it is for very specific games, a lot of the information people are looking for are readily available, it just takes a quick bit of searching, etc. to find it. Also, a lot of the current members are extremely active and seem to have more time than me to respond...so, I let the community run the thread. If there is a great need for my advice at this point moreso than just "managing" the club, and using the information provided by other members, then let me know, and i'll make some time to review whatever comments and questions people feel they need more concrete answers to.
Just know that this is the natural order of things when something else that's big gets released right next door - the Titan.
Speaking of which, here are my thoughts on the whole, GTX Titan vs. 680 SLI/690 deal:
I've said it before and i'll say it again - as the owner of this thread and an owner of a 690 who has benched with a Titan, for single monitor gaming at 1080/1440/1600p, the GTX 690 is, in my opinion, the absolute, superior choice. Period.But what about SLI issues?
Tell me what game in recent memory had issues with SLI support. Oh, and Titan owners bashing SLI? A good 9/10 of them are probably looking to go the SLI route down the road anyways, so I guess there is a bit of irony in that, no? But what about frametimes and smoothness? http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-TITAN-Performance-Review-and-Frame-Rating-Update/Crysis-3-
(hint: The 690 is still superior
).But what about multi-monitor gaming and the 2GB VRAM limitation?
This is where the Titan(s) is a clear choice. Titans in SLI, packed with 6GB of VRAM, running surround, etc., is an absolute game changer. It really is. Unfortunately, surround gaming is far from being the norm, and really, the Ttian is kind of stuck in this weird place where it packs the VRAM to tackle such a high resolution on a multi-monitor setup, but will eventually run out of pure muscle unless it's paired with another, or 2 or 3 other Titans. Again, it goes back to my single-monitor-gaming argument.Bottom line is, if you're a 60FPS, vsync ON gamer who has to max everything out with 2-4XMSAA at a solid 60FPS (yes, including Crysis 3), at up to a single 1600p monitor, then a 690 is the way to go.
Don't let these talks of imperceptible frametimes or "SLI issues" fool you. I could drop a single paycheck on 3 Titans and think nothing of it, but at this point...why would I downgrade?