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anyone else ? smile.gif I realy want to try it !
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Quick update: I did get the card to align correctly after all. Not sure what exactly I did but after reseating it a few times it finally lined up as it was supposed to. That's a pretty big relief as I was getting to the point where I was ready to return the card. smile.gif

After testing it out more I'm really coming around to this card. There are so many different ways to customize the settings that I've been able to get good performance out of games I hadn't been able to in the past, most notably Metro 2033. The game was completely unplayable with my 7970 and my current 690 until I changed the vsync setting in the Nvidia control panel to On (smooth) and set a framerate limit of 60. Now it runs close to perfect.

I am slightly worried about the 2GB VRAM on the card. Playing Hitman Absolution maxed out it was around a steady 1.7GB, though I suppose I can always turn the AA down a bit if need be when games begin to approach the 2gb limit. I feel like this card will also hold it's value pretty decently for the next few years because of it's sheer power.

Also, add me to the club plz. tongue.gif
Edited by IBYCFOTA - 5/26/13 at 5:56am
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^Glad you got it to work with reseating. I have read a lot about the 2gb issue. Most of the people complaining about it don’t understand that cards will use what they have, but that doesn’t mean you will see any negative effects if it goes up to the limit. So a 4gb setup may use 2.3gb in a game and people will say that is proof that a 2gb card will fail, but that is simply not true. You are correct that taking down the graphics settings a bit will help also.

You really have to go out of your way to need more than 2gb on a single monitor setup, and be unwilling to reduce settings at all because you mistakenly think that life will come to an end if you can’t max out every graphics setting.
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^Glad you got it to work with reseating. I have read a lot about the 2gb issue. Most of the people complaining about it don’t understand that cards will use what they have, but that doesn’t mean you will see any negative effects if it goes up to the limit. So a 4gb setup may use 2.3gb in a game and people will say that is proof that a 2gb card will fail, but that is simply not true. You are correct that taking down the graphics settings a bit will help also.

You really have to go out of your way to need more than 2gb on a single monitor setup, and be unwilling to reduce settings at all because you mistakenly think that life will come to an end if you can’t max out every graphics setting.
There is plenty of proof that hitting a vram cap slows performance.

And some of us prefer to be able to play at maximum settings, that's why we spend truckloads of money on our computers. Anyone buying a $1000 graphics card should be reasonably able to expect to set everything to max in most games.

Though you are more than correct about single monitor setups. You shouldn't be over the 2GB for almost any resolution, single screen. At least for now. Remember a few years back when 768MB was enough? I do.
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Two things I'd like to add to the current discussion:

A single 120 Hz or 1440p - 2GB VRAM is enough for the current games up to date. EXCEPT heavily modded.

We now know new gen GTX 780 is still a 3GB card and if AMD comes out with another 3 GB VRAM card with Radeon 8970 then look for games to stay stagnant with GPU's and not exceed the 3GB VRAM limit for at least another year.

Developers keep this in mind, only upcoming games that begin to truly use over a good amount VRAM over will be the game the GTX 690 will have to turn down settings to stay fluent while gaming.

As a majority of end users are still be in 680's or 7970's or less and it keeps the ball from rolling too fast. Game Devs keep this in mind for largest target audience for best success/profits.

I'd say for single monitor set ups we're good for another year with 2GB VRAM on GPU's. Obviously not at maximum like I can now, except for Crysis 3, but nothing that turning down settings a tad without noticeable visual down grade at all can't fix.
     
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Two things I'd like to add to the current discussion:

A single 120 Hz or 1440p - 2GB VRAM is enough for the current games up to date. EXCEPT heavily modded.

We now know new gen GTX 780 is still a 3GB card and if AMD comes out with another 3 GB VRAM card with Radeon 8970 then look for games to stay stagnant with GPU's and not exceed the 3GB VRAM limit for at least another year.

Developers keep this in mind, only upcoming games that begin to truly use over a good amount VRAM over will be the game the GTX 690 will have to turn down settings to stay fluent while gaming.

As a majority of end users are still be in 680's or 7970's or less and it keeps the ball from rolling too fast. Game Devs keep this in mind for largest target audience for best success/profits.

I'd say for single monitor set ups we're good for another year with 2GB VRAM on GPU's. Obviously not at maximum like I can now, except for Crysis 3, but nothing that turning down settings a tad without noticeable visual down grade at all can't fix.

1. At 1920x1080p and from benches a single 690 has gotten by
1a. Top shelf 2013 titles at 1920x1080 actually uses up more than 2GB of VRAM
1b. at 2560x1440/1600 for newer titles 2GB isn't cutting it
--- Most recent experince for me being BioShock infinite
2. AMD HD8970 roadmap already has it stated being 3GB and 6GB. It won't be till DDR4 (HD9000 series) that they'll revise the VRAM.
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Hey guys, Can I please join this elite club??? biggrin.gif

My 690 is an ASUS, currently running at: Clock@ 1095 - Mem@ 1597 - Boost@ 1200.
Excuse the wiring mess in the case, currently installing a new loop.

Cheers guys

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How in the hell do people get their cards to overclock so well on air? I swear there's either something with my setup or I'm just woefully unlucky when it comes to the sillicone lottery. I can't even go above 50 MHz on the core before I start to see artifacts, and I hadn't even touched the memory. I've had 3 different 7970's that I've tested in my system and the highest I ever got was 1175 / 1550, and that only after was applying 1.3 volts to keep it steady.

The card is powerful enough that OCing isn't a huge concern but I'm confused why others seem to get much higher overclocks on air than I do. It's not like my temps are very high - the 7970s I kept around 65c at full load and 690 hasn't gotten much higher than that. VRM temps are normal too.
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How in the hell do people get their cards to overclock so well on air? I swear there's either something with my setup or I'm just woefully unlucky when it comes to the sillicone lottery. I can't even go above 50 MHz on the core before I start to see artifacts, and I hadn't even touched the memory. I've had 3 different 7970's that I've tested in my system and the highest I ever got was 1175 / 1550, and that only after was applying 1.3 volts to keep it steady.

The card is powerful enough that OCing isn't a huge concern but I'm confused why others seem to get much higher overclocks on air than I do. It's not like my temps are very high - the 7970s I kept around 65c at full load and 690 hasn't gotten much higher than that. VRM temps are normal too.

Some people just has better luck redface.gif

Tried OCing them with the sync off and doing them one at a time? Had to do that for one of my 690s as GPU1 would hit 125 on GPU but GPU2 coujld barely do 75.
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1. At 1920x1080p and from benches a single 690 has gotten by
1a. Top shelf 2013 titles at 1920x1080 actually uses up more than 2GB of VRAM
1b. at 2560x1440/1600 for newer titles 2GB isn't cutting it
--- Most recent experince for me being BioShock infinite
2. AMD HD8970 roadmap already has it stated being 3GB and 6GB. It won't be till DDR4 (HD9000 series) that they'll revise the VRAM.

I don't have BioShock Infinite....but I do have some newer stuff like Far Cry 3 and Metro Last Night...and both of those are completely fine with 2GB at 1440p. Actually Battlefield 3 will use up more memory than my newer games...but that's just because BF3 will eat up almost whatever is available.
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