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I hope they lower the prices of the 780 so I can go SLI sooner.

What will you do in the future? wait for 8xx series or perhaps 9xx series?

That 690 is still amazing.

My 120 Hz 3D vision gaming rig is getting the 690 now. Selling its 680 and I'm jumping ship to play with an R9 290X and when prices / if prices go down looking to crossfire it is my next two year plan.

New computer build when Intel release next gen CPU after Haswell is my road map.
     
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My 120 Hz 3D vision gaming rig is getting the 690 now. Selling its 680 and I'm jumping ship to play with an R9 290X and when prices / if prices go down looking to crossfire it is my next two year plan.

New computer build when Intel release next gen CPU after Haswell is my road map.

 

Solid plan. 290x for now and a 2nd one later will really make you happy I am sure of it.

 

Will you go to 290x for mantle? 

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Solid plan. 290x for now and a 2nd one later will really make you happy I am sure of it.

Will you go to 290x for mantle? 

In all honesty I don't even know if mantle is going to be a success or not, so I'm not even putting my eggs in that basket. I'm just buying it for a new toy to play with. biggrin.gif

If it gives me issues. Who knows might be back to an Nvidia card in July when they announce 20 nm fabrication reportedly. If I'm happy still and AMD announces price cuts to compete with the new Nvidia cards I'll be Crossfiring a second at that time.
     
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AMD I'm not a fan. 790 will be the best again for at least a year and a half! But since I'm sooooo close to that I will keep the 690.
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I hope Aquacomputer does a block quickly for the GTX790. I think their blocks are sharp.
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I believe my 690 will beat or be damn close to the 290x in sli and since amd drivers suck and frame rates are all over the place I'll b sticking with the 690 until it can't run any game on ultra in 2560x1600 at 60+ frames. lol really it does with no problem. Anyone ever seen this? It fell for it for 2 weeks and almost bought a second 690 lol. http://www.techngaming.com/home/news/pr/updated-nvidia-announces-4-card-geforce-gtx-690-sli-bigger-video-memory-r686
Edited by superx51 - 10/7/13 at 8:54pm
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4 cards 8 gpus and 16 gigs of video memory would be crazy ! The dual 680 that uses 4 gigs is crazy enough!
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The 690 has dual 680s with 2 gigs of video memory each, so it's a four gig card. Each card uses the memory separately to do half the resolution. Each card fully utilizes it's memory so yea it is a 4 gig card. If it was a. 2 gig card it would only have 1 gig for each gpu and it would be slow as balls
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The 690 has dual 680s with 2 gigs of video memory each, so it's a four gig card. Each card uses the memory separately to do half the resolution. Each card fully utilizes it's memory so yea it is a 4 gig card. If it was a. 2 gig card it would only have 1 gig for each gpu and it would be slow as balls

Yes....Effectively it's only a 2GB GPU. Each frame is handled one at a time back and forth between the two GPU's on single PCB just like if it was in SLI.

One huge kudos to the 690 is the 'frame metering' that was implemented on a hardware level. IMO it handles like a single GPU because I don't see the micro-stutter while gaming that I was expecting from a dual GPU. smile.gif
     
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