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Thus far, there are no displays that can do 120hz AND higher than 1080p.
As for 2560x1600 res. displays, the norm is usually 30" - I think they do make slightly larger ones, but you really don't need to go higher than 30 inches - when you're sitting 2-3 feet from a 30" monitor at an ultra-sharp resolution, you don't WANT the screen to be bigger, lol. thumb.gif
Grats! And yes...1440/1600p is a sight that has to be seen and experienced in order to be fully appreciated. thumb.gif
As for temps, 82c is normal, especially if you're OC'ing at all. Make sure to use EVGA Precision X to set a custom fan profile, so it keeps the card cooler when temps are increasing - the normal fan profile is fairly conservative, to be honest. You can raise the fan speed curve by a lot and probably limit temps to below 75c with ease, and STILL not hear the fan much at all. Again, the default auto fan speed is very conservative.
Links to Precision X are on the front page by the way. smile.gif

As always, thank you for the quick response. Love checkin' for updates on this forum! That's good to hear that 82 C isn't abnormal under load. I will work on creating a more aggressive fan profile to keep the temps down. I did install Precision X and OC Scanner X when I installed the card, but being new to Nvidia cards I need to learn the 'ins and outs' of each. Looks like there are a crapload of options between the two.

You said you are going to get Diablo III, yes? I'm on the fence about getting it. Looks pretty sweet but I don't know if I have the time to devote to something like that.
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Is anyone excited to try Crysis 3 on launch maxed out settings with the GTX 690 as me? I'm a huge Crysis fan and will warm up by going through Crysis and Crysis 2 in 3D Vision maxed settings to warm up for Crysis 3 campaign. I love the Crysis campaigns. biggrin.gif

As for multiplayer nothing comes close to 64 multiplayer of Battlefield 3 except for Battlefield 4......WUT? wink.gif
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As always, thank you for the quick response. Love checkin' for updates on this forum! That's good to hear that 82 C isn't abnormal under load. I will work on creating a more aggressive fan profile to keep the temps down. I did install Precision X and OC Scanner X when I installed the card, but being new to Nvidia cards I need to learn the 'ins and outs' of each. Looks like there are a crapload of options between the two.
You said you are going to get Diablo III, yes? I'm on the fence about getting it. Looks pretty sweet but I don't know if I have the time to devote to something like that.

No problem! And yes, I was a big D2 player, so D3 is one of the most anticipated games for me in a long, long time. I definitely agree...if you do not have time to devote to a game like D3, i'd probably steer clear, or you're guaranteed to get addicted. tongue.gif
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Is anyone excited to try Crysis 3 on launch maxed out settings with the GTX 690 as me? I'm a huge Crysis fan and will warm up by going through Crysis and Crysis 2 in 3D Vision maxed settings to warm up for Crysis 3 campaign. I love the Crysis campaigns. biggrin.gif
As for multiplayer nothing comes close to 64 multiplayer of Battlefield 3 except for Battlefield 4......WUT? wink.gif

I'm a big Crysis fan myself, and I enjoyed Crysis 2, but ONLY after the DX11 + High res patches...Crytek needs to step it up and make sure this game is built with DX11 from the ground up, and that it surpasses Crysis 1 and Crysis 2 in every way possible.

As for Battlefield 4...i've played every single Battlefield game ever made, and I would have to say that the prospect of a Battlefield 2143 is far, far more intriguing than another modern-day based FPS. thumb.gif
     
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I actually managed to snag another 690 so I sold the one I got recently because they were just way too profitable on eBay (I'm a terrible person, I know).

But you know what the weirdest part is? The person who bought it sent their payment through a @nvidia.com email address... I don't even know what to think beyond being extremely confused that a Nvidia employee would purchase a card on eBay of all places.
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I actually managed to snag another 690 so I sold the one I got recently because they were just way too profitable on eBay (I'm a terrible person, I know).
But you know what the weirdest part is? The person who bought it sent their payment through a @nvidia.com email address... I don't even know what to think beyond being extremely confused that a Nvidia employee would purchase a card on eBay of all places.

Damn merchant... j/k

Anyhow, that is interesting. Maybe the dude knew the serials of the highest binned GTX 690s and you just sold the golden GTX 690?
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Damn merchant... j/k
Anyhow, that is interesting. Maybe the dude knew the serials of the highest binned GTX 690s and you just sold the golden GTX 690?

Or maybe he's an Nvidia employee who's doing a case study of buying off eBay for higher than msrp and then reselling a 2nd time at an even higher price for even more profits. biggrin.gif
     
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Good to hear your monitor is 120hz...I was going to say, a GTX 690 for a SINGLE 1080p monitor....you're out of your mind!!!! tongue.gif
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I know this is OCN, so overkill is fine, but in this case, spending the cost of an entire rig ($1K) for performance on a non-120hz, single 1080p monitor is beyond insane, and that's just my two cents. smile.gif
Think of it this way - my GTX 590 destroyed a single 1920x1200p monitor at the time, and then when i stepped up to a 2560x1440 monitor (which is an entirely different ballgame than 1080/1200p), my 590 struggled a LOT with the majority of demanding titles. After having experienced gaming at 2560x1440p now with my 690, I can honestly say how impressed and amazed i am at the ease with which it handles any game out there, completely maxed out with all eye candy turned to the highest, maintaining 60FPS w/ vsync on or upward of 80-100 with it off, at 1440/1600p, without breaking a sweat. That's the kind of feeling you can only get when you're unleashing high-end setups on higher-end resolutions/Surround/120hz setups, where you know that spending $800-1000 is the only way you're going to get that kind of performance. wink.gif
Again though, if people are stoked about a 690 for 1080/1200p gaming, then hey, I gots no problems with that and you guys are just a part of this club as anyone else. thumb.gif

I don't think a 690 at 1080p is overkill. I personally would like play future games at high frame rates without having to upgrade my hardware. After a few years when games become more demanding that same GPU will struggle to keep up at a higher resolution. You'll be forced either to upgrade the GPU or downgrade to a small resolution monitor (costing you more in the long run). A 690 running at 1080p will last much longer, you will still get good frame rates 2-3 years out.

I do however plan to upgrade to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor soon, anything higher is too much for me. I've had a 30" 2560x1600 in the past and I can't game at all on it. Mainly because after a hour my head begins to hurt and I have eye strain.
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Sorry for the noob question but can someone briefly explain why the vram of the 690s 2x2gb is not the same as GTX 680 4GB?
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I don't think a 690 at 1080p is overkill. I personally would like play future games at high frame rates without having to upgrade my hardware. After a few years when games become more demanding that same GPU will struggle to keep up at a higher resolution. You'll be forced either to upgrade the GPU or downgrade to a small resolution monitor (costing you more in the long run). A 690 running at 1080p will last much longer, you will still get good frame rates 2-3 years out.
I do however plan to upgrade to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor soon, anything higher is too much for me. I've had a 30" 2560x1600 in the past and I can't game at all on it. Mainly because after a hour my head begins to hurt and I have eye strain.

This logic isn't quite as black and white as it seems though - "future games" and "current hardware without upgrading" don't mix too well in the enthusiast world, unless you're talking about console ports. thumb.gif

The reason why I think it's overkill is because those future games are either going to be harder on TODAY'S current-gen hardware, and thus the 690 might not flex as much muscle now as it will 12 months from now, or the next generation of GPUs will have a mid-range GPU that's half/60% less than the cost of a 690 now, but will provide better performance and a better overall experience. There aren't any particularly demanding titles coming out anytime soon that look like they're more demanding than what's already out now, either. So in essence, you choose to spend $1K for a single 1080p monitor now, or you can spend $600 less for the same experience on something not nearly as overkill, and use that $600 on next-gen hardware that will eclipse the 690 anyway when more demanding titles are out 8-12 months from now.

Again, i have absolutely no issues with a 690 being used for a single 1080p monitor, especially if one has the cash to burn, and has no need to upgrade any other part of their rig, either. I just think it's insane in that it's hard to experience the kind of power a card like the 690 has when it's being limited to running games on a resolution that far lesser cards could destroy. wink.gif
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Sorry for the noob question but can someone briefly explain why the vram of the 690s 2x2gb is not the same as GTX 680 4GB?

It's 2GB per GPU, not shared. The 680's 4GB VRAM is 4GB useable by the GPU. With the 690, it's 2GB per GPU, and they can only use a max of 2GB at a time. It's marketed as 4GB because other software and applications can actually take advantage of all 4GB - but games simply can't. thumb.gif
     
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Damn merchant... j/k
Anyhow, that is interesting. Maybe the dude knew the serials of the highest binned GTX 690s and you just sold the golden GTX 690?

That would be tragic, but I don't post the serial numbers so that's not it. I messaged the person since I was curious and they replied that they bought it for "internal testing". I don't think that clarified anything. I tried looking up the email address and name, but nothing popped up. Was hoping for a title or something. Maybe I'll drop the HQ a phone call and do a little snooping. And then I'll demand they tell me the release date of GK110 in exchange for shipping the card, haha.
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