Originally Posted by Supper
btw, i was thinking just now, quad 680 (maximum oc) vs dual 690 (maximum oc), who would win?
You don't have to wonder. Review links on home page here show many tech site reviews that can get the 690 within 2%-6% of 680 performance. The 680 single cards running in SLI will always win just like all single SLI cards have over dual GPU's since the first dual GPU.
Only difference is this series unlike any other prior comes closest any dual GPU has EVER come within range of it's single GPU brethren. Nvidia has done very well with this dual GPU.
The obvious benifits for dual GPU over the singles running together, much cooler temps as well as quieter fans, only take up one PCIe slot leaving room for a sound card / tv tuner / or even for a quad set up with mother boards that only have two PCIe slots.
Not to mention the It's also made on higher quality mother board thick PCB, 5 power PWM's per side (over 4 phase on reference). Vapor chamber cooling rather than heat sink cooling. Full throttle the 690 dosent see over 50C. Magnesium casing. To top it off with a cherry LED 'GTX GeForce' lighting on the side.
Personally I'm stoked, even with a little less performance than an SLI set up this card fits my needs like a glove. First dual GPU so I'm a bit nervous but only due to the stories of past dual GPU's which this 690 broke the molds from everything I'm reading.
Good luck with your SLI set up your switching back to. BTW I thought the 680 & 690 cards have a replacement only
policy, are you selling yours?