Originally Posted by bitMobber
But the newest current mid-range card (680) still does not surpass a high-end card of last generation (590).
Plus looking at Nvidia's launch prices then it should cost about the same in the long run. Pay $500 now for a mid-range card and another $500-600 in the future, it will cost the same as a 690 now.
But you can see that the discrepancy is what...3-4 FPS tops? That's nothing that a 680 can't make up (and then some) with even only a slight OC.
The 590 was also $700-750 when it launched, compared to the 680 now at just $500. $200 is still a great deal of money saved. Or even moreso if you get a 670, which is only lagging behind the 680 at about 2-3 FPS tops...which it EASILY makes up with very high OCs. So that could be $300 saved right there, and the 670 is a mid-range card.
Again, not a waste if you use the 690 on a single 1080p monitor, but you are definitely holding it back from realizing its true potential.
Originally Posted by Stateless
The Evga Utility that allows you to change the brightness of the GTX 690 logo is out. Please note that this utility will only work with 690's from Evga. Here is a link to the post on Evga.com and it contains the download link for the Utility as well. It is pretty nifty little program from reading up on it.
Thanks for posting...I will add the link to the actual app to front page.