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I agree. But this is the part where I chime in and say that AMD is not helping the cause by not releasing ANY INFO AT ALL about the 7990. No one knows why they're dragging their feet, even though they had a decent head start. The market needs competition to drive prices down as a whole, across the board, unfortunately. They are putting Nvidia in a position to flood the market with GK104 variants (660Ti/670/680/690 will all use GK104) and take their time with releasing GK110.
Believe me, I want to see competition. Without it, no doubt that prices will continue to increase. But that can't all be blamed on the Green side - they're still a business, and from their standpoint, after not having clear superiority over AMD that they would probably want/like for some time now, I can see how they would be out for blood with GK104. AMD needs to step it up - dropping the 7970's price really isn't going to cut it at this point, IMO.

I certainly agree with that. Nvidia is just doing the same thing AMD did in January. I think AMD has a real opening here to be honest. An 800 dollar 7990 would still be a hugely expensive card and likely m ake them a decent profit and they'd be undercutting Nvidia enough that the performance loss doesn't matter too much. We'll see what they do though.
    
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I was expecting better out of this card. x2 680's beat the 690 and the 7970's spanked it.

lolwut?

x2 680's beat it by roughly 2%, and in most cases, 2 7970's gets thrashed by the 690.
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I didnt mean to put the 7970's in there. Was not reading while typing. My point was yes it smashed the 7970's which is great cause thats the way it is but to have sli 680's even touch it sucks. yes it runs cooler, quieter and everything but I think Nvidia should of made it a bit more powerful. I may end up picking these up a 690 even on my single 1080p monitor.

 

IMO to have 680's in SLI to be 2% faster then the flagship 690 is a a slight fail in my book as the 690 was supposed to be the top dog here

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Well that is obvious pistol, since two 680's complety and utterly destroy two 7970's. This really is impressive as always nvidia comes out at the top with the greatest enthusiast options, while amd is the mid range. Sadly I am never able to afford the greatest tongue.gif
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I didnt mean to put the 7970's in there. Was not reading while typing. My point was yes it smashed the 7970's which is great cause thats the way it is but to have sli 680's even touch it sucks. yes it runs cooler, quieter and everything but I think Nvidia should of made it a bit more powerful. I may end up picking these up a 690 even on my single 1080p monitor.

IMO to have 680's in SLI to be 2% faster then the flagship 690 is a a slight fail in my book as the 690 was supposed to be the top dog here

It's a dual GPU card.

It's two 680's.

They can't just magic performance.
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IMO to have 680's in SLI to be 2% faster then the flagship 690 is a a slight fail in my book as the 690 was supposed to be the top dog here

A fail?

The 690 has a 300-watt TDP, while a single 680 has a TDP of 192-watts. Two of them has a TDP of 384-watts.

2% less powerful and 20% more power efficient... yes, quite the fail. rolleyes.gif
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AMD fails hard in CF this round. Easy win for Nvidia. They dont even have to try. That being said GTX690 is just there and never sell as much as GTX680 and once GTX780 drops all will be forgotten. It happens with every Dual GPUs.
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It's a dual GPU card.
It's two 680's.
They can't just magic performance.

Some people are having a hard time seeing $1,000 for the GTX 690 = $1,000 for 2x GTX 680s and the performance is, all things considered, the same/equal.

If the GTX 690 was meant to be better than 680s in SLI, it would have been priced higher, and not equivalent to what 2x 680s would cost. If the GTX 690 was meant to be better than 680s in SLI, it wouldn't be using 2x GTX 680 chips in it...

The GTX 690 is marketed as being an alternative to GTX 680s in SLI, but offering mirrored performance, less power consumption, less heat, and less noise all in a single, uniquely-designed package. And the price reflects this. You also get the added benefit of an extra power phase per GPU core, requiring less slots for SLI, and requiring one less waterblock if you watercool.

That's really all there is to it. If I had GTX 680s in SLI already, nothing would excite me about the GTX 690, unless quad-SLI was somehow in my future. But really, the price issue has been beaten to death. If you can't picture yourself dropping $1,000 on the GTX 690, then you can't picture yourself dropping $1,000 on a pair of 680s, either. Otherwise, one would have no justification for taking one over the other.
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AMD fails hard in CF this round. Easy win for Nvidia. They dont even have to try. That being said GTX690 is just there and never sell as much as GTX680 and once GTX780 drops all will be forgotten. It happens with every Dual GPUs.

Unless you can see the future, I have no idea how you'd come to that conclusion.
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This is definitely the most impressive dual gpu card ever made, however the price disappoints me. Nvidia is going to make a ton of money this year, step it up amd!!!
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Yes, I hope a cooler like this is used fore the 780. It's so sexy.
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