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Really is quite an amazing feat but was expected given the estimated price. AMD is going to have a tough time countering this. I am not a huge Nvidia fan, but I give them props for this release. Don't see how anyone could not. Pricing will be the only thing people may complain about, and well, most likely availability. 680's have been super rare to find in stock, so these are going to be even harder. 2GB RAM will also be a bane for huge res/multi-monitor user as well. They will probably fix that with a 4GB version though.
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do these cards overclock?
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do these cards overclock?

Of course. Probably can't push as hard as the 680s, but reviewers have gotten the boosts to go anywhere from 1200-1250.
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cool ill wait and see what amd come up with (7990) before I purchase one of the two
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No doubt about it these are impressive numbers. Still put off by the price tag but if dual gpu cards are your thing it doesnt get any better then this. Amd better be working hard keeping the clocks up on the 7990.
    
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Those battlefield 3 benches makes me wet I can only manage to get 60fps on medium settings with 2x5850's. This thing takes my cards throws it on the ground, stomps on it's liver, eats it's heart, and craps it out like it's nothing. If only I had a grand... Maybe the next gen will have the same peformance but just at an affordable range for me.
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I know i will be called troll etc, but GTX680/GTX690 are overrated cards, they lose in all really demanding games/resolution from cards with inferior drivers.



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"Though at 1920 we also see another interesting outcome: the GTX 580 SLI beats the GTX 680 SLI and GTX 690 in minimum framerates. This would further support our theory that the GTX 680 is memory bandwidth starved in Crysis, especially at the lowest performance points."

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No one said 7970cf was slow dude. We all know it wins in some games.
    
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Yea, only if they manage to get the drivers right, and i would never look back.

Dunno yet why so much users praise this card, just look at the charts above, we all know that performance in demanding games are what one should look for, they show the real performance of the cards, GTX680/GTX690 are bandwidth limited which is unacceptable for cards with such a high price! period.

GTX780 is what i would love to buy!
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No one said 7970cf was slow dude. We all know it wins in some games.

Not only that, but there has literally been one iteration of drivers for the 680, and none specifically for the 690.

No one said the 690 was going to trash EVERY CARD IN EVERY GAME. This happens with every generation of cards. There are certain games at certain settings where green or red take the cake over the other.

Also, I wouldn't come close to saying that in "ALL of the demanding games..." That's just ridiculous. Battlefield 3 is more demanding than Crysis Warhead. Heck, Crysis 1 was more optimized than Crysis Warhead, for example. And Metro 2033...this is notorious for performing exceptionally well on AMD cards. The red team always gets a laugh out of this one, since Metro is a TWIMTBP game, yet always runs better on Radeon cards for some reason. No reason to get all up in arms when the 680SLI/690 doesn't win in EVERY game.
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