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This is just like the GTX 590. Getting two GTX 680 is much better since it has higher clocks. Prices are almost equal, too.
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This is just like the GTX 590. Getting two GTX 680 is much better since it has higher clocks. Prices are almost equal, too.
And the 680s have more VRAM
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EVGA put their stock of 690s up this morning at exactly 6AM. They put it up at the standard $999 retail price (I managed to snag one).

NewEgg put theirs up later in the day, but it was only accessible via a link through their YouTube video review of the 690.

Typically, I love NewEgg despite their taxes because of their unmatched customer service, but lately, they have gotten into the habit of marking up popular and limited-stock items 10-20%, and doing this here with a 200$ markup of a GTX 690 is just flat out wrong.

At least EVGA only sold theirs for MSRP. Screw NewEgg (right now).
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And the 680s have more VRAM

The 680s do not have more VRAM, unless you pay $150-200 extra for the 4GB ones (that aren't even released yet). But the 690 does use up 50-80w (15-20% less) power, puts out less heat, runs cooler AND has an extra power phase per GPU compared to reference 680s. Oh, and they run, at WORST, 4% less performance than a pair of 680s. For the same price. Yeah, doesn't make sense at all.
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And the 680s have more VRAM

Lolwat, 690 has 4GB total, 2GB per GPU... 680 also has 2GB per GPU too
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but its used in parallel so in reality only 2GB VRAM capacity.
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but its used in parallel so in reality only 2GB VRAM capacity.

And it would be the same if you ran 680s in sli unless you got the higher priced 4gig ones.
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[quote name="jcde7ago" url="/t/1252444/evga-gtx-690-released/0_20#post_17147962"
At least EVGA only sold theirs for MSRP. Screw NewEgg (right now).
The 680s do not have more VRAM, unless you pay $150-200 extra for the 4GB ones (that aren't even released yet). But the 690 does use up 50-80w (15-20% less) power, puts out less heat, runs cooler AND has an extra power phase per GPU compared to reference 680s. Oh, and they run, at WORST, 4% less performance than a pair of 680s. For the same price. Yeah, doesn't make sense at all.[/quote]
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Lolwat, 690 has 4GB total, 2GB per GPU... 680 also has 2GB per GPU too

I WAS referring to the 4GB ones rolleyes.gif
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And it would be the same if you ran 680s in sli unless you got the higher priced 4gig ones.
$900 you could get a better performing SLI 680 4GB setup then the $1200 690.
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I WAS referring to the 4GB ones rolleyes.gif

Obviously. But they are a) not yet released b) would cost significantly more for 680 4GB SLI than a GTX 690, and 2GB of VRAM is useless for anything but high-end tri-monitor setups or 120hz setups, as 7970s in CF and 680 2GBs in SLI already destroy every game out at 1440/1600p res. maxed out between 60-80FPS constant. Therefore, using the argument of "they have more VRAM" is ridiculous if you know it's not going to be comparable prices.
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$900 you could get a better performing SLI 680 4GB setup then the $1200 690.

You let me know when 680s w/ 4GB VRAM drop for $450 each and I will ditch the 690 on its way to me in a heartbeat. And $1200 is NewEgg price-gouging by $200. EVGA was selling them at MSRP this morning at $999 (you know, the same EXACT cost as a similar performing pair of 680s in SLI).
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$900 you could get a better performing SLI 680 4GB setup then the $1200 690.

Please do let me know where you're getting a hold of these pre-production 680 4GB's for $450 a piece and I'll go buy 2 right now.
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