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I will perfer 2x 680 instead of a $1200 card..

Again, $1,200 is not the MSRP. $999 is the MSRP, which is what 2x 680s would cost you. This is NewEgg cashing in on demand, nothing more. EVGA should have more in stock in the next few days at $999.
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I wonder...is the 690 really that much better than the 680? We are looking at double the price, but in regards to performance increase what is that percentage? Well, I searched around and found some "shootout" pics. However, $1K for a video card seems orbital in price, but it is sold out already. As someone mentioned earlier, the card could be $1500 and people would still buy it. biggrin.gif

I saw a few comparisons:


441

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500
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Not surprised this sold out already. Pretty awesome effort on nvidias part, theyve raised the bar for dual GPU cards.
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That price is understandable but damn, its cracker jack crazy for one item. The card does however look sweet for the beast that it is.
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I wonder...is the 690 really that much better than the 680? We are looking at double the price, but in regards to performance increase what is that percentage? Well, I searched around and found some "shootout" pics. However, $1K for a video card seems orbital in price, but it is sold out already. As someone mentioned earlier, the card could be $1500 and people would still buy it. biggrin.gif
I saw a few comparisons:
441
442
500

SLI and CF never provide 100%/double performance gains, even with some of the best scaling cards and scenarios. Even a pair of 680s in SLI won't achieve better scaling. People usually go into SLI and CF knowing this though. Jumping into SLI or CF and expecting double the performance is a fool's errand.
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Look, this isn't about boasting. If anyone, (probably not much if any at all), has kept up with my "Black Ivy" build log, they would see I'm on a 4K+ budget to build an awesome beast in 6 months time. I spent already 1300 in just one month as you would see. I'm serious about this card. In June, (the end of it anyways), I will be ready for this card. Sorry, must get new Ivy/Z77 parts first for this month.

Point is, I hope someone will help me out, by remembering this post towards the end of June and tell me any info on obtaining this card @ the MSRP price. (or as close as can be) Then in a month from that, I want a second and the smexy bridge I have seen with this in sli.

6 months... it is killing me. But pursuit of badassery is so in my veins right now, no matter the cost. (as long as the cost is fair)
 
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That is so odd! For the whole time I have known about them (since 2008) newegg has always been the cheapest in the world for hardware!
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Look, this isn't about boasting. If anyone, (probably not much if any at all), has kept up with my "Black Ivy" build log, they would see I'm on a 4K+ budget to build an awesome beast in 6 months time. I spent already 1300 in just one month as you would see. I'm serious about this card. In June, (the end of it anyways), I will be ready for this card. Sorry, must get new Ivy/Z77 parts first for this month.
Point is, I hope someone will help me out, by remembering this post towards the end of June and tell me any info on obtaining this card @ the MSRP price. (or as close as can be) Then in a month from that, I want a second and the smexy bridge I have seen with this in sli.
6 months... it is killing me. But pursuit of badassery is so in my veins right now, no matter the cost. (as long as the cost is fair)

EVGA released the GTX 680 @ 6AM on its launch day, that's how i knew to wake up this morning at 5:55 and snag one from EVGA @ $999...as soon as the links went up, I was already signed in, and just needed to punch in my CC info. Game, set, match, in less than 2 minutes. biggrin.gif

That said, they slated the GTX 690 for "limited availability/quantities on May 3rd." They just wanted to have *some* cards available on launch day. More "general availability" is scheduled for Monday, May 7th. If EVGA doesn't list the GTX 690 @ 12AM/midnight of May 7, I would set my alarm for 5:55 that day and get up and check their stock at 6AM. That's the best advice I can give you at this point. Although, now that i've mentioned it...you won't be the only one getting up early on Monday morning. thumb.gif
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SLI and CF never provide 100%/double performance gains, even with some of the best scaling cards and scenarios. Even a pair of 680s in SLI won't achieve better scaling. People usually go into SLI and CF knowing this though. Jumping into SLI or CF and expecting double the performance is a fool's errand.

I think most here know that, or should anyway. My train of thought was is the 690 vs 680 worth double the money for what it provides not in SLI but just single cards. According to the pics from GuruHT the improvement is noticeable, but I am holding out. I am looking forward to seeing some reviews on this beast on OCN.


Personally, I am good with my 570 Classified enjoying it immensely. thumb.gif
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1200 dollars.. And I thought my 560ti 448 was expensive. LOOL
Edited by wardoc22 - 5/3/12 at 10:45pm
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