Originally Posted by bwebmasta
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.
No, I hear you. Anandtech actually commented on that same train of thought at the conclusion of their 690 review...and the answer is, yes. From a single-GPU perspective - the 690 is still worth it.
Anandtech: With that said, this would typically be the part of the review where we would inject a well-placed recap of the potential downsides of multi-GPU technology; but in this case there’s really no need. Unlike the GTX 590 and unlike the GTX 295 NVIDIA is not making a performance tradeoff here compared to their single-GPU flagship card. When SLI works the GTX 690 is the fastest card out there, and when SLI doesn’t work the GTX 690 is still the fastest card out there. For the first time in a long time using a dual-GPU card doesn’t mean sacrificing single-GPU performance, and that’s a game changer.