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So OP 690quad vs 670 4-way

-690s performance will be about 5-8% higher at stock speeds, but I have all 4 of my EVGA 670 vanilla's OC to 1200mhz biggrin.gif
-2 690s will be @ $400 more
-690s will occupy only 2 pic-e slots so you will have extra pic-e slots for other components.
--690s will run cooler since they are spaced farther apart and 670s will be sandwiched together so you will need high air flow in your case or a water loop.

In conclusion 670s will save you money for about same performance. Go with the 690s if your are limited in your pic-e slots on your motherboard or need extra slots. Plus 670 you can go up to 4gb VRAM. 690s you will be limited to 2gb.
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How is scaling and performance in QUAD Sli vs QUADFire? I know anything over 3 in crossfire is a waste with AMD cards, does the same apply to Nvidia and QUAD Sli?

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post #23 of 61
Tri Sli and CFX is the way to go. The fourth card has little benefit in most cases where as the third greatly reduces micro stutter and increases FPS as well.
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post #24 of 61
a 4th card would actually be a good physx card.

but for the most part.......you'll need a BEEEEFY screen setup to stress that much power
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post #25 of 61
2 x 660 ti cards are on average 20% faster then a single 680.
So 2 x 670 cards should be at least 25-30% faster then a single 680.
Here's a video comparing 2 x 660 ti cards vs a single 680.

http://www.tonymacx86.com/bat-cave/70369-660-ti-sli-vs-gtx-680-a.html

Oops my bad. I thought you were asking about the 680. Never mind.
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post #26 of 61
Going with 670s or 680s buys you 4GB @ GPU capabilities, while the 690 is 2GB @ GPU.
I highly doubt that 2x 680s or even 670s are lacking in raw performance - I don't know what kind of monitor setup you will be pushing with Quad SLI to make it worth it. I see it more likely pushing hard on 2GB cards if you will be doing 1440-1600p + texture mods than lacking on FPS with 2-3x 670s.

That said, if you have to have quad SLI for the sake of it, 2x 690s are much much easier to squeeze in than 3-4 670/680s. Even good mATX boards can do quad SLI with them.

If I had the doh to spend on quad SLI today, I would restrain myself, go 2x 670s 4GB and if I would find it lacking, either go 2x 670 in a few months, or push them and go 2x 7xx (or Radeon 8xxx) altogether in one year or so.
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post #27 of 61
Don't forget to post benchmarks when you get whatever you choose. Would love to see how they perform. thumb.gif
post #28 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

Tri Sli and CFX is the way to go. The fourth card has little benefit in most cases where as the third greatly reduces micro stutter and increases FPS as well.

Another wrong comment. Be careful where you get your information from OP.

This is my 670 1 up to 4-way scaling. These benchmarks are when I first built my rig right after the 670s came out. This is before I upgraded to the X79 platform and these benches had them running on the Z77 platform with an i2500k @ 4.7. So my performance is more now. All 670s were at stock speeds.
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OP Lacrossewacker has a good point. What monitor(s) are you going to be running with this setup?
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A measly 1080p, Im on the fence about going multi screen soon.

I would still like this question answered please:
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Originally Posted by Kosai View Post

How is scaling and performance in QUAD Sli vs QUADFire? I know anything over 3 in crossfire is a waste with AMD cards, does the same apply to Nvidia and QUAD Sli?
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