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the 690 is more like 2 670's so it can use a 2 slot cooler, but if it was 2 full 680's it would also have a 3 slot cooler

No its not. The 690 has 3072 cuda cores.
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the 690 is more like 2 670's so it can use a 2 slot cooler, but if it was 2 full 680's it would also have a 3 slot cooler

The gtx690 has two gtx 680 cores.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-review-ultra-expensive-ultra-rare-ultra-fast/17

The people spending $1000 for this card know.
    
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Wasn't Powercolor's first ?

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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7990_Devil_13/

And it suffered from bad drivers. I wonder if 12.11 would redeem this Devil.
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That thing is MASSIVE.
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This isn't a reference Amd design so HIS (and PowerColor) can do a custom cooling setup if they want too. The 690 has a reference cooler which must cater to a larger spectrum of customers, so Nvidia (or Amd) will have more constraints to deal with.

Same example with Asus DC cards; its a custom design so Asus can fit a custom and/or larger cooler.


Its more probable the market for one of these beasty cards will be larger than the one's that can afford two cards. So another reason to not be constrained by the cooler size. I'm sure those who will pick up two will want to consider a three-slot-in-between mb to run them. Water would be a plus too.


Personally, I would grab three used 7970s (or four biggrin.gif) and put them on water thumb.gif
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Interesting. If that photo is indeed real, then the card is going to be using a PCIe 2.0 bridge chip (LT22102) versus PCIe 3.0 (PEX8747) on the GTX 690 and Powercolor 7990 Devil 13.
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I wonder why console companies don't compete in this arena. One of these is only a few steps away from having one inside your computer. I mean, consider you could spend less than the price of a full system, which would make them even more competitive with the mainstream companies, even given the performance limits. And with encrypted ROM for operation, there's likely little in the way of process overhead and driver development. It might help cut down on pirated emulation too. What's your rating of the crazy level in this post?

edit: I didn't even consider the growing HTPC crowd.
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Interesting. If that photo is indeed real, then the card is going to be using a PCIe 2.0 bridge chip (LT22102) versus PCIe 3.0 (PEX8747) on the GTX 690 and Powercolor 7990 Devil 13.

This is just sad.
Edited by un-midas touch - 10/25/12 at 1:39pm
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Interesting. If that photo is indeed real, then the card is going to be using a PCIe 2.0 bridge chip (LT22102) versus PCIe 3.0 (PEX8747) on the GTX 690 and Powercolor 7990 Devil 13.

PCIE 2.0 16x should be perfectly fine. I ran two 7970s on pcie 2.0 8x without any issues wink.gif No gpu will saturate pcie 3.0 16x yet smile.gif

edit: hmmm, thought that Nvidia didn't support 3.0 thinking.gif, so its useless on the 690. Yet, I would agree the PEX chipset is far superior than the old nf200.
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PCIE 2.0 16x should be perfectly fine. I ran two 7970s on pcie 2.0 8x without any issues wink.gif No gpu will saturate pcie 3.0 16x yet smile.gif
edit: hmmm, thought that Nvidia didn't support 3.0 thinking.gif, so its useless on the 690. Yet, I would agree the PEX chipset is far superior than the old nf200.

I know but how I feel is, AMD is a "big numbers" kind of company and I just feel the overkillers out there won't be able to get this out of their head. I mean is it really a big price-point to do 2.0 instead of 3.0?
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I love HIS and I think this is cool, but with the sheer size of the card it looks like it would break off of the PCI-E slot
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