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No-one even knows the rest of his specs yet! he might be running a Dual Core and have some massive bottle-necking going on and as such he might be only using 40 percent of his 690s power, that may be why he wants to swap but doesn't realize there are other factors at play. Until we hear back from the OP we cant make any recommendations.
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No-one even knows the rest of his specs yet! he might be running a Dual Core and have some massive bottle-necking going on and as such he might be only using 40 percent of his 690s power, that may be why he wants to swap but doesn't realize there are other factors at play. Until we hear back from the OP we cant make any recommendations.

Even so, the trade is still worthwhile if straight across.
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3770k @ 4.4Ghz
maximus v formula
Gskill trident 2600Mhz..

i know my spec arent bottle necking, but i want performance.
Ive actually made my mind up and im keeping the 690.

after reading so much reviews and analyzing data from OCN and everywhere else, the 690 is so much more efficient and Nvidia is the better company (in my opinion). AMD have too much microstutter compared to Nvidia and SLI seems to work alot better in Frostbite 2 engine compared to CrossfireX.. even after 12.11, Nvidia leads the BF3 Benchmark.

Nvidia's latency results (microstutter)


AMD's results


Battlefied 3 - (AMD 12.11 beta 6 driver)


Power Consumption


Realistically, these are probably the main factors for me, so ultimately, i have decided to stick to my 690 and enjoy it.
Thanks for all that helped here +REP

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Edited by Renairy - 11/8/12 at 7:24pm
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3770k @ 4.4Ghz
maximus v formula
Gskill trident 2600Mhz..
i know my spec arent bottle necking, but i want performance.
Ive actually made my mind up and im keeping the 690.
after reading so much reviews and analyzing data from OCN and everywhere else, the 690 is so much more efficient and Nvidia is the better company (in my opinion). AMD have too much microstutter compared to Nvidia and SLI seems to work alot better in Frostbite 2 engine compared to CrossfireX.. even after 12.11, Nvidia leads the BF3 Benchmark.
Nvidia's latency results (microstutter)

AMD's results

Battlefied 3 - (AMD 12.11 beta 6 driver)

Power Consumption

Realistically, these are probably the main factors for me, so ultimately, i have decided to stick to my 690 and enjoy it.
Thanks for all that helped here +REP
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Great ! biggrin.gif


At 2560x1440 ... The GTX 690 dominated Batman Arkham City.
The GTX 680 actually won BF3 against the 7970 GE even with Drivers 12.11 and with 8x MSAA.
In Batman Arkham City the GTX 680 spanked it. The 7970s won in Metro 2033 and AvP those two games are known to work better with AMD hardware even in Fermi days
but AvP doesn't matter to me since it is old and trash thumb.gif.
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Great ! biggrin.gif
At 2560x1440 ... The GTX 690 dominated Batman Arkham City.
The GTX 680 actually won BF3 against the 7970 GE even with Drivers 12.11 and with 8x MSAA. but AvP doesn't matter to me since it is old and trash thumb.gif.

BF3 only supports 4x MSAA in game. the 8x must have been forced through control panel. that has led to sub optimal results in BF3. Anyway good decision to stick with GTX 690. For multi GPU unless AMD integrates the Radeon Pro tech and improves on micro stuttering Nvidia has the better all round solution.
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He does live in Australia wink.gif
As others have said a pair of 7970s can usually be bought for less than a 690, but perhaps not in AUS.
If performance is your main concern, I would swap.

1000 AUD = 1041 USD bro.

If anyone buys it, you should make sure they're in a mental hospital.
    
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post #27 of 27
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3770k @ 4.4Ghz
maximus v formula
Gskill trident 2600Mhz..
i know my spec arent bottle necking, but i want performance.
Ive actually made my mind up and im keeping the 690.
after reading so much reviews and analyzing data from OCN and everywhere else, the 690 is so much more efficient and Nvidia is the better company (in my opinion). AMD have too much microstutter compared to Nvidia and SLI seems to work alot better in Frostbite 2 engine compared to CrossfireX.. even after 12.11, Nvidia leads the BF3 Benchmark.
Nvidia's latency results (microstutter)

AMD's results

Battlefied 3 - (AMD 12.11 beta 6 driver)

Power Consumption

Realistically, these are probably the main factors for me, so ultimately, i have decided to stick to my 690 and enjoy it.
Thanks for all that helped here +REP
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Good decision man. You already have arguably the best graphics card money can buy have fun.thumb.gif
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