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Have never seen that about the 690 thanks. I thought that it was 4GB like the 680 is as opposed to its 2GB version. So there's 2 GB in each card in it but it doesn't stack so stays at 2GB?
Anyway shouldn't be a problem as I'm not editing movies for the Cinema or anything like that but rather playing high-end games (Far-Cry, Metro, Crysis...) and IF this build goes according to plan I'll be going SLI with another 690 very soon after I've built it.
Also quick question... if It's only supported by the PCI slot that it's in and the screws into the case at the back, is there a chance of the card connectors warping? I mean It's a pretty long & heavy card and if it's only secured at one end well... I'm on a ship that's going to be rolling around from side to side and was just wondering if that could become an issue; if So I'd just shove a metal rod in there to support the end away from the case or something.
Cheers

It's basically a pre-SLI'd setup of two 2GB 680's, it will only wver utilize 2GB of vram. The vram is more so for multiple screen setups but I've seen a single 1080 setup hit 2.9GB of vram with the right mods in games, Skyrim for example. Doing an SLI with 690's still only gives you 2GB of vram.

If I were you, I'd SLI two 4GB GTX 680's. You get to utilize the 4GB vram if you ever need it and it will have superior performance in most cases.

Curious as to how clean the power is on a ship? Never heard of gaming on a vessel before..
 
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I'd go for the ASUS. ASUS tends to have much better cooling than any other brand of cards, even though they cost a bit more. I'm also saying their better than pretty much any card, even Twin Frozr, and other brand's "better cooling" editions.

 

I've OCed my ASUS 7850 to 1050/1450 (maxed out OC) and after running the Heaven Benchmark, and Furmark, the max temperature was 55C. :)

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690s have IDENTICAL cooling. Nvidia uses a reference design that must be adhered to on dual GPU cards. Only branding is different. The exception is the 690, where all cards look IDENTICAL.
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I'd go for the ASUS. ASUS tends to have much better cooling than any other brand of cards, even though they cost a bit more. I'm also saying their better than pretty much any card, even Twin Frozr, and other brand's "better cooling" editions.

I've OCed my ASUS 7850 to 1050/1450 (maxed out OC) and after running the Heaven Benchmark, and Furmark, the max temperature was 55C. smile.gif
]

Obviously you're not aware that this thread is about the GTX 690. Pay attention next time, your entire post is meaningless.

ALL GTX 690S ARE IDENTICAL, nvidia builds them and DOES NOT allow anyone to deviate from their design. There is no alternative GTX 690 design - again, ALL built by nvidia and nvidia alone.

ASUS GTX 690 == EVGA GTX 690 == MSI GTX 690 == Gigabyte GTX 690. They are ALL THE same.
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I'd go for the ASUS. ASUS tends to have much better cooling than any other brand of cards, even though they cost a bit more. I'm also saying their better than pretty much any card, even Twin Frozr, and other brand's "better cooling" editions.

I've OCed my ASUS 7850 to 1050/1450 (maxed out OC) and after running the Heaven Benchmark, and Furmark, the max temperature was 55C. smile.gif
]

Obviously you're not aware that this thread is about the GTX 690. Pay attention next time, your entire post is meaningless.

ALL GTX 690S ARE IDENTICAL, nvidia builds them and DOES NOT allow anyone to deviate from their design. There is no alternative GTX 690 design - again, ALL built by nvidia and nvidia alone.

ASUS GTX 690 == EVGA GTX 690 == MSI GTX 690 == Gigabyte GTX 690. They are ALL THE same.


Thanks for backing me up. It seems that no one here knows that. Choose whoever has the best Customer support, OP. Or your fav brand.

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