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And the gtx690 will still destroy it on BF3. Next.......................
I don't think there is any performance data for this specific card to come to such a conclusion.

And considering you have a GTX 690, there's a good chance you are being fairly biased.

And some people don't let BF3 alone decide their GPU purchases.
Edited by AbdullahG - 1/7/13 at 12:00pm
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Very doubtful

Put the same percentage OC on the 690 and add liquid cooling. It will have it by at least 15-20fps in any monitor layout and run much cooler and draw less power. Cards like these are a waste of money regardless of the being Nvidia or AMD.
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Cards like these are a waste of money.

And your point is...?
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As to be expected, power and cooling requirements for such a card are quite high, which is where Asus’s customizations and expertise come into play. Feeding the beast will be 3 8pin PCIe power connectors, and with another 75W from the PCIe slot itself we’re looking at total power consumption somewhere in the neighborhood of 500W (roughly twice that of a single 7970GE)

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Love the design, but that fan looks whiny, and I wonder how well that 120MM Radiator (although very thick) will cool what is essentially two 7970's.
    
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Put the same percentage OC on the 690 and add liquid cooling. It will have it by at least 15-20fps in any monitor layout and run much cooler and draw less power. Cards like these are a waste of money.

I owned a 690 previously and realistically, it won't overclock well. The 690 I had would boost to about 1140ish in games, but overclocking would - without exception - put it past the kepler throttle 70C threshold and would lower the overclock every time. So with kepler throttle it will generally negate any type of overclock you attempt even if it's stable. This is on top of the fact that voltage control doesn't exist on the 690.

Crysis 2 or metro 2033 would give me temps above 80C on both GPUs with vsync off. Obviously that isn't good overclocking territory since the kepler throttles at 70C. (this is also why I got rid of the 690 and got 2x MSI lightning 680s instead)

The 690 is not a very good overclocking card -- if you want to overclock you want the MSI lightning 680 (x2). The 690 is a great card, don't get me wrong; however I suspect the 7970 would OC better.
Edited by xoleras - 1/7/13 at 12:02pm
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Someone's trying to justify his purchase bashing the competitor? rolleyes.gif
@Asus: Nice card! I'd rather see more pictures of the heart of the beast though, usually the PCB is what's interesting about these cards, not the fan shroud biggrin.gif

I'm a enthusiast. If AMD would have outperformed Nvidia this time around on my game of choice(BF3) I would have purchased a 7990. I'm not loyal to either camp. I'll be buying the next best GPU this year aswell.
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My question is, where the hell was this card like...a year ago? This thing is so late to market. They'll probably make it an extremely limited run item, so they won't lose anything from producing it.
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Put the same percentage OC on the 690 and add liquid cooling. It will have it by at least 15-20fps in any monitor layout and run much cooler and draw less power. Cards like these are a waste of money regardless of the being Nvidia or AMD.

Please stop posting, you're giving me a headache with your ignorance.
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They'll probably make it an extremely limited run item, so they won't lose anything from producing it.

Same as the past Ares and Mars cards they are only making 1000, each with the serial number visable.

It is more of a technical exercise / collectors item for people with a lot of money than anything else.
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