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you sir have won the biggest fanboy award for january i think, and it's only the 7th!
first off, a gtx690 for a 1080 monitor is straight up pointless. even at 120hz. more money spent on a card that cant overclock worth crud all the for the e-peen. dumb.
and eyefinity, i will defend till death, isn't as bad as you play it out to be. the side screens are meant to be your peripheral. you dont look at the sides the same way you do at the center. this helps you in various games that have other things going on that you wouldn't normally see. its great, especially in bf3. something a 7990 - that supposedly your 690 beats, is much better at doing than a simple 1080p res.
just stop dude i've been going thru the pages and your ignorance annoys me.
that aside, card looks ridiculous lol, it'd be tough for those who would want one but didn't have a 120mm fan port in reach of those short tubes. doesn't sound likely but i bet it would more than you'd think. either way, pretty cool. love seeing upcoming products that are just over the top.


I game at 1080 on a 70inch screen and with 2 OC 670's roughly the same power as a 690 and about the same price minus Australia tax.
Plenty of games crush my settings, BF3 is not one of them..

Try turning up Witcher 2 or Shogun 2 and watch your system crawl.
Edited by Mrshilka - 1/7/13 at 5:24pm
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I game at 1080 on a 70inch screen and with 2 OC 670's roughly the same power as a 690 and about the same price minus Australia tax plenty of games crush my settings, BF3 is not one of them..
Try turning up Witcher 2 or Shogun 2 and watch your system crawl.

2 670's are no where near 1000 bucks, not in the US anyway. depending on what 670's however.

and now you're merely changing gaming scenarios. we weren't talking about either of those games - we were talking about bf3.

i completely grasp the fact that both witcher 2 and shogun 2 would eat my system up. then again, im on a single 7970, with 3 screens. so thank you capt obvious.
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Lol please don't tell me that's you in your avatar. Lol. Anyways are you sure on your BF3 benchmark statements?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-devil13-7970-x2,3329-7.html

Unlike yourself, I've owned a Devil 13 HD 7990 overclocked to 1250mhz, two GTX 690s (under water) which both overclocked to 1212mhz, GTX 680 4GB SLI which overclock to 1200mhz, four MSI Lightning HD 7970s which overclocked to 1350mhz and I've used them all to run my triple portrait monitor set-up which runs at 3684x1920P. So I've had fair experience with every flagship card of this generation and the fastest cards this generation when running BF3 were the Nvidia cards but after the 12.11 drivers came out they are very much the AMD cards.

It was close before the 12.11 drivers came out but ever since they did performance has been very one sided. Nvidia has closed the gap a little since then but AMD is still faster clock for clock. Taking into consideration the higher achievable overclocks with the AMD cards their isn't really any competition when it comes to BF3.

As for the rest, just Lol.

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I wonder who buys these type of cards.

I don't recall seeing anyone around here with a Mars II for example, this card would've been more attractive 6 months ago ( for whoever it is that actually buys it )

Why would anyone buy this over 2 7970's with WB's?

To run 4-Way Crossfire and a dedicated sound card. Much easier when putting it under a custom loop. Two cards are always easier and more manageable than four. Without the ability to run 5 screens or full cover blocks though, this card will loose a lot of attention from the eyefinity crowd.
    
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I game at 1080 on a 70inch screen and with 2 OC 670's roughly the same power as a 690 and about the same price minus Australia tax plenty of games crush my settings, BF3 is not one of them..
Try turning up Witcher 2 or Shogun 2 and watch your system crawl.


You do know that the screen size means NOTHING right?
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I game at 1080 on a 70inch screen and with 2 OC 670's roughly the same power as a 690 and about the same price minus Australia tax plenty of games crush my settings, BF3 is not one of them..
Try turning up Witcher 2 or Shogun 2 and watch your system crawl.

BF3 is very optimized and runs well compared to a lot of games at the moment. My GTX 680 4 GB SLI plays BF3 no problem. Aftermath is tough on it, a lot more than it should be but it still runs quite well. Sub 60FPS a lot though but other similar games, destroy my system, especially Planetside 2 and FarCry 3. Hitman and MaxPayne both also destroy my system.

Both AMD and Nvidia run BF3 well because it has a great engine and has gotten a lot of attention driver wise from both companies.
    
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drool.gif guess my lightning will be for sale when this hits.
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You do know that the screen size means NOTHING right?

Probably not but I don't think he knows that he only needs one of the GTX 670 to run 1080P either.
    
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I'm in agreement.

I highly doubt there's a need for SLI unless you use 2560x1440/1600. I personally ran witcher 2 at max settings (minus ubersampling) on a single GTX 580 ages ago @ 1080p. As far as ubersampling goes, there is no hardware in existence that can run that well - SGSSAA is far too taxing even for the best hardware.

Of course, you can nitpick and find highly dubious scenarios such as metro 2033 or crysis 2 absolutely maxed out which can dip below 60 fps potentially on some occasions. Those are definitely the exception - personally I would probably not use SLI for a mere 1080p resolution.

I just don't understand why one would saddle a great SLI setup with 1080p. Personally after seeing surround and using 2560 resolution, I cannot go back to 1080p. I've seen surround as well and was impressed - as soon as tiny bezel IPS panels are released i'll head down that route.
Edited by xoleras - 1/7/13 at 5:15pm
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I game at 1080 on a 70inch screen and with 2 OC 670's roughly the same power as a 690 and about the same price minus Australia tax plenty of games crush my settings, BF3 is not one of them..
Try turning up Witcher 2 or Shogun 2 and watch your system crawl.

70 inch displays lol
    
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I think that two 7970's on a 120MM radiator will be quite hot, no matter how thick it is. When building a loop, I always go on the theory that each piece of hardware should have 120MM of radiator to cool it at the minimum. Hell, when I had my i7 920 and 5970 watercooled with an RX480 w/GT's, all at stock, my 5970 would still reach 43 - 45C on both cores during games if I remember correctly.
Still, only time will tell.
This!

Agree 100%.

The system in my signature does run a GTX 690 overclocked to 1212mhz and a i7 3930K overclocked to 5000mhz on a 280mm and a 140mm radiator. As long as it's normal room temperature the cards don't creep above 40deg while the CPU stays sub 60deg. But in summer and lately we've been having days of 40deg the cards start to get up to 60deg which is quite hot and the loop can't handle it.

It was built for an air-conditioned room that never went above 20deg and operated fine in their but since being moved it's going to be upgraded to a 360mm and a 240mm radiator.

I would assume similar temperatures off of this since the HD 7970s run a bit hotter than the GTX 690 even though it is a thick 120mm and closed loop. Who knows what ASUS has come up with but it's a great idea, I just wish they offered it with a full cover block instead.
    
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