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It has been a while since I have looked into computer parts.

I am basically trying to relearn everything tongue.gif

I remember Radeon's #### system pretty well, but I never looked into nVidia.

What do the numbers mean?
i.e. I look at a gpu call an nVidia 670, what do the different numbers mean? is it similar to the Radeon numbers?


Also how do the two company's graphics cards compare?

like does nVidia 690 = ATI 7990?


Thanks to all who try to help, and more so to those who are able to. smile.gif
     
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Not necessarily performance wise, but ranking wise:
7970=680
7950=670
7870=660ti
7850=660

Edit: and yes, a 7990=690. But remember those are just 2 7970s/680s on one board.
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post #3 of 5
The 680 means its the 6th generation(Idk of what), and the 80 means it is the flagship card.
The 470 is the 4th generation, the 70 means it's the slightly cut down from the flagship card.

The current hierarchy of nvidia card for this generation are:
690(Dual 680 on one board)
680
670
660ti
660
650ti
650
640
and so on.
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does nvidia's 690 and ati's 7990 act like one graphics card or like 2 in sli or crossfire?
     
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Originally Posted by remnant View Post

does nvidia's 690 and ati's 7990 act like one graphics card or like 2 in sli or crossfire?

Pretty sure it is considered SLI/Crossfire.
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