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Hey guys im looking into getting a Titan i have a 690 at the moment. Feel free to post disputes or good reasons why i shouldnt
Im not the best with trouble shooting and i think i may be better off with a single Gpu card. rolleyes.gif
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Single GPU, 6GB Vram, ahem 384 bit memory bus, yeah I think you got every reason to make the switch if you can, I would personally go for a SC model and overclock to hell. I'm sure drivers will get better down the road seeing it was just released. Seeing this is the issue with all video cards.
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Keep the 690 unless you are getting VRAM limited a lot, or you really need the compute power. If neither of these is the case you'd just be downgrading. A 690 consistently outperforms a Titan (excluding games that can't use more than 1 GPU of course), and although the 690 has higher frame latencies this doesn't mean anything if you can't actually see your card stuttering (to some people microstutter is incredibly obvious, to some it's invisible, and AFAIK 690s don't have a whole lot of stutter for the most part).

I guess the better question would be, why are you considering a Titan when you already have a better performing setup?
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Originally Posted by Blackmill View Post

Hey guys im looking into getting a Titan i have a 690 at the moment. Feel free to post disputes or good reasons why i shouldnt
Im not the best with trouble shooting and i think i may be better off with a single Gpu card. rolleyes.gif

Don't know , if it was me i wouldn't do it , SLI is getting better with every new driver release thumb.gif
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As someone who uses both Titans and GTX 690s I would say stick with the GTX 690 unless as Vonnis said you have something that needs more than 2gbs of vram.
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A single GTX690 is generally faster than a single Titan. So unless you are experiencing problems with your current setup, why would you want to downgrade? I would only consider switching if you needed so much GPU power that you might possible go 2x Titan in the future.
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Really I got this new computer so that it would be future proof. But truly I have problems with this computer that I'm not really savy enough or I'm just not motivated enough to deal with them. Like farcy I have to turn sli off to play multiplayer the pvp parts or else the game will crash. I wanted a card that a can sli later on when I stop being able to run on Max later down the road.
Plus I made the mistake of getting a sabertooth mobo which only has 2 pci 16 slots. So two cards will be my max unless I get another board
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Really I got this new computer so that it would be future proof. But truly I have problems with this computer that I'm not really savy enough or I'm just not motivated enough to deal with them. Like farcy I have to turn sli off to play multiplayer the pvp parts or else the game will crash. I wanted a card that a can sli later on when I stop being able to run on Max later down the road.
Plus I made the mistake of getting a sabertooth mobo which only has 2 pci 16 slots. So two cards will be my max unless I get another board

Well since you having SLI issues, then yes - going with a single Titan seems like a good move.
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Well there is the next problem and i know im thinking way down the road but my board which has two pci 16 slots and one 8 pci slot is im assuming limited to only using two cards, because the 8 slot would only bottleneck it....?
I have seen problems with the 690 with out a second card so if later on i upgrade to a second card i assume i will get more problems that i dont want to deal with, So the 2x Titan set-up will be better than a 2x 690?
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I'm sure 2 Titans will scale much better than 2GB Quad gpus.... I really don't get why people are so hung up on the dated 690. I mean come on no matter how you look at it it's still 2GB Vram per gpu with 256 bit memory bus. If I were you I wouldn't even hesitate to make the switch.
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