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Well, two Titans will outperform two 690's because quad SLI doesn't scale particularly well most of the time. That's a lot of money though, and if you have SLI issues with the 690, you'll have those issues on any SLI setup.
It's your money, and I know having that upgrade itch is a PITA, but I'd personally hold on to the 690 until it's run out of steam. By then you'll most likely be able to get a better, cheaper upgrade than a Titan (or two). It's true that you won't be able to get as much money for it at that point as you could now, but unless nVidia goes completely insane with pricing the upgrade itself will not cost anywhere near as much as switching to Titan now.


Edit: Unigine valley tends to read stuff wrong, don't rely on the clock speeds it shows you. It shows both my cards as running at 1306MHz even though in reality they can't get anywhere near that and normally run at ~1202 MHz.
Edited by Vonnis - 3/10/13 at 7:20pm
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OP this was a great question to ask, I've wondered the same thing, since you have the 690 already i would stick with that. Its a beast of a card still. If you can get the Titan without making a huge loss on the 690 then by all means. thumb.gif
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Should i just buy a second 690 and call it a day?

Also would my 3820 Processor cause any bottleneck?
Also would i need to do a fresh install of everything if i upgrade my processor?
Edited by Blackmill - 3/10/13 at 7:54pm
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I would not go quad SLI with 690s Mediocre scaling
 
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post #35 of 39
Do you need a second 690 right now? I thought the main problem was that FC3 wouldn't run with SLI enabled. Adding GPUs won't do a thing if you're running in forced single-GPU mode. tongue.gif I'm not sure how much benefit quad SLI would give you anyway as it doesn't have very good scaling most of the time, it's more for benchmarking.

As for the CPU, it should be fine if it's overclocked a bit. Might want to look up some benchmarks to be sure though.
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OO thank you and No i dont need a second 690 i was just saying should i just go that route and leave the Titan alone. But thats slowly becoming the worst idea. I may say **** it and just get a titan, I dont know how smart it would be to wait and let my cards value drop. anyway Dont give up on me guys your all really helping me out im not the best with computers but im learning
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OO thank you and No i dont need a second 690 i was just saying should i just go that route and leave the Titan alone. But thats slowly becoming the worst idea. I may say **** it and just get a titan, I dont know how smart it would be to wait and let my cards value drop. anyway Dont give up on me guys your all really helping me out im not the best with computers but im learning

Nah man. But how many moniters are you planning in hooking up to your card?
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Three later on though sense i need to save up the money.

So i got the Titan and selling my 690 for $850 Im loosing $150 bucks on this trade but its fine becuase it just mean i paid 150 to borrow a 690 for two months. Expensive rent but i enjoyed the experience
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Three later on though sense i need to save up the money.

So i got the Titan and selling my 690 for $850 Im loosing $150 bucks on this trade but its fine becuase it just mean i paid 150 to borrow a 690 for two months. Expensive rent but i enjoyed the experience

i wish i could do a layaway program for a titan.. but ya one titan will do wonders for 3 monitors. especially when they update the drivers.
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