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Ok so im not getting all the hype about ths 'GTX TITAN' when the 690 is a year older and still beats the new titan on all benchmarks. I mean its supposed to have its design from the worlds fastest super computer!. Except its actually not that super is it
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GTX 690 is a dual GPU card and only has 2GB effective per GPU, also has a 256 bit bandwidth.

The Titan is a powerful single GPU card and has a 6GB of Vram, and has a 384 bit memory bandwidth.

You can have a maximum of two GTX 690 cards in your rig while you can put 4 GTX Titan.

I would buy a Titan over the 690 any time.
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690 is two 680s, sooooooooooo power still beats it ofc.

Titan = Tons of power with no sli hassle.
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Most benchmarks don't tell the whole story.

A single fast GPU is inherently superior to two less capable ones in SLI/Crossfire when it comes to actual gameplay experience for many people, and the GTX 690 is just SLI on one PCB.

I've had GTX 460 SLI, and a single 480, though losing in most benchmarks, was by far the better experience.

I just sold my second 6950, because one 6950 at 950/14500 gives me the same or better smoothness than two at 900/1400.

If I had games that could take advantage of it, I'd seriously be considering a Titan as well.
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Originally Posted by taafe View Post

Ok so im not getting all the hype about ths 'GTX TITAN' when the 690 is a year older and still beats the new titan on all benchmarks. I mean its supposed to have its design from the worlds fastest super computer!. Except its actually not that super is it

690 = SLI = more optimization problems
Titan = single GPU = less optimization problems

/Thread
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

GTX 690 is a dual GPU card and only has 2GB effective per GPU, also has a 256 bit bandwidth.

The Titan is a powerful single GPU card and has a 6GB of Vram, and has a 384 bit memory bandwidth.

You can have a maximum of two GTX 690 cards in your rig while you can put 4 GTX Titan.

I would buy a Titan over the 690 any time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by iMica View Post

690 is two 680s, sooooooooooo power still beats it ofc.

Titan = Tons of power with no sli hassle.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post

690 = SLI = more optimization problems
Titan = single GPU = less optimization problems

/Thread

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The Titan is better for resolutions above 1080p or multiple monitors.
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Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post

690 = SLI = more optimization problems
Titan = single GPU = less optimization problems

/Thread

Correct me if im wrong but the 690 isnt SLI.. Two gtx 680's is SLI
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Originally Posted by taafe View Post

Correct me if im wrong but the 690 isnt SLI.. Two gtx 680's is SLI
It's effectively two 680s in SLI on a single board. It's a bit more complex than that but it's easier to think of it in that way.
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post #10 of 57
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Originally Posted by iMica View Post

690 is two 680s, sooooooooooo power still beats it ofc.

Titan = Tons of power with no sli hassle.

But were only talking 50 watts differance
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