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Originally Posted by taafe View Post

-It OCs better
well each and every card is different and from the reviews ive heard that the titan isn't that good and the reviews for the Evga 690 are awesome when it comes to OC it.

-It has more memory (6GB vs. 2GB
the 690 has 4GB cards not just 2gb unless you've got muti screens 4gb is overkill.
-You don't have to disable half the card in some games.
games that most people don't even play...
15% higher performance at stock, even more when OC
AND some £200 cheaper.
when NVidia bring out a single card that can beat the 690 that will be the day I part with my well earnt cash biggrin.gif

I have 4 x 7970s (3GB) in my rig, this doesn't mean I have 12 GB Vram. redface.gif

The GTX 690 has 2 GB effective per GPU (4 GB total)

The Titan having 6GB is a huge leap.

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post #52 of 57
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well yeh exactly! so it still has 4gb of vram

Unfortunately, no it doesn't. smile.gif

Since memory is mirrored, same things need to be written into "both" memories (for each of internal GPUs), meaning you only have 2GB effectively for the whole card.

Which for me is the biggest downside of the card.
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post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

I have 4 x 7970s (3GB) in my rig, this doesn't mean I have 12 GB Vram. redface.gif

The GTX 690 has 2 GB effective per GPU (4 GB total)

The Titan having 6GB is a huge leap.


oh right I didn't know that... clearly lol. thanks
post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by taafe View Post

-It OCs better
well each and every card is different and from the reviews ive heard that the titan isn't that good and the reviews for the Evga 690 are awesome when it comes to OC it.

-It has more memory (6GB vs. 2GB
the 690 has 4GB cards not just 2gb unless you've got muti screens 4gb is overkill.
-You don't have to disable half the card in some games.
games that most people don't even play...
15% higher performance at stock, even more when OC
AND some £200 cheaper.
when NVidia bring out a single card that can beat the 690 that will be the day I part with my well earnt cash biggrin.gif

Only 2 of that 4 is usable so who cares if it technically has 4, it still only can use a maximum of two.

Titans have way more OC potential. Pretty much all Titans reach 1200MHz with a modded bios, 690s not only have a higher stock clock but don't always go that high. And that means that they OC much worse. 690s generally OC less than 680s, Titans on the other hand have similar OCing potential as 7970 GHz edition cards.

When SLI doesn't work you're stuck with one GPU with the 690 which means half of it is rendered useless.

The cards also have identical MSRPs, they cost the same if you're buying from a place that doesn't gouge.

And again there's those frame time jumps that make the 690 seem less smooth than what the fps would tell you.
 
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post #55 of 57
I can get 1200 core and 7000 mem, that's spitting distance of a stock 690 but with no SLI profile issues (although these are usually fixed on new games pretty quick) and much better frame latency. 2GB of VRAM is enough now but newer games like Tomb Raider/Crysis 3 are using 1600+ MB already, in 12 months 2GB may be a limiting factor. I'll be SLI'ing it down the road which will be more than enough to hold off upgrading for a while.
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Single GPU is always superior, no matter how you put it.

I had 2 480's in SLi, was it fast? hell yes in terms of raw FPS numbers, did i like it? no...
Frame latency and other issues, i could see the 2 cards rendering different parts of the screen, this is hard to describe, it looks jittery and just not smooth at all...
I have 20/20 vision, so i pick up every last detail on any screen.

Single GPU is FTW, multi-GPU for benching purposes only IMO.
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post #57 of 57
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Ok thanks everyone kinda learnt alot from this thread. Thnaks for putting up with my noodness :rolleyes
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