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Hi Guys, I have that upgrade itch but I am struggling to make a choice between the two cards GTX690 or GTX Titan. I play on triple monitors at 5040x1050, I would like to get your opinions on which card would be best for the highest performance. What I have been reading is the GTX690 outperforms the Titan on most benchmarks but the 6GB framebuffer of the Titan is supposed to be best for multimontor gaming.

Please help me out by letting me know which one you would go for as I am stuck! My current setup is -

Intel i5 2500k OC 4.5GHZ
Watercooled on H80i
GTX 580 SLI OC
8GB RAM
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3 x Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 120hz Monitors

Thanks in advance smile.gif
post #2 of 20
Easy pick.....The Titan for that resolution.
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post #3 of 20
Get the titan, good for future-proofing also the 6gb frame buffer is better for larger resolutions. One other good thing about getting the Titan is you can later add another for SLI.
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post #4 of 20
Get the TITAN.
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post #5 of 20
If you are going for dual cards, Titans.

If you are going for a single Card, 690.

690 Vram is sufficient all the way up to 3x1080. It fails on 3x1440 and your res is less then 3x1080.
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Single 690 > Single Titan. Dual Titan > Dual 690s.
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Originally Posted by yesitsmario View Post

Single 690 > Single Titan. Dual Titan > single 690.

this

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Quote:
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That means...

Single 690 = Single Titan = Dual Titan = Single 690... thumb.gif
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post #9 of 20
No.

GTX 690s don't have enough VRAM for surround and have no upgrade path. GTX 690s are waste of money and a dead end investment for surround.

GTX Titan wins over GTX 690 in every aspect. Overclock the thing to 1200mhz with naennons BIOS and you've got GTX 690 performance in a single card, with an upgrade path and no SLI issues.

I've sold my GTX 680 4GB SLI which power my surround set-up and have bought a GTX Titan instead. Which will be fine until ARMA3 and other games release at the end of the year and then I'll upgrade to SLI.
    
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post #10 of 20
I like the video ram on the Titan and the fact its a single card that vents out of your case. The 690 is a great card in its own right but it will vent hot air into your case so the case you employ may be another concern, naturally if you watercool then that's not an issue.

Aside from that - If money were not a concern I'd opt for the larger amount of vram and it all depends on whether or not you're going to add another Titan sometime in the future which brings up the question of why not get a pair of 4gb gtx 680's?

I've been batting the idea of a single titan versus a 690 versus sli 680s versus $2k for sli titans in the back of my mind and I can't rationally convince myself to spend $2k just for video cards.
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