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690 is good for the short run. 780 is good for the long run. You could always SLI a 780 later which would destroy a 690.

2 690's would destroy 2 780's though.


right now i'm using a 24' 1080p monitor, i will probably upgrade in the future.
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780 would be good for overclocking and future upgrades (SLI), but a 690 at that price is pretty good.... yeah, get the 690. (unless you plan to play at 1440p or Surround Resolutions, in which case you'll need a 780, haha)
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gaming wise i think the 690 is the best card out.

you'll get more fps with the gtx 690 unless the game doesn't support sli (or at least right away without a driver update). What resolution and refresh rate are you running? Do you plan on overclocking at all?
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you'll get more fps with the gtx 690 unless the game doesn't support sli (or at least right away without a driver update). What resolution and refresh rate are you running? Do you plan on overclocking at all?

i'm not going to overclock, and i use a 24' 1080p 60hz monitor, i plan on getting a new monitor after tax season.

and from what i've read the 690 even beats the titan in gaming.
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2 690's would destroy 2 780's though.


right now i'm using a 24' 1080p monitor, i will probably upgrade in the future.
By the time he needs two 690s he will be hitting the vram wall. Also, we'd HIGHLY advise against quad sli on both sides.

2 780s in the future is a POTENT weapon for gaming. 690 was great, but I've seen tto many people here that had it that was happy to get rid of it with the vram ceiling looming over their head
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By the time he needs two 690s he will be hitting the vram wall. Also, we'd HIGHLY advise against quad sli on both sides.

2 780s in the future is a POTENT weapon for gaming. 690 was great, but I've seen tto many people here that had it that was happy to get rid of it with the vram ceiling looming over their head

in that case i might consider a 780 or a titan.

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By the time he needs two 690s he will be hitting the vram wall. Also, we'd HIGHLY advise against quad sli on both sides.

2 780s in the future is a POTENT weapon for gaming. 690 was great, but I've seen tto many people here that had it that was happy to get rid of it with the vram ceiling looming over their head

Agreed. I have 2 and only have a 1080p monitor 60hz at the moment and I just turn sli off most of the time because I don't need it yet. (I will be upgrading to a 1440p monitor soon biggrin.gif ). Also in battlefield 3 I get a much steadier framerate just running 1 card.

Not to say the 690 is a bad card. That price is good, but anything passed 2 way-sli doesn't scale well, unless you run benchmarks, which if your not overclocking then you probably don't care much about benching. 3-way and 4-way sli are for multi monitor setups mostly but if you ever go down that road that 2gb of ram will be bottlenecking your system. I still vote for the gtx 780 thumb.gif . And later or even soon after the release of the amd's new r9 290x, prices bill drop a bit on the gtx 780.
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how much are the 780 SC going for? i'm trying to stay around $600.00
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how much are the 780 SC going for? i'm trying to stay around $600.00
Nvidia COULD be lowering the price of their 780 soon if the new AMD GPUs bring any pressure. Wait until November. Nvidia could drop the price of a 780 to $600. Also, don't worry about the"SC" versions or anything. They all basically have the same potential OCing headroom
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