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My Korean monitor just died so I grabbed a Dell P2715Q 4k monitor. My current video card is a GTX690. I was planning on building a new rig next year when the next iteration of chips from nVidia and Intel arrive.

For now it looks like my choices are:

1. Keep my single GTX690
2. Add a second GTX690
3. Get two 980's in SLI
4. Get a Titan X

Adding a second GTX690 (~$300) is within my budget but I really don't want to drop $1k plus on video cards at present. Will a second GTX690 do me any good or should I just play at lower res / settings until I build a new rig next year?
Edited by Crash55 - 3/27/15 at 6:33pm
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Either #3 or #4, #1 and 2 won't cut it at 4k because of the 2gb ram...
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4K you would need 2 x Titans.
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The GTX 690 has 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM. So if I add a second one for QUAD SLI I will have 8GB of RAM available.
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The GTX 690 has 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM. So if I add a second one for QUAD SLI I will have 8GB of RAM available.

Yes you will have 8GB of vRAM total but each GPU can only access its only memory of 2GB MAX.
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VRAM doesn't stack
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OK so since I don't want to drop $1k+ on video cards at present I guess I will simply wait and play at lower res / settings until it is time to build a new rig. That is what I figured the result would be but I figured I would ask
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No you have 2 gigs which don't stack. At least not until DX12 thumb.gif .
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OK so since I don't want to drop $1k+ on video cards at present I guess I will simply wait and play at lower res / settings until it is time to build a new rig. That is what I figured the result would be but I figured I would ask

Yeah. Just wait for Nvidia to drop their Titan class GTX X80 card.
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GTX 980 Ti and R9 390X are just around the corner. Definitely will wait for those if you go 4K today.
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