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Default 05-01-2012, 19:41 | posts: 10,547 | Location: United kingdom

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Agreed, might sell my 680 and grab a 690 to better cope with my new res. Hoping they have a bit of OC room.
I think they will have some decent oc room,the card is expensive regarding its design and performance(so to speak)you can always whack the card under water,thing is card is so nice looking it makes me think twice about banging an EK,Koolance or Aqua etc on it,ill enjoy the looks for a bit then its going under water as i have all my wc gear ready, just need the blocks(s) Cough*Koolance*Cough,this baby will be getting a triple rad all to itself,just need that review!
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 19:41 | posts: 6,779 | Location: USA

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last i checked that the story of anything sli, or dual gpu in nature, when it works it works great but that isnt always the story most the time
I have no such problems


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I think they will have some decent oc room,the card is expensive regarding its design and performance(so to speak)you can always whack the card under water,thing is card is so nice looking it makes me think twice about banging an EK,Koolance or Aqua etc on it,ill enjoy the looks for a bit then its going under water as i have all my wc gear ready, just need the blocks(s) Cough*Koolance*Cough,this baby will be getting a triple rad all to itself,just need that review!
Agreed. The card looks too good to slap a waterblock on it first thing. Id wait a couple months before doing it, but thats just me

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Default 05-01-2012, 19:49 | posts: 220 | Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

so THAT'S what the crowbar was for!
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 19:50 | posts: 10,547 | Location: United kingdom

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Plus one. My 295 in my kids rig works fairly well to this day.
The 295 is a good card,one of the best alltime gpus to come out of the 3dfx/nvidia camp in my opinion...All Time Hall of fame along with the 8800gtx and Voodoo 2
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 19:53 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

Packaging seems a bit gimmicky to me, I don't like it.

However, the card is pure tech pron!
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 19:55 | posts: 10,547 | Location: United kingdom

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I have no such problems




Agreed. The card looks too good to slap a waterblock on it first thing. Id wait a couple months before doing it, but thats just me
Yeah ill probably be waiting a bit myself,i mean come on,2x680s(true) with a state of the art air cooler that looks the bollocks,gonna be hard to prize it apart.Once the dust settles it will be about performance as its always been.

Once the GK110(685/780 or whatever) release comes closer it will be time to squeeze all that you can out of the 690(s).

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Default 05-01-2012, 20:00 | posts: 492 | Location: Sydney

Nothing but scathing comments.

SLI's bad, price is bad, drivers are bad and what's with the 4gig comments STILL?!

It's not even out yet?

Like I said before the only people buying this will be people who know alot about computers or someone with money to burn. I'd like to say I'm more of the first but it seems the latter is how I end up. Yes it is $1000 but it probably cost them not even $300 to make, its a business and they want profit, people buying it will not be thinking this is too expensive, only the people that don't have the money.

I'll be getting one if Guru or someone can show me that its on par (or better) performance wise with my 580SLI or at least the temps or min frames are better (which I'm assuming it will be)

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2gb per card plays everything...2x2 gives the speed to run everything smooth...the only and valuable truth
And what does this mean?

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Default 05-01-2012, 20:05 | posts: 10,547 | Location: United kingdom

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Nothing but scathing comments.

SLI's bad, price is bad, drivers are bad and what's with the 4gig comments STILL?!

It's not even out yet?

Like I said before the only people buying this will be people who know alot about computers or someone with money to burn. I'd like to say I'm more of the first but it seems the latter is how I end up. Yes it is $1000 but it probably cost them not even $300 to make, its a business and they want profit, people buying it will not be thinking this is too expensive, only the people that don't have the money.

I'll be getting one if Guru or someone can show me that its on par (or better) performance wise with my 580SLI or at least the temps or min frames are better (which I'm assuming it will be)
If i had 2x580's in sli i wouldnt even consider buying this gpu but thats just me,id wait for atleast the real GK110 for a worthwhile upgrade and even then i might skip it.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 20:21 | posts: 492 | Location: Sydney

Thanks Hallryu

Well in BF3 im dropping below 60 I've noticed recently but I've also recently updated from 296.xx to 301.24? and since then in big explosions and heaps of fog dropped to high 30s which is eye gouging I just want min of 60 nothing higher is that too much to ask lol.

And no I don't want to lower my settings. Max or nothing. 690 SLI?
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 21:01 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

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Thanks Hallryu

Well in BF3 im dropping below 60 I've noticed recently but I've also recently updated from 296.xx to 301.24? and since then in big explosions and heaps of fog dropped to high 30s which is eye gouging I just want min of 60 nothing higher is that too much to ask lol.

And no I don't want to lower my settings. Max or nothing. 690 SLI?
Well BF3 is not very CPU dependant, it's all on the graphics hardware. Im surprised your 580 SLI is not cutting it for you. That's still a killer setup. 690 SLI or 4x 680's give or take a few % is going beyond your requirements isn't it. Also the expense is going to be huge
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 21:16 | posts: 18,715 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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No it isnt,

I remember my 9800gx2.... Ouch
Double ouch i remember my mates 590.....

Hope this one is better supported !!
your bringing up a 2005 or 06 9800gx2? sli was in its infancy then. whats wrong with your mates 590, its just 2 underclocked 580`s on a stick, and my 580`s perform near flawless
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 21:16 | posts: 8,110 | Location: United Kingdom

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Packaging seems a bit gimmicky to me, I don't like it.

However, the card is pure tech pron!
I find myself agreeing with this.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 22:12 | posts: 540 | Location: Darwin, Australia

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Well BF3 is not very CPU dependant, it's all on the graphics hardware. Im surprised your 580 SLI is not cutting it for you. That's still a killer setup. 690 SLI or 4x 680's give or take a few % is going beyond your requirements isn't it. Also the expense is going to be huge
I wouldnt say its "not" very CPU dependant, using all cores/threads usage is in the 90's %
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 22:48 | posts: 18,715 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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Thanks Hallryu

Well in BF3 im dropping below 60 I've noticed recently but I've also recently updated from 296.xx to 301.24? and since then in big explosions and heaps of fog dropped to high 30s which is eye gouging I just want min of 60 nothing higher is that too much to ask lol.

And no I don't want to lower my settings. Max or nothing. 690 SLI?
whats your cpu speed?
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 23:04 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

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I wouldnt say its "not" very CPU dependant, using all cores/threads usage is in the 90's %
I've seen reviews with quad and dual cores going head to head and achieving similar results with BF3. However, we are straying OT.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 23:05 | posts: 6,779 | Location: USA

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I've seen reviews with quad and dual cores going head to head and achieving similar results with BF3.
64 player is a whole different ball game.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 23:07 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

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64 player is a whole different ball game.
Sorry yes. I'm not a multiplayer fan on that game, my apologies.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 23:17 | posts: 1,047 | Location: Tennessee

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your bringing up a 2005 or 06 9800gx2? sli was in its infancy then. whats wrong with your mates 590, its just 2 underclocked 580`s on a stick, and my 580`s perform near flawless
sli wasnt per say in its infancy. 2004-2005 was prime time for sli. the 9800gx-2 launched back in 2008.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 23:17 | posts: 1,157 | Location: UK

Great looking card but there's no way I will be able to justify the price.
   
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Default 05-01-2012, 23:23 | posts: 18,715 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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sli wasnt per say in its infancy. 2004-2005 was prime time for sli. the 9800gx-2 launched back in 2008.
yeah your right early 2008. how was 2004-2005 prime time for sli though? was thinking of the 7950gx2 by mistake or whatever its called

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Default 05-01-2012, 23:47 | posts: 10,547 | Location: United kingdom

Not long now.....i had to go out for a few beers tonight to forget about this card...well i woulda went out anyhow,card was just an excuse
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 00:19 | posts: 830

Wasn't SLI around in 1998 with the VooDoo2
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 00:20 | posts: 12

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That's why they sent the crowbars beforehand!
Not picking on you specifically here but that is a PRYBAR!

Not... a... crowbar
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 00:20 | posts: 18,715 | Location: New Jersey, USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scan-Line_Interleave
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 00:39 | posts: 10,547 | Location: United kingdom

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Wasn't SLI around in 1998 with the VooDoo2
Yes i still have my Voodoo2,dont know where my Millenium Matrox 2d G200 card went...i cant remember.
   
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