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Default 05-04-2012, 19:33 | posts: 4,286 | Location: Serbia, NS

The Way It's Meant To Be Played!
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 22:20 | posts: 366

Man... this card looks amazing!! like some kind of HI tech stuff.. not like a toy(palit jetstream for example). But you guys really should update this review, Nv announced that 690GTX have dramaticly improved micro stuttering issue and as post24 shows Nv did really good job at this .
For this reason its the first dualGPU card ever that I would consider to buy... only if I had beter CPU/PSU/etc... and 1000$ to spend (for now one 680GTX is enough for my needs)
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 23:47 | posts: 4,854 | Location: In a game world

great review but man... there is no way I could justify even as a guru and one that loves having top of the line, going from my 570 to this card. Hell, I'd have to upgrade everything all from scratch for a easy price tag of well over $3000...nope!

To be honest I think this thing should have been priced at no more than $600 USD.
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 23:53 | posts: 14,963 | Location: Glasgow

Only if the GTX680 was $300 USD, and the 7970 was $250.

Wouldn't that be great, but even the GTX670's which are due out in a few days aren't that cheap, as i'm hearing they will be around $400.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 00:54 | posts: 1,079 | Location: Detroit,MI.USA

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Exactly. No one raises a stink about peeps getting 680 SLI or 7970 CF which cost about the same. The 690 (or 7990) is probably more practical.
IMO it is because dual GPU cards had been selling at approx 1.5 time the cost of the top of line single GPU.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 01:10 | posts: 3,020

If 680 is worth $500, then 690 is worth AT LEAST $1000.

What you should be complaining if anything, is a weak performance jump between 40 and 28nm.

This beauty trumps 680 SLI in every aspect. Even raw fps is a wash, and SLI is not about raw FPS only.
Next to it, 680 SLI looks like a last year tech.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 06:39 | posts: 108

So 680 SLI = 690
Good, I may sleep well from now. ;D
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 07:29 | posts: 2,353 | Location: AUSTRALIA

Hahaha back to the days of the 8800GTX pricing when first released.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 10:42 | posts: 264 | Location: New Zealand

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=16702

jeebus talk about price rape, anyone want to buy one for me I promise to be your sex slave for half a year tops?
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 09:24 | posts: 5,187 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

NZ$2,499.00 for a 690 anyone - http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=16702
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 12:42 | posts: 533 | Location: USA

If you don't like the price bitch to Nvidia because bitching here does you nothing. There are ways to contact them and if this upsets you so much then you would actually be trying to do something about it instead of crying on forums.

I don't get why people claim that a GTX690 isn't worth more (or only a marginal amount like some have said) than a 680...It has twice the performance why would they give that away exactly? I don't know and I have a feeling nobody else really does either.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 12:54 | posts: 10,620 | Location: United kingdom

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If you don't like the price bitch to Nvidia because bitching here does you nothing. There are ways to contact them and if this upsets you so much then you would actually be trying to do something about it instead of crying on forums.

I don't get why people claim that a GTX690 isn't worth more (or only a marginal amount like some have said) than a 680...It has twice the performance why would they give that away exactly? I don't know and I have a feeling nobody else really does either.
I think the price is good,you get 2x680s that run cooler,quiter and use less power and physical space,they are very slightly downclocked but its a good trade off,they overclock very well.

I bought one within 10 mins of them going live regarding nda,i read the guru3d review on overclocking and conclusion then i ordered right away within 10 mins,im very happy with my purchase and i cant wait to use it.


In a way i wish i had ordered 2 of them now.

They have gone up to 899 at scan.co.uk but i ordered mine for 840 when they went live,ive sent scan an email asking them can i buy another at 840 the same as the first one,if they drop the price for me to this ill buy another if not then ill just wait.

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Default 05-07-2012, 13:06 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

It's $1200 + shipping here in the US at Newegg, not that it'll ever be in stock. So much for $999. How stupid. The prices of the 680s are going up as well. I have a feeling Nvidia is holding back on 600s to raise the prices.

Hell, for $1200 one could get 3x 7950s.

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Default 05-07-2012, 13:15 | posts: 7,197 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

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It's $1200 + shipping here in the US at Newegg, not that it'll ever be in stock. So much for $999. How stupid. The prices of the 680s are going up as well. I have a feeling Nvidia is holding back on 600s to raise the prices.

Hell, for $1200 one could get 3x 7950s.
You realize Nvidia doesn't make that extra money over the MSRP right? EVGA is still selling them for $999 on their website, any price over is newegg's automated system kicking in and selling it for a higher price due to demand.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 13:26 | posts: 503 | Location: Denmark

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Going out on a limb and saying the best dual gpu card of 2012.
I agree. It's...perfect!
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 13:57 | posts: 3,832 | Location: Sweden

so...it can play crysis.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 14:02 | posts: 5,187 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

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I think the price is good,you get 2x680s that run cooler,quiter and use less power and physical space,they are very slightly downclocked but its a good trade off,they overclock very well.

I bought one within 10 mins of them going live regarding nda,i read the guru3d review on overclocking and conclusion then i ordered right away within 10 mins,im very happy with my purchase and i cant wait to use it.


In a way i wish i had ordered 2 of them now.

They have gone up to 899 at scan.co.uk but i ordered mine for 840 when they went live,ive sent scan an email asking them can i buy another at 840 the same as the first one,if they drop the price for me to this ill buy another if not then ill just wait.
What rez you using and are you doing 100-120hz.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 14:24 | posts: 10,620 | Location: United kingdom

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What rez you using and are you doing 100-120hz.
Im at 1440p yes i know its overkill,but ive skipped generations of gpu cause i didnt feel they were a significant upgrade for the price/performance over my 295's,however i really like the 690's so....
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 14:48 | posts: 5,187 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

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Im at 1440p yes i know its overkill,but ive skipped generations of gpu cause i didnt feel they were a significant upgrade for the price/performance over my 295's,however i really like the 690's so....
Well, at least you've got head room.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 16:03 | posts: 10,620 | Location: United kingdom

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Well, at least you've got head room.
yeah even 1x690 is more than enough for a good few years tbh
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 20:40 | posts: 11,997 | Location: new jersey

Vet you getting one of these puppies?
You so x2 core man... good luck
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 20:50 | posts: 10,620 | Location: United kingdom

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Vet you getting one of these puppies?
You so x2 core man... good luck
Yeah i was one of the first to buy in this country as soon as they went live,i was told it should be here on the 11th May if all goes well
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 22:37 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

Well, now that AMD had lowered prices, I think I'm going to go with two 7950s. Selling my current card and old motherboard will pay for most of one of these, and the money I save from no longer needing expensive heating will pay for the other. Combined they're more powerful than a 680 anyway, and they have a good amount of video memory and bandwidth.

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Default thanks you! - 05-08-2012, 06:58 | posts: 5 | Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Pcie 2.0 vs Pcie 3.0
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-25.html

Pcie 3.0 is not really needed atm tbh.
Thanks for the link Veteran
   
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It's a rip off!
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Default It's a rip off! - 05-08-2012, 07:05 | posts: 5 | Location: Melbourne, Australia

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That is insane! I've been ringing pccasegear.com.au to see when they will have the 690 on sale and how much it'd cost. They recon they will have it online by the end of this week between AUD$1200-$1600 a piece. That's still 70% markup compared to the US$1000 price tag. Bloody rip off!
   
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