1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Graphics Geforce GTX 690! - Super sleek! and powerful (2x 680)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GoodBytes, 29 Apr 2012.

  1. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    21 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    7,379
    Likes Received:
    164
    [​IMG]

    ^^^ me sitting at my desk right now ^^^
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    8,577
    Likes Received:
    196
    That is the most aesthetically pleasing card ever made.
     
  3. sakzzz

    sakzzz Minimodder

    Joined:
    13 May 2009
    Posts:
    244
    Likes Received:
    11
    1000$ for a card !Which game uses all that horsepower??
     
  4. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59
    BF3 ultra settings at very high resolution.

    To put things in perspective, even at 1080, full ultra settings, a single 680 will struggle on Damavand Peak 64 players. The FPS can drop during busy moments. Fortunately over-clocking helps greatly.
     
  5. mattyh1995

    mattyh1995 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Oct 2011
    Posts:
    795
    Likes Received:
    25
    O.O <- Me when I saw the "It's coming" photo

    O.O <- Me when I heard a 690 was due out

    O.O <- Me when I saw the actual GPU

    O.O <- Me when I saw the price tag
     
  6. McDuff32

    McDuff32 Minimodder

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    3
  7. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Nah, been there, did that with dual GPU GFX cards. Just not for me! :)

    I'm known to be crazy, but not that crazy! As you have stated, I tend to stay clear of them now! :)
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

    Joined:
    20 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    12,300
    Likes Received:
    710
    That is what I meant.
     
  9. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    469
    Likes Received:
    13
    Yea, but this $1000 card will still only come with the basic 2GB VRAM per GPU. 2GB was a controversial choice for the 680, you would have thought with this card they would have pushed it to 4GB each. In VRAM limited situations this 690 will perform worse than a 4GB 680 costing around half the price. If NV wanted to make the best graphics card possible they would have slapped more RAM on there.

    The sort of resolutions you could power with a 690 you are very likely to be vRAM limited at some point.
     
  10. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

    Joined:
    20 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    12,300
    Likes Received:
    710
    Wasn't it been found on this forum, that the Geforce GTX 680 doesn't need more than 2GB of memory, unlike the older cards? I don't really recall. But i think something like that was found. I can't find the post to make sure.
     
  11. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2011
    Posts:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    92
    I think it was TG who said a 680 uses less memory than a 580, and that it uses about 1.9 GB in a game that needed 2.2 GB with the 580. (numbers are probably a little out, but I think I remember them pretty well)
     
  12. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    7,128
    Likes Received:
    348
    Absolute stupid price.
     
  13. rollo

    rollo Modder

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,877
    Likes Received:
    128
    2 sli 680 cost the same money

    require more pcie slots

    and more power

    so its not a stupid price if your intrested in 680sli and dont have duel pcie 16 slots or 8 slots available and not everyone does
     
  14. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    636
    Likes Received:
    8
    Obviously we have to wait for the Asus MARS III to come out and satisfy our dual-4gb GPU dreams.
     
  15. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

    Joined:
    29 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    800
    Likes Received:
    76
    Shiny :jawdrop:

    Me likey a lot
     
  16. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

  17. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    4,042
    Likes Received:
    109
    Uuuh... Are you sure?

    [​IMG]

    Not quite the same angle, but I'm sure that's a 590, just OCuk being a bit thick again.
     
  18. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2011
    Posts:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    92
    I agree with .//TuNdRa. The 690 actually say GTX 690 on them, and if you compare with the pics in the OP, the shroud is different. Not sure why ocuk are listing a card that has been EOL for some time though. Didn't NVidia withdraw them (or just let stocks die) because they weren't efficient enough?

    Edit:

    just looked again at the ad. Looks like they may be recycling an old product description and just haven't bothered to update the info on it :)
     
  19. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

    Joined:
    18 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    2,716
    Likes Received:
    76
    That sounds about right for OcUk, and Meh I've never got on very well with Dual GPU cards, and I've had a few 9800 GX2, 5970, 4870 X2, GTX 295 etc and I pretty much sold them all because I was sick of the drivers issues I was getting in some games. At least with 2 single cards you can disable SLI if the game your playing doesn't like it.
     
  20. Williz

    Williz Minimodder

    Joined:
    9 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    402
    Likes Received:
    22
    Too expensive, also not a fan of Dual GPU cards.
     

Share This Page