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

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

  1. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    is it me, or those exposed heatsink will dump all hotair into the next card?

    it'd be worse than those vents on 8800GTX.
     
  2. megadriveguy

    megadriveguy Minimodder

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    The cards not open

    they have polycarbonate windows over the heatsinks :baby:
     
  3. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    I think I'll pick one of these up in about 3 years or so, a la the $80 refurbished 9800 GX2's you can get on ebay nowadays. It's annoying that dual GPU cards are always advertised with their combined VRAM when that's not how SLI works.
     
  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I'll pick one up when it's very cheap. Or just mod the heatsink to fit a 680 when those get cheap.
     
  5. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    I'd give it a run for it's money with my 2x 480's :D
     
  6. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

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    If you are dropping a grand on your GPU's im fairly sure you will have enough PCIe slots, or at least the money to get a new board.
     
  7. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    I agree, the only reason I could possibly think of that you would end up needing this for a single-slot PCIe setup would be mini-ITX. Actually, that's a great idea! Let me put together a build with a 3770k and a GTX 690 in an SG05 or summat like that. It would be the king of LAN party rigs.
     

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