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Old 07-11-12, 12:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: GTX 690 or wait for GK110?

From all the reading I've done, there is no GK110 for gaming coming out in 2012, only GK110 for industrial compute applications. You might see a minor speed refresh of GK104 but GK110-esque card likely won't be out until Q1 2013, or extremely slim chance of nov/december of this year at massively high price.

My advice if you don't want to wait 6 months+? Get three 4GB GTX670s that have reference GTX680 HSF:

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=ZT-670_4G

The Zotac 4GB GTX670 has a gtx680 pcb, gtx680 hsf, gtx680 power components - with one smx disabled and slower clockrate than gtx680. Some room for OCing with the 680 HSF/power likely. Going for the 680 4gb not worth it when you are getting 3 cards as it incurs an extra $300 cost without $300 worth of fps to match it.

And its only 449 and has 4gb vram, so get three in SLI and it will destroy a GTX690 (one less gpu and only 2gb vram per GPU). Even two in SLI would beat a 690 in applications such as triple monitor surround and skyrim high texture pack with it's extra VRAM.
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