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Old May 13, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Looks like there's 9 ASUS GTX 690's in stock at the BC Warehouse now. Hopefully one of them is mine!

I was 37th for the EVGA, so I switched to the ASUS and apparently I'm the 11th. Not sure if that's 9 unaccounted for cards or if that's 9 cards to be given to those in queue...
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You don't find it odd that games are averaging over 60fps in 3d vision?
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Old June 2, 2012, 12:03 PM
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So, what's the conclusion on the GTX 690.. Are the EVGA's any good? I might be able to snatch one for about $650. Is it worrh it?
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650 for a 690... Hell yes it's worth it.. they are supposed to be 1000..

690's are all stock (as far as I'm aware).. So there will be little-no difference between brands.. only warrenty etc of different companies to choose between.
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Old June 4, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Well I just got mine today after ordering it 3 weeks ago.

Did some tests.

ALL benchmarks are at maxed settings at 1920x1080

GTX 480 SLI

Heaven 3.0
FPS 58
Score 1460
Min 23.3
Max 135.9

Crysis
60.16 AVG

Shogun 2 Total War GPU benchmark 1080p high
85.9


GTX 690 stock

Heaven 3.0
FPS 86.6
Score 2183
Min 37.5
Max 211.5

Crysis
80.38 AVG

Shogun 2 Total War 1080p High
111.8

Gtx 690 power target 135%

Heaven 3.0

FPS 85.8
Score 2161
Min 40.3
Max 216.1

Well thats it for now. If anyone wants me to do a benchmark I will do it if I have it.

The "OC" isn't very good. It actually lowers performance although for some reason min FPS increased. Could be a fluke as it was a one time test so not scientific. I have read a lot of people share the same experience that power target at 135% lowers performance.

One thing to note. While benchmarking the 690 felt smoother in the 3 games I tested. I can hardly wait for tomorrow to do more but am incredibly tired. Only 5 hours of sleep and work in construction and I have to wake up in 6 more hours haha.

So far I am impressed but was hoping for a bit more performance jump. Don't get me wrong a 50% increase is massive but one can dream.


Another thing that is awesome! The fan is so quiet and cool. It idles at 34 and under furmark at 80. Even at 80 degrees it is still pretty dam quiet especially compared to stock 480's. My 480's stock would reach 105 degrees and would be very loud even with headphones on. My 480's are water cooled but the 690 is still a lot quieter and still acceptably cool.
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Old June 4, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I bet the weird OC results are because of insufficient cooling. Did you ramp up the fan speed, or leave it on auto? The cooler these cards are, the faster they go apparently.
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I bet the weird OC results are because of insufficient cooling. Did you ramp up the fan speed, or leave it on auto? The cooler these cards are, the faster they go apparently.
Left it on auto. Hmm guess I will do one more bench before bed.
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Go to bed and test it tomorrow. Don't blame me for your lack of sleep.
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lol too late.

Power target at 135% and fan at 95%.

The fan is noticeably loud but not really annoying and can not even hear it with headphones on except when the music is quiet.

Heaven 3.0

FPS 87.3
Score 2199
Min 39.3
Max 210.1

So not too much of an improvement but you are right that fan speed helps. Hmm. Looking at the min FPS is that it is improved by a lot with just power target alone. One thing that bugs me with Heaven benchmark is that min fps is always at the start and from there on it never even comes close to that again. It would probably help if it started to record one second later.

Well off to sleep and wait in anticipation to OC tomorrow.
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belgolas, could you run Cinebench R11.5 please?
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