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A lot of people are going to speculate and say this is the card NVIDIA was supposed to release instead of the GTX680 that some though lost the sever edge that the card was supposed to be in its launch, and hell maybe there is even some truth in it, but who cares the GTX690 is here now and that is all that really matters in real time. With performance almost on par with a pair of GTX680’s run in SLI Mode and only using a single slot to do so is just one of the great things about NVIDIA’s new GTX690 card. Things like less power, less cable mess and the fact the card runs cooler and quieter than the GTX680’s are all reasons to shell out the larger than life $1000.00 price tag attached to it. You can also run a Quad SLI configuration off 2 cards saving once again space over 4 cards as well as having a cooler running and quieter configuration.
The ability to run 3 3D monitors in a very high resolution on a single card was first seen on the GTX680, but now with twice the power you can run at high resolutions with all the bells and whistles enabled and still get solid gameplay without hiccups or stutters. With 4GB of available memory Multi-Monitor support has never been better for NVIDIA fans and the GTX690 can run 4 monitors off a single card, 3 by way of DVI ports and 1 via the Mini Display Port. This also gives the user a wide variety of monitor to use such as the 30’’ Dell that works very well using the Display Port connection.
If I could just summarize this entire GTX 690 launch with one word that word would be simply WOW! Everything about the new NVIDIA GTX 690 just speaks volumes of how much research and development went into this card design, as it will change things on the playing field. Form the outstanding looks to the stellar performance one can only surmise that NVIDIA has been for once actually holding back the bit so to speak as this card is what change is all about. With the launch of the new GTX690, NVDIA kicks sand in the face of AMD and retakes the crown as the King of the Ring once again having the fastest video card solution you can get on planet Earth, a solid Editor’s Choice product for 2012.