Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Kosuki, May 3, 2012
Damn that's a hefty price tag.
I SAW IT FIRST.
I just bought the only four in stock.
But really, nobody would buy this unless they either one, are rich/won the lottery or two, someone who wants to have the biggest e-penis in the underworld of the internets.
that costs more than my entire computer.
i know what my next purchase wont be..
@DopeScope that is less the half of the cost of mine..only 400$ less than i spent on my two 570s >.>
Impressive, but i'm still sticking to my 580, nothing outclasses it yet
My laptop doesn't cost that much. Fuck that.
You're future-proofed for quite a long time. The GTX 580 is a great card.
Hey look! Something overkill for tri-monitor setup! Hm...
$500 GTX 680 + $500 GTX 680 = Two lower clocked GTX 680's that'll run hotter and louder on one card for $1,200.
Am I missing something? o.O
And yet 3 times the performance!
Get me something else instead, fak this pricetag
Linus did a nice review of this card and its $1000 not $1199
Gawd this card looks nice, at the bottom, why would you want it looking nice on the side you can't see? Why wouldnt you have a back plate on a $1000 card?????
It's starting price is $1,200, since they knew the second they went on sale, people would buy them regardless. Still not worth getting at that price, the 590 was a hell of a lot better price wise, despite the better temps and power draw on the 690. Would consider if this was <$800. Also, the design for the card has always been like that, and won't really ever change. The fan is meant to pull air in, and shoot it onto the GPU/heatsink and blows heat out the back, while the back PCB showing side dissipates heat for the GPU. I only prefer a backplate if I watercool.
You go on about sleeving cables and yet you dont see the point a back plate? MINDFUCK. A backplate acts like a rad disapating the heat and also looks amazing.
In the custom watercooled PC's I've built, I've noticed the backplate has had no affect on helping dissipating the heat AT ALL. I've actually noticed on some GPU's that it'll raise the temp by a couple degrees, and others it made no difference (it was mostly based on the design of the cooler. One's that only shot air out the back didn't have a temp. change, and one's that pushed air directly head onto the GPU gained a couple degrees Celsius.
I'm happy with the 580 on water ^^
You can run that for the rest of your life because you're running it on some shit like 1024x768.
im to poor to afford that. I'll just stick to my AMD 6850
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