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Offline Shelldrake

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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 06:24:53 AM »
That card is a monster...with a monster price! Seriously, how many gamers can afford a $1000 video card?!
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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 06:30:58 AM »
Ahhh.....but to dream.....

You know the scary thing is that I remember paying $599.00 for a CANOPUS 6 MB Voodoo (1) pass-thru card when they first come out. Unfortunately, so does my wife  ;)
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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 07:02:12 AM »
I doubt we have enough articles (or audience) to persuade them to give us one for evaluation. But keep cranking out the articles and we might come close.

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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 09:02:12 AM »
The most I ever paid for a card was $250 or something around that for 2 ATI 4890's in crossfire.   

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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 07:16:19 PM »
Will it manage to be larger than the GTX 590, which was basically a pair of GTX 580 cards stuffed together in to one enormous brick?

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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 07:20:48 PM »
All these big parts remind me of the full length cards that came out during the 1st gen 3D card revolution. Then later on I remember when they were actually designing a variant of the Voodoo 5 (6000) card that would need it's own power brick ! Btw - I didn't mean the V5 was first generation.

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Re: Can't wait to se the benchmarks on this one ! - GeForce GTX 690
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 07:34:15 PM »
The size of these things is getting a bit silly. I got a GTX 57- in my new computer last year. They sent it separately, since modern cards are heavy enough that a good shock during shipping can snap them right off, so I had to put it in. Prior to install, I snapped a couple pics for a blog post...let's see if I can find it...AHA!
http://www.peerpressureworks.com/2011/08/23/a-new-era-in-personal-nerdery/

It's basically the same length and height and about 2/3 the width as a hardcover copy of a George RR Martin book. And really, that's nothing super gigantic compared to some of the others.