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Price of entry is high, but so is the payoff

NVIDIA today unleashed a graphics card that is sure to whet the appetites of hardcore PC gamers around the world. Unfortunately, the price of entry is so high that only those with massive amounts of disposable income will be likely to take the plunge. 
The new GeForce GTX 690 uses dual Kepler GPUs on a single board. Compared to the single-GPU GTX 680, NVIDIA says that performance nearly doubles in most gaming situations. The GTX 690 is of course built on a 28nm process and brings with it 3,072 CUDA cores. 
For the truly insane gamers, two GTX 690s can be paired in SLI mode for some quad-core graphics goodness. 
"The GTX 690 is truly a work of art -- gorgeous on the outside with amazing performance on the inside," doted Brian Kelleher, senior vice president of GPU engineering at NVIDIA. "Gamers will love playing on multiple screens at high resolutions with all the eye candy turned on. And they'll relish showing their friends how beautiful the cards look inside their systems."
All of this performance comes at a cost, however. The GTX 690 will have an MSRP of $999 when it launches in limited quantities on May 3 -- wider availability will come on May 7.  

Quad-core SLI goodness

Source: NVIDIA

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RE: Ridiculous
By Reclaimer77 on 4/30/2012 8:53:20 PM , Rating: 2
I'm tired of getting burned by ATI's, now AMD's, terrible drivers and software quality in general. Honestly I cannot believe it's been this bad for THIS long. It's mind boggling. Simple crap like aspect ratio scaling being screwed up, like seriously ATI? How can you not get that right?

But despite their complete incompetence in the driver and software coding department, they can't keep their products on the shelf. So I guess they have no incentive to correct this historical problem.

*waits for the inevitable "I haven't had a an issue, so you must be wrong" reply.*

RE: Ridiculous
By Jigar2speed on 5/1/2012 12:35:00 AM , Rating: 3
Why do you waste your time in putting allegations that were true till 2003-4 ?

I have been using ATI cards since 2006 and yes, i would agree the drive did suck before, i have zero issues as off date.

Oh btw, let me know any AMD card getting burned down due to driver issues... Wait Nvidia did that last year ;P

RE: Ridiculous
By Skywalker123 on 5/1/2012 9:39:43 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't had an issue, so you are an idiot

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