Published on 24th July 2012 by
Originally Posted by alex101"With only 2GB of memory and a 256-bit memory interface it struggles at higher multi-monitor resolutions"
Hmmmm.... having 'only' 2GB of RAM isn't causing the low fps. Surely the 690 proves the statement incorrect by being faster than 3GB cards? Surely the low fps is due mainly to the 256-bit memory interface?
Otherwise great article
Originally Posted by aLtikalGood card, but its efforts are in vein when it would be better to buy the 7850 which overclocks to the same frequencies for £189.
Sauce : http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18389760
Originally Posted by ValinorBut doesn't have the same number of compute units - so the 7870'll be faster if they are at the same frequencies. Marginally so perhaps, but that's what people pay for when they're spending £200+ on a graphics card, not the massive jumps you get in the sub-£150 segment of the market.
Originally Posted by dangerman1337Then again I can see this being a good card for those who are ... looking for high performance with lower power consumption/noise levels.
Originally Posted by John_T
I think that's who it's really aimed at - power without the noise. Peace & quiet is worth paying a (reasonable) premium for.
Originally Posted by John_TI think that's who it's really aimed at - power without the noise. Peace & quiet is worth paying a (reasonable) premium for.
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