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SAPPHIRE 100366-2L Radeon R7 260X 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: good price on the card, cool and quiet. but............

Cons: Will not run for more than a couple minutes, blank screen then right to BSOD. Have tried 3 drivers all same result. Will only run for a few minutes, web pages, youtube videos and mp4 files on xbmc trigger the bsod within a few seconds. If I just sit there on a desktop, will run for a little while but will suddenly crash. Can't even troubleshoot or install different drivers with the card in my system, it won't stay running long enough to finish installing

Other Thoughts: I take this card out and put back in my hd 5770 and it works perfectly. So it seems I can't upgrade to this card.
Even if the card runs for a few minutes it will not pass sound to the right rear speaker on my onkyo 5.1 receiver, just hear crackle in that speaker, but again put back in my hd 5770 card and all is well

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ASUS GTX690-4GD5 GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works absolutely fantastic. If you want to go SLI then this is the card.
Am running Microsoft FSX and Railworks TrainSimulator 2013 with custom sli settings and work fantastic.
Even if a game isn't sli supported you can set settings in Nvidia Inspector to force them.
Example in Railworks with normal setting it runs
57 FPS with core one at 98% and core two at 0%
with custom settings it runs
118 FPS with both cores at 96%

very quiet card and runs nice and cool. Even turbo boosts rather nicely

Cons: First card failed after one month, no video output on boot. But got to see how good Asus support is. Sent card to Asus USA, they have you send bare card no original box because they say if they repair it or send a refurbished card you won't get a retail box.
After trying to repair they sent me a brand new Retailed box card and I am back up and Running.

So 5 stars to ASUS support

Other Thoughts: Really like this card, wish it would have had a back plate but otherwise is nice is only a two slot card.
My Asus ROG GTX 580 it replaced was a 3 slot card.
If I had to do all over again would purchase again.
I am gaming on a single monitor, Korean Crossover 2560x1440 display with a 1920x1200 second display but I don't dual monitor game. Use the second monitor for other during gaming or non 3d map display for FSX
If you are gaming on a single monitor with at least 2560x1440 then get this card.
Multi monitor gaming hi resolution get the Titan.
Single Monitor 1920x1080 get a GTX 670 or 680 or Radeon 7970

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ASUS GTX690-4GD5 GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Great upgrade from a 580, Able to force SLI in FSX and Rail Simulator will try with BF 3 later. Overclocks itself great and runs fantastic. At first wished it had a backplate but the black color matches my motherboard.
Underclocks both cores to 324mhz when idle and cools down great. Same acoustics as my Asus 580 and only takes 2 slots instead of 3
Fantastic card and purchased over the Titan as I game on a 2560x1440 monitor with a side monitor of 1920x1200 so not doing surround gaming

Cons: Was a little hard getting multi-gpu, multi monitor working but finally got it going, Wished the very minimal instructions showed which dvi slots to plug in 2 monitors.
Does heat up and really utilize the 2 cores so manually turn your fan speed up before starting a game.
High in price but with two 680's under the hood expecting this gpu to last me a few years.

Other Thoughts: to those who knocked off eggs because has an ATI branded hdmi connector, WHO CARES? I don't stare at the connectors on the back and it doesn't matter what is stamped on it. Get over it
Coupled with a 2600k at 4.7ghz gaming is going to be fun.
Use Nvidia inspector to adjust your settings and yes you can force sli in games that don't support it like FSX
Now back to gaming

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Display Name: Dean M.

Date Joined: 09/10/03

  • Reviews: 45
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  • First Review: 03/04/04
  • Last Review: 03/22/14
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