Summary: So far the only GTX 690s we’ve seen on the market have been stock-clocked ones using the reference shroud, and AMD’s dual-Radeon card is nowhere to be found, so a GTX 690 is your only dual-GPU option right now. Asus’s is slightly more expensive than, say, EVGA’s, and it’s not clear what you get for the extra $50. But at that point, you’re already spending a grand, so does the extra $50 really matter?
Pros: Fastest single videocard you can buy; GPU Tweak makes overclocking easy; quieter and more power-efficient than SLI.
Cons: Front-and-back airflow is hard to cool; gets flaky at high overclocks; $50 more expensive than competing cards.