Recently I tested the old GTX 690 which has UEFI support and tried some games at 3840×2160 resolution. The results were eye opening to say the least. The old beast is still an extreme card and it’s hard to imagine the performance with lower resolution panels.
Many idiots have no idea about dual cards as they are not experienced with hardcore gaming. The first foray was with the GeForce 6600 GT that was able to play games at 640×480, 800×600 and some at 1024×768.
Later the GTX 260 SLI was assembled to handle gaming at 1280×1024. Eventually the Asus PA238QR was more than the GTX 260 SLI could handle but the GTX 660 Ti was powerful enough to play games at 1920×1080,
The GTX 690 is a dual GPU card and playing games with that card in the Asus PS238QR was perfect. No game was unplayable. Subsequently a second card was procured to be able to handle the most demanding games.
Now with the LG 27UL500-W monitor, the GTX 690 now has a bigger challenge. Can it play games at 3840×2160, indeed several games were tested and all of them were playable. The DVI to HDMI cable in the box works fine at 3840×2160. The DVI-HDMI cable has been a standby for DVI based cards for benchmarking and playtesting.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Crysis 2
- Destiny 2
- Halo: Master Chief Collection
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Mad Max
- Max Payne 3
It seems like all of the games work well using the venerable old GTX 690 card. So all of the people who say SLI is dead, bullshit.