I am running an Intel i7 920 @ 4.2GHz (52deg C w/ Coolmaster V8 fan)
with 12Gb of tripple-channel ram at PC16000 speed.
I was doing a project in Adobe Premiere Pro and noticed the rendering was TERRIBLE and this with a GTX580. I remember this exact computer being faster, only 8 months prior, when I had my GTX295 in it. So, I swapped that thing back into it (with much pain)
Guess what? Using the Mercury Hack... Sure enough, the GTX295 was BLAZINGLY faster, I could bring up apps in the background, surf and more while I rendered.
There's something to be said for Dual-GPU and DEFINITELY something for having a memory-interface width of 896-bit. CUDA scores are only 480 and I am SO tempted to get a GTX690 because of the high scores it boasts... but now, I think I'll wait.
Anyone else have feedback or whether I should bother with the GTX690?