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CoolerMaster Announce the 690 II Advanced Black & White

CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Black & White

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, power supply, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today announces the trendy and stylish CM 690 II Advanced Black & White Edition based on the feedback from market.

 

Optimized Cooling System

Time tested as a titan among mid-tower cases, the CM 690 II makes it possible to take advantage of excellent airflow and water cooling options to vastly reduce temperatures on system components. The roomy interior space of CM 690 II Advanced Black & White enables users to install up to 10 fans, with enlarged mesh design for superb ventilation. Users can accommodate 120x240mm radiator at the top and bottom for superior cooling performance. It also supports up to 2 radiators for water cooling units, and larger CPU cooler, such as Hyper 612 PWM.

 

More User-friendly Design with Improved Expansibility

Keeping the ideal filter design of previous generation, new CM 690 II series is also equipped with filters on all meshed area and bottom for easy maintenance. And with the tool-free 5.25”/ 3.5” HDD bays, the 1.8”/ 2.5” HDD and SSD adapter, CM 690 II series can fully fulfills the demand of storage. In addition, CM 690 II Advanced Black & White also includes an external SATA dock; users can install HDD here with protection. Utilizing users’ feedback, Cooler Master engineers improved upon the CM 690 II’s winning design by greatly increasing the CPU mounting hole size to accommodate new Intel Ivy Bridge mounts and AMD rear mounting procedures. Its roomy space can also contain long graphics cards, such as AMD Radeon HD 6990. Additionally, rubber grommets have been added to aid in setting up a clean and professional cable management layout.

 

Newly phased in USB 3.0 interface

Loaded with features, the CM 690 II delivers as the ultimate mid-tower for any purpose. With the announcement today, Cooler Master will begin offering improved Advanced Black & White Edition that will maintain its image with a performance and value update. This is accomplished by implementing the exciting new internal changes and exchanging the e-SATA port for two additional USB 3.0 internal connectors. And the I/O on the top also offers a more convenient way to access.

 

CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Black & White

 

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19-01-2012, 04:40:12

yassarikhan786


Lads,

Last night I swapped the cards over so the normal OC Windforce card was in the primary slot with the SOC below it. Performance was massively improved in heaven bench, and what you would expect from SLI'd 580's.

So for future reference, if anyone comes across a similar thread, to enable proper functionality in Afterburner in SLI you MUST run the slower card in the top slot otherwise the cards massively underperform.

Thanks for the suggestions :)




Nice. So what was the scaling like?

19-01-2012, 04:43:12

Michaeljcox24
Didnt record any data mate wednesdays is the night i go for a chicken tikka with the missis. hopefully will be able to get some data tonight and post.

19-01-2012, 04:47:24

yassarikhan786


Didnt record any data mate wednesdays is the night i go for a chicken tikka with the missis. hopefully will be able to get some data tonight and post.




Cool, thanks. I bet you were relieved :D. Did you notice any stuttering in the short while that you had the cards running?

19-01-2012, 04:57:08

Michaeljcox24
No tbh never noticed any mate

19-01-2012, 05:03:40

yassarikhan786
That's good :D.

19-01-2012, 06:51:44

Scoob


Lads,

Last night I swapped the cards over so the normal OC Windforce card was in the primary slot with the SOC below it. Performance was massively improved in heaven bench, and what you would expect from SLI'd 580's.

So for future reference, if anyone comes across a similar thread, to enable proper functionality in Afterburner in SLI you MUST run the slower card in the top slot otherwise the cards massively underperform.

Thanks for the suggestions :)




Hi,

Glad you've fixed it, however the "fix" is rather...unexpected.

I was running my 570's with just the LOWER card being overclocked to 850, whereas the upper was 732 and SLI worked just fine. Ok, as I mentioned previously, the lower card reported a lower % load as you'd expect but I certainly had the very healthy FPS boost you expect SLI to provide.

I wonder if what you've encountered is some weird quirk of your particular combination of hardware, either way it's good information that may help others.

I admit, I was surprised my two 570's ran flawlessly despite their vastly different core clock speeds. Both are now at 850 as I originally intended and load is balanced near perfectly. While my cards were running fine with a 118mhz core speed difference, natively they are both stock-clocked cards, so 732mhz - maybe that's the difference, your cards having different stock settings.

I am actually tempted to swap my cards over anyway as my upper card has an older, and less effective, cooler than the lower (newer) one, so it may help things.

Cheers,

Scoob.

19-01-2012, 13:21:25

Michaeljcox24
Results

Taking the voltage up to 1.1V, which is the max I tended to go on my SOC, the highest I could get the OC Special edition up to was up to 840, which when your used to an SOC up at 950, is a kick in the gonads to be honest. I hate the damn silicon lottery. Anyway...

580 Overclock Special Edition on it's own @ 840 (heaven stock settings)

Heaven Score = 1250
Max FPS = 113.5
Max Temp on Card = 63C

580 SOC and Overclock Special Edition in SLI @ 840

Heaven Score = 2492
Max FPS = 240.8
Max Temp Top Card 75
Max Temp Bottom Card 70

So yeah, pretty much twice the performance. Anything less, I would have been a bit annoyed with I guess. In hindsight, I wish I had gone with an SOC for the 2nd card, but there were none available at the time in the shop. Seen some on Amazon though, but not quite sure how higher a score the SOC gets compared to the standard.

Either way, when you get to that high level of performance, everything is just numbers. I know I wouldn't see poor performance, it's just not perfection, and when you spend the amount of money I have, nothing short of perfection will do!

I wonder if TTL will sell me his SOC....

Most impressive of all to me, is the temperatures I achieved. My case is a HAF-X, and yeah, people say it's big and ugly, but with the special ducting on the side and a 200mm megaflow on full blast, those are dam good temps for SLI on air. To give you an idea, without the side on the case, temps go up to 89-90 after 5 mins of heaven.

Just for peace of mind, I might try running the SOC on it's own at 950 to see how much performance I'm missing out on.

19-01-2012, 14:44:56

yassarikhan786
I'm really impressed with your results mate and especially the temps.

19-01-2012, 14:49:20

Michaeljcox24
Thanks, I was also quite chuffed with the temps myself and might even go out for a beer to celebrate

19-01-2012, 14:51:17

yassarikhan786


Thanks, I was also quite chuffed with the temps myself and might even go out for a beer to celebrate




lol, you deserve it man.
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