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Buy gtx 680m sli now or wait for 780m

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April 24, 2013 4:56:36 AM

Hi i was going to be purchasing a laptop with a 680m sli in the next day or two and wondered if it was worth waiting for the 780m. Do you think they will be on par with each other or will the 780m be better. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
April 24, 2013 5:12:33 AM

Buy it now. There will be a performance increase from the two set ups but they key thing here is it's a laptop. It won't be a huge performance increase. Buy.
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April 24, 2013 5:16:11 AM

agreed. it wont be too much difference. and it will be expensive as hell you will hate it :D  doesnt worth to wait...
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April 24, 2013 5:32:03 AM

thanks for your replys. Will it really be as expensive i thought it would be the price of the gtx 680m now then they would just drop the price of the 680m. Do you guys think the performance increase will be over 20%
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April 24, 2013 5:32:52 AM

Usually, the newer card is always better than the older card. But, you say that you are looking at a 680m SLI laptop. That will be faster than a single 780m no matter what. From what has been leaked about the 780m, which very little [just a benchmark score with a new Haswell CPU] the difference between one 680m and one 780m is a mere 10-15%. A cuurent Ivy Bridge with 680m SLI will own a Haswell with one 780m. If you wait a few months until these new platforms are released, that 680m SLI system might be marked down a bit, since they will want to get rid of all the "old tech" to make way in their inventory for the new stuff. If you can get the 680m system for less than the 780m system, get the 680m. If they are still the same price when the 780m SLI+Haswell comes out, get the new system.
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April 25, 2013 5:18:56 AM

Thanks for the advice. Think i will just go ahead and buy the 680m sli now
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April 25, 2013 7:14:57 AM

how many hours is the battery for such a setup?
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April 25, 2013 10:35:04 AM

Dont really know not to bothered about battery because i will be gaming plugged in.
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June 14, 2013 11:11:54 PM

dan2690 said:
thanks for your replys. Will it really be as expensive i thought it would be the price of the gtx 680m now then they would just drop the price of the 680m. Do you guys think the performance increase will be over 20%


Just to clarify, as of now the 680m is a very mature card that thanks to perfected drivers and modded vbios has reached its full potential (can be overclock up to 1040Mhz core clock and 1100Mhz memory without big temperature increase). The 680m SLI allows its owner to play several highly demanding games (Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Metro LL, Batman series in DX11 and many others) maxed out. The 780m is still a young card that will need considerable time and tweaking before it will reach such potential. Have no doubt, as of now 680 SLI is more performing than 780 SLI. Sure, in a few months we most likely see the 780m unleashed, after the usual gurus will mod its vbios and remove all the limits nvida embeds in its mobile cards. Now the 680 SLI is still a most performing and outstanding graphic solution.
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