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SLI GTX 580 and GTX 680

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 28, 2012 8:38:49 AM

Guys I'm currently at a dilemma and have been since the release of the GTX 680.

I am currently running SLI GTX 580 and I'm thinking of selling them whilst they are worth something and buying a GTX 680 in place of it (and possibly SLI afew months later down the line, depending on the performance of the single card).

I play my games : 1920 x 1200 which some say is overkill, well my problem is I can't stand playing my games less than 60fps. It feels sluggish, I notice it easily and I hate it. The most stressful game that I play is Battlefield 3 which I would like to max out at 60fps (I play with vsync on) but I play more MMORPG'S than anything which in that case the 580's are overkill :p .

I've tried to be deciding myself all week, but what do you guys think? I already know that SLI 580's run faster than one 680 but I'm not bothered in taking a hit aslong as I can still game with 60fps.

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March 28, 2012 8:40:04 AM

Keep the 580's, and overclock each one.
March 28, 2012 11:21:27 AM

I should overclock them really, they are the Asus Direct CU II models still running on stock clocks.
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March 28, 2012 11:34:37 AM

what cpu do you have?
March 28, 2012 11:36:13 AM

i7 950 overclocked to 4ghz
March 31, 2012 4:29:56 AM

Honestly, you will not be seeing a massive increase over switching to a single 680. in various reviews, the 680 typically did under the 590 GTX/6990 Radeon. I am actually looking to get a 2nd 580 GTX, for SLI, just because it will be about 200-300 dollars cheaper then me buying a new 680.

The scaling on a 580 may not be 100% in SLI, but the performance gain to just going to a 680 won't be enough to justify the cost IMO. your system is already solid, I suggest keep it as it.