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GTX 460 SLI or GTX 680?

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March 28, 2012 5:39:16 PM

I'm currently considering to buy a GTX 680 to upgrade from my current setup of GTX 460 SLI. Is the upgrade worth it and will it still be worth it if I'm using the card on a PCI-E 2.0 setup (ASUS P8Z68-VPRO)? Thanks and if you could also provide which version of the card would be the best to purchase, that'd also be very helpful.

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March 28, 2012 5:50:49 PM

gtx 680
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March 28, 2012 5:51:19 PM

2.0 - 3.0 are very marginal gains, so yes it is still worth it. Games and GPU's do not fully utilized 3.0 technology yet. At least not until more demanding games come.

1x 680 > 460sli so yes it is going to be better. It will also limit any microstutter if you use a 3 monitor setup. If your on 1980x1080p your graphics will be top of the line pretty much anything on ultra.

If it is worth it is your call. Is the extra cost worth the performance upgrade? 2x 460's are giving you pretty good performance if you bought for around $300. However, plan on tacking $200 more for a 680. So its up to you if you can afford it. Imo it is worth it. You might save on the power bill some to. ha
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March 28, 2012 5:58:42 PM

hotthree said:
2.0 - 3.0 are very marginal gains, so yes it is still worth it. Games and GPU's do not fully utilized 3.0 technology yet. At least not until more demanding games come.

1x 680 > 460sli so yes it is going to be better. It will also limit any microstutter if you use a 3 monitor setup. If your on 1980x1080p your graphics will be top of the line pretty much anything on ultra.

If it is worth it is your call. Is the extra cost worth the performance upgrade? 2x 460's are giving you pretty good performance if you bought for around $300. However, plan on tacking $200 more for a 680. So its up to you if you can afford it. Imo it is worth it. You might save on the power bill some to. ha


Originally, I bought them for $400 around a year ago and planning on using around $350 along with the money I'm getting from selling these, which is around $210, to buy a GTX 680. And, I do plan on using a three monitor setup after I buy this card (5760x1080), so I suppose it would be worth the upgrade, especially since you said 3.0 isn't really being utilized yet and the difference between 2.0 and 3.0 is small.
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March 28, 2012 5:59:12 PM

gtx 680 is expert choice for z68.
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March 28, 2012 6:44:29 PM

I have SLI'd 460's as well. If you can get $210 for those and get a 680, sounds like a good deal to me. I'm waiting to see what comes out in the next rollout of 600's to see what I can put in a single PCIe slot MB.
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March 28, 2012 6:51:11 PM

Agreed with Delroy, the rumored 670ti has basically the same Specs at a GTX 680 but is ruumored to be around the price of a 7950.....So......I would wait before i jumped the gun on the GTX 680. the GTX 680 is a beastly option, but.....there won't be any Desktop Kepler cards in stock ANYWHERE for another few days
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March 28, 2012 6:55:47 PM

I'd go SLI simply because it's more cost effective as you already have one GTX 460. By the time that's not enough for you, you'll be on to the next generation of cards ^_^.
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March 28, 2012 7:08:46 PM

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Agreed with Delroy, the rumored 670ti has basically the same Specs at a GTX 680 but is ruumored to be around the price of a 7950.....So......I would wait before i jumped the gun on the GTX 680. the GTX 680 is a beastly option, but.....there won't be any Desktop Kepler cards in stock ANYWHERE for another few days


When will the 670Ti be coming out, though? If it's going to be 1+ month, I'm just going to purchase the 680.

Edit: From a quick google search, I found one place that says late April or early May... this just doesn't seem worth the wait to me.
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March 28, 2012 9:45:48 PM

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