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GTX680 vs. GTX295

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April 30, 2012 6:31:57 PM

The gaming rig I put together in 2009 is still running strong. I've been using a single 24" monitor during that time. I'm about to make the leap to a dual-monitor setup. My current video card is a GTX295 and I've been really happy with it for the past three years. BF3 was the first game I couldn't max out, though with a 15% overclock I can. It does suck missing out on DX11, though.

Question 1) Will my GTX295 be sufficient running two 24" LED monitors. I envision only one will be used for gaming, while other desktop crap can fill the second.

Question 2) For gaming, is it worth grabbing the GTX680 over my 295? I know from the specs alone it is an upgrade, but is it a DECENT upgrade for that ~$550 price tag?

Question 3) How will a GTX680 hold up in a 2 monitor setup?

Comment 1) I hate money.

Thanks all!

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April 30, 2012 6:46:12 PM

GTX 680 would be better ;) 
April 30, 2012 6:47:17 PM

If you hate money you should get rid of it by buying the GTX680 = )
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April 30, 2012 6:53:31 PM

Definately go with a 680 especially if you play BF3 and want to max it out.
The 680 proves to do well in multi monitor set ups , so you wont have any problems there.
Sell your 295 on ebay and put that money towards the 680.
May 1, 2012 3:01:48 AM

Well that's an easy approach. I wonder what I'll end up getting for the 295.

Now I just need the 680 to be in stock somewhere that ships to Canada!
May 1, 2012 3:54:35 AM

Question...do you hate money or just hate spending it? The 680 is more than sufficient to run a 30 inch display, let alone a 24. If you are only gaming on one monitor, the 680 is a bit overkill, but may give you some breathing room for new games...at least until DX12 comes out...

The 560Ti is the best bang for the buck on the Nvidia side, but I think the 560Ti-448 Core is probably the best fit for a 24in display
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