I'm going to trade my gtx 590 for a 680 today. I just want to know if anyone has any opinions if its a good trade or not. I know that the Gtx680 is only slightly weaker than the gtx 590. If i were to overclock the Gtx 680 I'm pretty sure i can get it to match or even surpass the gtx 590's power. Thanks in advance.
some guy locally. It's basically trading him 2 gpu's for one monster one. I've been running that gtx 590 on 750 Antec HCG and didn't feel like spending to buy a high psu. This 680 would be perfect for my build. Only thing is I wish the geforce logo would light up on the 680 like it does on the 590 =( lol
Performance gap widens a whopping 1-2% at 1600p. GTX 590 is at best 10% faster on average than a 680, and that should be easily recoverable by an OC on the 680. The fact is that the 590 is just barely faster for more issues with drivers and way more power/heat/noise than the 680. Unless you need compute performance, I see no reason the 590 isn't a downgrade from a 680.
Also, mightymaxio, you are cherry picking tests. When you can show that on average a 590 beats a 680 by a meaningful margin as you claim, come back and see me.