GTX 680 Just Ordered

hi everyone just had to post this, i just bought My ASUS GTX 680 (reference) for $690 AUD (damm aussie high prices) and it should be here next monday or tuesday (heaps exited) and im wondering what should expect from this Beast...

this will be a HUUUUGGGGGGEEEEE upgrade for me as my current GPU is a 9500GT (ddr2 :P),

this is the last part to upgrade of my new computer , specs are:

Antec Two Hundred v2 - Case
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 - Mobo
Intel i5 2500k - CPU
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - HDD
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) 1600mhz - RAM
9500GT - GPU :P
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W - PSU
rest of stuff cant remember but it should give you a pretty could idea

i know this may sound stupid but will i feel a improvement from a 9500gt to a GTX 680 ? :D
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  1. i was about to rage and ask you where you bought it until i saw you're aussie. i'm waiting for my notification from newegg still. still considering the 7970 for the time being though.
  2. yea i know aussie prices are soo bad for computer parts, i was considering a sapphire dualx 7970,
  3. kompulsive said:
    i was about to rage and ask you where you bought it until i saw you're aussie. i'm waiting for my notification from newegg still. still considering the 7970 for the time being though.


    GTX 680 is in stock, just not the EVGA version; if you're desperate though go with Asus.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gtx+680&x=0&y=0

    EDIT: To the OP, you might feel an improvement. Most likely your $690 just went to waste :D

    Jk, you will never have seen a greater improvement in your life. The 680 is a monster.
  4. ill post some pics when it comes :P
  5. Once you get your new system in order you will be set for years...
  6. Ironslice said:
    GTX 680 is in stock, just not the EVGA version; if you're desperate though go with Asus.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gtx+680&x=0&y=0


    Correction: was in stock, those monsters go quick as hell!
  7. Go 670 its about a 5% difference at best
  8. kompulsive said:
    i was about to rage and ask you where you bought it until i saw you're aussie. i'm waiting for my notification from newegg still. still considering the 7970 for the time being though.


    Why?670 and 7970 are 50/50..670 is better than 7970 only If 7970 is overclocked.. then you might see few % improvement..and we are talking about 680 so...680 is way better than 7970 lol.

    I wanna ask you.. why did you buy ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 - Mobo?I'm building new pc and my cpu will be i5 2500k/gpu 670 and the mobo which I want is asrock extreme4 gen3? I plan on sli(2 cards 670) but not for now?
  9. charpidis said:
    Why?670 and 7970 are 50/50..670 is better than 7970 only If 7970 is overclocked.. then you might see few % improvement..and we are talking about 680 so...680 is way better than 7970 lol.

    I wanna ask you.. why did you buy ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 - Mobo?I'm building new pc and my cpu will be i5 2500k/gpu 670 and the mobo which I want is asrock extreme4 gen3? I plan on sli(2 cards 670) but not for now?


    actually the reason why i bought the asrock extreme3 gen3 is because originally it was going to be a budget build with a GTX 560 OC . but then when it came to buying a GPU i decided to be patient and it payed off, hence why i got the GTX 680. (original pc build was $750AUD now its $1650 haha :P) and also i wanted to have a really good experience because i sold my PS3 to pay for some of the stuff.
  10. THERE"S Not much difference between gtx 670 and 680. If u overclock 670 it'll perform like a gtx 680 but if u overclock 680.................. then it'll perform more. So it really depends on ur budget. U wanna spend more get gtx 680 wanna save money get gtx 670..simple :D

    hd 7970 beats both 670 and 680 in crisis dunno why :lol:
  11. UAhmed said:
    THERE"S Not much difference between gtx 670 and 680. If u overclock 670 it'll perform like a gtx 680


    i was really considering a GTX 670 Direct CUII because its matching a GTX 680 in the benchies.
    but i kept having that though that they would release a new driver for the GTX 680 to put like a 15-20% gap between it and the 670 , hence why i bought a GTX 680! :P.
  12. stapo19 said:
    actually the reason why i bought the asrock extreme3 gen3 is because originally it was going to be a budget build with a GTX 560 OC . but then when it came to buying a GPU i decided to be patient and it payed off, hence why i got the GTX 680. (original pc build was $750AUD now its $1650 haha :P) and also i wanted to have a really good experience because i sold my PS3 to pay for some of the stuff.


    Well I'm kinda on a budget too..what mobo did you want?but couldnt buy because you were on a budget?
  13. actually when i think about it ive had my eyes on a EVGA z68 FTW, but i could afford it at the time
  14. stapo19 said:
    i was really considering a GTX 670 Direct CUII because its matching a GTX 680 in the benchies.
    but i kept having that though that they would release a new driver for the GTX 680 to put like a 15-20% gap between it and the 670 , hence why i bought a GTX 680! :P.


    Hmm...... well then goodluck for the gtx 680 :D
  15. hopefully its here on monday :D because i wanna do some benchmarks and compare it to my 9500GT DDR2 :D , Hmmm.... 9500GT>GTX680 :P
  16. I'm buying 670.. which would be the best? ASUS GTX 670
    DC II TOP?
  17. What ! why do u even want a benchmark of 9500gt with a gtx 680 :lol: :lol: :lol: :D
  18. charpidis said:
    I'm buying 670.. which would be the best? ASUS GTX 670
    DC II TOP?


    i'd say if u go with Nvidia card go with evga but asus is not bad either i like it for radeon cards
  19. UAhmed said:
    What ! why do u even want a benchmark of 9500gt with a gtx 680 :lol: :lol: :lol: :D


    thats my current GPU i wanna see some BIG!!! improvements AKA. 9500GT - Skyrim 1024x768 - low with ultra texture NO AF and NO AA :D
  20. stapo19 said:
    thats my current GPU i wanna see some BIG!!! improvements AKA. 9500GT - Skyrim 1024x768 - low with ultra texture NO AF and NO AA :D


    :D What will be the benchmarks , can't even imagine :pt1cable: :pt1cable: :pt1cable: :lol: :lol:
  21. charpidis said:
    I'm buying 670.. which would be the best? ASUS GTX 670
    DC II TOP?


    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/

    techpower gave it a Perfect 10 so thats gotta say something and also its only dual slot(the 3 slot 570 was HUGE!!! - 11.5")
  22. UAhmed said:
    :D What will be the benchmarks , can't even imagine :pt1cable: :pt1cable: :pt1cable: :lol: :lol:


    haha 3dmark11, bf3(if it even works on a 9500gt), skyrim, l4d2
  23. my gtx 680 should be in the mail today :)
  24. Good luck with the GTX 680. I love mine. Powers 3 monitors and runs smooth as silk.
  25. i got my 680 now :P , will post pics when i get the chance , skyrim runs max @60fps no matter where i go , this thing is a beast compared to my 9500gt :)
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