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GTX 670 or GTX 680??

Hey guys I am upgrading from an HD 6870 Black Edition for my pretty new i5 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz gaming computer. I am playing at 1920x1080p on my ASUS 24'' LED Monitor. I have 8 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill RipJawz ram, Gigabyte UD3H-B3 Z68X MB, Corsair TX750W V2 Power Supply, Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling System, bunch of case fans and just really needing to upgrade my system video card. I will be playing a bunch of games at full 1080p and I want a reallly good card. I hear great things about a GTX 670 and I hear the GTX 680 is awesome also. Money is really no object now I can get either but not a GTX 690. Either a GTX 670 or 680. What do you guys think?
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  1. According to Tom's Hardware's, "GeForce GTX 670 2 GB Review: Is It Already Time To Forget GTX 680?"
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-review,3200.html

    They said the 680 was marginally faster than the 670 and that the 680 is more expensive. The better deal is the 670 currently.
  2. GTX680 may just about bottleneck the i5 2500k, I'd go for GTX670 :)
  3. i5 2500k will not bottleneck any card in the world..
  4. You decide:

    Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite: Hard Reset, COD-MW2, Far Cry 2, ANNO 1404, Metro 2033, ANNO 2070, BFBC2, BF3, Crysis 2, AvP, Lost Planet 2. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

    GTX 680 - $ 500 ( 989 / 1578 ) $ 0.51 - $ 0.63
    GTX 680 OC - $ 520 ( 1077 / NA ) $ 0.48 - ERR
    GTX 670 - $ 400 ( 917 / 1539 ) $ 0.44 - $ 0.52
    GTX 670 DCII Cu TOP - $ 420 ( 999 / 1679 ) $ 0.42 - $ 0.50
    7970 - $ 480 ( 872 / NA ) $ 0.55 - ERR
    7970 DCII Cu - $ 580 ( 924 / NA ) $ 0.63 - ERR

    In the table above for example, the Asus 670 Cu DCII TOP costs $420 each and gets 999 fps in single card configuration at a cost of $0.42 per frame and 1679 in SLI at a cost of $0.50 per frame. The AMD cards w/ NA did not complete all games in the test suite. This should be resolved in an upcoming driver fix. No data on the 680 OC in SLI.

    So, with a single card, you paying $0.42 per frame for the OC'd Asus 670 DC II TOP......$0.42 per frame for the reference 670 ..... $0.48 per frame for the OC'd 680 ...... and $0.51 per frame for the reference 680. Tho 7.8 % might be worth $100 to ya.
  5. Sunius said:
    i5 2500k will not bottleneck any card in the world..



    Depends..... various MMO's drop lotsa fps when in mulktiplayer mode.
  6. Yeah, I asked a question on the other forum about upgrading CPU or GPU first, it was evident by peoples answers that my CPU was great for now and for a long time and it wouldn't bottleneck anything, being overclocked to 4.6Ghz and everything on water. So my question now is which GTX 670/680 to get!
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    mf2385, your i5 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz will be plenty powerful enough. What's the alternative anyway?

    I would go for the EVGA FTW card. Enjoy...
  8. Best answer selected by mf2385.
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