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Is the GTX 670 strong enough for 3D?

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June 26, 2012 2:38:11 AM

Building a new gaming build very soon and had a question, title says it all.
Is the GTX 670 enough to max out most games at said resolution (and high-ultra settings) while pulling it off at 3D?

Specs:
Gtx 670 (going to O.C.)
i5 3570k (O.C)
Asus Sabertooth Z77
G.Skill Sniper 1866 4gb x2

Monitor Specs:
ASUS VG Series VG278H
27'' at 1920x1080
3D
Let me know if you guys need anymore information.

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June 26, 2012 2:51:41 AM

yes , it should be able to but if worst comes to worst you will have to drop some AA down to 2x and switch to high insted of very high/ultra

EDIT: but then again it really depends what games you play
June 26, 2012 2:56:05 AM

Not nearly enough, in my opinion. What is your definition of maxing out?
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June 26, 2012 2:56:56 AM

As stapo19 said, you may have to down the Anti-aliasing settings. And probably do modified high-ultra settings.
a b Î Nvidia
June 26, 2012 3:04:51 AM

it really depends on the game you are playing some games are very light and will work at 3D ok, and other you may nee to lower some settings, also be aware that not all games works properly in 3D.

for 1080p gaming you will be allright dude. i am using a gtx 680 and the performance in awesome i also play in 3D on a 1080p Benq XL2410T if the 670 is really so close to the 680 you will be allright, just make sure you downloaded the latest drivers 304.48 they increased a lot my performance on 3D Gaming.

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a b Î Nvidia
June 26, 2012 3:07:55 AM
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it's a difference of Can and Enjoyable.

a single 670 can definately do 3D. but if you want to be doing it at high or ultra settings, you will probably be pulling 2X AA max. though it can be argued that in 3D, aliasing is less of a problem.

the reason is that 3D effectively halves your frame-rate. and for most people, I like to average at least 50fps, definately not let it drop to low 30s. in which case the game would need to run at 80fps+ minimum in 2D for the game to be enjoyable in 3D.
a b Î Nvidia
June 26, 2012 3:17:18 AM

yes antialiasing isn't a big problem on 3D gaming, also if the AA is too heavy you can always use the FXAA it uses much less memory and in some games it is bette than 2x AA.
June 26, 2012 3:37:33 AM

Thanks guys
June 26, 2012 3:38:18 AM

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