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Should I Upgrade to GTX 680?

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June 30, 2012 4:37:35 PM

Hey, I bought a new computer 4 months ago with GTX 580, would you recommend me to upgrade it to 680? and if not, when should I upgrade?

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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:39:17 PM

muradw2 said:
Hey, I bought a new computer 4 months ago with GTX 580, would you recommend me to upgrade it to 680? and if not, when should I upgrade?


Well it would be a 30% improvement from a 580 but I think you should wait until the 700 series of cards if you want to upgrade because your 580 is still a good card!

a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 11:07:01 PM

im sure the gtx 580 can still run any game maxed out, plus its a great overclocker, stick with it until you start slowing down in games
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 11:21:07 PM

2 generation rule or several tier jump is a decent rule of thumb when buying new cards.
a c 198 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 12:16:27 AM

If you cant play the games that you want to play, then its time to upgrade.

Seeing as though the 580 can't not play any games out there, you should be fine.
a c 181 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 6:38:16 AM

This is what you would be looking at or the difference between the two cards. But why upgrade when you still have a nice GPU? Save up for when the 7xx series on nVidia comes out. Good luck to you.

580 vs 680
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=555
July 1, 2012 9:33:14 AM

Thank you, I only needed opinions, I won't upgrade unless it's 100% necessary because my motherboard doesn't have PCIe 3.0 which means I'll have to upgrade the motherboard, and maybe the socket won't fit i7-2600K so I'll probably buy a new CPU.
a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 1:53:34 PM

muradw2 said:
Thank you, I only needed opinions, I won't upgrade unless it's 100% necessary because my motherboard doesn't have PCIe 3.0 which means I'll have to upgrade the motherboard, and maybe the socket won't fit i7-2600K so I'll probably buy a new CPU.


I have a gtx 670 in a PCIE 2.o x16 slot and thats all you need, graphics cards don't take full advantage of PCIE 3.0 yet.

And it looks like the gtx 680 gives only 10 more fps than the 580.
a c 181 U Graphics card
July 2, 2012 1:52:37 AM

All the 3.0 , 2.1, 2.0 and some 1.0 are all compatible with each other so you can use a 3.0 in a 2.0 MOBO and you will never even see if it makes a difference in speed. So put that out of your mind.

So if what to upgrade your card you will not have any issues at all.
July 2, 2012 3:21:32 PM

Really? Thanks! I never knew that! :D 
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