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GTX 570 2.5gb or GTX 680 4gb for surround

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July 4, 2012 11:12:53 AM

Hello,

I currently have 2 x nvida gtx 570 2.5 gb cards which I use to power an nvidia surround setup in 5900 x 1080.

I am thinking about selling these cards and buying a single 680 4 gb card.

I have been struggling to find some good benchmarks for the 4gb version. Do you think this card give me an improvement in FPS at this resolution or should I just stick with what I have got?

Thanks for your help
July 4, 2012 11:29:19 AM

stick with what you got.570 SLi>680.
grab a 670 SLi or 690 setup when you have enough $$$
July 4, 2012 11:58:48 AM

Firstly, thanks for the responses.

I have seen benchmarks which show that SLI 570's do perform better than a single 680 at standard resolutions but I have not seen anything about surround resolutions. I suppose it follows that the SLI 570's would also be better at surround resolutions as well and if this is true then I don't think I will be upgrading.

You say that the added VRAM would be beneficial and I agree but would it be a significant advantage (+10-20 FPS increase) or just a small advantage (+1-2 FPS) over the the 2.5 gb?

My main reasons for investigating a potential upgrade at this point are :

1> To see if 1 x 680 4gb would perform better than SLI 570's 2.5gb at surround resolutions
2> The 570's have a good resale value at the moment. So I think I could sell my 2 cards now and get a 680 for a minimal amount of cash.
3> The possibility of getting a second 680 in the future if I need to
4> Single card = less power and less heat

Thanks again for your help btw
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July 4, 2012 12:13:37 PM

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+1

I will look for charts as well, I LIKE CHARTS... :D 


Haha brilliant :) 

I mostly play BF3 and will be looking to play Planetside 2 in the future. When playing BF3 at the moment I tend to get between 40-50 FPS playing on mostly HIGH settings with AA turned off.
July 4, 2012 12:22:02 PM

anyone who thinks 4GB vram will show a good fps difference on any resolutions please come with benchmarks
thank you.
@OP,as urban said,you have a pretty good setup.wait for sometime,collect some more $$$,sell you 570s and buy a couple of 670s,overclock the hell outta them and BAM! you have a killer setup.for 670 SLi performance on high resolutions,check this out-
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1625084&mpage=3
July 4, 2012 12:26:35 PM

you can beat a stock 680 with a good overclocked 670(it's a beast overclocker),i think 670 gives you the best bang for the buck.
July 4, 2012 12:35:41 PM

Hawks have a lot of overclocking potential,i heard you can crank them up to 1GHz.a 670 will not show any big boost over 560ti Hawk SLi.my suggestion,wait for some price drops.
BTW,if you can get the TFIII or TFIV version 670 for a good price like $400 +/-10 bucks,then it's a wise choice.and don't forget to overclock every single bit out of them ;) 
July 4, 2012 12:39:31 PM

Thanks again for all the info.

I had read this review previously http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1887/1/ and 30FPS'ish is what I can currently get with the SLI 570's on Ultra so I didn't really think an upgrade at this point purely on a FPS basis would be worth it. Then I noticed that the review was using the 2GB version of the 680 and not the 4GB. I wonder if the extra 2GB would make any difference?

I'll have a look through the other links you posted now.

Thanks
July 4, 2012 12:42:41 PM

captainberk said:
Thanks again for all the info.

I had read this review previously http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1887/1/ and 30FPS'ish is what I can currently get with the SLI 570's on Ultra so I didn't really think an upgrade at this point purely on a FPS basis would be worth it. Then I noticed that the review was using the 2GB version of the 680 and not the 4GB. I wonder if the extra 2GB would make any difference?

I'll have a look through the other links you posted now.

Thanks


4GB won't make any good difference.
July 4, 2012 12:54:29 PM

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good idea.... :) 


yeah! 670 is a solid performer,in SLi and overclocked,it's ready for surround gaming.
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