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GTX 580 SLI vs. GTX 680

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July 7, 2012 1:33:23 AM

On a 1080p monitor with max or close-to-max settings, what setup will give better performance? A dual-card GTX 580 SLI configuration, or a single GTX 680? Price, power, etc. are not important here. I am only looking at performance.

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July 7, 2012 2:01:23 AM

580 SLI will provide more performance.
July 7, 2012 2:51:11 AM

dragonborn1337 said:
On a 1080p monitor with max or close-to-max settings, what setup will give better performance? A dual-card GTX 580 SLI configuration, or a single GTX 680? Price, power, etc. are not important here. I am only looking at performance.



Check the review for GTX 680
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-rev...

I would go for 680 if price, money, and power is not an issue.

If you want better performance then add another 680. For 1080P 680 would suffice for most games at high settings.
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July 7, 2012 3:12:31 AM

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do you have the first GTX 580 now or are you buying two of them for SLi at once.?



two of them at once
July 7, 2012 3:24:47 AM

rocknrollz said:
580 SLI will provide more performance.

Hello, Captain Obvious.
July 7, 2012 3:32:42 AM

Actually even a GTX 670 would suffice for 1080p gaming
July 7, 2012 8:09:14 AM

Best answer selected by dragonborn1337.
July 7, 2012 1:43:20 PM

Everybody,

Thanks looks like I'll be getting a 680.
November 12, 2012 3:59:13 PM

Guys,

I did a close comparison in a number of current games with a 580SLI bench review from X-Bit Labs. From what I can tell, the new 680 is essentially equal in performance to the 580SLI, and you don't have to deal with all the heat, which in my mind is the major drawback of SLI systems. And money of course (as it cost close to twice as much to buy 2 duh LOL).

Also, I just got my gf a MSI Twin Frozr 680. It's super freakin' sweet. It's got the dual fan design which is not standard on a normal 680, and the parts are military-grade. Bite the bullet and get one. From the reviews I have read, it is the fastest 680 currently made, and would probably do even better in benches than the ones I have read on the normal versions, like the EVGAs for example.

Cheers!!
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