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How much future-proof a pair of 670's are?

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July 15, 2012 2:27:05 AM

I'm either buying two 670's or one 680 (well, 670 is much more performance per money, both of them together cost 125% of the 680's price), and i wanted to know how much time approximately will pass until ill need to replace them (as in games become unplayable/cards break from age) My brother's 8800GTX Ultra he bought at launch held about 6 years, will these two be different?

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a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2012 2:29:11 AM

With SLI 670's, it should last you a good few yrs. I really don't take the concept of future proofing to seriously to be honest, I usually upgrade every 2 yrs. Well, I'm still on my aging X58/i7 920 setup as it still has life in it, lol
July 15, 2012 2:32:22 AM

El Tigre said:
With SLI 670's, it should last you a good few yrs. I really don't take the concept of future proofing to seriously to be honest, I usually upgrade every 2 yrs. Well, I'm still on my aging X58/i7 920 setup as it still has life in it, lol


I'm still on my Q8400/GTX470, that im giving to my brother when i buy the new one, that's actually my main incentive to buy a new computer (except that i got a lot of money lately) :) 
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 15, 2012 2:33:35 AM

here's something to think about. with AMD making their next APU's DX11.1 capable, and with DX12 coming in 2 years or less.......... ???

Having said that............. LOL
a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2012 2:39:17 AM

haha, I may upgrade by next tax return season as I'm not too impressed with the X79 and such, when I upgrade, I want it to be a major upgrade over my current set up. I will get another EVGA GTX 670 FTW to SLI and use my GTX 560 Ti as PhysX as I already had that card from an older SLI set up before I upgraded to the 670. At least my Mobo will run both the 670's in true 16x even though it's PCI-E 2, but I could care less with a few notches taken from the fullest these cards can do. The 560 is on the 4x slot, but PhysX duty doesn't need full 16x, lol
July 22, 2012 1:00:50 AM

Well, the 670 is DX11.1
July 22, 2012 3:05:21 AM

From what I've read, you should never buy a SLI/CrossFireX setup at the very start. This is because you should get the very best card you can afford, and in the future, you can either SLI/CrossFireX or you can just upgrade again.

So... I'd get either a 690 or 7990. If you cannot afford one of those by any means, just get a 680 and SLI later on. While the 670 SLI may beat a single 680, a pair of 680s in SLI will beat the 670 SLI.
a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2012 3:12:04 AM

A single EVGA GTX 670 FTW beats a reference GTX 680 out the box. I would save $100 and opt for the 670 FTW. The 680 is not worth the $100 extra when the $400 670 FTW beats them. These cards in SLI would beat a reference GTX 680 SLI setup in most games for $200 cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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