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July 25, 2012 8:48:36 AM

hi guys, well, just look at my signature for my build...

p/s: changing my last year build H61 mobo to z77 soon...

should i buy the GTX 670 now, or just tag along with my faithful GTX 560 Ti...

until (hopefully) GTX 7xx next year?
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 8:58:48 AM

The GTX 670 is a great upgrade over your GTX 560 Ti. It's even faster than 2 in SLI, I came from a GTX 560 Ti SLI and upgraded to a EVGA GTX 670 FTW. The card is only $400 and is faster than even a reference GTX 680 in most games while costing $100 less. You can always get another one later on to SLI and it will be a beast for a good while. I can max out BF3 on ultra with constant 60+ FPS with VSYNC on at 1080p.

The GTX 7XX won't be out for a good while, I speculate that those cards won't be coming out until around next Spring.

The GTX 670 uses as much power as your GTX 560 Ti while being over twice as fast, it's an amazing card and you will not be disappointed.
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 9:00:41 AM

I would. Especially if you don't want to buy another vid card again for a while.
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July 25, 2012 9:26:56 AM

ya...i think i wait until next spring then..huhuh
July 25, 2012 9:27:17 AM

As the others say, the 670 is a big jump up and won't need to be changed in a while, also nobody knows what the situation is with the 700 series so its pointless waiting forever.
July 25, 2012 9:41:25 AM

sarinaide said:
As the others say, the 670 is a big jump up and won't need to be changed in a while, also nobody knows what the situation is with the 700 series so its pointless waiting forever.


hmmm.. you got a point there....oh well, GTX 670 then... :o 
July 25, 2012 9:56:33 AM

With the 600's still needing to sell I don't see the 700's out for a long while yet. AMD should have the 8000 series out next year though.
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 9:57:53 AM

Go with the EVGA GTX 670 FTW, it's cheaper than the ASUS GTX 670 DC II TOP and it's just as fast while being a few degrees warmer at full load. Both the ASUS and EVGA FTW are even faster than reference GTX 680's out the box. ;) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 25, 2012 10:11:43 AM

Zotac's 670 FTW is theoretically the fastest 670 out there but is expensive and not worth skimping on going 680. Stick with a ASUS or EVGA version.

Also just have a look into the newer Radeons, along with driver updates have unleashed a lot of that untapped performance.
July 25, 2012 10:24:12 AM

ok, guys, i have a dilemma here...with my 500$ on the line, should i go for ASUS GTX 670,

or hang around 1 or 2 years with my still 40 - 60 fps (in most games) GTX 560 Ti
and wait or the GTX 7xx to come out?
July 25, 2012 10:25:51 AM

sry, im a to be or not to be kinda PC enthusiast.. :( 
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 10:30:41 AM

The EVGA GTX 670 FTW is cheaper than the ASUS DC II TOP. You can save that money to buy another EVGA GTX 670 FTW to SLI or a SSD, better PSU or any other PC component you want/need.
July 25, 2012 10:31:41 AM

Can't you max or get close to maxing all of the games with the 560ti at 60 fps? Why would you need a new card right now?
July 25, 2012 10:38:48 AM

EVGA's reference coolers are designed for fires, true story.

My brands of preference; XFX, MSI twinfrozr/lightning, Sapphire toxic and Asus Direct CU, obviously brands are limited with Nvidia but I would rather take the ASUS card.

You could also pick up a GHZ edition Radeon 7970 for the sub $500 mark.
July 25, 2012 10:43:45 AM

I advise against paying $400 for a new gpu when you already have 40-60 fps in most games. More than 60fps isn't noticeable anyway due to the 60hz max refresh rate of most monitors so don't waste your money.
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 10:44:59 AM

Care to elaborate? What model was it? Do you have the GTX 670 FTW? I have it and talk from experience with it. It's been a fantastic card. EVGA has hands down the best customer service and have had not heard of any GTX 670 FTW cards bursting into flames.
July 25, 2012 10:45:18 AM

If you have to upgrade now I'd grab the EVGA 670 FTW and possibly another sometime next year if needed. Its really a great card and you can't beat the price.
July 25, 2012 11:13:43 AM

The ideal thing would be to change your graphics card every two years, the 560 Ti is still a capable card, so you shouldn't have any problems by keeping it a year and a half more and change it with a 760 Ti.
July 25, 2012 11:59:29 AM

doron said:
Can't you max or get close to maxing all of the games with the 560ti at 60 fps? Why would you need a new card right now?

well yeah, for BF3, MW, Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, i got 40 - 60 fps ultra settings, AA enabled on my rig...

but, my monitor now is 1366 x 768 reso... if i buy a 1080 reso monitor later.. i dont think ill be enjoying the leeway i am enjoying right now.. :??: 
July 25, 2012 12:02:36 PM

thank you for all the advice... it certainly is a pleasure hearing all of the good advises here... :) 
July 25, 2012 12:39:47 PM

stay with your 560 ti and just get a monitor and if you don't have a ssd get a 120+ gb ssd . lol some times i in bf3 on a room of 64 players i'm the 1st one on the map i'm like wth o,o where they at .
July 25, 2012 12:42:36 PM

idk you can prob also sell your 560 ti and get a monitor and a gtx 670 but i think even if you change to a 1080p monitor you will still have 38+ fps
July 25, 2012 1:50:51 PM

hey guys, ya'll know what? i made up my mind...imma upgrade my GPU to Asus GTX 670 DC2T...then sell this card next year and get a GTX 7xx if necessary
July 25, 2012 1:51:20 PM

thx for ya'll advice though... t'was really helpful and insighting¬!
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