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GTX 680 Stalemate

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August 15, 2012 2:56:18 AM

Hey there, :hello: 

I was looking for the right GPU for my new PC build and I can't decide on which one would be most beneficial for me.

I want to get the most out of my gaming experience and I'm having trouble deciding over these GPUs:


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

or

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


As you can see the top one boasts 4GB of VRAM and the bottom one has 2GB of VRAM.

I want to know will the 4GB benefit me over the 2GB of VRAM? I've heard of some games (Very few) that utilize more than 2GB of VRAM, and I've also heard uping Anti aliasing could cause stuttering if you only have 2Gb of VRAM. Is this true? Would I be saving money by going with the 2Gb GTX 680? Money isn't really a factor (GTX 690 Extremely to much for me ), but I don't see a reason to waste money If the 4GB is worse or not beneficial compared to the 2Gb.

Thank you to all who leave a reply I appreciate it.

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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2012 4:03:30 AM

Well first off, what resolution will you be playing your games at? :) 

(flip through the pages on this one) http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1273746/radeon-7970-will-out...

As seen on those two links, the 2GB version will perform just fine at resolutions of 2560x1600. I think you'll want the 4GB version the 680 if you're going to do a massive Nvidia Surround set up. Otherwise, a 2GB card will be just fine.
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August 15, 2012 6:05:48 AM

mocchan said:
Well first off, what resolution will you be playing your games at? :) 

(flip through the pages on this one) http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1273746/radeon-7970-will-out...

As seen on those two links, the 2GB version will perform just fine at resolutions of 2560x1600. I think you'll want the 4GB version the 680 if you're going to do a massive Nvidia Surround set up. Otherwise, a 2GB card will be just fine.




Ill be gaming on a 1080p 27" and don't plan on ever getting a multi-monitor setup maybe in 3 years ? :sarcastic: 

I wont upgrade to a higher resolutioned screen for probably 2 years. I'd really like to use anti aliasing without losing FPS performance aka without going under 40 FPS in current and future games like BF3, Metro 2033, Fallout 4 and GTA 5. Thank you for responding! No one wants to respond today for some reason :( 
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2012 6:56:27 AM

In that case, I believe the 2GB version will suffice. There really is no need for 4GB unless you're going multi-monitors :) 
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August 15, 2012 8:18:42 AM

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August 15, 2012 8:27:05 AM

Thank you! I'll be going with a @GB gtx 670, but not the one I listed up above. The chart you sent me (links) showed that the ASUS GTX 680 Direct CUII TOP was literally at the Top of the 680 Herd :)  plus Its only $10 more than the 2GB GTX 680 i was planning to get! Thank you ! You really helped me out and I appreciate it very much.
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September 24, 2012 1:21:03 PM

680 2 way/3 way/4 way SLI is better for what?only for gaming?
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September 24, 2012 6:11:00 PM

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