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Which one is more worth it ?

I have thinking about getting a pair of 680s and here are my choices

EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature - $499 on Newegg

Performance
NVIDIA GTX 680
1536 CUDA Cores
1084 MHz GPU
1150MHz Boost Clock
Memory
2048 MB, 256 bit GDDR5
6208 MHz (effective)
198.66 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
Interface
PCI-E 3.0 16x
DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, Display-Port
SLI Capable
Resolution & Refresh
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
2048x1536 Max Analog
2560x1600 Max Digital




EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature 2 - $529 on Newegg

Performance
NVIDIA GTX 680
1536 CUDA Cores
1097 MHz GPU
1163MHz Boost Clock
Memory
2048 MB, 256 bit GDDR5
6208 MHz (effective)
198.66 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
Interface
PCI-E 3.0 16x
DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, Display-Port
SLI Capable
Resolution & Refresh
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
2048x1536 Max Analog
2560x1600 Max Digital



Is it worth getting the Signature 2 for $20 more or should I stick with the other one ?
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More about which worth
  1. Yes, Better cooling solution would help getting temps down when running SLI. But honestly why don't you take a look at the 7970 GHz edition for $40 less or the 670 for $100 less? The 7970 GHz performs about 5%-10% faster in general and the 670 is just 5%-10% slower in general?
  2. not worth extra $30 for a very very minor overclock over the first one..
  3. According to the last toms exerts the 7970 is actually faster than the 680 after revisions and drivers, and still has the monster OC headroom.

    Why not just buy a GTX 690 or wait until the HD 7990 its cheaper and faster.
  4. If you are going to get a pair of 680's, you would be better off buying a 690.
  5. GTX 690 is better in that;

    1] one card meaning less heat and power profile needed.

    2] cheaper.

    Performance wise, the 680's may be faster but not by much. It is also silly throwing away so much money when a GTX 670 SLI solution would be fantastic as is.


    That or 7970's
  6. I am siding with EVGA & NVIDIA ( I don't like Radeon ) & as for the 670's the 8pin slot is quite sided to the middle so I don't really like them , and I also need these 680's for aesthetics which matches my Rig Theme = ) So , is $20 worth for the 2nd fan and minor overclock ? But I have another option , wait for GTX 685 and get the same model = ) ( although it might be more expensive )
  7. Best answer
    If money isn't an issue, definitely go for the dual fan version. Makes a HUGE difference.
  8. GenesisZero said:
    I am siding with EVGA & NVIDIA ( I don't like Radeon ) & as for the 670's the 8pin slot is quite sided to the middle so I don't really like them , and I also need these 680's for aesthetics which matches my Rig Theme = ) So , is $20 worth for the 2nd fan and minor overclock ? But I have another option , wait for GTX 685 and get the same model = ) ( although it might be more expensive )

    Go for the second one.
  9. Ok , I will then , thanks !
  10. Great! Have fun :)
  11. Best answer selected by GenesisZero.
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