Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Which one is more worth it ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 23, 2012 2:04:09 PM

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 ?

More about : worth

a c 175 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 2:08:44 PM

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?
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 2:14:15 PM

not worth extra $30 for a very very minor overclock over the first one..
Score
0
Related resources
August 23, 2012 2:27:59 PM

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.
Score
0
August 23, 2012 2:30:23 PM

If you are going to get a pair of 680's, you would be better off buying a 690.
Score
0
August 23, 2012 2:35:38 PM

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
Score
0
August 24, 2012 8:20:09 AM

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 )
Score
0

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 9:52:38 AM

If money isn't an issue, definitely go for the dual fan version. Makes a HUGE difference.
Share
a c 175 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 11:15:26 AM

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.
Score
0
August 24, 2012 12:49:15 PM

Ok , I will then , thanks !
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 1:11:33 PM

Great! Have fun :) 
Score
0
August 24, 2012 1:16:35 PM

Best answer selected by GenesisZero.
Score
0
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 6:33:41 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Score
0
!