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September 15, 2012 3:03:44 AM

Well im building a computer and i was wondering if a GTX 680 is needed to play ultra details and all games on 1080p. Or is it best to save $100 and go for a 670? Will that do the job?

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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 3:08:16 AM

The 670 and the 680 hae nearly identical gaming performance. Do yourself a favor and save the ~$100 or save a little less and get an Asus GTX 670 TOP (assuming that you can find one) or comparably high quality card if you want a GTX 670.

However, you can use a weaker graphics card to play even today's most intense games in 1080p. Even the Radeon 7850 at about half of a GTX 670's price can handle 1080p. The 670 is generally for more intensive settings than mere Ultra texture quality such as high levels of AA, tessellation, PhysX (in supporting games), and more.
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September 15, 2012 3:09:08 AM

flamenader said:
Well im building a computer and i was wondering if a GTX 680 is needed to play ultra details and all games on 1080p. Or is it best to save $100 and go for a 670? Will that do the job?

Thanks



When GTX 670 came out Toms had a review showing it is only 5% slower than 680 for $100 less, so if you are not into paying $100 extra for 3-5 FPS I'd get the 670. Either should push you above 60 FPS in 1080p on the most demanding games and neither will get over over 120 on their own without SLI.

blazorthon said:
Asus GTX 670 TOP


Also, I wish people would realize ASUS DC2 Top have been OUT OF STOCK for forever now and won't be restocked anytime soon. There are quite a few post on Overclock.net of people who are RMAing their Top only getting offered DCII Non-Top in return because ASUS don't intend on making more of them.

Get
Gigabyte N670 OC-2GD
9.8/10 review on Techpowerup.com

MSI N670 PE
9.7/10 review on Techpowerup.com

For reference the ASUS DC2Top was rated 10/10 by the same reviewer, so these qualify as

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an Asus GTX 670 TOP (assuming that you can find one) or comparably high quality card


The smart person who said this was too occupied with his own life to list the "comparably high quality card". So I did that for you.


or if you want to water cool
EVGA FTW(noiser/hotter without water)
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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 3:11:13 AM

sherlockwing said:
When GTX 670 came out Toms had a review showing it is only 5% slower than 680 for $100 less, so if you are not into paying $100 extra for 3-5 FPS I'd get the 670. Either should push you above 60 FPS in 1080p on the most demanding games and neither will get over over 120 on their own without SLI.

Also, I wish people would realize ASUS DC2 Top have been OUT OF STOCK for forever now and won't be restocked anytime soon.


Hence I said "or comparably high-quality card".
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September 15, 2012 3:12:12 AM

The performance difference between the GTX 670 and the GTX 680 is pretty small. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/598?vs=555
I'd go with the GTX 670 and save the $100. Use the extra $100 to get an SSD instead. You will see a lot more benefit from an SSD.
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September 15, 2012 3:14:24 AM

blazorthon said:
Hence I said "or comparably high-quality card".


Except on the other end of the "or" you listed a card(DC2T 670) that is not avaliable, the "or" is not your "get out of jail for free card" for wasting people's time by suggesting something that is out of stock.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 3:18:51 AM

sherlockwing said:
Except on the other end of the "or" you listed a card(DC2T 670) that is not avaliable, the "or" is not your "get out of jail for free card" for wasting people's time by suggesting something that is out of stock.


FWI, just because it is out of stock in most places doesn't mean that it can't be bought anywhere. I'm sure that I could find more than this one if I spent more than a few seconds to look.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-GTX-670-DirectCU-II-TOP-GT...

That a card isn't in abundant supply anymore isn't a get out of jail free card for making an ass out of yourself either.
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September 15, 2012 3:27:31 AM

blazorthon said:
FWI, just because it is out of stock in most places doesn't mean that it can't be bought anywhere. I'm sure that I could find more than this one if I spent more than a few seconds to look.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-GTX-670-DirectCU-II-TOP-GT...

That a card isn't in abundant supply anymore isn't a get out of jail free card for making an ass out of yourself either.


From the Ebay seller:
Just like new, [b said:
used for testing for a short time and put back in the box with everything like new!]Just like new, used for testing for a short time and put back in the box with everything like new!
[/b]

Not in abudant supply? How about all you can get is Used Card.

Good luck with an open box card, and in case you need to RMA ASUS would just offer your a non-top because they aren't producing 670 top no more.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 3:28:32 AM

I would go for MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition because uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
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a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 3:34:34 AM

Newegg links for the Two card I recommended:

Gigabyte N670-OC-2GD 399.99

MSI N670 PE $409.99 with a $10 rebate (399.99 after the rebate).

Both offer a Borderland 2 Steam code coupon you can sell online for about $50(I seen multiple listings on Ebay) in case you don't want the game.

p.s Or you could try(I won't recommend) to get that open box ASUS DC2T from a Ebay seller, just don't expect to get the same level of customer support for a Ebay seller as you would from Newegg, and that Borderland 2 Code (free game or chance to save an extra $50 on your card).
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