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FIRE AT WILL!!! 670, 680, 690 VS

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September 29, 2012 12:09:06 AM

Alright the time has finally come. I am looking at getting a new gpu or set to upgrade my rig. my current lil 560ti is capping me out I think. I am looking to upgrade to any of the following combinations from evga:

1x GTX670

2x GTX670

3x GTX670

1x GTX680

2x GTX680

1x GTX690

all of these combinations are using 4Gb cards and I think my current psu/rig will handle them fine. So which would you go for and why?

More about : fire 670 680 690

a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 12:10:27 AM

If you're at 1080p, then a 670 is the best choice.
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September 29, 2012 12:11:40 AM

I have 3x screens all of which are 1920x1080 looking to maybe do a surround setup if the cards allow.
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September 29, 2012 1:06:11 AM

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If you can afford it why would you go for anything less than the 680 sli or 690?

Seems like a silly question. Why? Get the most you can afford!

Quick Edit: Maybe 3 way 670. Still would be with either a 680 x 2 or 690 tho. I prefer the fewest cards possible.


My first problem is the 690. I don't like the idea of having 4Gb shared between the two chips. Higher resolutions need more memory especially if I'm turning AA and MXAA/FXAA up.

The 680's are essentially 670's with a few more cuda cores. Everything I've read seems to indicate that overclocking a 670 will produce an equal or better card to the 680.

I'm leaning towards a pair of 670's or a pair of 680's. And while I could do the 680's is the price per dollar really worth it? There isn't that much difference and will that tiny "upgrade" be worth the extra $$$?
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 2:26:46 AM

Get 2x 670's. Better than 2x 680's. Get the 4GB version of each card, and that will be an awesome setup.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 2:27:34 AM

@hasten

What do you mean? The 670 so close to the 680 performance wise. Whatever you can OC the 680 to, the 670 can probably OC the same.
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September 29, 2012 2:48:37 AM

If you can afford it get a 690 if not get two 670 4gb models that's my recommendations there plenty reviews to look up and see why good luck!
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 2:52:31 AM

2x 670's would be equivalent to a 690 since a 690 has 2x downclocked 680's. And those 670's have more overclocking headroom.
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September 29, 2012 3:19:43 AM

My original inclination was a pair of 670's and the more I read I see it was a good choice.

Gonna swipe up a pair of these beauties :wahoo:  :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and with all the money I DIDN'T spend on 680's or 690's I'm gonna finish building my dual socket westmere folding server :na: 

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September 29, 2012 4:38:25 PM

Best answer selected by npsgaming.
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