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GTX 680's or 690's

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September 29, 2012 11:08:20 AM


Should I buy two 680's and wait for the 700 series,
Or go and buy two 690's and have to wait with buying 700's when they come out,

And if I buy 680's, which one? I've seen alot that are available,
Is the 680 4gb + FTW good?

Thanks for the help :) 

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September 29, 2012 11:09:39 AM

waiting for 700 is like waiting for your death to come :p  and as for me the 690 is a serious overkill for any pc i would suggest keeping some of your money and spend other on a good 680
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 11:42:12 AM

What is your monitor resolution?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 11:44:02 AM

Asus DCII TOP(if you can find one) or MSi Lightning version.
a c 230 U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 12:11:18 PM

At 1920 x 1200.....two of these beat both the 680's and the 690. yes, you can get an OC'd 680 too but the cost per frame is significantly higher.

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

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite: Hard Reset, COD-MW2, Far Cry 2, ANNO 1404, Metro 2033, ANNO 2070, BFBC2, BF3, Crysis 2, AvP, Lost Planet 2. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame @ 1920 x 1200:

660 PE gets 851 fps for $300 at a cost of $0.35 per frame
670 DCII gets 999 fps for $420 at a cost of $0.42 per frame
670 gets 917 fps for $400 at a cost of $0.44 per frame
680 DCII gets 1077 fps for $520 at a cost of $0.48 per frame
680 gets 989 fps for $500 at a cost of $0.51 per frame

For bigger resolutions on single monitor, I tend to lean to AMD cards .... on multi moniutors, look at some of the graphs here:

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3026/nvidia-geforce-gtx...

Not necessarily that particular article but that's one of the latest ones so has the most current data.
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 1:14:54 AM

What sort of performance are you after. Upgrading these levels of GPUs every generation is not cost effective. You could get away with a 670 now, then sell it when the 780/785/790 come out and commit to that. Alternately, just get the 680sli and be set for the next few years. Hope this helps
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