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Replacing my 3GB 580 with a 4Gb 680...

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October 1, 2012 11:18:14 PM

How much difference will I see in games like BF3. 20-30 fps? I game at 2560 x 1600 all max settings. I upgrade every year and its time to move up to the latest greatest without spending a grand on a 690. I'm getting about 40-45 fps now. Will the temps be alot better and which 4gb card is the best pick for those that have one already. I'm not interested in SLI either. Thanks.

i7@ 4.5
8Gb DDR3 1600
Vertex4 512Gb SSD
MSI Z68 Mb
3gb MSI GTX 580
XFI Fatality Surround
30" HP 2560 x 1600 IPS display
NZXT White Phantom case 7 led fans


October 1, 2012 11:26:37 PM

Anonymous said:
How much difference will I see in games like BF3. 20-30 fps? I game at 2560 x 1600 all max settings. I upgrade every year and its time to move up to the latest greatest without spending a grand on a 690. I'm getting about 40-45 fps now. Will the temps be alot better and which 4gb card is the best pick for those that have one already. I'm not interested in SLI either. Thanks.

i7@ 4.5
8Gb DDR3 1600
Vertex4 512Gb SSD
MSI Z68 Mb
3gb MSI GTX 580
XFI Fatality Surround
30" HP 2560 x 1600 IPS display
NZXT White Phantom case 7 led fans


The gtx 670 is around a 30% improvement over the 580.

I think you should wait until the next generation cards because for a 30% improvement it wouldn't be worth spending another $400.
October 2, 2012 12:23:07 PM

To be honest, I would keep your current card and then turn down AA. Wait for the 7xx series and then upgrade. A 4GB card is not likely to help as 3GB is plenty for a single screen even at hi-res.

If you absolutely must have the latest and greatest, get the MSI power edition GTX 670 and overclock it hard. That should surpass reference 680s for a lesser price.
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