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Is the GTX 680 Superclocked an overkill for gaming?

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October 3, 2012 2:47:54 AM

As the title says - is the GTX 580 an overkill on a 60 Hz 27 inch monitor running @ 1920x1080 resolution? I currently have a GTX 570 in my system but planning on getting a new card, I just don't want an overkill thats going to waste money.

I have no budget but I do want to get the card that will play BF3 ultra keeping constant 60 frames, and I have a 600 Watt power supply which at the moment, according to the power calculator am only using 360ish watts of power.

If the 680 is a overkill then please help me out and recommend the best card based on what I said above,
Thanks!
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October 3, 2012 2:54:09 AM

What about 570 SLI? You'd outperform the 680!

A new PSU and a 570 would be much cheaper than a 680 and outperform it as well.
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October 3, 2012 3:01:23 AM

it would not be overkill, but it would be a little cheaper to get a new psu and another 570, but if your motherboard doesnt support sli then you cant do that anyway. you could also fo with a gtx 670 for cheaper or even a gtx 660ti.
October 3, 2012 3:08:30 AM

How is the GTX 570 performing on your computer? Average FPS for BF3?
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October 3, 2012 3:45:28 AM

A Bad Day said:
How is the GTX 570 performing on your computer? Average FPS for BF3?

Well, with my heavily OC'ed 560ti 448 cores, which is almost if not faster than a GTX 580 I get around 47 average FPS.
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October 3, 2012 6:31:01 AM

Wouldnt a 670 be cheaper ? He should be able to get 60 frames in ultra
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October 3, 2012 6:52:12 AM

determinologyz said:
Wouldnt a 670 be cheaper ? He should be able to get 60 frames in ultra

Not cheaper then another 570!
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October 3, 2012 6:58:44 AM

which vram 570 does OP have?
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October 3, 2012 7:20:10 AM

Yeah, if its only 1.2 GB, its not really going to help, and might be a waste also in my opinion, because then you'll have to turn down the settings, and then that just makes it pointless to buy another card ^.^
October 3, 2012 1:43:14 PM

Well I believe my motherboard: AsRock H77 Pro 4m supports SLI and I've been thinking about getting another 570 but still I want it to keep 60 frames constant on ultra because I'm going to have V-Sync on.
October 3, 2012 9:37:27 PM

dudewitbow said:
which vram 570 does OP have?


My current 570 is a 1.2 GB version, and I'm looking at a Superclocked 1.2 GB version but the thing is the stock for the 570's are going down because I believe they are discontinued and with them being 110 dollars off... Well they won't last until Christmas or Boxing Day. Though once I get the money which hopefully will be on my birthday, I will most likely get another 570. Does it actually outperform a 680?
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October 3, 2012 9:40:36 PM

2 570s will run on 600w no problem. It will give you much more performance than a 680 in bf3.
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October 3, 2012 9:52:59 PM

Depending on that 600W PSU, right now the problem is PCIE connectors.
October 3, 2012 11:04:20 PM

amuffin said:
Depending on that 600W PSU, right now the problem is PCIE connectors.


Problem? Like maybe they won't fit? I can see two PCIE connectors right now and I believe there is a third one but because of the size of the 570 I believe it takes up quite a lot of space.
October 4, 2012 2:16:54 AM

Well I can't SLI because my motherboard only supports crossfire, so only single Nvidia card or dual Radeon's.
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October 4, 2012 4:01:31 AM

sharpshooter_992 said:
Problem? Like maybe they won't fit? I can see two PCIE connectors right now and I believe there is a third one but because of the size of the 570 I believe it takes up quite a lot of space.

Not enough PCIE Connectors.
October 4, 2012 1:45:50 PM

amuffin said:
Not enough PCIE Connectors.


I have enough PCI-E connectors but my motherboard only supports crossfire... So any recommendations on pairing with ATI cards?
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