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Will 680GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition going be released after summer?

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October 29, 2012 9:37:25 PM

Hello i want to ask if GTX 680 Lightning Xtreme Edition going be released afte summer?
because i going to buy new gpu for my system i like very much Lightning but it has only 2GB i want 3GB .
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a c 81 U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 9:50:19 PM

1) Probably not. Nvidia is moving on to their next generation of chips.

2) Why do you want a 680? A 670 is 95% of the performance for $100 less.

3) Why do you need 3GB? It won't increase framerates unless you're gaming on 3 monitors.
October 29, 2012 9:55:23 PM

DarkSable said:
1) Probably not. Nvidia is moving on to their next generation of chips.

2) Why do you want a 680? A 670 is 95% of the performance for $100 less.

3) Why do you need 3GB? It won't increase framerates unless you're gaming on 3 monitors.

I want to play skyrim with enb and other graphical mods and its can use more then 2GB even in 1080P resolution.
I need a gpu that can run all games and upcoming games at max next 2-3years
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October 29, 2012 10:16:48 PM

It looks like the best you can do is the MSI GTX 680 4GB Twin Frozr III. The Lightning is 2GB only.
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/#?fp=GeForce%20600%20Ser...

I would say that the Lightning is not worth it because in general they are specifically designed for extreme overclocking with maximum voltage applied. Since the GTX 680, even the Lightning edition, is voltage limited by the GPU with no exceptions, you won't get the same benefits out of voltage modding with the GTX 680 Lightning you might expect from past generations. In this case, the real benefit of the GTX 680 Lightning is the Twin Frozr IV cooler and the higher factory overclock. If you want 4GB, then the Twin Frozr III with your own maximum overclock will do just as well.
October 29, 2012 11:07:19 PM

17seconds said:
It looks like the best you can do is the MSI GTX 680 4GB Twin Frozr III. The Lightning is 2GB only.
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/#?fp=GeForce%20600%20Ser...

I would say that the Lightning is not worth it because in general they are specifically designed for extreme overclocking with maximum voltage applied. Since the GTX 680, even the Lightning edition, is voltage limited by the GPU with no exceptions, you won't get the same benefits out of voltage modding with the GTX 680 Lightning you might expect from past generations. In this case, the real benefit of the GTX 680 Lightning is the Twin Frozr IV cooler and the higher factory overclock. If you want 4GB, then the Twin Frozr III with your own maximum overclock will do just as well.

Yes it is good card, but i live in portugal and in my country i can only get 2gb version of this card.
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