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November 13, 2012 5:20:27 PM

Hello guys,

that's my current setup:

CPU: Intel i7 3770K (http://ark.intel.com/products/65523)

Mobo: GA-Z77X-UD3H (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...)

RAM: 4GB Corsair

GFX Card: Palit GTX670 ( http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1896 )


I am thinking, either getting another Palit GTX 670, or getting a GTX680 or save up for a GTX690 or, save up for a GTX7xx series card...

What you guys think?

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a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 5:34:00 PM

If your PSU is up to the task, getting a second GTX 670 would be much cheaper, and still faster than even if you waited to get a flagship 7xx series card.

The GTX 680 is say 20% faster than the 670, (Don't quote me on this.)
If you add in a second GTX 670 for SLI, that's a potential 100% speed increase, but expect ~80% across the board FPS increase with a second 670. (Conservative value)

You're best option is to SLI a second GTX670.
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 5:40:45 PM

azathoth said:
If your PSU is up to the task, getting a second GTX 670 would be much cheaper, and still faster than even if you waited to get a flagship 7xx series card.

The GTX 680 is say 20% faster than the 670, (Don't quote me on this.)
If you add in a second GTX 670 for SLI, that's a potential 100% speed increase, but expect ~80% across the board FPS increase with a second 670. (Conservative value)

You're best option is to SLI a second GTX670.

A 680 is practically the same as a 670. ~7% faster. Many OC editions of 670's easily beat 680's. Do you really need another 670 so soon? I would say wait or if you have to, get another 670.
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November 13, 2012 6:58:40 PM

i think you should wait...a gtx 670 i very respectable now....i suggest you wait until new gen comes out and if no big difference then sli which will be a lot cheaper.....just my opinion!!!
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 7:07:54 PM

What is your monitor's resolution? If under 1920X1080, you probably don't need something more than a single 670. If anything, you may want some more RAM. 4G can cause some slowing. 8G is the norm now since it is so cheap. Next year AMD and Nvidia will be coming out with their next generation cards. Nvidia will be giving away 670's if you can wait 4 to 6 months.
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 9:23:35 PM

babernet_1 said:
What is your monitor's resolution? If under 1920X1080, you probably don't need something more than a single 670. If anything, you may want some more RAM. 4G can cause some slowing. 8G is the norm now since it is so cheap. Next year AMD and Nvidia will be coming out with their next generation cards. Nvidia will be giving away 670's if you can wait 4 to 6 months.


He brings up another great point. Right now I highly doubt any game you have is serious trouble for a 670. Wait to either upgrade, or get another one when the prices are great right around the end of summer. Also that is when games will be out that actually use that much power (Though two 670's will still probably be overkill).
November 15, 2012 7:16:09 AM

Ok guys, thanks for the tips! I shall wait then ^^
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 4:00:06 PM

Get a 690 and be the only guy you know with one :) 
!