Hey community! I'm trying to upgrade my rig, I want to replace my old video card. I have a 1000 watt power supply. I am a gamer/game developer, so i tend to like the cards with bigger ram sizes. So the question is what would you guys spend 500$-600$ on. The 680s look great, but there are like 1000 models of it, so I'm left clueless of what company to go with.
Nope Kepler is not good when it comes to compute apps, AMD and the last gen Nvidia's have much better compute performance, and I don't think you would like to have a last gen GPU!
Get a 7970 GHz Edition. It trumps the GTX 680 (not by much but it is cheaper) in gaming performance too. Since you are a Game Developer you should probably go for the Sapphire 6 GB toxic HD 7970 as the 6 GB could be useful for development
So are you wanting GTX 680 recommendation or any recommendation reason i ask is i don't want to try and troll your thread this site has got really out of hand with amd fans trying to force amd cards down people throat which is not right imo.
Im saying that he is a developer, and what he does will not work out well with a Gaming only GPU, which the Kepler is. AMD HD 7000 has better GPGPU performance which is useful for development. If he wants only for gaming, then it would be fine with a GTX 680. But he is a developer too, so it might be a better choice to go for an AMD GPU even if he is looking at a GTX 680. If he wants Nvidia, then a Fermi GPU would be better, like the GTX 590, but I thought he would like a newer GPU