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GTX 680 lightning vs 2 GTX 670's in SLI

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December 6, 2012 3:05:33 AM

Hello, I am trying to decide between 2 GTX 670's in SLI or a single GTX 680 Lightning edition. I already know either setup is fine to run any game at ultra settings no problem on a single 1080p monitor. What I want to know, is which one has the best value (not only fps/dollar, but its ability to retain that ability to run most games on ultra for the foreseeable future). I have already done adequate research on both to discover that both are compatible with my setup. So, I ask, which would you recommend?
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 3:20:38 AM

it all depends on if you intend to 3D game or run more then one monitor in future if so you would need sli 670 if you want to get 60+fps in games like 64 maps bf3 1. Crysis 2, and Crysis Warhead
2. Metro 2033
3. ARMA II.
4. GTA4
5. witcher+ubersampling
6.skyrim+8xSS + mods
7. Alien VS Predator
8.BATMAN ARKHAM CITY +PHYSX
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December 6, 2012 6:37:54 PM

For the forseeable future I plan on running a 2-d setup (I wear perscription glasses so 3D glasses wont work from what I've been told) and I plan on running one main gaming monitor and possibly a second for non-demanding use like web browsing and youtube.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 6:45:56 PM

A single 680 gtx will do, if you want best value for the money a 670 gtx(single card) will be better.
The 670 gtx performs about less ~10% and costs much less than the 680 gtx.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 6:48:19 PM

As long as your not expecting 60+fps in games like 64 maps bf3 1. Crysis 2, and Crysis Warhead
2. Metro 2033
3. ARMA II.
4. GTA4
5. witcher+ubersampling
6.skyrim+8xSS + mods
7. Alien VS Predator
8.BATMAN ARKHAM CITY +PHYSX a single 680 or 670 will do
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 6:57:32 PM

1- metro 2033 is a poor optimized game for any single card, just run on high and you'll get 60 fps.
2- arma 2 runs @ 60 fps, depends on the settings.
3- GTA4 does not support multi gpu(SLI or crossfire), a single gpu will do the same.
3-Witcher 2 performs good without ubersampling, gets 60 fps not necessary such thing that kills fps.
4- skryim runs well with mods @ 1080p 60 fps
The others the same thing...
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 7:08:21 PM

Yeah if you turn some settings down you will be fine you keep them all cranked up nope not going to happen i have two msi 670 pe and tested all those games
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