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December 10, 2012 4:29:37 PM

I am going build a pc mostly for video editing and gaming. I have two cards in mind to choose between. I am thinking of the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 4GB DirectCU II or the ASUS GeForce GTX 680 2GB DirectCU II. Which is the best card, not concidering the price of them? If I buy the 670 I might have enough money later to install one more in SLI. In my case the 680 is about $100 more expensive. I am going to have a triple monitor setup also.

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:34:08 PM

From what little I understand of video editing, the CUDA processing of Nvidia is desirable. Also for this editing and multi-monitor, you want that 4BG memory. I'd get the 4BG 670 and SLI it when the extra horse power is needed.

For multi-monitors, 2GB is just starting to be an issue. So, for you, I'd say the 4GB is a must.
December 10, 2012 4:35:54 PM

GTX 670 4gb would be your bet bet considering the extra vram will help you with running 3 monitors.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:37:27 PM

The performance difference between the two cards is fairly small (GTX670 vs. GTX680) which makes the GTX 670 a better value for the money. Also, I noted that the GTX 670 you mentioned has 4GB of video memory which will give you a little more flexibility in certain games. Go for the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 4GB DirectCU II.
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:44:08 PM

Well, the price factors in regardless of what you say, since if you are only getting 1 card, the 680 of course. But if the money part is in play, and you could get either 2x 670s or 1x 680, then I would get the 2x670. If you are going to play games in triple monitor mode, you need a dual card setup (either card), or you will probably have to reduce res on the screens (assuming 1080p).
December 10, 2012 4:45:05 PM

JKatwyopc said:
The performance difference between the two cards is fairly small (GTX670 vs. GTX680) which makes the GTX 670 a better value for the money. Also, I noted that the GTX 670 you mentioned has 4GB of video memory which will give you a little more flexibility in certain games. Go for the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 4GB DirectCU II.

Thanks, and how much will the performance in for example BF3 increase if I put in an extra card in SLI?
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 6:33:11 PM

4GB GTX 670 IS NEEDED for a 3 monitor setup. You cant have 2GB and a 3 monitor, about 1 GB per monitor
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