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December 17, 2012 5:56:58 PM

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130794

VS.

EVGA SuperClocked+ GeForce GTX 680

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130771

Would their be a substantial difference between the two in SLI? At least if you had the money would you pay over $200 extra for the 4GB vs 2 GB?

Need some help deciding before I order within a couple hours.

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a c 260 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 6:26:08 PM

To answer your questions:

1. No substantial difference.

2. 4gb is not worth it regardless if I had the money or not.
Read this study:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

3. With your budget, and wanting the best, have you considered a GTX690?
It is essentially two GTX680 under the cover. It does not require sli since management of the two gpu's is done by the card firmware and does not require motherboard driver assistance. Yes, it is expensive, but it only requires a decent 650W psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 17, 2012 6:58:39 PM

Well I'm running 3x monitors @ 5760 x 1080 if 4gb would be better then?

I'm all up for running 1x 690 if it is truly much better?
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:14:36 PM

If you are playing @ 5760 x 1080, then I would definitely go with the GTX 690. See below link for benchmarks. The performance difference between a GTX 670 2GB and GTX 690 4GB generally range between a 80% - 100% increase. Unfortunately, they do not have a GTX 670 4GB card, so I cannot say exactly how much of a performance difference the "missing" 2GB of VRAM causes. I would guess there would be at most a 15% (being optimistic here) difference between a GTX 670 2GB and GTX 670 4GB @ 5760x1080 resolution

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Point_Of_View/GeForc...

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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:32:31 PM

does a 690 really have 4gigs ? or is it 2- 2gig chips on one pcb and you're still only going to have 2gigs ? ( just like sli )

if playing on 3 monitors i would definitely want as much vram as possible.
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December 17, 2012 9:08:41 PM

jaguarskx said:
If you are playing @ 5760 x 1080, then I would definitely go with the GTX 690. See below link for benchmarks. The performance difference between a GTX 670 2GB and GTX 690 4GB generally range between a 80% - 100% increase. Unfortunately, they do not have a GTX 670 4GB card, so I cannot say exactly how much of a performance difference the "missing" 2GB of VRAM causes. I would guess there would be at most a 15% (being optimistic here) difference between a GTX 670 2GB and GTX 670 4GB @ 5760x1080 resolution

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Point_Of_View/GeForc...



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