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GTX 670 4gb vs GTX 680 4gb

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December 19, 2012 7:32:25 AM

I will be replacing my GTX 560Ti 1GB reference card with a much beefier card soon. I'm curious which card I should go with because the 680 has close performance to the 670 so which card should I choose? I'm not afraid of spending extra for a good card it's just I'd rather save the cash if it's not worth it. I'm open to suggestions too, however I don't want anything from AMD. I chose the 4GB because I like High res textures and want this card to last more then a few years.

Other Specs for my new computer:
3.4 Ghz 3770K i7, 8GB RAM, Sabertooth motherboard, 27" Asus 1080P Monitor.

Also I'm buying the new card because I want to be able to play Max Payne 3, Crysis 3, Farcry 3, Skyrim, and Sleeping Dogs at max settings or close to Max settings.

Cards I'm considering:
$559
EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$569
ASUS GTX680-DC2-4GD5 GeForce GTX 680 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





$439
EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$459
ASUS GTX670-DC2-4GD5 GeForce GTX 670 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 7:43:23 AM

I would go for the 670 i don't think 7% better performance is worth a hundred dollars more.
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 7:45:41 AM

Whatever you choose, I'm sure you will be happy. You'll get a tremendous boost in performance either way.

I'd personally go with either MSI or Asus, because of their custom cooling solutions.

GTX 680 will be on average 10% faster than GTX 670, while being 24% more expensive.

It's up to you really: do you think that 10% extra performance is worth 24%?
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December 19, 2012 9:21:15 AM

I think I've decided to just stick with the 560Ti and just wait for the 700 series whenever that comes out (march?) and just wait to see how the 560Ti does with the new CPU, Motherboard, and RAM. It seems like my CPU is the current issue... My Current Specs are Core 2 Quad CPU clocked at 2.66GHz, 4GB DDR2 Ram, and some intel motherboard. The CPU can't even be overclocked which is annoying and the fan doesn't mount on all the way because 2 screws are broken. If a new graphics card is really needed then I'll get a new 770 or 780 when they come out. The card plays games at max settings on games that I realized aren't very CPU demanding. Even windows rates my CPU as 3.8 and the rest of my hardware as 5.9 or 6.0
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 10:29:00 AM

Fair choice :) .
December 19, 2012 10:43:44 AM

Man change your processor for now and wait for the gtx 700 series
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 11:19:52 AM

Sunius said:
Fair choice :) .
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