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Geforce GTX 680, Which ONE ?

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December 31, 2012 1:53:09 PM

Hi I'm wondering which geforce gtx 680 should I get ??
There are plenty of evga/asus/zotac/giga/etc signature ftw etc versions

I have 500$ budget right now and I know good prices are finishing today on many websites
i'm buying on:

ncix
newegg
and such.

Which version is the best for my 500$ with shipping? I have right now 494$ exactly.

Thank you

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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 2:24:13 PM

MSI PE
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 3:13:56 PM

if you could just spare $5-6 more you could get the asus card which i would personally prefer....you can also look out for the evga card which is a tad cheaper
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December 31, 2012 3:18:45 PM

I"m in the same boat as you i mean even EVGA got about 12 different versions so far i'm debating between EVGA SC signature and the gigabyte
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 3:32:48 PM

I have personally not seen much of a visible difference in different versions of the same gpu and of the same manufacturer. these are merely marketing gimmicks to which we consumers fall prey to.

i would rather go for the model with the best cooling potential and oc it myself.

but a to be realistic enough, a 4-5 or even 10 fps increase is in no way visible to human eye unless you are getting less than 60 fps.
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 5:52:52 PM

since the speeds of both the cases does not differ much,the performance difference won't be felt.but it is better to go for the evga card then the gigabyte card
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 6:01:35 PM

I can't think of a single valid reason to buy a 680 over a 670 for the price difference. The difference in performance is so small that its just silly to blow an extra $100 for something you'll never likely see except in a benchmark.I have two MSI 670 PE here my results with just one card My clocks/results on the 670 PE were:

Max OC
Core: 1316 MHz
Memory: 7406 MHz
Fps: 52.6

Standard OC
Core: 1290 MHz
Memory: 7204 Mhz
Fps: 51.5 if you insist on buying 680 go for Asus 680 TOP.
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 6:37:36 PM

+1 on the GTX670 there. The extra ~6% you'll get from a GTX680 will almost be enough to turn 30fps into 32fps.
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