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GTX 460 to GTX 670

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January 6, 2013 3:48:23 PM

If I were to make a jump from the gtx 460 to 670 how big of a difference would it make. And would the 4gb vram model be of any benefit to a single monitor gaming setup over the 2gb vram model. From what Ive heard the extra vram is only useful in nvidia surround.

There are actually two monitors hooked up to the card but only one is used for gaming.

Here are my system specs.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz 71 °C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
RAM
20.0 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 530MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
EVGA 131-GT-E767 (Socket 423) 59 °C
Graphics
X409BV-FHD (1916x1080@60Hz)
Acer H274HL (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 460 (EVGA) 45 °C
Hard Drives
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 ATA Device (SATA) 33 °C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS424 B ATA Device
Audio
SB Recon3D PCIe

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January 6, 2013 3:55:40 PM

It would make a big difference, but without the rest of your specs, we can not know how much of a difference. In other words, we need to make sure that the 670 doesn't get bottlenecked.
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January 6, 2013 3:55:49 PM

list hardware, software and monitor size/resolution.
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January 6, 2013 3:57:20 PM

the performance will double!! get the 2 gb version. no difference between them in a single monitor!
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January 6, 2013 4:01:36 PM

Alright Ive updated the post with specs. And as far as software/games go Im wondering what kind of difference id get in games like BF3, Crysis, etc. Maxed out of course in 1080p.
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January 6, 2013 4:06:20 PM

Jumping from a 460 to 670 will be a massive jump in performance. I had a 6970 before my 670 and even then, the difference in performance is night and day in the newest games out there. Depending on what you'll be doing on the second monitor, the 4GB version of the 670 can either be worth it or not worth it at all. Personally, I would stick with the 2GB version and save a bit of money to got towards getting a higher end 670 such as the Gigabyte Windforce version or MSI Lightning version, which are two of the best you can get. As I always say, it's all up to you and your gut. :) 
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