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Step up to Gtx680?

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January 7, 2013 6:30:53 PM

Hi Guys,

I currently have a reasonable system, overclocked i7-3770k, 8gb 2133mhz RAM etc...

The graphics card I use is a 3gb EVGA gtx660ti, which is perfectly sufficient. However one of the main things I use it for is 3d modelling (I know Quadro/Firepro/Tesla would be better, but I'm a student) and the 660ti is eligible for EVGA's step up.

So my question is, would I gain much benefit from upgrading to a 4gb gtx670/2gb gtx680/4gb gtx680 for the likes of Autodesk Mudbox/3ds Max?

I know ATI may have been a better option but that is in the past.

Cheers,

Jamie

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a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 7:48:09 PM

yes you would gain a lot with the upgrade...but only if you bump up the v ram.
the 4gb gtx670 or the 4gb gtx680
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 8:33:39 PM

680 provides exceptional performance for 1/6 the price of a decent Quadro!
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January 7, 2013 10:05:53 PM

Thanks guys, seriously considering investing in the 4gb 680.
January 7, 2013 10:17:18 PM

You should keep your current card and buy another 660ti. If you don't have the right motherboard pay some extra and get an ASUS saber tooth, that way you can even 3-way SLI. I personally thinks it's a MUCH better option!
Jaymeh said:
Thanks guys, seriously considering investing in the 4gb 680.

January 7, 2013 10:27:42 PM

asalikus said:
You should keep your current card and buy another 660ti. If you don't have the right motherboard pay some extra and get an ASUS saber tooth, that way you can even 3-way SLI. I personally thinks it's a MUCH better option!


Hi, yeah I actually already have a sabretooth haha. Was considering the sli option, but as far as I'm aware both Mudbox and 3ds max gain no benefits from SLI unfortunately so I'm just gonna have to go with the best performance from a single card. But thanks anyway!
January 7, 2013 11:08:24 PM

Hmm, you are right. My video game mind. :p 
Jaymeh said:
Hi, yeah I actually already have a sabretooth haha. Was considering the sli option, but as far as I'm aware both Mudbox and 3ds max gain no benefits from SLI unfortunately so I'm just gonna have to go with the best performance from a single card. But thanks anyway!

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