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Need Advice - GTX 670 (2gb or 4gb) vs GTX 680

Hey guys.

I'm looking to upgrade from a GTX 560 Ti to something a bit better. I currently have a single ASUS VE247h and I'd like to upgrade to a triple monitor set-up.

My current specs:
CPU: i7-2700k OC'd to 4.8Ghz
PSU: Corsair 750w
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb
MoBo: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3
GPU: PNY Superclocked GTX 560 Ti

I'm looking to play games like Metro, The Witcher 2, Far Cry 3, Battlefield 3 on max settings, preferably across all three monitors (1080p for the model I have). I'll also be using Folding@Home and I'll do some editing on Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CS6.

I've read a few reviews over the GTX 670 4gb edition and I'm unsure whether I should go with the 2gb 670. I know that the 680 offers only a 5-10% performance... So I'm not sure where I should go from here.

What would be the best solution for this? (Sticking to Nvidia for personal preference)
Budget: ~$450-500. I'm looking to make a purchase by the end of this week.

Thanks!
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  1. A single 670 GTX 2GB will offer what you'll need for a single monitor.
    If you're planning to do a triple monitor setup, add another one, a single one doesn't cut it, even if it's a 670 or 680 : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_670_FTW_Signature_2/images/bf3_5760_1080.gif

    Also 4GB doesn't give any advantage even at 5760x1080: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/14/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_sli_review/9
  2. Right on.

    Which brand would you recommend?
  3. The 670 gtx gigabyte windforce 3x : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    It has the 680 gtx pcb and a good cooling system.
  4. They're all good ones, it's hard to say what's best, the gigabyte is cheaper.
    Either the evga signature 2 or the gigabyte windforce 3x, the evga if you want the best customer support and warranty.
  5. The price difference isn't that much of an issue, but I've never really had any experience with Gigabyte products. I'll take your recommendation into consideration, though.

    The review about the 4gb card is definitely disappointing, to say the least.
  6. Best answer
    Well if you had evga cards in the past, get the signature 2, it's a good card.
  7. I think I'll go with that one then. Thanks!
  8. Best answer selected by blanctincture.
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