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Asus Gtx 680 DC2 vs (Discontinued) Asus Gtx 670 DC2T?

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February 8, 2013 10:48:14 PM

Hi If you had the choice between these two, price notwithstanding, which would you get and why? Thank you!

Gtx 680 DC2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gtx 670 DC2T

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX670DC2T2GD5/
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February 8, 2013 10:59:26 PM

Well obviously in theory the 680 is better than the 670. Nevertheless, they are both excellent cards. Some say that the 680 is overrated, since the differences between the 670 and 680 are not many, but the price is. Since price is not a matter to you, then go for the 680. Also consider what use you are gonna make of your graphics card (i.e. what games will you play etc).

Hope this helps!
February 8, 2013 11:04:32 PM

Gate9er said:
Well obviously in theory the 680 is better than the 670. Nevertheless, they are both excellent cards. Some say that the 680 is overrated, since the differences between the 670 and 680 are not many, but the price is. Since price is not a matter to you, then go for the 680. Also consider what use you are gonna make of your graphics card (i.e. what games will you play etc).

Hope this helps!


Thanks alot! Yes I play very graphic-intensive games so I figured it would be better. I was just curious about the difference in clock speed and # of cores and how that would even out.
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February 8, 2013 11:05:44 PM

I would be all over that Asus TOP for its high factory overclock, cool temps, and really, really quiet fans,heavily modified PCB, with an efficient VRM design to produce low temperatures, improved voltage regulation circuitry, much better Chil controller , specially binned chip and voltage control and monitoring support that you won't find on most other non-reference cards.Asus 670 TOP - 10.0 rating (only card ever to get a 10.0)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
February 8, 2013 11:09:51 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I would be all over that Asus TOP for its high factory overclock, cool temps, and really, really quiet fans,heavily modified PCB, with an efficient VRM design to produce low temperatures, improved voltage regulation circuitry, much better Chil controller , specially binned chip and voltage control and monitoring support that you won't find on most other non-reference cards.Asus 670 TOP - 10.0 rating (only card ever to get a 10.0)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...



Yeah I have seen that too (Main reason I bought it) but it doesn't have as many cores as the 680 so how much of a difference that would make including the clock speed. And most of the DC2 cards have all of these same things because they are all DC2 cards from Asus man.
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February 8, 2013 11:19:59 PM

reichman101 said:
Yeah I have seen that too (Main reason I bought it) but it doesn't have as many cores as the 680 so how much of a difference that would make including the clock speed. And most of the DC2 cards have all of these same things because they are all DC2 cards from Asus man.
I would not waste the money Asus DirectCU II 670 performance: - 92% as good as the 680 DirectCU II version. I'd have to say it just a matter of budget. If you can afford the extra for the 680 version, then go for it. If not, the 670 is almost as fast.



February 8, 2013 11:21:25 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I would not waste the money Asus DirectCU II 670 performance: - 92% as good as the 680 DirectCU II version. I'd have to say it just a matter of budget. If you can afford the extra for the 680 version, then go for it. If not, the 670 is almost as fast.



I swear this is quoted from somewhere.... But I said money wasn't a factor this time. And my overall question is, is the GTX 680 dc2 BETTER overall including all of the features of both?
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February 8, 2013 11:25:05 PM

reichman101 said:
I swear this is quoted from somewhere.... But I said money wasn't a factor this time. And my overall question is, is the GTX 680 dc2 BETTER overall including all of the features of both?
I do not think it's worth 100 more but yes it's faster but why buy it if you have a 670 Top you cannot sli the 680 with the 670
February 8, 2013 11:29:59 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I do not think it's worth 100 more but yes it's faster but why buy it if you have a 670 Top you cannot sli the 680 with the 670



It's the old Switcheroo, long story but yeah. So the added cores but reduced clock is better overall? And it still can be overclocked decently despite the "binned" concept. (not sure it's true they do that..)
December 14, 2013 12:55:29 PM

Hello again guys! I am still (yes still!) debating this issue so I would love to hear fresh replies from everyone!

UPDATE: I am able to switch my GTX 670 DC2T because of issues I had with it, but do not affect performance at all. So I have the opportunity to get it switched out and get a GTX 680 DC2 Instead!

So the question is again... What is the best option?

Thanks!
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