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February 28, 2013 10:14:40 PM

Hey Im planning on building my gaming computer and right now I'm going for the ASUS GTX 680 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

People are saying it not worth the price and just go for a GTX 670. What I want to know if what is the difference? Should I stick with a GTX 680 and maybe downgrade, or go for a GTX 670?


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February 28, 2013 10:23:31 PM

I just bought a EVGA GTX 680 SC. I tried to run Crysis 3 max settings and I was lagging pretty bad. Not sure the exact fps but below 30.
It might be that the processor/ram or something is bottlenecking my system.

Specs:
i7 3770 @ 3.4
8GB RAM (cheap ram, not really for gaming, DDR3 im pretty sure though)
GTX 680 2GB SC
1TB 7200 rpm
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February 28, 2013 10:28:06 PM

eklemmeck said:
I just bought a EVGA GTX 680 SC. I tried to run Crysis 3 max settings and I was lagging pretty bad. Not sure the exact fps but below 30.
It might be that the processor/ram or something is bottlenecking my system.

Use FXAA if you aren't already.

The difference certainly isn't worth the price, a decent 670 should overclock higher than a 680. Thats not to say a 680 doesn't overclock, but the difference is certainly minimal. If you consider the price difference between a top end 670 and a reference 680 the 670 is a far better buy, considering noise and heat the OC headroom is far greater.
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February 28, 2013 10:32:08 PM

Well if you plan to play Crysis 3 maxed out you can't do it on any single gpu at 60 fps.. you might at 1080p with a titan... I have played the Alpha at ultra but i had to cut back on a few things
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February 28, 2013 10:36:33 PM

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Use FXAA if you aren't already.

The difference certainly isn't worth the price, a decent 670 should overclock higher than a 680. Thats not to say a 680 doesn't overclock, but the difference is certainly minimal. If you consider the price difference between a top end 670 and a reference 680 the 670 is a far better buy, considering noise and heat the OC headroom is far greater.


I am using FXAA, I had to turn down the "Texture resolution" from Very high to high in order to play at a good frame rate. Though in some more open, busy areas of the campaign I still lag...
Multi-player lags a lot less thankfully :) 
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February 28, 2013 10:44:00 PM

I'm also planning to get this GPU, would this run skyrim with many graphics enhancing mods?
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February 28, 2013 10:47:59 PM

stevenw1234 said:
I'm also planning to get this GPU, would this run skyrim with many graphics enhancing mods?

Provided you have a strong processor, yes easily. I use a 670 and Skyrim is at a constant 60FPS with a tonne of mesh, texture and lighting mods running in 3D (which halves framerate). Skyrim really isn't difficult to run.
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February 28, 2013 10:48:22 PM

stevenw1234 said:
I'm also planning to get this GPU, would this run skyrim with many graphics enhancing mods?


I was running Skyrim with HD texture packs maxed out on a GTX 650 Ti 2GB SSC, a GTX 660Ti or 670 might be what u want.
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February 28, 2013 10:49:53 PM

670 if you game at 1080 res or below. 680 4gb or 690/Titan if you game at 2560 x 1600 like me or multi display or better. Make sure you have the latest driver from Nvidia that helps with Crysis 3. I'm getting 50fps on ultra with 2 x 4gb 680s at 2560 x 1600, looks and plays fantastic, doesnt get much better.
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February 28, 2013 11:00:30 PM

So should I stick with the GTX 680?
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February 28, 2013 11:15:34 PM

Yes
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March 1, 2013 10:23:23 AM

Rockdpm said:
Yes


Should I get that exact model or something lower like an EVGA?
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March 1, 2013 1:32:39 PM

If you're doing a single monitor setup, I would reccomend a 670 setup since they're cheaper and the 680 is really not much better in performance maybe 3-4 more FPS honestly.

I can't really comment on dual monitor setup for the 670, but if you get two i'm sure you wouldn't have a problem running something decent.
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March 1, 2013 2:59:07 PM

for 3 monitors in a multi monitor setup i recommend 3 670's
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March 1, 2013 3:03:01 PM

Neeliyo said:
Should I get that exact model or something lower like an EVGA?

If you want to do it on a single card.. your gonna need a dual GPU card.. or two 4GBcards.. you need more vram then 2GB for multi monitor gaming
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March 1, 2013 7:49:47 PM

Rockdpm said:
If you want to do it on a single card.. your gonna need a dual GPU card.. or two 4GBcards.. you need more vram then 2GB for multi monitor gaming


I'm planning on using one monitor.
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March 1, 2013 7:51:43 PM

The 2GB will be plenty enough
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March 1, 2013 11:40:53 PM

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