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Kind of in the same boat as you...except I already sold my 570, lol which I bought only a few months back. (Was afraid the value would go down, so I let it go for $250, to a guy that doesn't even know about Kepler.) But I agree, the 680 is starting to look more and more promising. I'm dying to crank it up, and see what this card is capable of.
Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S.

lol i sold the same exact 570 to a guy on craigslist for $250. One reason I' am a nvidia fan it's not because of drivers that's just a bonus, but it's about the physX. AMD doesn't have that and that where they fail in my eyes regardless of drivers. But i wont be getting these 2GB versions I'm waiting for the 4GB versions. 2GB in my opinion is not enough for 3 24" 16:10 5760x1200P. I'll be getting 2 4GB versions with water blocks since kepler looks amazing now. I was on the boat thinking about MSI's new lighting 7970's but i think I'll stay where i belong.

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Feel like my GTX 580's are like GTX 280's now... (or 285's)...

I am tempted for the 680, as Toms slides looked really good, but will wait for GK110... I try to skip every other generation...

approximates from..
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/12673/

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Feel like my GTX 580's are like GTX 280's now... (or 285's)...
I am tempted for the 680, as Toms slides looked really good, but will wait for GK110... I try to skip every other generation...[/URL]

Imagine how I feel. I'm still above 60FPS 99% of the time on about everything though.

Between the power consumption and speed, I may be missing $500 by morning.
The one thing I do want to see is if there is a difference between PCIE 2.0 and 3.0. I doubt there will be but 2.0 is really getting close to saturation. I'm almost certain the 685 will absolutely saturate it if those specs are close.
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If this is as good as it looks to be I won't be able to wait until the fall for an upgrade lmao.
I'll just have to live with the bottleneck until I can get my ivy bridge or sandy bridge E build going.
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About that boost feature, the guy says : " Some games don't use as much power. So what we do with that left over power? We convert it into increased clock speeds." Is it just me or that doesn't make sense at all?
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freaking awesome! i love to see this kind of competition between Nvidia and AMD... gonna pick one of these 680s for a friend.
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freaking awesome! i love to see this kind of competition between Nvidia and AMD... gonna pick one of these 680s for a friend.

I'm you friend don't you forget ..redface.gif
    
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About that boost feature, the guy says : " Some games don't use as much power. So what we do with that left over power? We convert it into increased clock speeds." Is it just me or that doesn't make sense at all?

It makes perfect sense. Certain games won't stress certain parts of the GPU as much as other games. That's why when you're OC'ing and you're at borderline stability, some games will crash while others won't
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Feel like my GTX 580's are like GTX 280's now... (or 285's)...
I am tempted for the 680, as Toms slides looked really good, but will wait for GK110... I try to skip every other generation...
approximates from..

I have to know.. why does it even matter what new cards are capable of if you don't -need- to upgrade? (and from the looks of it, you're square for several years to come!) This site and e-peen go hand in hand? I just don't get it personally. Your rig is better than 99.9+% of machines out there.

..And my 460s practically ARE GTX 285s (roughly equal perf wise) - and I'm not upgrading any time soon. They do what I want. Max/near max settings in everything I play, and 60 fps.

Definitely skip this generation, and just think about how much better the upgrade will be in the future (providing games that can actually use that muscle start coming out. 1-2 games (Metro, BF3, for example) don't warrant spending 500-1000 dollars on cards that will be, by your terms, obsolete in 6 - 12 months.)

If you've got money burning a hole in your pocket, pick up a 120hz or 30" display. Better "bang for the buck."

OT: The card does appear to be a beast, and I find it amusing that Nvidia's intended mid-range card stomps AMDs top end. Can't wait to see what GK110 can do!
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freaking awesome! i love to see this kind of competition between Nvidia and AMD... gonna pick one of these 680s for a friend.

That's some generosity!
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I have to know.. why does it even matter what new cards are capable of if you don't -need- to upgrade? (and from the looks of it, you're square for several years to come!) This site and e-peen go hand in hand? I just don't get it personally. Your rig is better than 99.9+% of machines out there.
..And my 460s practically ARE GTX 285s (roughly equal perf wise) - and I'm not upgrading any time soon. They do what I want. Max/near max settings in everything I play, and 60 fps.
Definitely skip this generation, and just think about how much better the upgrade will be in the future (providing games that can actually use that muscle start coming out. 1-2 games (Metro, BF3, for example) don't warrant spending 500-1000 dollars on cards that will be, by your terms, obsolete in 6 - 12 months.)
If you've got money burning a hole in your pocket, pick up a 120hz or 30" display. Better "bang for the buck."
OT: The card does appear to be a beast, and I find it amusing that Nvidia's intended mid-range card stomps AMDs top end. Can't wait to see what GK110 can do!

Well said... and I too find that very amusing indeed. wink.gif
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