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Guys I really can't decide:
Buy Gigabyte 680 now or wait for Evga 680 to be in stock??????
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Originally Posted by drka0tic View Post

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4665/palit_jetstream_geforce_gtx_680_4gb_video_card_review/index11.html

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Unfortunately, they didn't include any multiscreen testing so we only see a small performance increase over the 2GB model.

Glancing over the 2560x1600 results, it looks like the 4GB cards may be held back by the same memory bandwidth as the 2GB cards. I had a feeling this might be the case, but, admittedly, Tweak Town's choice of games to benchmark really aren't as relevant either. You are right; we definitely need proper Surround benches, and with better selections of games! biggrin.gif

If this doesn't pan out, I suppose I'll be waiting for GK110 then. frown.gif
     
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

Do you think we'll regret buying the 2GB 680 when the 4GB one gets released? There'll probably be some games needing more than 2GB ram in 12 months.
One is almost out:
palit 4gb gtx 680



I want a 4gb version, but I just bought the first 680 I could get anyway. ( I'm on a gts 250, i really needed it).


My thinking is high end cards like the 680 hold their value well, for a bit. I base this on what I've seen other used cards selling for. I'll try and sell mine in a month or so, and get a really good 4gb classy ftw or something.




Edit: To those still trying to get a 680. I was only able to get mine using stock checking programs. The one that eventually worked for me was "Status Egg"
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People keep saying 2GB is enough but are basing that on games that are out right now. How do we know that battlefield 4 with frostbite x engine won't need more than 2GB even at 1080p. We just can't know now. In fact it would be quite genius of the game companies to ensure it can't be maxed out at 2GB ram, so that we are forced to upgrade again our hardware.

SLI GTX680 is obviously future proof for at least three years just by the power of it (i'm sure next gen consoles won't be as powerful), but its useless if the new games demand more than 2GB ram. I was about to buy one today until I thought about the ram issue. I would like to have a gtx 680 and be future proof by knowing I can get another later on for sli...

The HD7970 while a bit slower does have 3GB ram.

Also consider that 1 year from now a single monitor might have a massive resolution 4k plus as standard.

I have the money set aside for my 700$ gtx680 but i'd be damn unhappy if a year from now everyone is like '2gb ram isn't enough'. After-all this is a gaming card, it's pretty much useless at compute.
Edited by ilikebeer - 4/20/12 at 6:07am
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People keep saying 2GB is enough but are basing that on games that are out right now. How do we know that battlefield 4 with frostbite x engine won't need more than 2GB even at 1080p. We just can't know now. In fact it would be quite genius of the game companies to ensure it can't be maxed out at 2GB ram, so that we are forced to upgrade again our hardware.
SLI GTX680 is obviously future proof for at least three years just by the power of it (i'm sure next gen consoles won't be as powerful), but its useless if the new games demand more than 2GB ram. I was about to buy one today until I thought about the ram issue. I would like to have a gtx 680 and be future proof by knowing I can get another later on for sli...
The HD7970 while a bit slower does have 3GB ram.
Also consider that 1 year from now a single monitor might have a massive resolution 4k plus as standard.
I have the money set aside for my 700$ gtx680 but i'd be damn unhappy if a year from now everyone is like '2gb ram isn't enough'. After-all this is a gaming card, it's pretty much useless at compute.

I am currently playing Battlefield 3 at 40 - 62 fps on my 8800GTS 320Mb card, even though it says that Minimum requirement is 512Mb. I am not saying it's all maxed out but the game does run quite smooth on a 6 year old card!
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Sorry for the noon questions, but I am entering new grounds....Which is a better way to go for water cooling.... water cooling a reference card and over clocking it, or water cooling a factory over clocked card and over clocking it some more? It may help me decide which 6xx card to get!!!
I would say only benefit of factory oc'd card is you at least know it will hit that clock. But I personally don't think its worth the extra ~$30 if you can get one at the base price.
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Have there even been any rumors about pricing for one of the 4GB models? Hell, at this point I'd imagine they'd be about the same as the scalper prices I'm seeing for the 2GB model on Ebay and some of the Amazon retailers.

3gb 580's were $100 more than the 1.5gb versions. I would expect similar pricing here.
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Woot double post. You guys see the reviews for the DCII. Looks like we finally got a non reference card that can oc better. Two of the three reviews got it over 1300mhz.

This caught my eye.

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1246021/various-asus-gtx-680-dcuii-top-reviews
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Woot double post. You guys see the reviews for the DCII. Looks like we finally got a non reference card that can oc better. Two of the three reviews got it over 1300mhz.
This caught my eye.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1246021/various-asus-gtx-680-dcuii-top-reviews

Interesting. I have always just set mine to performance, I am most curious about this now. biggrin.gif
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So I just got my EVGA 680 SC, my first quick run at overclocking after throwing it in and increasing the power target got me a precision x reported 1289 mhz core while testing with a reported approximate 80% of tdp... am I doing it wrong, or is this what I'm hoping an indication that I got a pretty silly cherry gpu?

I didn't touch the memory yet...

By the way this was with me setting an offset of +100 to start with, but it's the "SC" card so factory clocks start a bit higher... is Heaven maxed out on options a good application to test stability with?
Edited by binaryjay - 4/20/12 at 9:48am
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So I just got my EVGA 680 SC, my first quick run at overclocking after throwing it in and increasing the power target got me a precision x reported 1289 mhz core while testing with a reported approximate 80% of tdp... am I doing it wrong, or is this what I'm hoping an indication that I got a pretty silly cherry gpu?
I didn't touch the memory yet...

If it's boosting to 1289 and remaining stable, then yeah, that's a good chip.

If that's the case, then we expect some benchies for the battle royale right meow. haha

http://www.overclock.net/t/1233063/gtx-680s-vs-hd-7970s-the-ocn-battle-royale-part-2#post_16786081
Edited by svthomas - 4/20/12 at 9:47am
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