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Would it be worth it to sell my 2GB GTX680 and buy a 4GB GTX680?

Only if your using multi monitors and massive amounts of pixels. The big question is are you running out of memory in the games you are currently playing.
    
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Only if your using multi monitors and massive amounts of pixels. The big question is are you running out of memory in the games you are currently playing.

Well most games are getting close like around 1.6-1.8GB! I'm using single monitor 1920x1080 max setting most games like BF3, Crysis, IL2 Cliffs of Dover, only 4xAA where possible.

It's a tough decision, I would probably end up spending $150 to upgrade after selling the card for a 4GB higher clocked GTX680 (FTW or Classified)

There was no way i was going to wait for the 4GB versions of this card when it came out...so now it's bugging me.
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Well most games are getting close like around 1.6-1.8GB! I'm using single monitor 1920x1080 max setting most games like BF3, Crysis, IL2 Cliffs of Dover, only 4xAA where possible.
It's a tough decision, I would probably end up spending $150 to upgrade after selling the card for a 4GB higher clocked GTX680 (FTW or Classified)
There was no way i was going to wait for the 4GB versions of this card when it came out...so now it's bugging me.

Probably not gonna be worth the money you'll be adding unless you plan on getting a second hand 4GB GTX 680. Even with a multi-monitor setup the 2GB version would be enough. At least based on the benchmarks I've seen of 2GB vs 4GB, IDK how accurate they are but IDK why they would lie about it lol. Even if there was a performance gain I doubt it'll be significant enough to justify the $150. Also, you'd probably need a 2nd 680 if you want all games to run 5760x1080 above 60fps at max settings, so just save up that $150 for your 2nd 2GB GTX 680. wink.gif

Just my .02.

Edit: If you plan on gaming on nothing higher than 1920x1080 it would be a complete waste of cash. GTX 680 is already quite overkill for this resolution.
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Probably not gonna be worth the money you'll be adding unless you plan on getting a second hand 4GB GTX 680. Even with a multi-monitor setup the 2GB version would be enough. At least based on the benchmarks I've seen of 2GB vs 4GB, IDK how accurate they are but IDK why they would lie about it lol. Even if there was a performance gain I doubt it'll be significant enough to justify the $150. Also, you'd probably need a 2nd 680 if you want all games to run 5760x1080 above 60fps at max settings, so just save up that $150 for your 2nd 2GB GTX 680. wink.gif
Just my .02.
Edit: If you plan on gaming on nothing higher than 1920x1080 it would be a complete waste of cash. GTX 680 is already quite overkill for this resolution.

So when games do exceed 2GB will i instantly notice fps loss? or will it be more like a stuttering with normal fps? i would like to know what the behavior is when my card hits it's ram limit.
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So when games do exceed 2GB will i instantly notice fps loss? or will it be more like a stuttering with normal fps? i would like to know what the behavior is when my card hits it's ram limit.

Can't really comment on this since 2GB so far is more than enough for all games @ 1080P. Probably not gonna hit that wall in a long time and if you do I *think what will happen is the core would be fast enough to swap data in and out of the 2GB that you won't feel a significant hit in FPS. I doubt stuttering will happen unless a game would consume like 3GB of mem while using a 2GB card but that probably won't happen in the next 5-10 years.

Gonna try 310.33 beta drivers now, hoping for performance increase in games. smile.gif
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Can't really comment on this since 2GB so far is more than enough for all games @ 1080P. Probably not gonna hit that wall in a long time and if you do I *think what will happen is the core would be fast enough to swap data in and out of the 2GB that you won't feel a significant hit in FPS. I doubt stuttering will happen unless a game would consume like 3GB of mem while using a 2GB card but that probably won't happen in the next 5-10 years.
Gonna try 310.33 beta drivers now, hoping for performance increase in games. smile.gif

When i think about 200-300mb of video memory being left over i think that's not a lot...one game release could destroy performance on this card it seems...Crysis 3 maybe? By how much FPS or stuttering is the question...
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Probably not gonna be worth the money you'll be adding unless you plan on getting a second hand 4GB GTX 680. Even with a multi-monitor setup the 2GB version would be enough. At least based on the benchmarks I've seen of 2GB vs 4GB, IDK how accurate they are but IDK why they would lie about it lol. Even if there was a performance gain I doubt it'll be significant enough to justify the $150. Also, you'd probably need a 2nd 680 if you want all games to run 5760x1080 above 60fps at max settings, so just save up that $150 for your 2nd 2GB GTX 680. wink.gif
Just my .02.
Edit: If you plan on gaming on nothing higher than 1920x1080 it would be a complete waste of cash. GTX 680 is already quite overkill for this resolution.

Agree on the above ^
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Agree on the above ^

Okay smile.gif...I think it's a matter of waiting and seeing if I have any problems instead of frantically trying to future proof a card that will be obsolete in the future anyways.
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Has anyone on the thread purchased and tried on the new EK water block on there gtx 680 FTW 4g. I'm not a fan on how EK's site states visual as the it stating it may work it may not.redface.gif
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Proud owner of a ASUS Direct CUII TOP 680 here. One heck of a card IMO.
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