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I'm tempted to upgrade but i might just wait until the next gen of consoles are released and see whats around at the time, seeing as most games are ports.
I guess my 560ti should be fine until then, although saying that if i could afford to i'd upgrade everytime something new was released but i can't so i have to carefully plan when i want to upgrade smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Askeptic View Post

Just curious if buying the reference GTX680 now is a good idea? From what I have read, NVIDIA plans on releasing an even better card before 2013, is this true? The 700 series? I just dont want to drop $500 bones and something better at the same price point come out just a few months later.
Also, is waiting for a non-reference card worth doing over a reference model?

If you wait, you will end up asking this same question when the next gen cards are out.

Just grab a 680, it's a nice card. Certainly a big improvement over your card (and mine btw). You'll be good for the next 4 years. At least I know I will. I had my 8800GT for about 5 years now, and it's still running all new games. Not very well, but it's still good.
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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post


they will be releasing a better card in the coming months.
i just waitin on a 3gig or more vram card

 

This ^

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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post


This process is always going to happen, buying something now and the next best thing comes out a few months later.
Buy the card now. Personally I'd try and grab a new/used GTX 580 since the prices will be pretty decent now.


And this ^

 

Better Keplers are coming - the performance per dollar on the 680 is actually crap when you read the reviews.  Not saying the card is a dog, it clearly is the biggest beast to date (it won't be for long though) so I consider it isn't worth my $500 IMO.  That is why I am waiting for the next batch.

 

 

   
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Better Keplers are coming - the performance per dollar on the 680 is actually crap when you read the reviews.  Not saying the card is a dog, it clearly is the biggest beast to date (it won't be for long though) so I consider it isn't worth my $500 IMO.  That is why I am waiting for the next batch.


I agree.
post #55 of 64
i'd ask something different
do you plan to use it on one monitor with 1920x1080 resolution?
if so then this card is too strong for that if you ask me (unless money is of no issue to you or you simply don't care)
you could go with second used 460 for sli also (edit: or sell the 460 and buy something that you could get for price of two 460's)
on another note- actually the answer to your question
yes if you want to buy top graphic card, then go and buy 680 now
don't wait for next line which will be in few months (and specially if you game on one 24'' monitor, since even 680 is an overkill for almost anything, and the next even more powerfull card will be even more expensive and even more overkill)
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what about me i own sli 580 should i wait or upgrade?
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post #57 of 64
im thinking of getting another 580 since i dont see the point in GTX680 waste of money IMO
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im thinking of getting another 580 since i dont see the point in GTX680 waste of money IMO

i mean the gtx680 is nice and all but i play mostly bf3 and on the sli reviews i see 680 in sli at stock clock are getting 101fps thats what i get at my stock clock on my 580s
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post #59 of 64
I was going to get it, till I read some benches and realized that my 590 is 15% faster and that, at least here in Argentina, both of them costs the same (the 590 and the 680). If I sell my 590, I'll have to spend some money on the 680. Why would I buy something which will give me less performance? No way.
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post #60 of 64
Once the 4gb version of the 680 comes from EVGA, I will be all over that.
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