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Should I Step up to 680?

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Hey guys,

Long time lurker, first time poster here.

I could really use some advice. I recently bought a EVGA GTX 580 ultra classified but I'm eligible to STEP up for around 80 days. Should I stick with the 580, or get the new 680 out, or wait for the other 680 card with the newer chips?


GTX 580 Ultra Classified
Core Clock 900MHz
Shader Clock1 800MHz
Stream Processors 512 Processor CoresMemory
Effective Memory Clock 4212MHz
Memory Size 3GB
Memory Interface 384-bit
Memory Type GDDR5


GPUGeForce GTX 680
Core Clock1006MHz
Stream Processors1536 Processor CoresMemory
Effective Memory Clock6000MHz
Memory Size2GB
Memory Interface256-bit
Memory TypeGDDR5

Seems to me, the 680 has more processor speed but less vram than the 580. I'm not educated enough to know which attributes are more important or the other details. I could really use some help.

Thank guys!!!
post #2 of 6
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Oh sorry, I plan to get another card of the same type in the future to SLI....

Melorock.
post #3 of 6
The desire for extreme VRAM is a very poor and moot need. 2 GB is plenty and the benchmarks that were released this morning are case in point that you should be good to go even with a surround setup. I'd definitely stepup as this is a 28nm architecture, runs cooler, much faster, and will implement NVIDIAs new AA rendering technologies. Expect great performance, and don't hesitate, just do it! smile.gif
    
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get it.
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I wouldn't hesitate. Do you have to pay the difference? price of 680 - price of 580 = your price for example? I haven't read the TOA of the step up program since I'm with MSI lol biggrin.gif But it's a nice gesture
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Roughly the same price biggrin.gif.

Thanks for the feedback! Especially the tidbit about VRAM. Rep to all.
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