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Taking money, heat, and power consumption out of the equation, do you all think upgrading from 2x 480 sli to a 680 is worth it for modern dx11 games?

I'm attracted to the ease of a single card system but if the performance increase is negligible i probably wont make the switch...opinions?
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Unless you need the Vram, then I think it wouldn't really be worth it. more of a sidegrade than anything,
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If heat, power consumtion, and money are not of concern, I would have to see what they evga will have to offer in the next series of cards. Because the only huge thing you will see is the 512 mb of v-ram AND a lot better tessellation performance. If none of those things are important to you then no you do not need to "upgrade" thumb.gif
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well its possible a lot better tessellation performance may be crucial in the near future....no?
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well its possible a lot better tessellation performance may be crucial in the near future....no?

I highly doubt it
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well its possible a lot better tessellation performance may be crucial in the near future....no?

Yes, It is very possible that tessellation will be implemented more into games! I would say, if you can get your hands on a gtx 680, then do it! Because there is no reason to not want less heat, power consumption, and to not have to mess with sli performance. If you have the money, then do it! thumb.gif
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well its possible a lot better tessellation performance may be crucial in the near future....no?

not every game supports 'tessellation" or require a lot of it to be rendered...

i will stick with the SLI 480s. It plays every game at the max settings already. Unless you got lots of money or something is broken then only upgrade when warrant i guess.
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i have two sli 480's, not too much that can bring that set up to it's knees.

the upgrade would only be worth it if you plan on gaming at over 1080i. Even then the 3gb 580's will do the trick in Sli, so that would be a good option.

Until they bring out a 3gb or more 680. Stick with what you got.
    
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