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I have two EVGA GTX 470's in sli. They are overclocked at a core clock of 725 mhz, 1450mhz shader clock, and I haven't touched the memory clock.

Just wondering if I should sell the 470's and get a 680, or just keep the 470's and wait.

Just a simple question that is all smile.gif. Thank's in advance.
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~ Same in performance. GTX680 will feel faster and have less problems since its single card. Use much much less power and run cooler. The reason i would not upgrade is if you want a bigger jump on fps and the price different is not worth it for you.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

~ Same in performance. GTX680 will feel faster and have less problems since its single card. Use much much less power and run cooler. The reason i would not upgrade is if you want a bigger jump on fps and the price different is not worth it for you.

Perfect. Thank you smile.gif
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It will feel faster for sure since it is a single GPU. But selling your cards and getting the 680 will cost you an additional $300+. I don't think it is worth the price.
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It will feel faster for sure since it is a single GPU. But selling your cards and getting the 680 will cost you an additional $300+. I don't think it is worth the price.

Right, right. I'll wait for the 700 series or their new architecture. thumb.gif
I just don't like my cards sounding like a vacuum cleaner. But I'm over it.
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I'm running a single 470, and I'll probably opt to get a 680 over going sli. Mainly because I'm having issues with vram now. I run a 120hz monitor, and I like to crank all the bells and whistles up. Minimums are very important to me, and a lot of newer games are killing me with vram usage. Not to mention the fact that summer is approaching fast, and the heat will be an issue.
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680 without a doubt
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im waiting for the 4gb cards to come out for the 680 , i might even wait for the next card from them. i have 470s in sli . I had a radeon 7970 for 2 weeks and they both performed similar cept the radeon was very very quiet. I sent it back partly because the first couple of days was me trying every driver available looking for one that worked , and the 680 ended up being a better deal if I did want to upgrade. Anyways i went off topic , with the 7970 i approached 2gb vram usage on BF3 , which is why im waiting for the 4gb cards to come out and be benched.
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im waiting for the 4gb cards to come out for the 680 , i might even wait for the next card from them. i have 470s in sli . I had a radeon 7970 for 2 weeks and they both performed similar cept the radeon was very very quiet. I sent it back partly because the first couple of days was me trying every driver available looking for one that worked , and the 680 ended up being a better deal if I did want to upgrade. Anyways i went off topic , with the 7970 i approached 2gb vram usage on BF3 , which is why im waiting for the 4gb cards to come out and be benched.

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If heat is an issue and space isnt I'd look into putting some antec 620 coolers on those i have em on my 570 and with the right 120mm fans it will be whisper quit and about 50 deg on full load


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