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Hello everyone.
right now i am using 2x HD6950 2GB DCII Asus i was thinking about to sell my cards and move to one gtx 680 some friends of mine told me stay with cf and some said move to 680...so i need your right decision to choose what to do...so what do you think is it really worth it?
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stay with the crossfire 6950s.. honestly the money to upgrade is not worth the little to no performance boost.
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My opinion would be to go to the GTX 680. I just purchased 2 last week and I am able to overclock from the stock 1006 to 1250 stable and that is running in SLI. Even with one GTX 680, the performance gain over 2x 6950's may only be 5-10% but that is still alot. Plus you will be running cooler and quieter. Just my 2 cents.
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Well if you play at 1080p resolutions and have no cf driver issues I would just stick with it. Benefits of having the 680 over the CFX is if you're having driver issues or the games you currently play doesn't stay at high frame rates. Now you will really benefit having a beefy single card if you use 3 monitors or play on a 120hz monitor, if you have to v-sync your games all the time (60fps cap/60hz) theres no real reason to get a faster card as it be limited. Now if you can sell the two cards at a reasonable price and pay the difference then I would probably do it as market value price for the previous gen cards will only go down by the day.
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Well if you play at 1080p resolutions and have no cf driver issues I would just stick with it. Benefits of having the 680 over the CFX is if you're having driver issues or the games you currently play doesn't stay at high frame rates. Now you will really benefit having a beefy single card if you use 3 monitors or play on a 120hz monitor, if you have to v-sync your games all the time (60fps cap/60hz) theres no real reason to get a faster card as it be limited. Now if you can sell the two cards at a reasonable price and pay the difference then I would probably do it as market value price for the previous gen cards will only go down by the day.

I don't have any issues with those cards in games but i always preferred a one beast card instead of two..i am using 24"inch monitor led 75hz max refresh rate..i can sell my cards for a good price just gotta add 100$ or so.
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I don't have any issues with those cards in games but i always preferred a one beast card instead of two..i can sell my cards for a good price just gotta add 100$ or so.

Yeah if I could upgrade to a 680 for $100 I would do it thumb.gif and I agree with you, I always preferred one beefy card over two regular as it usually better with heat/sound and overall power usage.
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single card over CF or SLi always thumb.gif go with a GTX 680 and the micro stuttering thing in the 6xxx series is pretty well know though some think and dont get it and does not bother them much rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 23
That strikes me as more of a $500 side-grade than anything.

But if you can afford it, I suppose there wouldn't be a negative.
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