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should I try to sell my GTX580's and upgrade to a GTX680 to me it seems like a good move I will get more memory less hit less noise and just a little decrease in performance.

and after a nice overclocking it will probably outperform even 2 580's overclocked.
and the most important thing is I will get new hardware at last rolleyes.gif


anyway what are your thoughts ?
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post #2 of 14
wait all kepler family and wait 670GTX and do SLI or HD 7870 and make CFx
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How do you figure this as an "upgrade"? A single GTX 680 will not outperform SLI 580's. A 680 is about 30 - 35% faster than one GTX 580, SLI definitely gives you more than an extra 35%...
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I would keep the 580s till prices start to drop on the 680.
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well in the benches I saw a single 680 was about par with a GTX590

2 580's outperform a single 680 but I guess that with its higher overclocking abilities it should almost fill the gap even verses overclocked 580's
and then again it will eat less power generate less hit and make less noise.

edit:
moparman if the 680's price will drop it will probably effect the used 580's price as well
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well in the benches I saw a single 680 was about par with a GTX590
2 580's outperform a single 680 but I guess that with its higher overclocking abilities it should almost fill the gap even verses overclocked 580's
and then again it will eat less power generate less hit and make less noise.
edit:
moparman if the 680's price will drop it will probably effect the used 580's price as well

The 7970 is also on par with the 590 in certain things. But the 7970 is not as good as SLI 580's? Not by a long shot.

Unless your OC'ing is going to give you 70% more frames, I'd stick with what you have now, at least until the prices drop
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post #7 of 14
So you are downgrading in performance but upgrading in heat, noise, and power consumption? Not a move I would do. I like to get the most performance out of my hardware.

The 680 OC's better than the 580? I have been reading the 680 OC thread in the forums and that does not seem to be the case - at least with reference cards. A lot of people are having trouble figuring out how to OC the 680 effectively.
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So you are downgrading in performance but upgrading in heat, noise, and power consumption? Not a move I would do. I like to get the most performance out of my hardware.

Did you read the op =s He is going for one 680 oh and even if he did go for two 680s thats what this years cards are all about less heat power and noise.
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So you are downgrading in performance but upgrading in heat, noise, and power consumption?

Uhh, what? I can assure you with the utmost certainty, that a pair of 580's will produce more heat, make more noise, and consume more power than one GTX 680, and probably two for that matter.
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So you are downgrading in performance but upgrading in heat, noise, and power consumption? Not a move I would do. I like to get the most performance out of my hardware.
Did you read the op =s He is going for one 680 oh and even if he did go for two 680s thats what this years cards are all about less heat power and noise.

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Uhh, what? I can assure you with the utmost certainty, that a pair of 580's will produce more heat, make more noise, and consume more power than one GTX 680, and probably two for that matter.

I think you misread me. Upgrading in heat, noise, and power consumption categories meaning he would have less heat, noise, and power consumption - that's an upgrade when it comes to graphic cards. Downgrade in performance because he will get less fps in games and lower benches. So the 680 is an upgrade when we compare those 3 categories but a downgrade when we look at performance.
Edited by themasterpiece1 - 4/2/12 at 1:53pm
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