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hello,
just a very quick question..
Gtx 680 or gtx 590... What is the best among those.. Two..
I mean to say bang for the buckk for me...
No consideration of psu as a factor..
And to with which brand ..either with zotac , asus , palit , saprkle...
Any link will be very helpful.
Thanx and please reply ASAP..

TIA
henry...
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I would say an EVGA or MSI GTX 680 because the GTX 680 performs pretty darn near close a GTX 590, and once you start overclocking, the GTX 680 really shines far beyond the GTX 590, (which had power delivery issues which is why it cant really be overclocked as much). Not only that but its more quiet, draws less power, and is smaller than the GTX 590. EVGA has an AWESOME lifetime warrenty, and MSI has a really nice 3 year warrenty as well. However ATM, the GTX 680 is out of stock in most places

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

and cost about 500 bucks

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69799&vpn=02G-P4-2680-KR&manufacture=eVGA

NCIX has it for about 600 ish...

but hey.... the GTX 590 is still 700 bucks

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59784&vpn=ENGTX590%2F3DIS%2F3GD5&manufacture=ASUS


So... i think the GTX 680 wins here
    
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680. Single GPU, way less power draw, new features, less heat and noise...
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The 680 sounds like a better chioce to me. Better overclocker, cooler and you could do tri or quad sli in the future where as with the 590 the bet you can do is two (its really quad sli then, but whatever) however, if you cant get your hands on a 680 the 590, 6990 and 7970 are damm close
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I would go for the GTX 680 since it runs quieter and runs cooler also and doesn't have any micro shutter since its a single GPU.

 
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ok...now a gtx 680...
But what you guys think about palit jetstream edition..is it any good.....
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post

I would go for the GTX 680 since it runs quieter and runs cooler also and doesn't have any micro shutter since its a single GPU.


This is big point, a 590 its self shutters and two... Well we all know have tamed quad sli/cfx is. With the 680s you could go three (in the future) and kill (atleast mostly) both problems
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Originally Posted by henryy5ghz View Post

ok...now a gtx 680...
But what you guys think about palit jetstream edition..is it any good.....

The Jetstream seems to be the first GTX 680 unveiled with an aftermarket cooler. Better than any reference card out atm for sure.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1461/pg1/palit-geforce-gtx-680-jetstream-edition-graphics-card-review-introduction.html
post #9 of 12
EVGA's warranty is so good now though, I'll have a hard time buying from anyone else. I would go that route. Just my thoughts. Better resale and better protection for your sizable investment. smile.gif

might make an exception for a 680 lightning tho. wink.gif
post #10 of 12
definitely the 680.
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