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post #1 of 12
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I'm looking to buy a need card within the next week and I need advice on which one to get.
I have enough money to buy a ASUS GTX580 DCII at the moment but I'm wondering whether I should save up a little longer and buy a GTX680?
I'm not a new-tech fanboy who needs the latest stuff, so if the performance gain between the too is negligible then I'll probably just go for the GTX580.
Will I see much difference between the two?
So guys, what do you think I should do? Thanks!

Ta!
post #2 of 12
Looking at the system specs, I would say get the 580,

If you really want the 680 I would look to upgrading the PSU as your already overclocking, simply to be safe.

The 680 is still too new to get realistic performance difference figures until nvidia sort out the drivers.
post #3 of 12
580s are cheap, and trust me their plenty powerful. Provided you don't do some 3 screen insane resolution stuff. Most people these days are on monitors ranging from 17-30' anyways.

Unless you got spare money to burn, then the answer is why not the 680?
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Yeah, I had wondered about my PSU wattage. On a side-note I have downclocked my hardware lately so the powerdraw shouldn't be as high. Do you think a GTX580 would be more economical to buy and more suited to my PC specs than the GTX680?

Edit: I just started working so I have some cash to blow, however if I can save money then I will be plenty happy as 100 quid is still a fair bit of dosh I could use on something else.
Thx for the reply.
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Looking at the system specs, I would say get the 580,
If you really want the 680 I would look to upgrading the PSU as your already overclocking, simply to be safe.
The 680 is still too new to get realistic performance difference figures until nvidia sort out the drivers.

680 uses less wattage than 580.

fail.


as for op, id wait for the 670.
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Looking at the system specs, I would say get the 580,
If you really want the 680 I would look to upgrading the PSU as your already overclocking, simply to be safe.

The 680 draws less than the 580.

However, if you're like me and not in it for the e-peen go with the 580.

Also, nice to see you again GN! owner of the 460 club! I sold my Asus 460 like 3 days ago. tongue.gif

EDIT: A solid 750w power supply is enough to power 2 680's.
Edited by Rowey - 4/25/12 at 9:07am
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I'd save and go with a GTX 680. Less power consumption and more juice.
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The 680 draws less than the 580.
However, if you're like me and not in it for the e-peen go with the 580.
Also, nice to see you again GN! owner of the 460 club! I sold my Asus 460 like 3 days ago. tongue.gif

Hi mate! Yeah, sorry about the thread. I've started working, college, exams and busy week schedule has made it impossible for me to maintain that thread. I never expected it to become so popular tongue.gif

...and yeah, I think I'll probably go with the GTX580 upon the basis of the response I have received here. New isn't always best smile.gif
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Hi mate! Yeah, sorry about the thread. I've started working, college

Lucky you tongue.gifredface.gif Finding work is a pain in the buttox. Anyways nice to know its all going good. Just checked the 460 club, seen the banner i made for it a while ago tongue.gif

Catch you around smile.gif
post #10 of 12
If you are planning to buy new go for the GTX 680. Is only around $125 more but is quiter, uses less power, runs cooler and will give you anywhere between 20-40 fps more in games like BF3. Your power supply is more than enough for going SLI if you wanted to. Not sure where these people get their facts from. If you want a used card you can find GTX 580's on the market place around $325 which makes them a nice deal. Take some time and look at some of the reviews. Here's AnandTech review just for reference.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5699/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-review
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