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Best and most powerful version of GTX 680? And 2gb or 4gb?

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I am looking to buy a 680, and so far the Zotac AMP! Edition grabs me by the shoulder and says: hey buy me not the others. But for some reason it never says why!

SO I am asking you guys, to tell me which version of the 680 is the best(price don't matta) and will I notice a difference between 2gb and 4gb?
Please back up your answer with facts and opinion thanks!
post #2 of 16
1. Galaxy 680 SOC
2. MSi GTX 680 Lightning
3. EVGA GTX 680 Classified

In that order.
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1. Galaxy 680 SOC
2. MSi GTX 680 Lightning
3. EVGA GTX 680 Classified
In that order.

Wheres the facts/opinion?
post #4 of 16
Well Tom's Hardware recently tested 7 GTX 670's. You can check that out.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217.html
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Unfortunately on the 2gb vs 4gb question, there's a pathetic lack of comparative benchmarks out there between the two, esp. not in the area where it counts ... which would be in SLI, running Surround resolutions. Personally I believe that unless you're running that configuration (SLI + Surround 3x1080p or above), the 4gb card has no practical benefit. The reason SLI is important in equation here is that SLI doubles your core power ... a single 680 is really not powerful enough to push an image that's much larger than 2gb anyway, so by the time you get to a image large enough to *need* >2gb, you're likely not at a playable framerate anyways.

Personally I'd stick with the various Asus, GB, or MSi models with non-reference cooling (DC2, TwinFrozr, Windforce) if I were buying a 680, but the Zotac is a nice unit as well.
    
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Wheres the facts/opinion?

You do the research. I've provided the names. Yyou can't take opinions as facts, and you'll mostly get opinions here.
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Unfortunately on the 2gb vs 4gb question, there's a pathetic lack of comparative benchmarks out there between the two, esp. not in the area where it counts ... which would be in SLI, running Surround resolutions. Personally I believe that unless you're running that configuration (SLI + Surround 3x1080p or above), the 4gb card has no practical benefit. The reason SLI is important in equation here is that SLI doubles your core power ... a single 680 is really not powerful enough to push an image that's much larger than 2gb anyway, so by the time you get to a image large enough to *need* >2gb, you're likely not at a playable framerate anyways.
Personally I'd stick with the various Asus, GB, or MSi models with non-reference cooling (DC2, TwinFrozr, Windforce) if I were buying a 680, but the Zotac is a nice unit as well.

Well why would you stick with those? And from what I've read the Zotac is more powerful, which is what I want.
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Well why would you stick with those? And from what I've read the Zotac is more powerful, which is what I want.

This ain't a courtroom, dude rolleyes.gif

Those are the one's I'd personally choose from if it were me, based on cards I've owned, plus what I've read, both in reviews, and from the TONS of Kepler card user reports here on OCN I've read over the past few months. If you must know the reason I'd be a little down on Zotac it's cause I read a review on the AMP! model (think it was the 670 but might've been the 680) where the cooler on the reviewers sample was misfit and temps skyrocketed to like 100C until they manually corrected it somehow. Sure, it's likely corrected in production now, but little things like that stick in my mind when I consider purchases like this.
    
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post #9 of 16
Buy a 4GB, be future proof especially when price no matta. I'd go with EVGA if they even have 4GB models.
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This ain't a courtroom, dude rolleyes.gif
Those are the one's I'd personally choose from if it were me, based on cards I've owned, plus what I've read, both in reviews, and from the TONS of Kepler card user reports here on OCN I've read over the past few months. If you must know the reason I'd be a little down on Zotac it's cause I read a review on the AMP! model (think it was the 670 but might've been the 680) where the cooler on the reviewers sample was misfit and temps skyrocketed to like 100C until they manually corrected it somehow. Sure, it's likely corrected in production now, but little things like that stick in my mind when I consider purchases like this.

Thank you! I am being spot on with this because I am buying 6 of them LOL!!!! 3 for me and hopefully selling them to friends and make a few quick bucks. Well, since I don't mind the loudness cuz I wear a headset, I think I'll just go with the EVGA SOC one since it seems to be the most powerful one. But maybe I don't need 6, I'll probably end up buy just one, and I'll get the 4gb version so I am future proof, I tried the whole "upgrade only when needed" thing but I hate it.

SO! I will be buying either the EVGA or Asus. Which specific models do you recommended I buy? Price isn't the question(if it was I wouldn't be buying this card lmao), but the question is: Asus or EVGA? I will be going SLI a few months down the road if I must.
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