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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

AFAIK you won't ever need 4GB VRAM unless using multiple monitors in Nvidia surround. Go for the Lightnings for sure...
Appreciate all the advice.

I'm actively looking for the best bang for buck and may have just found and even sweeter deal. I have a friend who works for a game developer who is willing to sell me 2 670's for 500 shipped. It's almost too hard to pass up.
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Appreciate all the advice.

I'm actively looking for the best bang for buck and may have just found and even sweeter deal. I have a friend who works for a game developer who is willing to sell me 2 670's for 500 shipped. It's almost too hard to pass up.

Thats a great deal, I would definitely jump on those 670's at that price.

I've just done extensive reviews on 660Ti, 670, 680L & 7970. Id you want bang for your buck from the cards I've tested - 1080p (60hz) 660Ti hands down best bang for buck card. If at 1440P (60hz) a 670 or 7970 will serve you well.

It seems after reviewing all my results the 680L, for the price, is more suited for benchmarkers at this point in time with current drivers; there is a small return on Kepler overclocks on modern game titles. This is of course unless you can get a good clocker second hand.
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A pair of 670's for 500, I'd jump on that for sure if I were you, not going to get better bang for buck than that.
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Well not Lightnings, but I'll post a 1202-1215MHz gtx690 on the new Beta 313.95 for ya:

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1258991/width/500/height/1000


Really nice score there, killing it with the GTX690. Was that with the CPU @ 5.2GHz also?
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Really nice score there, killing it with the GTX690. Was that with the CPU @ 5.2GHz also?

Thanks man. CPU at 4.7GHz
    
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Regarding the 2 670's, I asked the brand, condition and all that but this is a guy I highly trust who has sold me things in the past. We first met online and he happens to live in my old stomping ground in SoCal. I have no issue even sending him money in advance as he has sold me stuff and sent it out first even ahead of me paying him.

I would like to know if they are reference cards as I'm not sure if I will want to cool them with alternate cooling or just ride them for a year and the offload them in favor of 2 Titan GPU's or even the next 700 line of cards. Either way, you get nearly 690 levels of performance out of 2 670's so it's a very hard proposition to pass up.
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That's probably why it's mostly a 3dMark11 thread here, ha. I guess I could install it today. I haven't tried benching in many driver versions though, and some have reverted for higher scores. Performance game-wise has gotten a lot better and there's a few games I play in which support was added in the 310.xx family, so I'm not going to bother installing 306. or 304., but I'll take a stab at it on the current 310.90 313. drivers. Woo hoo! - http://www.overclock.net/t/1354420/guru3d-nvidia-313-95-beta-driver#post_19155373
Oh you can surpass a 690 with 670's if you get good clockers...

Yeah I figured since the Heaven thread is dominated by 7970's. That's OK, when I get my 680L's it'll be my goal to see what kind of Heaven score I can get on full water...
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Just FYI those new beta drivers are awesome in BF3........sitting on 97-98% both cards and 90+ FPS @ 2560x1600
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That's probably why it's mostly a 3dMark11 thread here, ha. I guess I could install it today. I haven't tried benching in many driver versions though, and some have reverted for higher scores. Performance game-wise has gotten a lot better and there's a few games I play in which support was added in the 310.xx family, so I'm not going to bother installing 306. or 304., but I'll take a stab at it on the current 310.90 313. drivers. Woo hoo! - http://www.overclock.net/t/1354420/guru3d-nvidia-313-95-beta-driver#post_19155373
Oh you can surpass a 690 with 670's if you get good clockers...

Yeah I figured since the Heaven thread is dominated by 7970's. That's OK, when I get my 680L's it'll be my goal to see what kind of Heaven score I can get on full water...

I agree cryptic. Well, so far anyways. No more problem with the clocks sitting at the full non-boost speed of 1110mhz when idle smile.gif Also, switching in and out of SLI has been quick and smooth, unlike 310.90 when it would lock up sometimes or sit at a black screen for 20 seconds.

Just ran Heaven, seems it stays at a constant 99% load now, unlike the last time I ran it (which was a while ago I'll admit, and also on Win7) where usage would spike up and down real quickly in a few spots.
Anyways, here's what I did so far. Want to play some games now though so I'm going to take a break. Just was testing with the good card, SLI would take a bit longer and I want to try a game or two wink.gif

1424mhz/7100mhz, CoreV- +131, MemV- +50. Max temp- 64C


Going up to the next core clock increment, 1437mhz, might get me that last 3/10's of a frame to break 60fps, but I'm going to take a benching break.
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I'm not sure how this happened but I realized I had according to GPU-Z 310.70's for GPU1 and 310.90's for GPU2 O.o

Anyway.......... installed 313.XX betas and ran heaven again. Ran really smooth.

SLI GTX680 | 1267core @ stock vgpu | 7408 MHz @ stock vmem | 990x @ 4GHz


Edited by CryptiK - 1/28/13 at 8:43am
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wheee.gif


90.5% TDP. I don't know when i have to go up with Power Limit.
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5729109
Now i want 19k.devil.gif
Tips?
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