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post #11 of 40
I think my next upgrade from my 580 will be a 670. 680 is just too expensive for the performance. And with the antec 620 cooling, I can max the overclock on a 670 to get at the speed of a 680 with no problem....and its $100 cheaper...
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isn't 211 bucks a bit too much? not to mention your 580 is a 3gb version
Yeah, I remember my upgrade from a GTX 570 to a 680 was about 250 dollars. It seems off. You shouldn't be paying anywhere near that price.
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post #13 of 40
211 would you get around 7870 performance which is slightly above 580. it's a good deal vs retail but you could... sell that on craigslist or something.

And buy a 7950 or a 670 and net some cash money or pay ~$100 for 90-95% of a GTX 680 performance with the 7950 OC or the 670 OC'd
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670 4 GB.
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crysis 2 does not go over 2gb of vram fully maxed out, not even@ 1440p

this is very untrue. I have seen it plenty of times on my 1 1080p screen.
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crysis 2 does not go over 2gb of vram fully maxed out, not even@ 1440p

this is very untrue. I have seen it plenty of times on my 1 1080p screen.

It's not untrue whatsoever, all you see is that it's allocating more than 2gb of vram, not that's it's using it, it doesn't even use 1.5gb@1080p
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post #17 of 40
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this is very untrue. I have seen it plenty of times on my 1 1080p screen.

Maybe once in a while, even on my system with only 3gb DDR2 ram Crysis 2 plays flawlessly at any setting.

I say save your money, the jump really is not worth it. It's not like going from the 7900GTX to the 8800 GTX. Wait till something else comes out/when you can no longer play your games.


Sometimes I think some of us enjoy ownership of hardware rather than actually using it for any reason.
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I'd take a 660 ti 3 gb with $150 evga coupon or something else of that value
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post #19 of 40
Do you have other options? GTX670 2gb? If you have the money and wanted to upgrade it is probably an easy way. Your GTX580 is not worth a lot anymore, say $250 - 275.
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post #20 of 40
It seems some people did not even read the OP, it is a RMA option, one of the two, not what nvidia card should I buy. Also I have the Zoltec Amp2 580 3Gb (now in my sons computer) and the PNY 680 2Gb in my sig pc, it is a huge difference. One major thing is the ability to run triple screens off of the 680 by itself and it runs them well, the 580 can only do that in sli, the 680 performs closer to a 590, saying it is a small difference is completely inaccurate, the 600 series is a big improvement. I run triple screen 5760x1080 and the 2Gb has never been an issue.
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