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  • 26% (10)
    GTX 680
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    GTX 670
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So I will be upgrading from my current crossfire HD 6850 setup to one of the aforementioned GPUs at the end of October. I'm currently interested in purchasing one of the following cards:

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-DisplayPort-Graphics-02G-P4-3686-KR/dp/B0083Y6MWK/ref=br_lf_m_1000778981_1_10_img?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=electronics&pf_rd_p=1386376042&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000778981&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0K7PDB6MCBY9VVA3NCAZ

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphics-02G-P4-2678-KR/dp/B0083Y6MV6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=31OBKR23HMOX3&coliid=ID9MHO0L0HCWO

What I really want to know here is which card has a better performance to price ratio? Is it worth the extra $70 to get the 680? I am seriously considering buying a second card for an SLI setup at some point. Also, this will be my first time buying a high end Nvidia GPU. I've always been an AMD guy but the current high end offerings from AMD will not fit in my case and their Nvidia counterparts are all significantly shorter.

Any advice on this decision is greatly appreciated because regardless of which card I get, I will be spending a good deal of money. I want to get the most for my money.

Thanks in advance. biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 35
I vote for GTX 670. The 680 doesn't worth this price point and the difference between the two cards is barely noticeable to the naked eyes, unless you run fraps.
At $449 you can grab a 7970 GE and it is faster than GTX 680 at high resolutions.
GTX 670 FTW performs as fast as the stock GTX 680.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/

GTX 680 Vs GTX 670

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=598
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post #3 of 35
I got the GTX 670 FTW edition and couldn't be happier with it.. even got it on sale for like $370 .. plays every game on Ultra-high settings, no hiccups, no problems.. plays FreeCell on Mega-ultra-high..with animations. haha. anyways, my vote of course is for the 670
post #4 of 35
price:performance gtx 670 is the better buy without a doubt. but if you have the money then I won't stop you from getting a gtx 680
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Is the GTX 680 a significant upgrade over the GTX 670? From most of the benchmarks I've seen, they seem to be pretty close.
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post #6 of 35
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Is the GTX 680 a significant upgrade over the GTX 670? From most of the benchmarks I've seen, they seem to be pretty close.

Not in my opinion. I would get the GTX 670.
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670 or wait for 7xx.
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For 1080p/1200p a 670 is more then enough.
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Is the GTX 680 a significant upgrade over the GTX 670? From most of the benchmarks I've seen, they seem to be pretty close.

If I recall correctly, stock 670 vs stock 680 is around 8% performance difference, give or take.

With that said, I would get a 670 FTW and overclock it some more using EVGA PrecisionX or MSI Afterburner. 670 is the clear performance-price ratio winner between the two, especially given recent price cuts and rebate offers. Personally, I purchased my ASUS DCII TOP 670 for $429.99 and haven't regretted it (although if given a second chance I might have bought the Gigabyte Windforce 670 and saved the thirty dollars).

However, if price is no object, go for the 680. You will have the addition peace of mind knowing that all your GK104 SMX units are functional, allowing for full performance of the GPU.
    
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Go 670 and OC it, the difference on many games is almost negligible at stock frequencies let alone OC'd thumb.gif

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/598?vs=555
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