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post #21 of 35
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Is there any timeframe when there will be new cards on the market? There seem to be only old roadmaps around.

AMD's 8xxx series approx Jan/Feb 2013. Nvidia seems to be looking at April/May timeframe.
 
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post #22 of 35
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Is there any timeframe when there will be new cards on the market? There seem to be only old roadmaps around.

Unfortunately these kind of information are highly confidential, AMD and Nvidia try their best to not show these information to the public.
But according to the rumors and speculations, it could be as late as March 2013. Keep in mind all of these are rumors and speculations, so take everything as a grain of salt.
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post #23 of 35
These cards are so close together in terms of hardware and performance, I'd get the GTX 670.
post #24 of 35
The only two nVidia cards that make sense on a price/performance ratio are the 670/690 seeing as AMD have no competition for the 690.
Personally i'd prefer two 670's for 2/3rds of the cost of a 690 and you'll have the same performance.

EDIT: And if you want to spend a bit more you could have 4GB of VRAM for only a bit more, with the prices of cards here for $100 more I could do Tri-Sli 670's over a single 690...
 
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post #25 of 35
the GTX 670 FTW and FTW LE come with a ref GTX 680 PCB. length 10 inches. should fit your case. evga has the best customer support . go for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130802
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post #26 of 35
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Unfortunately these kind of information are highly confidential, AMD and Nvidia try their best to not show these information to the public.
But according to the rumors and speculations, it could be as late as March 2013. Keep in mind all of these are rumors and speculations, so take everything as a grain of salt.
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AMD's 8xxx series approx Jan/Feb 2013. Nvidia seems to be looking at April/May timeframe.
Of course it's all rumors but thanks for helping a clueless guy out here. I was really searching for that info redface.gif +Rep
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post #27 of 35
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I've got one more question for you guys. The GTX 680 is now off the table entirely. However I have filled its spot with another card. What do you guys think of the GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB? It's $40 more than the 2GB model listed in the OP.

Here it is: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-DisplayPort-Graphics-04G-P4-3673-KR/dp/B00966IRL8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=31OBKR23HMOX3&coliid=IW4IE5WWEHOFP

Is it worth the extra $40 to get the 4GB model or should I just get the 2GB? Keep in mind that I've got about a week left until I order the card.
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post #28 of 35
It's might be worth it if you run games at 1440p or 1600p with ultra settings (AA, AF, AO all on) or high-resolution texture packs (Skyrim, Crysis 2, etc). For multi-monitor setups, it is definitely worth it. Other than that, the extra 2 GB GDDR5 probably won't make much of a difference, especially at 1080p or 1200p.

With that said, 4 GB is definitely more future-proof (for what that's worth).
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I had a ASUS 670 DCII, returned it and lucked out on an open box EVGA 680 Classified (No EVBot) for the same price as the 670 that I returned.

The Classified 680 is huge tho, its long and wide. I am currently running my 680 at 1315MHz clock and my temps are around 63C. No issues smile.gif

Not sure what #s a 670 can pull compared to that. The stock clock on the Classified 680 is 1111MHz.

This is in reference to all the ppl who say that OC'ing a 670 will yield stock 680 #s, but none say what a 680 can pull off when OC'd
    
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I had a ASUS 670 DCII, returned it and lucked out on an open box EVGA 680 Classified (No EVBot) for the same price as the 670 that I returned.
The Classified 680 is huge tho, its long and wide. I am currently running my 680 at 1315MHz clock and my temps are around 63C. No issues smile.gif
Not sure what #s a 670 can pull compared to that. The stock clock on the Classified 680 is 1111MHz.
This is in reference to all the ppl who say that OC'ing a 670 will yield stock 680 #s, but none say what a 680 can pull off when OC'd

There is no question that the 680 is more powerful than the 670, especially when overclocked. However, the real question is if it is worth the extra $100 premium. In my opinion, the 670 is the price-performance leader for 1440p+ resolutions and the 660 Ti likewise for 1080p/1200p resolutions as far as NVIDIA cards go.
    
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