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I am with everyone else, the 670 thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post

Agree w/Forceman ... the 670 is much better value than the 680. Depending on the individual sample you get, after overclocking, some 670's are faster than some 680's. For example, I'd bet that my particular 670 (which will do about 1365c/7100m) is faster than probably 25% of all the 680's out there ... talking w/both cards OC'd to their max clocks. And no 670's are ENOUGH slower than any 680 that you'd actually 'notice' the difference in the gaming experience with the naked eye.
SLI is fun and everything but honestly a high-end single card is a better option than SLI'ing two mid-range cards, even if the SLI setup has a better FPS/$ ratio. And this is coming from someone who ran Crossfire or SLI for the better part of the past 4 years.
Because of the effect of microstutter, two cards in SLI need to run at quite a bit higher FPS to match the smoothness of a single card. Like, 45fps in SLI is about as smooth-feeling as 35fps in a single-card. Once you take that into consideration, the 'value' of choosing the SLI setup goes down noticeably.
On top of that, you have the extra heat and noise concerns, + the possibility that you encounter games where nV has not yet made an SLI profile for the game. When that happens (unless you hack yourself a solution), you'll have the performance of only one of your two cards.
If I were you I'd choose a 670 thumb.gif
Why does everyone bang on about microstutter? I've run dual, tri and quad SLI setups and never seen it. Maybe I'm just special but it seems to drop into every thread about SLI configs. To answer your question,680 or 670 forget about the 660tis yeah they sound like great bang for bucks but you will regret it later when you get a little more cash and realize that you can chuck in another 670 or 680 and obliterate any game.biggrin.gif
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HI all. What is the better choice. I can buy GTX 660 SLI. Is this better than single and more expensive Gtx 680? For me 2x 660 GTX will be cheaper. Please answer, Thx
Normal GTX 660 SLI . NOT TI !!smile.gif

I was in the same boat as you are now. Just about a week ago.
I did a search and found a video on YouTube. A guy is testing a single 680 vs 2 x 660 ti.
I know you said not ti. But the ti cards are only slightly faster then the normal 660. In every single test even with all the eye candy turned on the 660 TI's were 15-25% faster then the single 680.
Even with 4xAA and 8xAA. MADE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL.

Now keep in mind, almost all these tests were at 1080 x1920 (single monitor).
If you want multi monitor you should go with a 680 4gig if you can afford it.
But for single monitor 660's in SLI ALL THE WAY. thumb.gif

Ps: I eventually got 2 x EVGA 660 TI Superclocked edition for 8$ less then the single 680. smile.gif
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