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Originally Posted by Rei86
But do you really need the 680?
Think about all the games you play and take into consideration that the 670 is only 10~15% below that of the 680. Not only that most of the time you can save around 100 bucks with the 670 vs the 680. And not only that the EVGA GTX670 FTW 4GB cards uses the 680 PCB + 680 Cooler the loudest it'll get is "60" dB which is apparently below normal talking volume.
However if you're willing to jump the gun to the Red team the 7950/70 here in the USA is very competitively priced. And no I'm not talking about the Ghz models but non-versions that sell for sub 360 USD. Great performance, and no I'm not talking about reference cooler designs either as almost all of them come with nice dual fan design. Not only that since you said you had an issue with only "2GB" the 7950 and 70s all come with 3GB of VRAM which should hold you over for another two years or so.
Thank you for your contribution. Need?
Not realy need
, I need to breahte, eat, drink and shelter.
Okay sorry, joking aside,I know 670 vs.680 isn't like 570 vs.580.
570 = less Cuda Cores, less memory interface width,less memory bandwidth , less VRAM, Less memory clock than 580.
670 = less Cuda Cores (1344 vs 1536
) than 680. That's it.
That's why I'm one of those who believe that nvidia intended to release the GTX600 series as midrange GPUs and wait for GTX700 to release a real flagship product. (Do I fall for marketing? Maybe, yes... but I don't think so, sure there's a lot of marketing in this but I still think the 780 will make Kepler shine by - hopefully - increasing their ridiculous memory interface width, among other improvements).
So, yeah, the 670 is the best value for the Geforce 600 series, no doubt.
That said, if I'm not too limited and the price of an aftermarket cooler 670 card is close to a 680, i might as well get a 680 because don't forget there's also the resale value to consider
I will get a better price out of a used 680 than a used 670, even a DCII or FTW+.
As of now I'm really hesitant between 670 and 680, nothing is settled, I'm still thinking about this, I will do the purchase this week.
And as for the Radeon part, I'm from France, i can't buy fro the US, prices are different here - and much more expensive.