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GTX 670 SC 4GB vs GTX 680 2GB

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What would you recommend for a 1440p gaming with headroom for highres mods?

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ 4GB with Backplate

Performance:

- 1344 CUDA Cores
- 967 MHz GPU
- 1046 MHz Boost Clock

Memory:

- 4096 MB, 256 bit GDDR5
- 6008 MHz (effective)
- 192.26 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB

Performance:

- 1536 CUDA Cores
- 1006 MHz GPU
- 1058 MHz Boost Clock

Memory:

- 2048 MB, 256 bit GDDR5
- 6008 MHz (effective)
- 192.26 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
post #2 of 11
The 4gb 670 will handle alot more of the hi res mods and such, overclock it a bit and your well within stock 680 processing power. Id get the 670.
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7970 wins at that resolution
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Originally Posted by Hatfieco View Post

The 4gb 670 will handle alot more of the hi res mods and such, overclock it a bit and your well within stock 680 processing power. Id get the 670.

Thanks for the input, also could anyone explain the use of the included backplate?
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Originally Posted by itzhoovEr View Post

7970 wins at that resolution

There's specfic reasons why i'm choosing the GTX 600 series.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Callil View Post

Thanks for the input, also could anyone explain the use of the included backplate?

It doesn't have any practical purpose. It makes the card a little stiffer, and can help protect components on the back from damage, but it doesn't really do anything else useful. It doesn't help with temps or anything.

I'd get the 670 - it's very close to 680 performance for quite a bit less (at least in the US, not sure about Australia).
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

It doesn't have any practical purpose. It makes the card a little stiffer, and can help protect components on the back from damage, but it doesn't really do anything else useful. It doesn't help with temps or anything.

I'd get the 670 - it's very close to 680 performance for quite a bit less (at least in the US, not sure about Australia).

Cheers, they actually cost the same in Australia.
post #7 of 11
@ 1440 the 4GB will go farther than the extra power of the 680 in the long run.
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post #8 of 11
at 1440p with high res mods the 4GB is required. go for the GTX 670 4GB. the Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 4GB for AUD 500 is a good option. custom PCB with high quality VRM circuitry. excellent windforce3x cooler.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1387&products_id=21726
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Thanks for the input, also could anyone explain the use of the included backplate?
There's specfic reasons why i'm choosing the GTX 600 series.

And what are those specific reasons?
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Thanks for the input, also could anyone explain the use of the included backplate?
There's specfic reasons why i'm choosing the GTX 600 series.

And what are those specific reasons?

It's a hackintosh project, amd 7000 series isn't supported.
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