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post #11 of 20
If you can wait till the 700 series drops, I can bet you could find a cheap 670 on the used market.
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According to Nvidia's roadmap, new gen gpus will arrive after March, but as you know they first bring out the big guns, 780 / 770 or whatever they will be called, 760Ti should be out after June if their release strategy remains the same. Its said that they will deliver 25% more performance but keep in mind that they'll most likely comeout quiet pricey at first. Getting a GTX670 for $300 sounds good right now, because even if you wait for the 760Ti release, 1-) it wont be any cheaper, 2-) it wont be that much faster. So I'd say if you can find a decent deal grab a 670 and enjoy it.

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PNY is an OK brand, its been around for a long time (since 85) and they used to make more "fancy" cards but 6 series has been all reference designed. To urge you even more, that PNY GTX 670 on Ncix is the XLR8 Enthusiast Overclocked version, not stock. deal ends today just so you know biggrin.gif
"Savings Code 72414-1338. SAVE $59.99 off our regular price of $399.98 if you buy today! Special price ends 01/23/2013. "
Edited by Kindredice - 1/23/13 at 10:31am
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Thanks for the deal heads up! Unfortunately I'm going to have to budget up for an upgrade. I am not really in a position to upgrade anything for a few months.

I will definitely keep an eye out for the 670 though. The extra $75-$100 for the 670 over the 660 Ti seems worthy if it means the card will last me 2-3 years rather than 1-2 years before upgrading again. I honestly hate upgrading, I'd rather buy a great GPU that will last me easily 2+ years as opposed to a good GPU that needs to be upgraded every 18 months or so. I use the term "needs" loosely though. Of course no one really needs to upgrade unless you're still using a PC from the 90's.
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Ah, yes that is a shame. I live on the east cost, not a Fry's in sight. I did a little more digging, and given all the insightful comments by other people above, I think the best thing to do would be to go with a Kepler card. The Fermi is a power hog and doesn't help my energy bill at all.

Would say that PNY has a decent track record for graphics cards? For my next GPU I was kind of hoping to go with an EVGA card, I hear they are quite nice. I also think they are a bit over-priced as compared to the competition though.

I don't really follow the time-table of NVIDIA: how soon would oyu say the 600 series of GPU's will be obsolete? If there is a planned release within the next 6-9 months, I'd prefer to hang onto my 560 Ti at least in hopes of a price drop on the 600 series of a better (700 series?) card. Call me cheap, but a $300+ GPU is a big investment for a student like me at a low-paying job. tongue.gif

the next gen GTX 700 series will roll out slowly starting in late Feb with the Geforce Titan aka GTX 780 or GTX 785 whatever Nvidia decide to call it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1351786/tpu-nvidia-to-name-gk110-based-consumer-graphics-card-geforce-titan/550

In Q2 you will see the mid range cards come out. The GTX 680 will most probably take the midrange as the next gen GTX 760 Ti at USD 300
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the next gen GTX 700 series will roll out slowly starting in late Feb with the Geforce Titan aka GTX 780 or GTX 785 whatever Nvidia decide to call it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1351786/tpu-nvidia-to-name-gk110-based-consumer-graphics-card-geforce-titan/550

In Q2 you will see the mid range cards come out. The GTX 680 will most probably take the midrange as the next gen GTX 760 Ti at USD 300

And you know this for a fact HOW, exactly?
    
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And you know this for a fact HOW, exactly?

about the Geforce Titan aka GTX 780 we will know in a month's time. the rest of the GTX 700 series will roll out. its not difficult to see this happen. AMD's HD 8870 with 1792 shaders at 1.1 ghz and targetted GTX 680 performance will launch in Q2 2013. don't be surprised to see GTX 760 Ti aka GTX 680 at USD 300 - 320.

http://videocardz.com/34981/amd-radeon-hd-8870-and-hd-8850-specifiation-leaked
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post #17 of 20
Super Easy.

Just sell the 560 for whatever you can get and buy the 660.

Case closed.

Trust me, it's the better option. SLi should be reserved for when there's no other option (i.e top of the range cards 1440+ gaming). You should always buy the fastest single card you can afford. Especially when your'e considering mixing 2 midrange cards to try and squeeze more out.
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post #18 of 20
if you can go with your current card for a few more months, hopefully the 600 series will have a price drop for the 700 series. If you aren't planning on buying anymore games for a bit i would just stick with the 560 until you get a bigger budget or the price drops.
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its not difficult to see this happen.

So, you're completely guessing.

Next time, it would be appreciated if you (and everyone else, for that matter) would refrain from expressing pure speculation on the forums ... as though it were stone-cold fact thumb.gif
    
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I know this is an older thread but the issue is still relevant. I have twin GTX 560 Ti's in SLI and recently upgraded to a superclocked GTX 680. While there was a difference in gaming performance it was not as great as expected. After doing a little research I returned the GTX 680 and decided to be patient (something not in my nature) and wait for the GTX 780 to come out later this year. It is rumored to be somewhere between 30 and 50% faster than the GTX 680, I personally think July or August is reasonable given the recent release of the GTX Titan which is also GK110 based, and in my opinion the used value of GTX 680's are going to plummet in a few months as (once again rumors from Mags and websites) the GTX 780 will have around the same price point.

The bottom line however is that the GTX 680 did not live up to my expectations when compared to my current rig in games such as Crysis (original), Crysis 2, Crysis 3, and Far Cry 3 to name a few. An hour after installing the GTX 680 I decided to purchase another one to run SLI which is a good indication of how unsatisfied I was with the upgrade. However after a little research I decided to be patient, as I have been with my i7 965 Extreme which is just fine for my purposes and I see no reason to upgrade yet (I typically wait until an upgrade is at least two tiers higher than my present CPU or GPU on hierarchy charts (with the exception of my 560 Ti SLI config which for now suits my needs fine). However everyone's requirements are different and I am only running a single monitor at 1920 x 1080 so please bear that in mind.
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