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I'm thinking about upgrading my current gpu (560 Ti) to a 670/680. But I know the 700 series is coming out pretty soon since a titan card is already out.

Don't get me wrong the 560 Ti is a great card but I feel its still not fast enough. I've overclocked my CPU to 4.4 and got my Samsung ram to 2133hz to help the gpu. In fact I overcloxked the gpu by 5% but it didn't do much. I've gotten super addicted to game smoothness much like Charles Yeager with speed.

The one thing that made me hesitant for the past year with the 670/680 is that 256 bandwidth.
Edited by Kiros - 2/7/13 at 1:57pm
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Get a 670 now. The Titan isn't out yet and there are no official announcements about it at all. The 700 series probably won't be out until the end of this year which is a long wait.
I'm an ex 560 Ti owner, I had mine clocked at 1GHz for over a year and it was a great performer but going from that to a 680 was quite a difference. I wouldn't recommend getting the 680 though because the 670 performs pretty much the same but costs a lot less.
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What resolution do you game on?
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Yeah the differences between the 670 and 680 are just numbers people say. And that the performance difference isn't noticeable except in benchmarks. Well it'll probably save me the 100 dollars to put into a 700 series.

I game on a 24 inch monitor @ 1920x1200
And I may upgrade to a larger monitor later
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If you're gonna play on a higher resolution than that then I suggest either a 670/680 with 4 GB of VRAM, or a 7970 with 3 GB of VRAM. 2GB of VRAM is enough for Full HD but not enough for higher resolution ( like 2560x1600 or so, which is typical I believe on 27" or so ).
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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

If you're gonna play on a higher resolution than that then I suggest either a 670/680 with 4 GB of VRAM, or a 7970 with 3 GB of VRAM. 2GB of VRAM is enough for Full HD but not enough for higher resolution ( like 2560x1600 or so, which is typical I believe on 27" or so ).
You only need over 2GB if you're playing at 2560x1600 or gaming using Nvidia surround. At 1440p and below 2GB is enough.
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In before the first "get a 7950 and OC it, it DESTROYS!!!!11!!(!) the 670/680" lol

All joking aside, the Titan isn't out yet and will be expensive with a limited supply. Latest rumour is that 7xx series cards will be Q3/Q4 so there's quite a long wait there.

Get either card, they're both great cards, also, AMD are great value for money at present especially as their drivers are very good nowadays smile.gif
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You only need over 2GB if you're playing at 2560x1600 or gaming using Nvidia surround. At 1440p and below 2GB is enough.
Yea but he said he may upgrade to a bigger monitor, typically an upgrade from 23'' to a bigger monitor would be towards at least a 27'' I'd believe, and at 27'' I believe the res would be 2560x1600 or something like that.
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Yup, I'm looking at a 120hz 27" monitor in the future, which could be a couple months from now.

Also the reason why I asked about getting a 670/680 is because of the Q3/Q4 estimate release. That is wayyy too long for me.

I do various things on my desktop, from PC games to even some video recording(if I feel like it lol).
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post #10 of 11
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Yup, I'm looking at a 120hz 27" monitor in the future, which could be a couple months from now.

Also the reason why I asked about getting a 670/680 is because of the Q3/Q4 estimate release. That is wayyy too long for me.

I do various things on my desktop, from PC games to even some video recording(if I feel like it lol).

are you looking at a 2560 x 1440 , 120 hz monitor ? also would you consider AMD cards . lastly which country are you from and whats your budget ?
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