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GTX 680 SLOWER THAN GTX 580

Poll Results: GTX 580 vs GTX 680 FOR COMPUTING POWER

 
  • 39% (9)
    GTX 580 X2 SLI
  • 60% (14)
    GTX 680 X2 SLI
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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I just bought a Asus Crosshair V formula Z and a AMD FX 8350 X8, and looking at video cards,

I read from this website http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=4204 that the 680 is slower than 580

My main use for my setup will be computing (adobe applications, and 3d editing) so I should look for CUDA power right??

This info I read from that website is synonymous with other posts I read from g o o gle.

Also, what about SLI with 680's vs 580, 2xSLI or 3xSLI!


(Getting a good deal on 3x Asus Geforce GTX 680 Directcu ii's)

Thank You
post #2 of 20
yup, 580 is better in computing,
post #3 of 20
Not trying to talk you out of a good deal, but you might want to wait and see how the Geforce Titan handle's GPGPU tasks. Although some very early and unofficial preview numbers seem to put it inline with other Kepler GTX6xx chips.
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post #4 of 20
If you're utilizing CUDA, then stick with the Fermi series (GTX 580). If you're utilizing OpenCL, then the HD 7000 series (HD 7970). If you're serious about editing, then get a FirePro or Quadro card, and just one GTX 680 for games.
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post #5 of 20
Main reason I kept all fermi cards in my household is for computing apps. Yes, fermi is faster at compute stuff than kepler.
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post #6 of 20
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Hey, getting 3x Asus Directcu ii GTX 680's for total $650! what would you do??!
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by MrSingh View Post

Hey, getting 3x Asus Directcu ii GTX 680's for total $650! what would you do??!

that would be a pretty good deal.
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post #8 of 20
Yeah, unless its some kind of a scam its completely worth it.
post #9 of 20
As others have said 580>680 for computing.

Also I'd just like to say how glad I am to see that everybody in here actually read the OP and we don't have any "LOL 680 is way faster DUH!" posts in here.
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post #10 of 20
That sounds too good to be true.

As for actual speed... with compute, it's totally dependent on the application. You just need to look up benchmarks for EXACTLY what you do.
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