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Dumping GTX 580's SLI for a single GTX 680..

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Thinking about dumping my GTX 580's (Zotac reference and MSI Twin Frozer II) for a Galaxy GTX 680 GC http://microcenter.com/product/389585/68NPH6DV6AXX_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_680_GC_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

Too high power consumption and too much heat is the reason why.. IDK, I think a single GTX 680 would be more than enough for a single 1080P monitor. But, may possibly go to to a triple monitor 5760*1080 Nvidia Surround setup, or a Korean IPS from Microcenter. How would the 680 perform in 1440P vs Nvidia surround?

Hoping to sell the cards for $200 and $230 respectively. Don't have the cash at the moment to outright purchase.. :/ Wish me luck on CL.
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The titan rumored to come out this coming Monday is about twice what you're looking to spend but would be much better suited for a possible triple screen or even slightly better suited than the 680 for 1440p as well. If you really think triple screen gaming is in your future I would recommend the Titan if possible, otherwise a 680 will handle 1080p incredibly well, 1440p reasonably well, and would accomplish your power and heat reduction desire.
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I was thinking about that GPU.. I definitely will be waiting until Thusday of next week anyway (waiting for paycheck).. I will have to convince the gf that I need it for my possible upgrade to Surround gaming. biggrin.gif

Guess I will wait and see how the bench marks fair, then make a decision.
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I was thinking about that GPU.. I definitely will be waiting until Thusday of next week anyway (waiting for paycheck).. I will have to convince the gf that I need it for my possible upgrade to Surround gaming. biggrin.gif

Guess I will wait and see how the bench marks fair, then make a decision.
Haha I'm waiting for my paycheck too. Then I can grab a Z77 Sabertooth board, 3570k and a H100i. smile.gif

But either way, a 680 would be great, but if the Titan does come out Monday i'd grab that instead, if the price is reasonable.
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Agree.. absolutely depends on the price..
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Something you should note, the GTX 680 doesn't stand a chance against SLI 580's. Only in games that outright refuse to support SLI will the 680 be faster.

That being said, on a single 1080 monitor, a single 680 will be quite powerful and will max pretty much anything you throw at it. It performs quite well at 1440p as well and would consume roughly 1/3 or 1/4 of the current draw of your SLI 580's.

If even ONE person tells me the 680 runs out of VRAM in uber-***-lol-rofl Skyrim mods I will beat you with a stick! tongue.gif
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SLI 580s will destroy a single 680 unless it is a game without SLI support but its up to you.
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I just got rid of my two 470s for a single 680 for power consumption heat and noise on a 1440p setup and have 0 regrets. Good luck with your sales and you can always add another 680 down the line.
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post #9 of 26
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SLI 580s will destroy a single 680 unless it is a game without SLI support but its up to you.

yea but not with multimonitor and/or mods and/or downsampling.
i´d say either go with 2 x gtx670/7950/7970 SLI/CFX or wait for the titan (:
what is really important is the vram.. i wouldnt get any card under 3gb ..
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yea but not with multimonitor and/or mods and/or downsampling.
i´d say either go with 2 x gtx670/7950/7970 SLI/CFX or wait for the titan (:
what is really important is the vram.. i wouldnt get any card under 3gb ..

I would love to see any benchmarks that show a 680 beating two 580s.
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