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Hi guys,

I currently own a single Asus Direct CU II GTX 670 2GB and really want a second, however titan is supposed to be coming out on monday and the GTX 7XX series in March / April

I'm looking for a second Asus Direct CU II GTX 670 2GB but the newest model seems to be an OC edition.. Could i flash my original card with the OC Edition bios so they are the same?

I can pick up a second GTX 670 for £309 currently or wait until next week to see how much titan is here in the UK but i'm guessing its going to be much dearer than the second GTX 670? I cant afford much more than £400 at a push.

Would you buy a second GTX 670 now and be happy with it or wait to see what titan has to offer or the GTX 700 series? I'm guessing i'm going to get much more of an upgrade with the second 670 than i will with a single gtx 700 series card. Most new gens give about a 30% performance increase over the last but if i get a second gtx 670 i should see higher gains than 30% in most games?

My 120hz monitor and Corsair HX1050 are begging me to go SLI!

Are you GTX 670 SLI owners out there happy with the purchase of your second card?
Edited by Darylrese - 2/16/13 at 9:42am
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Always buy a single, strong card if you can, so I would wait for Titan, it is supposed be within 30% of a 690. If you do decide to get a 670 then you dont need to flash, the other card will simply be downlocked to the slowest ones speeds, just OC the other one and you Ok. Also, you have the 2gb GTx670, so if i were you I wouldn't SLi as you would eventually be limited by the 2gb Vram
     
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wait for titan. its expected to 50 - 55% faster than GTX 680. if you get your hands on a titan (these are going to be in short supply for a while after launch) you could sell your GTX 670. should fetch you around £250. throw in the £400 you are willing to spend and you should be able to get Titan. expected price USD 900. would be around £650.
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post #4 of 22
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£650 is probably going to be well above my budget frown.gif I know what you mean a powerful single card will have a wider compatibility and faster in all games rather than those that just support sli. I don't think 2gb VRAM is going to be a problem anytime soon on a single 120hz 1080p monitor
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I picked up two 670 FTW 4GB two weeks ago and they are running great ! I was going to get one GTX 690 but i didn't like that they don't come with a backing plate (fugly) so i changed my mind plus i saved $200 smile.gif I play alot of BF3 and BO2 and these cards rip right threw both games thumb.gif
post #6 of 22
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That's cool! I think most games support SLI these days. Ill probably see how much the Titan comes out at tomorrow and go and buy something on Tuesday as I have a week off work smile.gif a second gtx 670 is going to be better than a single 700 series I'm guessing?
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Problably yes, but not by much I dont think, and you can always SLI the 700 tii
     
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

That's cool! I think most games support SLI these days. Ill probably see how much the Titan comes out at tomorrow and go and buy something on Tuesday as I have a week off work smile.gifa second gtx 670 is going to be better than a single 700 series I'm guessing?

No one knows about it yet...but probably yes....since all of the 600 series owners can get a better driver support in the future (we hope so)
Edited by Sharchaster - 2/17/13 at 3:34am
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Does GTX 670 in SLI suffer from micro stutter? I hate micro stutter. I think Titan will be out of my price range finding its going to be around £800 frown.gif
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Depends on the game, but also its a game of luck as any small thing can cause it
     
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