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So ladies and gentlemen of overclock.net, the time has come for me to say goodbye to the 500 series by nvidia and move onto something more powerful. My Asus GTX 570 DC2 and Evga GTX 570HD have served me well for a long time now.....but unfortunately the beast known as crysis 3 has shown me that my cards are severely limited by vram shortages on 1280mb cards, just a year ago i would have thought that not possible. But indeed it is here, and its reared its ugly head and needs to be dealt with. my asus card has been a little flakey at times in giving me black screens in the past so I'm currently attempting an RMA to Asus to see about getting a new one and then I will be selling the cards soon, wishful thinking that I could sell them on here, but I dont have enough rep quite yet, and ebay is out as I got angry with them when I sold my 1090t processor on there and took a heavy hit on losses on the chips value according to ebay, plus the fact that I got nailed for $15 in fees between ebay and paypal so my only recourse is amazon and craigslist, which I am ok with. So what to get now? thinking.gif I have been peering around in the for sale section on here and am heavily considering a 670 ftw 4gb version by evga. But I am somewhat limited until at least one of my 570s sells so probably am not going to make a move for at least 1 month.
 
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If you have the cash for a 670, you can get a 7950/70 and call it a day.
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ive never been an ati guy when it comes to graphics, ive always stuck with nvidia
 
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670 4GB SLI will be a great great GPU setup.

if money is thight, look into 660ti SLI as well.

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670 4GB SLI will be a great great GPU setup.
if money is thight, look into 660ti SLI as well.

I agree, either one should do great. My 670 sli setup runs Crysis3 fully maxed with AA/AF and almost never drops under 60fps. The 660ti are very close to the 670 performance wise as long as you stay at 1080p and limited AA/AF.
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I'm running an SLI setup with 670 FTW 2gb editions and running 1080p. Crysis 3 typically stays at 60 fps with all bells and whistles cranked up.
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post #7 of 19
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I agree, either one should do great. My 670 sli setup runs Crysis3 fully maxed with AA/AF and almost never drops under 60fps. The 660ti are very close to the 670 performance wise as long as you stay at 1080p and limited AA/AF.


Oh yeah. I would only recommend the 660ti in 1080p.

 

If we are talking about higher res. than 670 SLI or a 680 SLI would be an optimal setup.

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my resolution is 1080p 60hz. im actually wanting to just go with a single card again.
 
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my resolution is 1080p 60hz. im actually wanting to just go with a single card again.
If thats the case i don't think a 670 would really be an upgrade. More of a sidegrade.
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Always go for the best single card you can. The GTX 670 is definitely a good one to choose.

With your 1080p resolution you don't have to go all out and get a 680 to play Crysis 3.
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