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About two weeks ago I purchased a EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB (04G-P4-3673-KR) with the intention to "Step-up" when something good is available.

Right now they have a GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB w/Backplate (04G-P4-2686-KR) for a upgrade cost of $100 on the list and I was wondering if I should get this next payday, or wait to see if the GTX 690's showed up on the list and then if they did would the $500 price tag be worth the upgrade for performance gained?
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what resolution are you gaming at?
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Don't waste any more money man...that is my next dream card but in Greece it costs 450 euros which i don't have.... frown.gif
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Originally Posted by neo8222 View Post

About two weeks ago I purchased a EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB (04G-P4-3673-KR) with the intention to "Step-up" when something good is available.

Right now they have a GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB w/Backplate (04G-P4-2686-KR) for a upgrade cost of $100 on the list and I was wondering if I should get this next payday, or wait to see if the GTX 690's showed up on the list and then if they did would the $500 price tag be worth the upgrade for performance gained?
stay where your at now.....
maybe grab another 670 FTW for SLi in the near future then upgrade to a Surround monitor set-up...
the 680 is not worth it over the 670..
and to be honest I'm gonna wait and see what the GTX 780 will be like and probably be my next move...
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I wouldn't, but it depends on what you want really... for 1680x1050 gaming a 670 is pretty damn good.
The only thing that would make me consider would be if the 670 was a bad overclocker, in that case the chance of trading it in for a 680 with decent OC capabilities would be very tempting.
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by malmental View Post

stay where your at now.....
maybe grab another 670 FTW for SLi in the near future then upgrade to a Surround monitor set-up...
the 680 is not worth it over the 670..
and to be honest I'm gonna wait and see what the GTX 780 will be like and probably be my next move...
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this.. plus OC to hell.. you should end up somewhere near stock 680 performance.
i´d get anopther 670 before titan or 690 if i needed more power .. if i were you. GL
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Well when I got the card my original choice was between the GTX670 FTW+ and the GTX680+. They were so close is speed I just went with the 670 because it was cheaper for nearly the same performance. It even uses a GTX680 circuit board. I just found out however that the GTX 680 supports nVidia surround on one card, which is something I was interested in doing. How would a GTX680 handle 3 monitors running at 1680x1050? Would the power of the 680 and 4GB of RAM be sufficient? Or should I step up and then later SLI the 680's?
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doh.gif the 670 does Surround as well... just the same as the 680's.... buttkick.gif
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From what I read on geforce.com the GTX680 was the only card capable of running surround with a single card; Is that not true?
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo8222 View Post

From what I read on geforce.com the GTX680 was the only card capable of running surround with a single card; Is that not true?
GTX 6 series in general (most of not all) can now run Surround off a single unit.....
so NO, the 680 is not the only unit able to do this...
this is one of the arch perks they added in from the GTX 5 series..
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Features

The GeForce 600 Series contains products from both the older Fermi and newer Kepler generations of Nvidia GPUs. Kepler based members of the 600 series add the following standard features to the GeForce family:

PCI Express 3.0 interface
DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI 1.4a 4K x 2K video output
Purevideo VP5 hardware video acceleration (up to 4K x 2K H.264 decode)
Hardware H.264 encoding acceleration block (NVENC)
Support for up to 4 independent 2D displays, or 3 stereoscopic/3D displays (NV Surround)
Next Generation Streaming Multiprocessor (SMX)
A New Instruction Scheduler
Bindless Textures
CUDA Compute Capability 3.0
GPU Boost
TXAA
Manufactured by TSMC on a 28 nm process

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