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Hello all,

Im at the point of purchasing a 27 inch 1440p monitor for gaming and I do need to upgrade my videocard for this.

What to expect of a single GTX 680, will it run modern games on this high resolution or is SLI really required?

Can anyone recommend a specific manufacturer and model?... I also noticed they come with 2GB and 4GB, whats best for me?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 14
You will be able to max most games with a 680, but I find I have to turn AA down to about 2x.
2Gb is just fine for now, unless you do a lot of modding, Skyrim for example.
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You will be able to max most games with a 680, but I find I have to turn AA down to about 2x.
2Gb is just fine for now, unless you do a lot of modding, Skyrim for example.

Thanks. What do you think about the ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 ?

I have been reading a review saying this will be the best card if you dont overclock which I wont do.
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Good card, It's already factory overclocked to just over 1200Mhz.
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Thanks. What do you think about the ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 ?

I have been reading a review saying this will be the best card if you dont overclock which I wont do.

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When I had just one 2gb 670 with a slight OC it was adequate @ 1440p. A 7950 or 7970 seems to be the more popular choice for the resolution however especially factoring in their price and ability to be OCed (7950 to 7970 levels). 4GB is a hit or miss with the 670/680s, some say you need it some say there's no difference, obviously games can use more than 2GB like Hitman or BF3 but I haven't noticed the hit yet. I play Tomb Raider maxed out (no tesselation and FXAA) @ 1440p with SLI 670s and it uses 1900mb. I'd go red atm and pick up a Gigabyte 7950 for less money with 3gb of vram. Just my thoughts
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I have a Asus GTX 680 and a 1440P monitor and i found that a single GTX 680 for 144P is not enough not if you want to max out games like Metro 2033 Sleeping Dogs or Hitman Absolution

I am going to sell my Asus GTX 680 CU II card here in april
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noob question but its using 3 slots. wont this be a problem i fi decide to buy a second one later on for an SLi setup?
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noob question but its using 3 slots. wont this be a problem i fi decide to buy a second one later on for an SLi setup?

Depends on your motherboard, case, and cooling setup. If that bothers you, a couple good 2-slot options would be MSI's Lightning model or EVGA's Superclocked Signature 2.
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noob question but its using 3 slots. wont this be a problem i fi decide to buy a second one later on for an SLi setup?
Do not buy 2 CU II cards and run them in SLI
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