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Poll Results: Asus GTX 680 4GB or Asus GTX 680 TOP Edition (1.2Ghz - 2GB )

 
  • 45% (5)
    Asus GTX 680 4GB
  • 54% (6)
    GTX 680 TOP Edition (2GB)
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post #1 of 18
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Cracked it with my vanilla EVGA 560's. Can't stand the SLi stuttering, having to OC voltages to resolve issues, cards run hot and noisy when the fans kick up.


Deciding to buy either one or the other, need help deciding. see me specs below.

Playing games BF3, BF4, TF2, FC3, FFXIV:AAR at 1920x1080.

VOTE TIME!!!!
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post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bonn93 View Post

Cracked it with my vanilla EVGA 560's. Can't stand the SLi stuttering, having to OC voltages to resolve issues, cards run hot and noisy when the fans kick up.


Deciding to buy either one or the other, need help deciding. see me specs below.

Playing games BF3, BF4, TF2, FC3, FFXIV:AAR at 1920x1080.

VOTE TIME!!!!

Get the 2GB with the higher clock , the 2GB extra Ram won't matter until you start running triple monitor surrond set up( I am doing just fine with a single 2 GB 680 running 2560X1440).
Edited by sherlock - 3/18/13 at 4:32pm
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i had the same dilema i went with the TOP myself, but i run Surround, did i make the wrong choice?
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post #4 of 18
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i had the same dilema i went with the TOP myself, but i run Surround, did i make the wrong choice?

Depend on your VRam usage, if it constantly hit 2GB(you would have a huge FPS drop when this happens if it is a real bottleneck, if the FPS drop don't happen then it isn't a issue)) you probably should consider getting the 4GB model.
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at that resolution, I think 2 GB will be plenty. So grab the TOP version with the higher clock (base, boost, kepler)....
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bonn93 View Post

Cracked it with my vanilla EVGA 560's. Can't stand the SLi stuttering, having to OC voltages to resolve issues, cards run hot and noisy when the fans kick up.


Deciding to buy either one or the other, need help deciding. see me specs below.

Playing games BF3, BF4, TF2, FC3, FFXIV:AAR at 1920x1080.

VOTE TIME!!!!

Get the GTX 680 DCII TOP. Here a recent chart.

Quote:
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i had the same dilema i went with the TOP myself, but i run Surround, did i make the wrong choice?

To run 3 monitors you should have gone with the 4 GB card.
post #7 of 18
I had the TOP 680 and it's a beast of a card. 2gb is more than enough for 1080p. I VGA hotwired my card with my Rampage board at the time and got some nice clocks using a waterblock. My card did run 1333Mhz stable on the stock cooler.
    
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post #8 of 18
damn, ok if i go SLI will that help and fix the issue?, also how do i check if im topping out my VRAM?
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post #9 of 18
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Just found a video and review of the TOP card by the man that never blinks. averaged about 4-6FPS better than the reference 680... that cant be right...
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post #10 of 18
The TOP cards are exactly what they are called. THE TOP END of all the gpu's made so they should theoretically clock higher than the lower end ones. ASUS bins their GPUs and lets us know which ones are the best.

If your on a single monitor 2gb should be fine. It you want the best clocking of the two go for the top.
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