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GTX 680 FTW+ Vs. Regular

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I have an opportunity to buy a 680 FTW+ for a reasonable price, albeit higher (obviously) than a used 680. I was wondering if the benefit of the 4gb buffer and increased clock were really worth the cost compared to a regular 680.


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The extra vram is brilliant for modding games, the performance difference will depend on how well that specific card can overclock, if you can somehow get proof of it's overclocking ability, I say go for it! thumb.gif

Also he's some pro's:

- Future proofing if you decide to get a multi-monitor setup or a 2k+ resolution monitor
- Better overclocking potential
- Has a sexy backplate
- Will use less power than your current setup
Edited by Roxborough - 3/25/13 at 5:11pm
    
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The 4GB will be useful for future proofing, modded games.
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