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Ok so I'm about to pull the trigger on a refrence pair of EVGA 670's (for $500) to replace my 480 sli setup. I'm really wanting to be able to get closer to the 120hz on the VH278H in BF3, but seem confused on some of the benches. Some show a marginal improvement between the two.

Am I missing something?

I haven't been able to find direct comparisons between the two cards. The ones I did find was between the GTX 680 sli and the 480 sli. From what I saw it looked like there was marginal difference.

Any thoughts?
Edited by Rage19420 - 3/27/13 at 12:40pm
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Ok so I'm about to pull the trigger on a refrence pair of EVGA 670's (for $500) to replace my 480 sli setup. I'm really wanting to be able to get closer to the 120hz on the VH278H in BF3, but seem confused on some of the benches. Some show a marginal improvement between the two.

Am I missing something?

I haven't been able to find direct comparisons between the two cards. The ones I did find was between the GTX 680 sli and the 480 sli.

Any thoughts?


670 SLI should be significantly faster, as you can see in this it is faster than single 580(51.7 & 580 >= 480) by a bit more than 2X so assuming 100% scaling(unlikely) 480/580 SLI would still be significantly behind 670 SLI. Plus this bench was taken last May and Drivers improvement have increased the gap between Kepler & Fermi cards.

Techpowerup's 670 SLI review


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I upgraded from 2 OC"d 560Ti's to a 670 FTW.

Definite improvement in everything. Looking for a second one down the road when i upgrade to 1440p. For 500 bucks......you can't beat that
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Went from 480 SLI to 670 to 670 SLI and even a single card was an upgrade IMO, just felt smoother. Love my SLI setup though, actually hard to tell most of the time that it's not a single card solution.
 
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I remember when I was running GTX480s in SLI I netted around 75FPS maxing out BF3, I get around 65FPS with one GTX 670. I can imagine that two of them would net around what that benchmark shows. So you will definitely see a vast improvement running two GTX670's in SLI over the 480's.

In another note I still love those 480s. wubsmiley.gif
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