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But 650ti SLI boost might actually be better than a 680 in some tests.....

Overall the GTX680 is a much better choice. Better frametimes and there are a lot of situations were SLI scaling isnt 100%.

Generally if a single card solution exists that suits your needs you should pick that.
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Overall the GTX680 is a much better choice. Better frametimes and there are a lot of situations were SLI scaling isnt 100%.

Generally if a single card solution exists that suits your needs you should pick that.

Agreed!
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Don't let the people that fear SLI cloud your judgment. If you are not planning on SLi'ing the 670 "in future", then get the 650ti Boost SLI... It will be significantly faster than a single Overclocked GTX 670, and even a GTX 680. A single 670 will be definitely "okay" for gaming at your resolution, but if you want to maintain 60fps+ in most games, and you don't mind having to sell the two 650 ti boost's when the time comes for an upgrade. Then the 650ti boost is definitely what i would go for.

People with single cards will disagree with me, because they have single cards, but anyone that has gone SLI before, will tell you how hard it will be for them to go back to single card, especially if they had a good experience with SLi, as i do wink.gif .. I used to have a single 670, and i sold it and got two 660 (non ti) in SLI. I don't think i will ever have a single card again. biggrin.gif
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The retail (newegg) on the GTX 650 Ti is $170. If it goes on sale for like $120-130, SLI would be awesome bang for your buck. It seems to SLI 82-103% for Battlefield3, Crysis3, FarCry3, Metro 2033, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider. It seems to slightly edge the GTX 680, or at least comparable (The link below doesn't directly compare it to the 680). You're going to use about 75w more power though, a bit louder, and higher case temps. The extra power usage can add up in the long run.

http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=798&pagenumber=2
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post #15 of 43
I'm actually thinkinf about going this route. Get one now and SLI it in a few months. Beats being GPU-less for 5 months haha
post #16 of 43
I'd rather get a single GTX 670 instead of buying 2x GTX 650 Ti-B cards together.

At least you can add another 670 down the road, whereas you can't 3-way SLI with the two 650 Ti-B cards you'd already have.
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I think I will just wait for the GTX 700 series because so far, my GTX 560 is fine right now. I don't care what people say but the GTX 560 can run most games on 60fps on 1080p display on max settings just fine, at least in the games that I play.

But I will be buying bioshock infinite and that is what I am most worried about, if my 560 can handle it .
post #18 of 43
By the time you get to SLIing a 670 you'd end up spending $800. And if you don't plan on upgrading to 1440p, two 650ti boosts should suffice. They're faster than a single 680.
post #19 of 43
Always buy the single most powerful card you can afford. You can always buy another down the road if it's not up to your standards.

The big reason for this is sli/crossfire have more problems than a single card setup. You may even play a game that doesn't support. And yes there are still games that are poorly optimized for two or more cards. Get a 670. Now. thumb.gif
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I think I will just wait for the GTX 700 series because so far, my GTX 560 is fine right now. I don't care what people say but the GTX 560 can run most games on 60fps on 1080p display on max settings just fine, at least in the games that I play.

But I will be buying bioshock infinite and that is what I am most worried about, if my 560 can handle it .

What games do you play then? Source games? Because my GTX 460 @ 850c (identical to GTX560) gets murdered in pretty much any recent somewhat demanding game.

I know you said you will wait for next gen but if you decide to buy something to hold you over I would suggest looking at a single card that is much faster than the 650Ti boost instead of SLI.

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