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I've bought and sold a few GPU's in the last couple months. I had the EVGA 670 for a bit and it was an unbelievable jump from my 2 GTX 280's. I then had the opportunity to upgrade to an EVGA GTX 670 4GB FTW and found the performance increase a disappointment at best. I sold it and while I had my 680 on the way I picked up an EVGA GTX 660ti. The 660ti was actually surprising! I thought it would be total garbage but at the same Ultra everything settings I keep everything at, it only got choppy in a few very extreme instances. For me of course there must be 60+ fps with NO microstutter or lag of any sort - regardless of the scenario. So in a nut shell, I just popped my GTX680 in and wow. That's all I can say. Absolutely and literally breathtaking what I can throw at this card.

So...
EVGA 660ti=$310
EVGA 670=$370
EVGA 670 4GB FTW=$450
MSI 680=$480

If you're considering the 660ti and simply CANNOT afford any more for whatever reason, go ahead. Great card.

If you're looking for the best deal on a baller GPU, the 670 was MORE than worth the money. It would be stupid to NOT spend the extra 60 bucks for this card. This was definitely the best deal. Extremely powerful GPU. I only ever dipped into the mid 50fps range (ever) a few times.

If you're looking to waste money, get the 4gb version of the 670.

If you're like me and are not satisfied with anything but the best performance you can get (within reason...most of us don't have a grand for a 690 or Titan so ****) spend the $110 more than the 670 and let me tell you that it'll be so worth the ramen noodles until next check.
Edited by NismoTyler - 3/29/13 at 10:27pm
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thanks for the comparison. biggrin.gif

although i argue with your point...
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I then had the opportunity to upgrade to an EVGA GTX 670 4GB FTW and found the performance increase a disappointment at best.
the 4gb version cards dont contain more processing power, they simply exist to avoid hitting vram walls.
    
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The difference between a GTX670 and 680 are not that big. Both have around the same Max OC. Clock for Clock the difference isnt that big.

A 7970 is still faster then a 680 though, toss a block on a 7970 and OC it around 1300mhz and you would need more then 1450mhz on a 680 to beat it. One of the reasons I like the 7970/50/LE cards, they overclock like a champ.
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Nvidia should have made the GTX680 a 320bit 4GB card and then the minimal jump in shaders and TMUs from the GTX670 wouldn't make it look like such an awful deal.

It should have been


  • GTX 660Ti
  • 1344 cores / 24 rops / 112 TMU/ 192 bit Bus/ 2GB
    Gtx 670
  • 1344 cores / 32 rops / 112 TMU/ 256 bit Bus/ 2GB
    Gtx 680
  • 1536 cores / 32 rops / 128 TMU/ 320 bit Bus/ 4GB

Edited by th3illusiveman - 3/29/13 at 10:52pm
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Yeah between the 670 and 680 the jump isn't huge, but noticeable in subtle little ways. Oh and DzillaXx I'm planning on watercooling this card soon. Hopefully I can see 1300 like the 7970 w/block!
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Originally Posted by NismoTyler View Post

Yeah between the 670 and 680 the jump isn't huge, but noticeable in subtle little ways. Oh and DzillaXx I'm planning on watercooling this card soon. Hopefully I can see 1300 like the 7970 w/block!
i know this is offtopic.gif but a 7970 @ 1300Mhz would rip a hole into a GTX680 at anything but 1400Mhz+ thumb.gif

don't want to turn this into a red vs green but with water cooling a 7970 can turn into a beast!
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here we go again...
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here we go again...
perhaps i should have put a spoiler tag tongue.gif

But hey, just saying....
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Thank for the quick review thumb.gif
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here we go again...
perhaps i should have put a spoiler tag tongue.gif

But hey, just saying....
lulz..... tongue.gif
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