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What resolution will you be gaming at? Seems like you would rather nvidia, so I'd vote for the 670 if you're conscious of the cost or tied up with funds. A 670 will handle most games at full specced 1920x1200 settings for some time I would imagine.

I could have sworn I saw an nvidia roadmap the other day that had their next chip slated for a 2014 release. At least at the top end anyway. Maybe later this year. That's too long to wait if it were me.

Still, even when the 700 series releases, and you're no longer happy with your 670 performance, you could weigh up whether or not to sell and upgrade, or buy yourself a second 670, which would have an inevitable price drop. You'd probably even be able to grab a used one real cheap from others more than happy to upgrade to the new cards.

SLI 670's would surely power on for some time.

That's one way to approach your situation anyway. The decision in the end lies with you mate. Weigh up what you think is a more valuable option.
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I had a couple 570's when the 680 came out. I sold the 2 570's and bought a single 680 4gb and I was very happy with that decision - significantly less power usage and about the same performance in the games I play (bf3 / cs go / skyrim).

When Crysis 3 beta came out I bought a 2nd 680 4gb so I could play on multiple monitors.

I'll be sticking with the 680 for quite a while - when needed, I'll buy a 3rd one - but that should be another year or two.

I'd recommend buying a 680 4gb and going SLI when you need it. The 4gb model specifically because games coming out will use more and more ram. With SLI you increase your rendering throughput, but the ram is not shared between cards.
Edited by voidsstr - 4/3/13 at 11:48am
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Originally Posted by voidsstr View Post

I had a couple 570's when the 680 came out. I sold the 2 570's and bought a single 680 4gb and I was very happy with that decision - significantly less power usage and about the same performance in the games I play (bf3 / cs go / skyrim).

When Crysis 3 beta came out I bought a 2nd 680 4gb so I could play on multiple monitors.

I'll be sticking with the 680 for quite a while - when needed, I'll buy a 3rd one - but that should be another year or two.

I'd recommend buying a 680 4gb and going SLI when you need it. The 4gb model specifically because games coming out will use more and more ram. With SLI you increase your rendering throughput, but the ram is not shared between cards.

Yep another good idea and pretty valid points. I can honestly say, as a current owner of a 4gb 680, I won't be upgrading. If anything, ill just add a second one when people sell up to upgrade their own cards. Get one cheap.
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Originally Posted by Moustache View Post

I'm in a huge confusion right now. The problem is GTX 680 is very expensive in my country. If I buy a GTX 680 soon for let's say 500 bucks. A couple months later, Nvidia releases a GTX 780 for 500 bucks which is equal to the price of the GTX 680 that I just bought a couple months earlier. And of course the GTX 780 is 20-25% more powerful than the GTX 680. I might regret the whole thing. What do you think folks? I would like to hear some of the 680s' users opinion regarding this matter. What would you do?

Hi Moustache,
My advice is: wait (if you can) .
I have nvidia 680 (2x680). I bought them a year ago.
It was very powerful video card. Was... because now we have Crysis 3 and expect Battlefield 4, Metro and GTA 5.
1 680 will not be enough.
Whay you want to buy old gen video card?

Memory Interface 256-bit thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
500 bucks thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
MEMORY BANDWIDTH: 192.2 GB/sec thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

It was very powerful video card. But was.
Today I would not pay 500 bucks for this card.

&
My frend have 4 GB nvidia 680. I test it.
There is no difference between the 2 GB and 4 GB ( only in crisis 3 / + 3 FPS/ HD 8xMSAA)

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Performance-2GB-vs-4GB-Memory-154/
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Hi Moustache,
My advice is: wait (if you can) .
I have nvidia 680 (2x680). I bought them a year ago.
It was very powerful video card. Was... because now we have Crysis 3 and expect Battlefield 4, Metro and GTA 5.
1 680 will not be enough.
Whay you want to buy old gen video card?

Memory Interface 256-bit thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
500 bucks thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
MEMORY BANDWIDTH: 192.2 GB/sec thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

It was very powerful video card. But was.
Today I would not pay 500 bucks for this card.

Yes but how is the 680 old gen? Without a successor, it's current gen.
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post #26 of 35
Seems a lot of us are in the same boat. I initially skipped the 600 series in anticipation of the 700 series releasing early this year. Obviously Nvidia had other plans.
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There is not GTX780 coming anytime soon. I don't know if Nvidia will even name their next high end gpu that or go in a different direction.

In any case I don't think we will be seeing Nvidia's next gpu until 2014, so feel confident in buying that GTX680. Or of course you could check out the 7970...
Well, the mini-titans are rumored to be releasing this summer. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Titan-GK110-Nvidia-Tesla-geforce,21578.html

Who knows, they could turn out to be the basis for the 700 series. At least that would make sense from a performance stand point.
post #27 of 35
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I'd recommend buying a 680 4gb and going SLI when you need it. The 4gb model specifically because games coming out will use more and more ram. With SLI you increase your rendering throughput, but the ram is not shared between cards.

Right now there is no difference at all between a 2 GB and a 4 GB in most games that may change in the future

Not even Hitman Absolution/Sleeping Dogs/Sniper Elite V2 runs faster with 4 GB
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Yes but how is the 680 old gen? Without a successor, it's current gen.

The new gen is here but it is still too expensive. wink.gif
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Right now there is no difference at all between a 2 GB and a 4 GB in most games that may change in the future

Not even Hitman Absolution/Sleeping Dogs/Sniper Elite V2 runs faster with 4 GB
Because the extra vRam doesn't affect performance, it's only better if you use up 2GB or more, so as not to hit the vRAM wall.
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Because the extra vRam doesn't affect performance, it's only better if you use up 2GB or more, so as not to hit the vRAM wall.

And as i said none of all the games i have tested so far seems to be running faster or better with 4 GB Vs 2 GB in 1440P
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