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Hey guys.
Current Rig is listed in sig - My Birthdays coming up and my parents usually just ask me what i want (eh, works for me). After smashing my poor SLI 580's with two 1440p monitors in gaming (they are pretty good, but the struggle sometimes with newer games), I've decided i might relieve the strain on them by replacing them.
I've got people wanting to buy the 580's already when i get rid of them, so I'll have a little extra in the budget.
Basically i want to know whats the best for the setup i have. (1440p, 2 screens, i need to MAX my games @60fps. Bf3, crysis, skyrim +mods thumb.gif)
I see a heap of threads, but they are all a little bit different in opinion, so i thought i might ask directly.

I'm considering 680 2gb SLI (fits with budget)
Or would the 4Gb Version be a better fit?

Current Consideration Here

My budget is around $500-600 (Australian Dollars) per card, or up to about 800-900 if its a single card. (Titan is out of the question, its too damn expensive for us aussies and doesn't pack the punch to justify it, it's $1200 here)

So, What does OCN suggest?
also, I'd consider waiting for Titan LE, but I'm skeptical on its price too.

Thanks in advance for help smile.gif
post #2 of 26
7970's smash 680's at High resolutions, also, 4gb 680's are a gimmick, the 256 bit bus can't handle 4gb, so go with a pair of 7970 Ghz ed. cards
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post #3 of 26
Either the 7970 as mentioned above or the GTX 690.
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post #4 of 26
I'd go with the 4GB versions, in single card setup I don't think that 2GB vs 4GB is gonna make big difference but in SLI you need the extra VRAM.
However I don't think the Titan LE's price to be below 700$ which makes it a bad "performance per dollar" card.
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post #5 of 26
Step 1)Quad-SLI 4 GTX Titans
Step 2)Feel like a pimp
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No, but a pair of GHz 7950's will do the job just fine.
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4 GB GTX 680 does not run faster or is better in any way even in 2560x1440 over the 2 GB models
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post #7 of 26
You should be fine with 670 SLI 4GB.
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

4 GB GTX 680 does not run faster or is better in any way even in 2560x1440 over the 2 GB models

I was already hitting 1980mb (peak VRAM usage!) in Crysis 3 and Bioshick Infinite with my single 670 with 1920x1080, so yes, in SLI the 4GB version is gonna make quite bit of a difference,
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post #9 of 26
If you're going to get 680s, I wouldn't bother with that EVGA base model since they bin their chips. Normally I'd recommend their SC Signature or FTW models, but that shop doesn't have them. As such, the "regular" Superclocked model is your best bet from EVGA.

If you can afford them, getting two MSI Lightnings would be a good selection.

Lastly, if you're wanting to go with 680s with 4GB of VRAM each, then two of Gigabyte's WindForce 3x 4GB model might work.
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Considering you have 2x 1440p i'd go with CFX 7970's. The 2x 3GB on the 384-bit memory bus will really make a difference.
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