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post #11 of 15
Tom's hardware isn't that reliable from what I've heard but those benches seem about right. Keep in mind these are done maybe 10 months ago? So drivers have improved since then.

If you are willing to go to AMD the 7950 delivers great bang for buck espicially at higher resolutions because of its 3gb ram and 384 bit bus.
post #12 of 15
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I have many PhysX enabled titles, and i do understand fully what a larger bus width and higher vram count does, but my 480 at 1440p does not even run out of Vram at 1440-1600p, so i doubt i will see a problem with a 670/680, the largest issue would be processing power from what i can see, it still is a large increase though going by the C2 data.

I will go from playable, to comfortable looking at the increase.
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I have many PhysX enabled titles, and i do understand fully what a larger bus width and higher vram count does, but my 480 at 1440p does not even run out of Vram at 1440-1600p, so i doubt i will see a problem with a 670/680, the largest issue would be processing power from what i can see, it still is a large increase though going by the C2 data.

I will go from playable, to comfortable looking at the increase.

Then by all means go nvidia if you like physX smile.gif

Your options are simple: 670 if you want a card right now that will have excellent performance but still want the price to be reasonable. 780 if you want to go all out. And if you can wait a week or two you might be able to snag a 770 for 350 pounds. At that price it might be worth it.

Best of luck. Let us know what you bought and if you like it smile.gif
post #14 of 15
Not quite what you asked but have you considered E-bay? GTX670 have gone at auction recently for little more than £200 (people dumping them to get the "latest" 780), if you stretched your £400 a little and auction trawled you walk away with SLi 670's.
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post #15 of 15
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Will be a while yet, will have to see how things pan out, but great info thumb.gif

The DCUII from ASUS will likely be my purchase after seeing how quiet it is, and i have time to see if the 770 is for me smile.gif

EDIT, hi WR6133, yeah i have considered it, there is nothing like having a new unused sealed product though mate, and my apologies for not being so crystal with my question rolleyes.gif

SLi is a no go for me after having a pair of 480's, at least not for a while anyhow.
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