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The MSI gtx 680 2GB power edition is on sale from OCUK for £260, normal price £360. Is this a decent gpu for the money? It would be used for folding and bf3/bf4 at 1440p.

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updated the thread title.
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For gaming, yes, for number crunching (BOINC, Folding) no. The 680, at least in BOINC, is no better than a 570.
 
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I believe these are just my card with a different BIOS. It might hit a problem with VRAM usage with a lot of AA on Battlefield. Its fine for me (1.2GB) but I'm at 1080P.

Really solid card though, most of them can overclock to the nines as well biggrin.gif
    
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I believe these are just my card with a different BIOS. It might hit a problem with VRAM usage with a lot of AA on Battlefield. Its fine for me (1.2GB) but I'm at 1080P.

Really solid card though, most of them can overclock to the nines as well biggrin.gif

This is my worry, I had a feeling 2GB of ram isnt enough for 1440p. I was going to hold out for the new 9970, but this card at £260 is apparently just a gtx 680 lightning which costs like £400.

Apparently the only difference between the cards is the bios.
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I bought one of those gtx 680s, funnily enough it said it was the last one available but the counter has gone up to 31 cards now at OCUK doh.gif
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This is my worry, I had a feeling 2GB of ram isnt enough for 1440p. I was going to hold out for the new 9970, but this card at £260 is apparently just a gtx 680 lightning which costs like £400.

Apparently the only difference between the cards is the bios.

It is indeed, you can flash the 680 Lightning BIOS on the power edition if you want
    
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is it a good deal then deano? All other 680s are £300+.

Also if the PE is basically a lightning, does that mean the EK lightning block will fit it?
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is it a good deal then deano? All other 680s are £300+.

Also if the PE is basically a lightning, does that mean the EK lightning block will fit it?

Absolutely ! Both my cards were €400+

And there is no reason it shouldn't although I cant 100% confirm that it will !
    
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GTX 680 with newer drivers = GTX 570 SLI at stock clocks.
This says it all in terms of performance. As for the 2 GB if you don't mod and don't force ridiculous amount of AA it should be enough for current titles.
You got an awesome deal IMO.
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