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Should I upgrade my gtx680?

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  • 42% (3)
    Yes
  • 57% (4)
    No
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post #1 of 7
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Title says all, I have a 1080p monitor, games that I play are BF4, DayZ and GTAV(soon) I would like to eventually go up to 1440p or might even get the ROG SWIFT but price is too high for my taste. So should I upgrade my GTX 680? If so to what?
post #2 of 7
No, not until you commit to 1440P. 680's are still very nice cards, esp if you have a 4GB version. Either way with a 2GB @ 1080P it's still really good for most games these days.
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post #3 of 7
Its at the point where 2x performance is available, its a worthwhile upgrade. I don't think you need to go to 1440p to see the benefits considering how hard some of todays games are turning out to be to run on the highest settings with AA and everything else.
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post #4 of 7
I'd wait for big maxwell and make your considerations then, 680 is still pretty good for gaming
    
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post #5 of 7
I guess it all depends on how you play your games. My girlfriend's computer has a GTX680 4GB with a 1920x1200 monitor and it still games very well. The main game I see having issues when I play with it is Titanfall - lots of screen tearing, unfortunately. However, I have a 1440p monitor hooked up to my laptop most of the time, and I am rocking a GTX680M 4GB, which I've heard is equivalent to a desktop GTX660. However, I rarely seem to have any issues with the games I play. I can play Wolfenstein: The New Order @ 60fps solid on medium settings, and other games like Titanfall are very playable at medium as well. But then again, I'm not a texture freak and I personally feel that even on medium, as long as the resolution is set to native, the games look very good and are very enjoyable to play.

So I guess it's up to you and how high you want your settings to be.
    
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post #6 of 7
Funny thing I went from 680 to 290X and in every game nowadays I hit more than 3GB of Vram at 1080p gaming.
Noticed it in Shadow of Mordor 3500~MB, The Evil Within 3200MB ~.
It felt like yesterday when I thought I would never need 2GB of VRAM on my 680. Boy was I wrong. Well I did notice stuttering on Titanfall at Ultra textures with the 680. rolleyes.gif

680 is not a bad card and for most people enough at 1080p. It also seems like the next game you buy is GTA V which comes out early 2015 so there is some time left. I would way until January to see what the market has to offer and decide then.
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post #7 of 7
I would try to keep the card and wait for the amd Pirate islands in feb 2014. at least you can decide if the nvidia is better ot not
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