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Upgrade GV-N680oc 2gb or SLI. For Single & Triple screen gaming at 1920 x 1200 for Amazing Detail and Gameplay Smoothness. Wil the 2gb version in SLI cut it

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Hi Everyone,

One of the best forums, great people and advice on here always.

i know this has been asked so many times and the debate is strong on both sides. Before i start.

My Rig
Thermalyake gt10 case
Corsair AX1200i power supply
Corsair h100 water cooling
Intel i7 3930 3.2g (clock to 4.2, runs real smooth 24/7)
Sabertooth x79 motherboard. Latest bios installed 4608. Amazing board with amazing features.
Ripjaws 2133 ram 32gb (I bought them together at the same time. 4 x8b stick, CL 9-11-11-31
1 x Gtx 680oc 2gb by gigabyte video card (latest drivers, never ever overclocked, like to be more then safe, and it stays cool
Patriot 240ssd for work (graphic Design)
Intel 240gb intel 530 series (for games only)
2 x wd 3tb hdd's (spinners) set as raid for backup and storage
Win 7 ultimate
2 x Dell 2412m 24"1920 x 1200 ( buying a third this christmas so will be 3 x dell 2412m 1920 x 1200)

I just boot into the selected drive for gaming (intel 530 series 240gb)

I dont want to ask the same question again but i will ask it this way. This poll/thread was amazing to read and the people that replied in it, i say thank you for your time and professionalism.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1474177/2gb-v-ram
Youngbenny 911 had some very strong points that really helped me understand. Also big thanks to the professional game developers and peers that joined in, as they also said some very vaild points that made me think twice about how to ask the question. i hope the way i ask the question my help many others also.

I LOVE playing games. I am a sucker for them and i am sick on console gaming at the moment. i also do graphic design work using adobe etc on two screens is done without a issue at all.
I built my PC with a tech friend approx 1.5 years ago, and was told its a strong build. ( i know its old now but it performs very well to my needs.)
I LOVE playing games at there highest settings so that i can get the full graphic detail experience, and i also want the smooth game play also everyone talks about. (FPS and detail). I really like to see the amazing detail in the games that are around now days. ( i know i can still play the games at lower setting but i really want to see the detail)

My experience is as follows. The first game i played on the pc was Max Payne 3. on 1 x dell 2412m 1920x1200. I was a little pissed/upset that i did have to turn down the anisotropic filtering down to x8 or the msaa down. ( either way it was because the screen showed red on my memory usage going over 2gb in the game menu. I tried to play it and it was unplayable being very jerking and unsmooth in its game play. I would not play it like that. ( not sure what the professional term is to use, but the game was very jerky to play) When i tried on my friends 1920x1080 24" i was able to run the anisotropic filtering to x16 and the game played smooth and it looked very nice also. Honestly but....the game looked that bit nicer on the 24" 1920 x1200. I liked it smile.gif If anisotropic filtering was up to x16 on the 1920x1200 it would of been like, shut the gates, i aint leaving. basically **** hot i reckon. ( or am i wrong here, does the extra high setting make a difference or not?)
I also played other games that i was able to run every setting at max there was and they ran fine like borderlands for example. I dont wan to have a game debate, i just want to have a great card that will allow me to enjoy the upcoming games and not have to constantly upgrade video cards to enjoy them at there max setting. I use the MAX SETTING, because the games look TOOOO good at those setting. Maybe i am just used to console graphics and after getting onto a PC that can pay games i was taken back.

After playing PC games, i think its hard for me to go back to consoles. I want to take myself to the next level of experience and i would like to play using triple screens. Playing on one screen and seeing the awesome details in PC games is great, i feel 3 x 24" 1920 x 1200 would be amazing.

I keep reading and have done to much to no conclusion as yet. I am still a little confused on this whole 2gb vram vs GPU power to process data etc etc. Many mention Dual 680oc 2gb are more powerful then a single GTX 970, 980, and 780ti. I get that part OK as dual 680's 2gb push and pull slightly more the the single cards...OK...thats cool.

So, what do i do here please.

1: should i upgrade my GV-N680oc 2gb to a newer card with more vram and processing power or SLI it? I paid $650 plus when it came out and only used it for approx 1.5 years, its still immaculate condition) I can buy a second GC-N680oc 2gb at the moment for $215 AU dollars (which is pretty good)....your help please
2: I want to play games....well, at there Highest setting so i can "Enjoy" them to there fullest and i want smooth game play ( or am i wrong to want that in games or is there a break even point where you dont see anymore detail in the games) your advice, i am open ears
3: I will be gaming on 3 x1920 x 1200 24" screens dell 2412m, I currently game on 1x 24 1920 x 1200 (am i good for triple screen gaming with GV-N680oc 2gb for the highest setting and smooth game play)
4: i dont want to be upgrading my video card/s every year either please ( if it means i need to bit my tongue on games to come and slightly lower the highest setting then i would like to be told so, you can be blunt with me i appreciate constructive criticism), but i dont want to have to lower setting and make the game "not" look so nice either just to be able to make it playable.
5: Is my Motherboard and PC hardware good to support what i would like to do with gaming.

I want to enjoy PC gaming please.I want to enjoy the detail in the games and smoothness. I dont just want to be able to play the game "i want to really play the game" i want to be taken back by the awesome detail and experience and i am confused of what to do regarding my GPU as i feel that's my bottle neck, i think my PC is strong enough for gaming?. I am happy to comparise, i do understand next generation games will need more power and vram etc etc, so....yes maybe in the next one-two years i would need to lower some setting, but i would be proud to say...man/women...... i got a good card and i still run games at high setting, there very smooth and l enjoy them very much. Im not a doctor either so my pockets dont go down to my ankles. But i respect that paying a little extra in the right area makes a difference (basically i not going to be like, i want the world for 50 cents). Happy to spend if the gain is worth it.

so weather i will have vram issues, or horse power issues with my GPU, i would like to know. Its the balance between my hardware that i would like to get right please, to achieve a great gaming experience. Will the GV-N680sc 2gb be ok for the next 2-4 years with my current PC parts listed above for "gaming" to achieve amazing detail and smoothness in games and games to come ( i mention the parts in the PC as some intelligent people have mentioned certain things about the PCI express lanes on the mother boards being x16 and some x8, i think the X79 has 3 x x16 PCI-E slots, would that help my cause in anyway), as for the graphic design work it will be more then fine (i think), or am i pushing to much weight up a hill and expecting to much from the GV-N680oc 2gb?

I am very sorry about the length of this, but i really want to know where i stand and what to do please.

thank you in advance
post #2 of 18
For triple monitor definitely you need a 4GB card. The recent games like Watch Dogs , Ryse Son of Rome break the 2GB barrier even at 1440p. So no 2GB. If you are not in a hurry I recommend you to wait till Nvidia's GM200 and R9 390X launch. The performance of both these cards is expected to be better than GTX 980. In fact R9 390X is expected to feature HBM (High bandwidth memory) and would be ideal for high res gaming.

If you want a card right now sell the GTX 680 and go for GTX 970 SLI. That is the best bang for buck and minimum setup required to play at high/max settings at 3 x 1200p. thumb.gif

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_970_SLI/20.html
Edited by raghu78 - 10/21/14 at 8:52pm
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post #3 of 18
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Hi Raghu78,
thanks for the reply. its not something i need to order right away. I was just a little upset that after spending so much on a GPU that after a year and half its fallen back so much. Feels like i havent even used it yet. I dont want to make the same error again when i buy a GPU.

I felt $650 was a decent amount on a card considering it's daddy at 4gb was almost $1200 at the time. I went down the path of i would sli down the track for little more power, but then the whole talk of the 2gb version started to play on my mind and i held back from buying the second GV-N680oc 2gb.

I was almost going to buy it after reading the thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1474177/2gb-v-ram as it made sense, but the more i thought about it, the more i felt i was heading back to console games where things arent as...well.....pleasurable to look at sometimes.

If i were a single screen display i would be ok at 1920 x 1200 x 1 24" using 680 2gb in SLI?. So its the extra screen real estate that requires the upgraded vram? it's so much the processing power of the GPU or CPU in this Situation that is causing the bottle neck?
post #4 of 18
I'm glad you took time to go into detail to specify what you want. It could have been a little shorter, but i enjoyed reading it anyways biggrin.gif.

My recommendation to you would be to sell your 680, and get a 970. If you buy another 2gb 680 for SLI, they would work fine even in games like watchdogs and other V-ram hungry games, but the gaming experience you desire on a triple 1200p monitor setup can only be achieved with a GTX 970 SLI and above setup.

The 2gb 680's would run fine, but they would run with low AA to enable them render games at playable frame rates, and the downside to that is the PPI (pixels per inch). Unlike a 24" 4K monitor that has a PPI of 183.58, a 5760x1200p 24" monitor setup still has the same PPI of a single 1920x1200p monitor, which is 94.34 PPI. If you run with No AA, your game would look like complete crap, so you would need a GPU powerful enough to run at an AA enough to make your games graphically pleasing wink.gif

BTW, your PC is definitely fit for the type of gaming you want.
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Surround, or being an obnoxious "anything less than 32xCSAA + 3x3 SSAA causes corneal abrasions" type, are really the only situations where large quantities of VRAM are entirely justified. I have been using 1440p/1600p and now 3440x1440p, the former two for many years, and if I have learned one thing it'sthat half of the "enthusiast crowd" consists entirely of world class One-Uppers ("how dare you talk to me you pathetic biological specimen, if you had actually developed beyond early multicellular organism levels of intelligence you would agree that there is no greater travesty in the world today than the pathetic wannabes who have cornered the input pperipheral and display market! The 28 microseconds of input lag renders everything junk not fit for even basic MS Office use! Psshhh ").

Fortunately, the other half are great, generous, kind, and extremely helpful souls who are dedicated to giving 100x more thanthey rreceiv.

SStill, the VRAM Panic and FUD has been a malignancy in the community, and we all know that controversial statements prove that the speed of lightcan be broken cconsidering how fast they spread, and face it, we're on the Internet because we love to whine (as I am so aptly demonstrating for youccurrently).

People were talking about how Nvidia was scheming against us, putting a "measly" 3GB of (insanely fast) VRAM on the 780Ti while smirking and going on about how their AMD card w 4GB (very slow) VRAM and "the BUS width, everyone knows that is what makes a card fast" indignation.
Yet, with the exception of the most biased, cherry-picked benchmarks, of which only a handful existed anyway, the 780Ti was unquestionably the more powerful hunk of silicon...
You just have to keep in mind one thing: The ONLY benchmarks relevant to you are those performed by a UNQUESTIONABLY REPUTABLE SITE (TPU/AnandTech), only compare those at the resolution you use (I find it hilarious that everyone is arguing about 4K performance, when less tthan half of a ssingle percent of people here even have a 4K display...), and stay away from the ones that go "full mongoloid" with the graphics settings... Seriously, 8xMSAA at 4K? That's a realistic and relevant data set to release to the public? REALLY?

/rant


Get the 970s/980s. They're the current best cards, and I have been burned too badly too many times by AMD in thellast year, after trying to give them the benefit of theddoubt time and again, thus when the next round's bell rings, you can be pretty certain that Nvidia will have a monster ready to be let loose from its cage...
   
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I agree single 970 with SLI potential there. 4GB VRAM, i went from a 770 (pretty much same thing as 680) at 1293/7600 to a 970 at 1526/8000(?) and it was around a ~1.6x upgrade. One of them probably wouldn't seem amazing performance for you, but the VRAM is there and two would definitely transform a system
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Thanks for your input also Yungbenny911, I know I got a little carried away with the post. My bad on that. I see..... I may have to bit the bullet. If I was to stay on the single 24" 1920x1200 the dual 680's 2gb may/should push me through for maybe a year maybe little more with some eye candy reduction. That would be a $215 dollar upgrade. Single monitor though at 1920x1200 only.

To enjoy the same experience on the triple screen setup of 5760x1200, i would have to bit the bullet and upgrade to 970's 4gb ( at the least) for gaming which are approx $500 au each at the moment, so $1000 au dollars minus say the $200-220 I may get for the 680 2gb. Would the sli 970's 4gb run out of legs In 3-4 years also. Being either the 4gb VRAM or processing power?

The honesty is so much appreciated, it really allows one to view the prospects properly.

It may be feesable to hold out for a few months after Christmas to see what's availble like raghu78 said, that way I may be able to spend that extra on a card/s that won't slap me in the face in a year and a half cause it ran out of steam for triple screen. I am currently enjoy playing on a single 24" and can't wait to see triple screen (it does open a new world to gaming especially games that support it). The detail in PC gaming and smoothness is awesome.The third monitor will be bought xmas time so i can do my work on triple screen with a single 680 2gb but I can't enjoy the games on triple screen with the eye candy and smoothness.
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I would also like to know if others out there believe there is a break even point in games graphics detail. I don't want come across like its gotta be every setting on ultimate otherwise my card is s@$t. I do understand there is a balance.. I would like to appreciate the games detail. To add to the experience not take away.
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Nleksan you know your monitors. Very Nice screens man. thumb.gif
post #10 of 18
Thanks. I have accumulated a small share of knowledge through experience, but there are a good amount of people much more knowledgeable about the actual "inner workings" of display tech than I smile.gif

Personally, I dislike TN panels, as I have a very high sensitivity to color accuracy (unusual, being that I am male), and I find that washed out TN panels are incessant in "breaking the suspension of disbelief" than is the (honestly, very miniscule) motion blur inherent to IPS/VA panels vs 120hz+ TN.
Then again, I am not, nor do I have any delusions of being, a "Super hardcore Pro leet g4m3r" and I think it justa bbit silly how people throw literal temper tantrums when something in a game doesn't work out exactlyas tthe player imagines it will (and sports fans are no different).

To answer your other question, I would have to say that the LG 3440x1440p 21:9 34" IPS is my favorite monitor I've ever owned. It is as closeto pperfect in not only gaming, but equally so for productivity, as any single panel is likely to be. The color accuracy is excellent, and the picture is just mesmerizing.
Plus, it is very close, if not itself the sweet spot between perfect visual fidelity and easily accessible performance, taking into account the current day's graphics card power levels...
   
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LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
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Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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