Originally Posted by Chobbit
Nice one paradym, you finally laid the 460's to rest, i still miss mine though lol. your actually the first person on here I've seen to get their 680. Do you plan on buying it a twin brother later or is one of them really enough for surround? I imagine 8xAA can still make it hit the vram limit pretty quickly?
Im using the new drivers with the modified ini and it works really well. very stable, fxaa can be enabled for any game in the control panel, the centre windows bar works in surround and my favourite feature is the adaptive vsync. this keeps my gaming smooth, i don't notic any input lag when vsync is enabled and because your gpu isn't having to run at 100% usage most of the time it can run cooler and quite.
To install new drivers for none 6xx series cards, run the driver installer until it un packs to your hdd then close the installer, go to the location you extracted the drivers too and copy the ini file to that location, then run the setup file in this folder to continue installation as usual
Yes, I kind of miss my 460s. They're still on the desk, but will be sold as soon as I can I think. I'm debating selling my 470s too, but they're very, very good at CUDA crunching and I'm in the middle of trying to port a program we use in the lab a fair amount to OpenCL and/or CUDA as it's really CPU limited. Really CPU limited.
I'll probably leave the 680 all alone
- if I can run triple 2560x1440, I'll get a pair of 4GB 680s along with three Dell U2711's (and sell most of my current kit) if I can't, then I'll wait to see what happens with whatever nVidia release later in the year and AMDs response. I'm in no hurry now; Shogun 2 (which used to be unplayable for me on 470SLI at 1080p with Ultra settings) is smooth as silk at 5760x1200 with the 680. Can't see anything but Battlefield 3 seriously stressing it out any time soon... and while I was going to bite on BF3 this weekend, I'm still allergic to Origin's EULA so I'm really not likely to buy it, even at 50% off from Origin itself.
8xAA does make games use VRAM up quite fast, but it's not as badly as I expected. nVidia appear to have made some improvements to their memory management and scheduling algorithm, as I don't see VRAM usage as high on the 680 as I did on my 460s in equivalent scenarios in Just Cause 2. Not sure what is up there, need to do more testing. I hope it's memory management improvements!
I've noticed a few issues with 301.10; had a weird taskbar bug on one bootup, but a restart fixed it and it's happened once out of... maybe a dozen boots. Will see if it happens again. The taskbar, instead of being centred at the bottom was half off the top of the screen, so keep an eye out for that...
Adaptive Vsync appears to have issues with 3D, as reported by a friend off these forums. Not tested it myself as I don't have 3D monitors to test with.
Some more eyecandy:
Just Cause 2: