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Hi,

So, I currently have two EVGA GTX 560's in SLI. I was going to look into buying a GTX Titan till a aussie RRP was released ( Screw that id rather go for a holiday ), but thinking of getting a single GTX 680. I will mainly be playing BF3, BF4, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.

So my questions are;

Is a 680 worth upgrading from two 560's?

Should I wait, are 680 prices going to come down because of the Titan release?

Is there going to be a GTX 700 series within the next 3 months? ( 760Ti?)

Money is a bit of an issue, but would like to future proof for 2+ years, I would abviosuly sell the 560's too, so if there is any aussie looking for a pair of cards they would be up for sale soon.
 

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Hi,

So, I currently have two EVGA GTX 560's in SLI. I was going to look into buying a GTX Titan till a aussie RRP was released ( Screw that id rather go for a holiday ), but thinking of getting a single GTX 680. I will mainly be playing BF3, BF4, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.

So my questions are;

Is a 680 worth upgrading from two 560's?

Should I wait, are 680 prices going to come down because of the Titan release?

Is there going to be a GTX 700 series within the next 3 months? ( 760Ti?)

Money is a bit of an issue, but would like to future proof for 2+ years, I would abviosuly sell the 560's too, so if there is any aussie looking for a pair of cards they would be up for sale soon.
I'm not sure about the comparative performance between 2x560 SLI vs 1x680, but NVIDIA priced the Titan specifically as to not put any downwards pricing pressure on the 690/680 cards.

As for the GTX 7xx series release date, the general consensus is that they won't start rolling out until late this year.
 

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Two 560's perform about as good as a single 580...and the 680 performs significantly better than a 580. Plus there is the 2GB of memory on the 680 (or 4GB if you decided). You wouldn't have to worry about running into buffer issues as you would if you have 1GB 560's....so IMO it's a worthy upgrade.
The 700 series will not be out in the next 3 months that's for sure...so it would be one heck of a waiting game if you decide to hold out.
I think the 680 is a good upgrade, and would serve you well with today's games for about another two years.
 

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1,) Do you have Ti cards or vanilla cards?
2.) 1 GTX 680 should provide an upgrade, but I can't imagine a situation where 2 GTX 560s cant max a game, but the 680 would. Unless you have an issue with VRAM.
3.) What's your resolution and what games do you play?

Performance improvement is not worth the cost. Your cards should still beat/match a GTX 660 Ti (660 ti is 580 performance range), and I wouldn't upgrade from a 660ti to a 680, unless it was cheap to do so. Wait for 680 prices to come down and/or for a newer card with titan like performance at 680 price.
 

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stock standard 560s...

Playing stuff at 1920x1080 - BF3, FFXIV 2.0 ( Beta - Alpha ) Assassins Creed III. BF3 struggles, and SLI is a bit anoying...
 

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Your issue is probably due to VRAM, so a similar performer with more vram would help. Also, you said SLI is annoying so you want a single gpu. Each of your vanilla 560s is worth around $100. Sell em both, pick up a used GTX 580, come up even. They go for a little over $200. Check this one out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-580-MATRIX-GTX580-P-2DIS-1536MD5-1-5-GB-GDDR5-SDRAM-/130858737034?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1e77c9dd8a IMO GTX 670 and 680 are still too expensive, and the 580 performs the same as a 660ti, for less money.
 
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