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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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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
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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
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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.
 

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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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The 680 will definitely be faster, so would be a 770. What's the price on that one where you're at?
It won't be an much better folder, but it will run much cooler/draw less power than the 570 while at it.

I don't know about BF4, but I've played quite a few new games on my 670 4GB and 1440p, and I don't think I've seen anything pushing 2GBs without custom textures.
 

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For that price, it's definitely the best price/performance card on the planet earth so far. I would buy it without any hesitation.
 

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The 680 will definitely be faster, so would be a 770. What's the price on that one where you're at?
It won't be an much better folder, but it will run much cooler/draw less power than the 570 while at it.
Actually with the new Kepler optimized Core 17 and corresponding work units, it blows all Fermi's out of the water. My 570 and 2500K combined barely could get 45K PPD/day. The 680's should do 90-95K by themselves.
 

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Actually with the new Kepler optimized Core 17 and corresponding work units, it blows all Fermi's out of the water. My 570 and 2500K combined barely could get 45K PPD/day. The 680's should do 90-95K by themselves.
When is that coming?
Cause my 670 SC @ 1200 does 1/4th that...on a good day...
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Actually with the new Kepler optimized Core 17 and corresponding work units, it blows all Fermi's out of the water. My 570 and 2500K combined barely could get 45K PPD/day. The 680's should do 90-95K by themselves.
Thats what am talkin bout!

Can anyone explain in simple terms how overclocking 600s differ from gtx 500 cards? i.e power limits, etc etc.
 

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When is that coming?
Cause my 670 SC @ 1200 does 1/4th that...on a good day...
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Not sure when it's going to be on regular client-type, but one of the work units is on advanced right now. Go into your GPU slot and add a new variable. Set the top field to client-type and bottom field to advanced. Note you will need a passkey and must meet all requirements for Quick Return Bonus, just like CPU's.
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Thats what am talkin bout!

Can anyone explain in simple terms how overclocking 600s differ from gtx 500 cards? i.e power limits, etc etc.
So with 600 series, I believe that once you get the TDP limit (which is power target) it starts throttling. Basically you increase the GPU and memory offsets until you lit the TDP/power target limit, then you back it down just a bit so it doesn't hit that cap and start throttling. I know there is also a temp target, but I don't think that determines throttling.
 

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Not sure when it's going to be on regular client-type, but one of the work units is on advanced right now. Go into your GPU slot and add a new variable. Set the top field to client-type and bottom field to advanced.
I've been "folding" under a rock!
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Thanks for that info...been ranging 70-120K PPD on the 670 last few hours (mostly cause I don't let it alone, I am browsing at the same time since I've got back from work).
My GPU folding faith has been restored
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Tempted to go for a 2nd GPU and letting my 3930K rest
 
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