Witch GTX 680 to get?

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#1 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

So I'm selling my GTX 670 2gig and getting a GTX 680 4gig.

I'm doing this because I'm upgrading to a 1440P or a 1600P monitor and I need the extra Vram.

So I decided to stick with EVGA and I narrowed it down to those 3:

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 1.1GHZ 4GBhttp://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=73459&vpn=04G-P4-3688-KR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1067

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 1110MHZ 4GBhttp://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=71943&vpn=04G-P4-3687-KR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1067

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ LE 1006 4GBhttp://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=73455&vpn=04G-P4-3685-KR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1067

If you guys think I should get something different please let me know.

Otherwise what do you think is the best card to get ?

Thanks!

#2 Posted by 04dcarraher (19157 posts) -
GTX 680 is a waste of money get a overclocked 4gb GTX 670 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76836&vpn=GV-N670OC-4GD&manufacture=Gigabyte
#3 Posted by MonsieurX (29177 posts) -
SLI your 670?
#4 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

Not really a big fan for Sli, since most games don't support it.

And I save on my electricy bill by having a single card lol.

#5 Posted by naz99 (1144 posts) -
The one that costs the least amount of money...your still going to get crazy performance.
#6 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

The one that costs the least amount of money...your still going to get crazy performance.naz99

They all cost the same lol.

I might go for a EVGA 670 4gig and save myself $150.

I don't think 5 FPS will make a difference between the 680 and the 670

#7 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -

Not really a big fan for Sli, since most games don't support it.

id_mew
I'm not aware of a single game that doesn't support SLI...
#8 Posted by Postmortem123 (7614 posts) -

Out of those, the Classified.

That's so damn cheap.

#9 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

Out of those, the Classified.

That's so damn cheap.

Postmortem123

How come that one?

is it because it has the highest clock speed?

#10 Posted by Postmortem123 (7614 posts) -

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

#11 Posted by DevilMightCry (3472 posts) -

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

Postmortem123
The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680. Or any 4GB 680 for that matter unless, the prices are tge same as a 2GB 680. You're better off with two 2GB 680. Why not 670's you may ask? Because the 680, especially the good OC'd 680's are more than 5fps faster in certain games. There is really no difference (very, very small) between 2GB and 4GB models, and that extra 5-10fps could be the difference of 20 and 30 frames when maxed out. You're not going to have that loss with a 2GB card, but you will with a slower card. The Keplar has a bottleneck in memory bandwith, and a 2GB is plenty enough for even eyefinity. Now, you could make a better case with two 7970's GHz Edition.
#12 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

DevilMightCry
The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680.

The eVGA classified has a more robust power design, which means more overclocking headroom, and it has twice the amount of VRAM, which is what he is mainly looking for...
#13 Posted by DevilMightCry (3472 posts) -
[QUOTE="superclocked"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="Postmortem123"]
[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

superclocked
The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680.

The eVGA classified has a more robust power design, which means more overclocking headroom, and it has twice the amount of VRAM, which is what he is mainly looking for...

That's BS. The classifieds are nowhere near as good overclockers as a Lightning. They barely OC any better than any other stock EVGA 680. Also, you need to buy the EVBot to even get any decent OC, which, btw, nVidia told EVGA not to sell anymore as an OC tool, and you can't increase voltage. Do your research on it.
#14 Posted by Postmortem123 (7614 posts) -

[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

DevilMightCry

The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680. Or any 4GB 680 for that matter unless, the prices are tge same as a 2GB 680. You're better off with two 2GB 680. Why not 670's you may ask? Because the 680, especially the good OC'd 680's are more than 5fps faster in certain games. There is really no difference (very, very small) between 2GB and 4GB models, and that extra 5-10fps could be the difference of 20 and 30 frames when maxed out. You're not going to have that loss with a 2GB card, but you will with a slower card. The Keplar has a bottleneck in memory bandwith, and a 2GB is plenty enough for even eyefinity. Now, you could make a better case with two 7970's GHz Edition.

He didn't mention the Lightning at all.

Plus he wants 4GB VRAM.

#15 Posted by DevilMightCry (3472 posts) -

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

Postmortem123

The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680. Or any 4GB 680 for that matter unless, the prices are tge same as a 2GB 680. You're better off with two 2GB 680. Why not 670's you may ask? Because the 680, especially the good OC'd 680's are more than 5fps faster in certain games. There is really no difference (very, very small) between 2GB and 4GB models, and that extra 5-10fps could be the difference of 20 and 30 frames when maxed out. You're not going to have that loss with a 2GB card, but you will with a slower card. The Keplar has a bottleneck in memory bandwith, and a 2GB is plenty enough for even eyefinity. Now, you could make a better case with two 7970's GHz Edition.

He didn't mention the Lightning at all.

Plus he wants 4GB VRAM.

You missed my point entirely.
#16 Posted by Postmortem123 (7614 posts) -

Personally I'd say go 7950 crossfire for that price.

^I just said which I thought was best out of the one's he selected.

#17 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="superclocked"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680.

The eVGA classified has a more robust power design, which means more overclocking headroom, and it has twice the amount of VRAM, which is what he is mainly looking for...

That's BS. The classifieds are nowhere near as good overclockers as a Lightning. They barely OC any better than any other stock EVGA 680. Also, you need to buy the EVBot to even get any decent OC, which, btw, nVidia told EVGA not to sell anymore as an OC tool, and you can't increase voltage. Do your research on it.

I did do my research. nVidia isn't allowing software voltage control or decent fan speeds for any company using the reference PCB. But with the EVBOT, the classified overclocks just as well as the MSI lightning, and that's with the fan set very low. By manually pushing more power to the fan, or for those using waterblocks, such as myself, the eVGA Classified will overclock MUCH better than the MSI Lightning, due to it's much more robust power design. To be fair though, for the average gamer, the MSI Lightning is a better purchase than the eVGA Classified...
#18 Posted by godzillavskong (7891 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]GTX 680 is a waste of money get a overclocked 4gb GTX 670 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76836&vpn=GV-N670OC-4GD&manufacture=Gigabyte

Yep. That's what I plan on getting. That or the 7970.
#19 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

DevilMightCry

The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680. Or any 4GB 680 for that matter unless, the prices are tge same as a 2GB 680. You're better off with two 2GB 680. Why not 670's you may ask? Because the 680, especially the good OC'd 680's are more than 5fps faster in certain games. There is really no difference (very, very small) between 2GB and 4GB models, and that extra 5-10fps could be the difference of 20 and 30 frames when maxed out. You're not going to have that loss with a 2GB card, but you will with a slower card. The Keplar has a bottleneck in memory bandwith, and a 2GB is plenty enough for even eyefinity. Now, you could make a better case with two 7970's GHz Edition.

Thanks for your feedfack, but I think you missed my point on why I'm doing this.

I'm getting a 1440p or a 1600p monitor and 2gig of vram doesn't cut it, and that's why I'm looking into something with a 4gig Vram.

#20 Posted by DevilMightCry (3472 posts) -

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

It has the best cooling and better power circuitry.

id_mew

The MSi Lightning 680 is faster, cheaper, and cooler. It's completely pointless to buy a classified 680. Or any 4GB 680 for that matter unless, the prices are tge same as a 2GB 680. You're better off with two 2GB 680. Why not 670's you may ask? Because the 680, especially the good OC'd 680's are more than 5fps faster in certain games. There is really no difference (very, very small) between 2GB and 4GB models, and that extra 5-10fps could be the difference of 20 and 30 frames when maxed out. You're not going to have that loss with a 2GB card, but you will with a slower card. The Keplar has a bottleneck in memory bandwith, and a 2GB is plenty enough for even eyefinity. Now, you could make a better case with two 7970's GHz Edition.

Thanks for your feedfack, but I think you missed on my I'm doing this.

I'm getting a 1440p or a 1600p monitor and 2gig of vram doesn't cut it, and that's why I'm looking into something with a 4gig Vram.

But, all I am saying is that even at that resolution, you dont need 4GB. There are benchmarks and charts proving this. Youre just wasting your money. Best bet is to wait until the HD8970/GTX780 which will have enough bandwith and processing power for those resolutions, tbh.
#21 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

Here's a benchmark that somebody else showed me when I asked witch 1440p monitor to get:

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So based on this, I will barely run good games like the witcher 2, crysis 3 or battlefield 3 on that resolution

#22 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23411 posts) -
somebody being me ofc how can u forget some guy's name when it's spinning in his avatar > : | tacky as hell knaw meme
#23 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

somebody being me ofc how can u forget some guy's name when it's spinning in his avatar > : | tacky as hell knaw memeJigglyWiggly_

Lol, yup that's the guy!

Thanks JigglyWiggly :)

What's your opinion on this JW? witch card do you recommend?

#24 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23411 posts) -

Get a 2nd 670, it would yield way better performance than swapping for a single 680 even if it has 4gb of vram.

2 fast cards with 2gb of vram will yield a lot better than just a single 680 with 4gb of vram. Also, I can't even think of any game that gets punished for 2 gigs of vram.

Future games maybe, but then all the cards are too slow for that to be a problem.

#25 Posted by id_mew (450 posts) -

Allright, thanks for your help as usuall!

#26 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Not really a big fan for Sli, since most games don't support it.id_mew

You are such a liar, hell, most of the games I play support SLI...

#27 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23411 posts) -
[QUOTE="id_mew"]

Not really a big fan for Sli, since most games don't support it.mitu123

You are such a liar, hell, most of the games I play support SLI...

all of the games I play support sli well except quake live
#28 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"][QUOTE="id_mew"]

Not really a big fan for Sli, since most games don't support it.JigglyWiggly_

You are such a liar, hell, most of the games I play support SLI...

all of the games I play support sli well except quake live

I can see why!