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Dump my 580s to get a 680??
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Default Dump my 580s to get a 680?? - 04-19-2012, 05:05 | posts: 110 | Location: Singapore

As the title says should i sell off my 2 MSI 580 lightning xtreme editions for an evga 680 classified? or MSI 680 lightning xtreme? I dont really use SLI anymore actually with the games i play and only really got SLI for BF3 and Crysis 2. Now that i dont play those games and only use one of my 580 thought of getting the 680 as its faster single card. But then again i also do still play BF3 here and there and want to maintain more then 60FPS at 1080P all settings maxed.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 05:15 | posts: 831 | Location: Montreal

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Now that i dont play those games and only use one of my 580
Only needed to hear that.

Go for it!
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 05:22 | posts: 110 | Location: Singapore

I know but i feel reluctant though. as 2 580s are much faster then a single 680.... fml... that and i also plan to play Diablo 3 in 3D if it supports it.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 05:46 | posts: 6,798 | Location: USA

imo i wouldnt..
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 05:52 | posts: 492 | Location: Sydney

Only do it if your not actually paying anything.

I still use mine all the time. Never will i turn them off unless a game is ****ting itself because of SLI
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 07:05 | posts: 2,598 | Location: Australia

Just think of the lower power consumption with the GTX 680. According to guru3d GTX 580 SLi power consumption is 522 Watts and the GTX 680 single card is 173 Watts.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-review/9
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 08:20 | posts: 4,675

Keep the 580's.

I was in the same boat as you when I had my HD5970. The majority of the time, I would only use one of the two GPUs. I would only enable the second GPU if I really wanted better performance

A GTX680 is roughly 25% faster than a GTX580, and most games don't really take advantage of all that power. If you need more performance, you can just enable SLI. IMHO, with that setup, you're better off waiting for Maxwell if you want a single card solution. I don't see any logical reason to downgrade your system, unless of course you're making a profit off of it
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 08:48 | posts: 110 | Location: Singapore

Well, i'm looking to sell them for about SGD$1000+. I bought them for about SGD$1600. The money i get from selling these im going to use to get the 680 and maybe IVB. Also i'm getting sick of my cards cause they run bloody hot and i have to turn my fan speeds up to 75% to keep them bellow 80C and its just too noisy. Just dont want to regret it that's all.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 15:36 | posts: 4,675

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Well, i'm looking to sell them for about SGD$1000+. I bought them for about SGD$1600. The money i get from selling these im going to use to get the 680 and maybe IVB. Also i'm getting sick of my cards cause they run bloody hot and i have to turn my fan speeds up to 75% to keep them bellow 80C and its just too noisy. Just dont want to regret it that's all.
If lowering your max potential performance isn't an issue, then I'd say go for it. But honestly, 80c isn't hot at all, not for a high end card. Even my GTX680 often runs between the mid to high 80's.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 23:07 | posts: 492 | Location: Sydney

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Well, i'm looking to sell them for about SGD$1000+. I bought them for about SGD$1600. The money i get from selling these im going to use to get the 680 and maybe IVB. Also i'm getting sick of my cards cause they run bloody hot and i have to turn my fan speeds up to 75% to keep them bellow 80C and its just too noisy. Just dont want to regret it that's all.
I wish!

I bought mine $1000 i'll be lucky to get $600-700 back
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 16:20 | posts: 550 | Location: Australia

Do what ever you think is best for your rig, I got told when i asked the question should i upgrade from my GTX 480 to a GTX 680 to hold on to my 480 as it wasnt worth and to overclock my CPU.

Yet there saying you should go for it and get a GTX 680, i just dont get that bit lol.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 17:37 | posts: 205 | Location: BCN

I would update. Actually im going to update.
Just for the minimum framerate increase (for me the most annoying thing is to get slowdowns) is worth it.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 21:23 | posts: 18,728 | Location: New Jersey, USA

2 580`s for 1 680, nah, keep what you have and wait for gk110. that will be a worthy upgrade for you. as posted a 680 is only 25% faster than a 580.

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Default 04-20-2012, 01:22 | posts: 64

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2 580`s for 1 680, nah, keep what you have and wait for gk110. that will be a worthy upgrade for you. as posted a 680 is only 25% faster than a 580.
^This

However, personally I think individual owners of "SLI's" and or "Crossfire's" usually have more issues/bugs than that of single card owners. I had a Crossfire set up and it never lived up to it's full potential imho. I have an 580 and won't upgrade until the next gen 680's come out.

Whatever you decide... Good luck friend...
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 01:23 | posts: 110 | Location: Singapore

imo since i dont really even use both my cards anymore, and only use one. might as well get the faster single card?? Temps are not a problem for me, it he noise i need to listen to when the fan ramps up.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 01:29 | posts: 18,728 | Location: New Jersey, USA

dont you have the 3gb 580`s? they will fare better than the regular 1.5gb 580`s. if you want to buy something get the dual gk104 card 690 or wait for gk110.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 02:13 | posts: 264 | Location: Philippines

Just Sell your 580's and get a single 680 I bought mine in Singapore in Sim Lim Square. Plus if you sell your 580's you will have profit.
   
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I would sell them. Less power, less heat, less noise. No microstutter. 500mb higher frame buffer.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:06 | posts: 6,798 | Location: USA

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I would sell them. Less power and 1gb less frame buffer.
Fixed.

Twinfrozr3 destroys 680 cooling and is much quieter.
   
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My 580s are the 3GB ones
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 11:32 | posts: 825 | Location: Greece

I would sell one 580 now and stay with the other one until GK110. Selling it now will give you a better price, as it will be devalued after the GK110 launch.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 12:24 | posts: 10,559 | Location: United kingdom

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I would sell one 580 now and stay with the other one until GK110. Selling it now will give you a better price, as it will be devalued after the GK110 launch.
+1 this is what i would do if i had 2x580s,then again there is nothing out there to really max these cards out,you could always stick with them and wait for maxwell.

580's are good cards,theres no need to change them tbh.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 18:59 | posts: 207 | Location: Montreal, Canada

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+1 this is what i would do if i had 2x580s,then again there is nothing out there to really max these cards out,you could always stick with them and wait for maxwell.

580's are good cards,theres no need to change them tbh.
+2 1XGTX580 3GB to GTX680 is a minor upgrade, good but not major in term of performance. GTX680 value will downhill once GK110 is out.

This is only an opinion...
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 18:40 | posts: 110 | Location: Singapore

Was looking to get the ASUS 680 DirectCU II TOP
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 19:05 | posts: 18,728 | Location: New Jersey, USA

buy the 680 like you want but get one with a custom cooler and 4gb of video ram. your 580`s have 1gb more vram than a plain 680 man
   
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