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Default 04-05-2012, 11:18 | posts: 818 | Location: Australia

Does that mean the 680 is the 600 series equivalent of the 570? Now I'm confused. I was going the replace my 570 SLI with 670 SLI but should I be buying 680 SLI instead?
   
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Default 04-05-2012, 12:13 | posts: 976 | Location: Belgium

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Does that mean the 680 is the 600 series equivalent of the 570? Now I'm confused. I was going the replace my 570 SLI with 670 SLI but should I be buying 680 SLI instead?
No that's what some people make of it. Nvidia advertised the GTX680 as their flag ship so it is a high end card. Doesn't matter what the specs are. These are the facts:

- it is currently the fastest single gpu
- it has the price of a flagship gpu
- it has the name of a flagship gpu
- it is the competitor of the HD7970 (amd's flagship). Nvidia even compared the GTX680 with the HD7970 in their reviewer's guide.

According to rumors, the GTX670 and the GTX670 Ti will launch in May.

http://www.guru3d.com/news/geforce-g...pected-in-may/
   
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Default 04-05-2012, 12:27 | posts: 4,065 | Location: Carvalhos (Gaia)

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No that's what some people make of it. Nvidia advertised the GTX680 as their flag ship so it is a high end card. Doesn't matter what the specs are. These are the facts:

- it is currently the fastest single gpu
- it has the price of a flagship gpu
- it has the name of a flagship gpu
- it is the competitor of the HD7970 (amd's flagship). Nvidia even compared the GTX680 with the HD7970 in their reviewer's guide.
ok but I don't agree because GTX 680 doesn't succeed GTX 580 but yes GK100 (GTX 685) or 110 (GTX 780) will succeed GTX 580.

look:
1920x1200 resolution
GTX 680 is ~15% faster than HD7970.

2560x1600
680 is ~5% faster than 7970
Therefore, GTX 680 is weak memory bandwidth for extreme resolution + high AA.

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Default 04-05-2012, 12:40 | posts: 14,791 | Location: Glasgow

Hardly likely when a 7970 has alot more memory bandwidth that a 680.

It struggles to beat the 7970 by more at 25x16 due to having less vram, though we will find out for sure when the 4GB cards appear.
   
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Default 04-05-2012, 13:02 | posts: 976 | Location: Belgium

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ok but I don't agree because GTX 680 doesn't succeed GTX 580 but yes GK100 (GTX 685) or 110 (GTX 780) will succeed GTX 580.

look:
1920x1200 resolution
GTX 680 is ~15% faster than HD7970.

2560x1600
680 is ~5% faster than 7970
Therefore, GTX 680 is weak memory bandwidth for extreme resolution + high AA.
Actually, looking at the hardocp review, the GTX680 holds his ground pretty well at high resolutions. In their SLI review for example, they've compared the GTX680 sli vs the HD7970 crossfire in BF3 MP at a resolution of 5760x1200. I don't know about you but for me, that's a pretty high resolution and a good indicator to see if the "weak" memory bandwith has a negative impact on the GTX680. According to their review, the GTX680 actually allowed higher settings than the HD7970. I think you agree as well that BF3 MP is very demanding at high resolutions so comparing these two cards according to their specs, the HD7970 should have the advantage but it doesn't.
   
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Default 04-21-2012, 09:53 | posts: 818 | Location: Australia

I bit the bullet and ordered 2x MSI 680 TwinFrozr III's. Should have them in a few days.
   
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Default 04-27-2012, 09:13 | posts: 205 | Location: BCN

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I bit the bullet and ordered 2x MSI 680 TwinFrozr III's. Should have them in a few days.
Is it a good idea to SLI them having those coolers?
I was going to buy those too, but as far as I know, to SLI its better the reference cooling system.
   
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Default 04-27-2012, 09:58 | posts: 404 | Location: Ireland

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ok but I don't agree because GTX 680 doesn't succeed GTX 580 but yes GK100 (GTX 685) or 110 (GTX 780) will succeed GTX 580.

look:
1920x1200 resolution
GTX 680 is ~15% faster than HD7970.

2560x1600
680 is ~5% faster than 7970
Therefore, GTX 680 is weak memory bandwidth for extreme resolution + high AA.
So does that mean the GTX580 wasn't the succesor to the GTX480? The numbers were the same between the two.
   
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Default 04-27-2012, 10:21 | posts: 785 | Location: Denmark

The GTX 580 became what the GTX 480 was supposed to be (full number of workingshader units).

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't GTX 680 supposed to be a "gamers" card where it's "pro" video rendering performance and abilites for professional use actually are lower than the GTX 580 ?

The "low" bandwith of GTX 680 as a high-end card also makes me wonder... why did nVidia go back to a 256bit ram connections instead of 384bit like GTX 580... or at least 320bit like GTX 570 ?


With GTX 670 incoming I wonder if we have a GTX 666 in the horizon ?

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Default 04-27-2012, 11:18 | posts: 818 | Location: Australia

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Is it a good idea to SLI them having those coolers?
I was going to buy those too, but as far as I know, to SLI its better the reference cooling system.
I have no clue but the reviews for the 680 TwinFrozr III's have been good.
   
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Default 04-27-2012, 11:43 | posts: 404 | Location: Ireland

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I have no clue but the reviews for the 680 TwinFrozr III's have been good.
If you have plenty of ventillation then having two of those in sli wont be a problem , but if your case has bad airflow like my Corsair 800D then its not a good idea to have two Twin Frzor GPU's in your case.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 21:03 | posts: 511 | Location: england

once i send my ****ty 7970 lightning back i think i'll get one of these for my new watercooled rig, might even get two if i get some tax back
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 17:35 | posts: 30 | Location: Bilbao

My toy













Corsair AX1200W
i7 3930K C2 @ 4,6 HT ON 1,36v
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But i have a dude. Why in games the gpu clock is diferent? For example, gpu1 clock is 1215mhz and the gpu2 is 1175mhz. The "sync" is on and both has the same parametres....

Thanks
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 13:36 | posts: 1,768 | Location: Lahore, Pakistan

I'm using a GTX 570, for only a few months now, but damn I'm beginning to get the itch to dump it and buy the new 680. There are some things I need clarification about, first being will my current system be able to handle it perfectly, or will the components create a bottleneck. Secondly, will my current Corsair VX550 watts PSU be able to hold the 680 on its with the i5 clocked to 3.6 Ghz ? Reason I ask this is because currently there's no new stock of either Corsair or Antec PSUs available in the market. Don't want to take chances with Cooler Master, because I heard they just "Pop' randomly and take the entire systems along with them.

Any user feedback/ experience who are still using the 1st gen Core "i" series processor with GTX 680 would be highly appreciated.
   
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