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Thumbs up Gtx680 top - 05-19-2013, 17:08 | posts: 146

Hey guys, I was wondering is ASus gtx680 direct CU2 top a good card?
Or lightning is better?
And why ?
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Default 05-19-2013, 17:10 | posts: 1,822

Wait for the new 7xx series, they are just around the corner.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 17:17 | posts: 4,264 | Location: Serbia, NS

Indeed. Dont buy GPU at worst possible moment.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 17:54 | posts: 146

im not talking about 7xx series, im talking about these, so please.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 18:02 | posts: 1,822

780 on the 5/23, 770 on 5/30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaCxLK2iCe4

Can you wait?
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 18:07 | posts: 18,714 | Location: New Jersey, USA

dont get a top card they are generally terrible, you can probably get a 770 for less than a 680. a 770 is a 680 refresh, slightly higher clocks than a 680
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 18:10 | posts: 4,264 | Location: Serbia, NS

It would be mindless to buy a GTX680 at this moment especially top.

Wait little more...
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 20:36 | posts: 146

But i dont know when they will show up in my country. :// And anyways if so why TOP is so bad? thnx
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 20:38 | posts: 624 | Location: Croatia

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But i dont know when they will show up in my country. :// And anyways if so why TOP is so bad? thnx
Hey, seriously the new series is coming out in less then a month just wait.

The TOP cards are terrible because the cooling solutions on them are not positioned well, they crash a lot and are prone to overheating.

Just wait a bit more, if you have until now.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 20:42 | posts: 146

And also gtx680 will drop price, so is it still not worth it? :// i tghouth that gtx680 top was a very great card.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 21:12 | posts: 3,306 | Location: Lebanon

You're still thinking about which GPU to buy? It's been quite a long time, it doesn't need that much.

If the rumors are true, just wait a few days for pricing and performance numbers of the rumored GTX770.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 21:33 | posts: 3,814 | Location: The Netherlands

TOP series have unstable BIOS, don't do it.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 22:18 | posts: 9,217 | Location: UK

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Wait for the new 7xx series, they are just around the corner.
Agreed, best of waiting till the 7 series comes out, as that may push the prices of the 7 series thats already out now down a bit, so you may get a one cheaper, than if you bought a one now.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 22:21 | posts: 5,417 | Location: FLA,USA

Rich is that your new catch phrase or something????

OP stay as far away from the TOP as you can they are garbage.
   
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Default 05-19-2013, 22:30 | posts: 9,217 | Location: UK

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Rich is that your new catch phrase or something????

OP stay as far away from the TOP as you can they are garbage.
No it isnt, but he would be mad to buy a 770 now when Nvidia are bringing them back out again in a couple of weeks time, as he may find the one he bought has dropped in price then.

No experience of the TOP cards, but from what people are saying, id stay away from them, and go for another brand.

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Default 05-20-2013, 03:11 | posts: 5,417 | Location: FLA,USA

^ It's really no different from the Fermi refresh most current 6xx owners will wait on maxwell however fermi users will have a deacent upgrade.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 12:46 | posts: 2,376 | Location: canada

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Hey guys, I was wondering is ASus gtx680 direct CU2 top a good card?
Or lightning is better?
And why ?
Thanks.

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im not talking about 7xx series, im talking about these, so please.

Between the TOP and the Lightning, the Lightning is by far the better card.

Why ? :

Two slot cooling, all critical components cooled properly, dual BIOSs, better over clocking options, still able to adjust voltages without the need for hard mods, I own them, etc, etc...

If they weren’t the better card I wouldn’t have bought two of them, but I can’t recommend them as the best chose to purchase at this time... for obvious reasons already pounded on above.

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Default 05-20-2013, 13:15 | posts: 146

ok then, ill whait for the 7xx series and will se them pricing. If the price is to high ill go with the gtx680. If we are talking about gtx680, which do you recommend and why?
Apreciate for the help guys.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 19:42 | posts: 2,376 | Location: canada

Yeah, waiting at this point is the best option.

As far as the 680 goes, I’d only recommend the Lightning’s... but they are getting very hard to find, 670, 7950 and 7970 would be my next suggestions if the 700 series is too much at launch. I’m not expecting to see big price drops on current cards in the next month or two.
   
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Default 05-20-2013, 19:49 | posts: 5,673 | Location: PA, USA

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^ It's really no different from the Fermi refresh most current 6xx owners will wait on maxwell however fermi users will have a deacent upgrade.
That is only true for the GTX 770 and below. The GTX 780 is a great improvement over the GTX 680. Expected 20-35% gain over the 680 depending on the app/game.

Mind you that is stock vs stock. We haven't seen a 780 OC'd yet.
   
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That is only true for the GTX 770 and below. The GTX 780 is a great improvement over the GTX 680. Expected 20-35% gain over the 680 depending on the app/game.

Mind you that is stock vs stock. We haven't seen a 780 OC'd yet.
Close to the same difference that the 480 - 580 iirc.
   
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