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Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by irvgotti, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. irvgotti

    irvgotti New Member

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    Hi I'm new to forums. And I have one question that I would like bigger enthusiats to help me answer. I am interested in gtx680 dcii top. But I keep reading that a 680 is not worth it that 670 are about the same. Or just like 5to 6 fps off on demanding games. now I would love to save 100 bux if I can.
    What's ur input. I know a 670 is the same as a 680 just less cuda cores correct?.I ususally side with the more cores the better. But if a 670 non reference can defeat a reference 680 is that argument valid anymore... So is it a smart buy to get a reference 680. And is a non reference 680 improvement significant. Or we talking about 5 to 6 fps. Wich nothing in my eyes?. Would you buy a reference 680 or a non reference 670 . I don't really care much about noise. Just temp.
    I currently have a 570 classified and I rev up the fan befroe I game and I hear it but it don't bother me.. thanx for ur input
    oh btw my main game is bf3
     
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    The GTX 680 is faster but it is up to the individual if 1 - 5 or 10 more fps is worth an extra $100 that the GTX 680 costs over the 670.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga/11
     
  3. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    is the purchase dependent on you selling the 570,if not why not just get another 570
     
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    Well if its not 10 fps difference my eyes won't notice it lol.
    Would u get a non reference 670 over a reference 680
    Here my story I wanted to get a. Zotac670. amp. But for 50 bux more I went and decided more cores will defeat overclocking so i. Was just about to hit check out on the reference 680 then my girl friend was asking me am I sure. Wich got me thinking and researching again.... so now I'm back at the question does more cores defeat a strong overclocker.. because I know the reference 680 don't overclock much... thanx for your input
    And my 570 I'm giving to my cousin. I owe him a lot so this is the least I can do. Atleast ill add another pc gamer in the world
     
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    The 680 is a more beast card and it will OC better and the OCed non reference 670 will only match a reference 680 at best.

    Just to give you a visual reference of which card is boss hoss !

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    So you sayin the zotac 670 amp with all that factory overclockingcan only match a reference 680.. and that's my top?
     
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    Maybe not match it but almost. I would honestly get the 680 for BF3 cause you will need all the power you can get for that game.
     
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    Slightly overclocked 670 will be as fast as 680. Sure, you can overclock 680 too, but the difference still won't be worth 100$. Or 50$. 20$ - maybe.
     
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    If you want the best and the 100 bucks isn't a big deal get the 680. If you dont mind it being slightly slower then get the 670.
     

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    Yes, it will. Looking at benches you posted, difference between 680 and stock 670 in BF3 at 1920x1200 w 4xMSAA is 2.1FPS... Only a complete idiot would pay 100$ more for that, TBH.

    Here's a Gigabyte version OC'ed to 980MHz. Clock is even lower than 680's 1006MHz, but performance is pretty much the same http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/28.html

    You're wrong about paying too. For example, 7970 was 550$ when 680 came out. Anyone who bought 7970 payed more but got less. Similar story with 300$ 660 Ti and 350$ 7950. And so on. Things work any way they want in high-end.

    OP, get any non-reference 670 and don't worry what others say. Mildly overclocked versions like Gigabyte shown above perform near-identically to 680.
     
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    Less we not forget the 670 FTW and dcuii top behold http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/?page=5

    Edit: I'm going to put some perspective in this link the 670 FTW is on a 680 pcb and has the stock base clock, boost clock, and memory clock of the 680 just the 15% less shaders. Notice the "performance gap" that's right there is none.
     
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    Oh snap I've been thinking nividia so much amd has completely slipped my mind. Are the ghz edition really worth any different
     
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    Actually the 7970Ghz is a very nice card if you look into one of those look at sapphire.
     
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    I would either go for non reference gtx 670 or Radeon Ghz edition. GeForce GTX 680 is good but definitely not worth extra $100.
     

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    Dafuq, that is one seriously short PCB for a 670 :3eyes:
     
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    Isn't it pathetic LOL. That's reference size LOL.
     
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    The end

    Ok i wanna thank everyone for there help it was fun an informative.
    I wanna tells you guys my final decision for closer.
    I agreed with others about the 680 tho good not worth any extra 100 bux tho i had the money. Especially since in bf3 my main game it was just 2fps greater reference to reference
    When u guys mention 7970ghz i was really excited it was in between price wise and overall better the 670 imo and tie or really close to 680
    I then realize i will be playing at 1600-900 resolution so all three was in able to run that easily
    And tho my heart was set7970ghz. I ultimately went msi twin frozer 670 only because it outperformed 7970 in my main game bf3 by about 7fps which was enuff considering i given up on over clocking and i will be saving 40 bux on top.

    I don't know if its prudent to choose a card on one game tho i play others like total war and batman, dragon age...
    But in the bright side i was able to get 3 more 140mm fans i need to complete my case.

    So that's it msi gtx670 twin frozerii and 3 140mm fans.

    Thanx again everyone i just hope thiscard is not defective i seeing afew ppl getting red screen black screen. I hope i dont.
     
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