Upgrade Question...

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by beezee, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. beezee

    beezee Active Member

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    GeForce GTX 1080
    This is my system right now...

    Digital Storm Desktop 306273 1
    Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS HailStorm Edition
    Processor: Intel Core i7 960 3.2GHz (Quad Core)
    Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 (Intel X58 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
    System Memory: 6GB DDR3 2000MHz GTX-8 Digital Storm Certified Extreme Performance
    Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Certified (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Highly Recommended)
    Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 320 Series)
    Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition)
    Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
    Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
    Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
    Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
    Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB (Includes PhysX) (Overclocked EVGA Edition)
    Add-on Card: - No Thanks
    Sound Card: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
    Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler (120mm Radiator)
    H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
    Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
    CPU Boost: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Cooling Upgrade Recommended)
    Graphics Boost: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
    Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition (Gaming Keyboard)
    Mouse: Razer Deathadder Gaming Mouse (High-Speed Gaming Grade)

    My question is, would it behoove me to get a new GTX 680 or wait for the next gen nvidia cards?

    From what I read it's about a 20%-30% performance increase from a GTX 580 to a GTX 680 right now.

    What would you guys do?
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    If your framerate is too low too often, upgrade.
    If you are happy with your current performance, dont upgrade.

    Your PC will make good use of a 680, you will get more out of it in some games with a CPU overclock.
     
  3. eddman

    eddman Member Guru

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    The real question is; at what resolution you play games?

    IMO 580 is a decent enough card and worth keeping, unless you have some extra money to spend, or you can sell it for good amount and buy that 680.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

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