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#114704 28-Feb-2013 09:44
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I'm currently hunting around for the best price vs performance card/s
First I was looking at 2 GTX660ti's in SLI, then two 7950's in Xfire, and now people have told me just to get a single GTX 670 or 680.
There really isn't that much difference between the GTX 670/680, so I was wondering what you guys think I should do (price vs performance)

Thanks guys,
~Dylan.

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  #771510 28-Feb-2013 09:51
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If you get a GTX670 now you always have the option of picking one up really cheap later to extend the useful life of your setup. I did the same with my 8800GT back in the day, it cost me over $400 and then a few years later I got a second one for less than $100 and that SLI setup served me fine for a long time.

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  #771603 28-Feb-2013 11:29
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Getting one powerful card is almost always a better option than getting 2 mediocre cards and running them in SLI/Crossfire. As "lurker" said above, you could always add a second card later if you want a bit more grunt.

 
 
 
 


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  #771704 28-Feb-2013 13:54
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Ive got a 680 (eVGA from pbtech).  It runs everything maxed on my 27inch 2560*1600 screen, which is a lot of pixels to push.  Overclocks by 22% clock and 28% memory stable with good temps using the autoclock feature of the eVGA software, so lots of free performance.

I'd buy one again, not sure its wrth the extra bucks over the 670 though.

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  #771708 28-Feb-2013 14:08
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Just got a 670 OC after seeing that with a little overclocking they are quicker then a stock 680 for quite a bit less money. So far am very happy with it. Also as said above two cheaper cards are never going to be as good as a single higher spec'ed card. Unfortunately 2 X is not 2 X performance.







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  #772025 1-Mar-2013 02:34
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noc: Getting one powerful card is almost always a better option than getting 2 mediocre cards and running them in SLI/Crossfire. As "lurker" said above, you could always add a second card later if you want a bit more grunt.


Yep less power, less noise, less heat, less micro stutter...

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  #772083 1-Mar-2013 09:02
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Ragnor:
noc: Getting one powerful card is almost always a better option than getting 2 mediocre cards and running them in SLI/Crossfire. As "lurker" said above, you could always add a second card later if you want a bit more grunt.


Yep less power, less noise, less heat, less micro stutter...



Quite right... Although, the new GPUs tend to use less power and pump out less heat, you still need half decent ventilation in your case to keep everything fairly cool with a SLI/CrossFire setup. So if you do end up going for two cards, make sure your ventilation in your case is good, and also, make sure your Power Supply is up to the job!

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#789527 30-Mar-2013 09:30
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Yo, yes GTX 670 is the best choose, GTX 680 run a little faster but you need to pay $100+ for it.
ATI cards are fast and cheap but buggy...... you will experiences all sorts of problem with it's driver.
i used to own 6850 for 6 months and 6950 for 3 months.... end up i sell both of it and get GTX 670 instead.
So ATI is not a good choose unless you have a tight budget and you want to go for 3 screens.
Nvida surround are still buggy.


 
 
 
 




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  #789552 30-Mar-2013 11:09
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Ended up going for a 7950 and it's not buggy, plays everything at ultra, plays on multiple monitors fine. I'm very happy with my purchase.

~Dylan

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#789722 30-Mar-2013 19:53
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Cool, good buy, for it's price 7950 is a very good card.
u go for single or CF?



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  #789728 30-Mar-2013 20:15
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Just the single at the moment :)
Waiting for the 8000 series cards!

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  #790081 31-Mar-2013 23:47
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berman002: Yo, yes GTX 670 is the best choose, GTX 680 run a little faster but you need to pay $100+ for it.
ATI cards are fast and cheap but buggy...... you will experiences all sorts of problem with it's driver.
i used to own 6850 for 6 months and 6950 for 3 months.... end up i sell both of it and get GTX 670 instead.
So ATI is not a good choose unless you have a tight budget and you want to go for 3 screens.
Nvida surround are still buggy.



First of all, it's not ATI anymore, it's AMD. Secondly, the drivers are getting better. There will always be a few bugs with drivers when a new card gets released on the market, but they generally get sorted pretty quickly. This is one of the reasons why I wait a few months after new components get released. By the time I buy it, the bugs have already been fixed :)

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  #790086 1-Apr-2013 00:12
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Lol, i doesn't mean it's not a good card, but i just point out compare to Nvidia's card, ATI's card's drivers are causing more problems. and i also point out, in 3 screens set up ATI are better, Nvidia's still catching up in 3 screens.
by the way i wouldn't buy ATI card anymore because of my bad experiences with my last 2 cards not long ago. but every time i buy an Nvidia card i always feel ATI card are more value for money..... Nvidia is over priced.


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  #790201 1-Apr-2013 13:58
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borgia: Ive got a 680 (eVGA from pbtech).  It runs everything maxed on my 27inch 2560*1600 screen, which is a lot of pixels to push. 


Curious. I didn't know you could get 2560x1600 @ 27", or was that just a simple typo?

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  #790246 1-Apr-2013 16:44
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zaptor:
borgia: Ive got a 680 (eVGA from pbtech).  It runs everything maxed on my 27inch 2560*1600 screen, which is a lot of pixels to push. 


Curious. I didn't know you could get 2560x1600 @ 27", or was that just a simple typo?


yes, it can, a good example is Apple's 27" mon.
it required duel DVI link cables.

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  #790459 2-Apr-2013 09:30
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berman002:
zaptor:
borgia: Ive got a 680 (eVGA from pbtech).  It runs everything maxed on my 27inch 2560*1600 screen, which is a lot of pixels to push. 


Curious. I didn't know you could get 2560x1600 @ 27", or was that just a simple typo?


yes, it can, a good example is Apple's 27" mon.
it required duel DVI link cables.


The Apple 27" display is 2560x1440 - not 2560x1600.

2560x1600 displays generally come in a 30" form factor. The 27" monitors tend to be significantly cheaper than their 30" brethren, so if a 27" 2560x1600 can be sourced I'd be curious.

Looks like it was just a simple typo.

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