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    Question Help choosing a new GPU

    Hello! I did recently send in my Asus GTX 670 DC11 Top because it was defected. They don't have it in stock and don't know when they're getting it either, so they asked me to choose a diffrent GPU. The price of the DC11Top was about 560$ (3899kr). I'm now intrested in the Windforce 3 670 or 680. I would need to add about 70$(500kr) for the 680, and if I choose the 670 I would instead get 70$ back. Is it worth the extra cash? I don't really see 70$ as a big expense. (Actully it's more of 140$ you ''loose'' if you choose the 680). Is the 680 worth the extra cash or should I stick with the 670?

    Thanks in advance!
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    It depends on how games are running for you, if you're satisfied with the FPS you're getting, stick with the 670. If you want a bit better performance, take the 680.
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    got a site for us? might be worthwhile to check zotac AMP series 670 aswell.

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    Definitely take the Gigabyte 670 and get $70 back. No way in heck is 680 worth the $140 additional cost, even in GPU-heavy games (BF3/Crysis 2) it is only ~5-6% faster than a 670 on average. The difference becomes even more irrelevant if you're running a typical 60hz 1080p monitor because beyond 60 fps (which a 670 can easily push) you won't see any changes.

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    I echo what Xuvial says, and agree that you should stick with the 670. 1080p, 1440p, it doesn't matter. My GTX670 performs admirably in all games i've tried (ranging from D3 to BF3 and always at max settings, though i might turn off some of the eye candy that i personally don't like). The 680 does perform better but certainly not enough to warrant the cost increase.

    The 670 was a good upgrade for me from my 2 580's (in heat, noise, stability, monitor support). Performance took a slight hit, but i had an excess of performance with the 2 580's, while a 670 seems to be a pretty good point. Upgrading from that 480 you list in your signature will be a truly massive improvement, much to the point that if you compared a 670 vs a 680, you'd not be able to truly warrant the extra cost.

    Some Math; The GTX480 uses approx 40-60W at idle. There's roughly 240W difference between idle and load, meaning that the total load of the GTX480 is around 280-300W. The GTX670 uses ~170W max according to it's spec, though some overclocked versions will use more. This means that it's 130W lower consumption for just the card alone. This translates into less heat, which translates into less noise, which is further "enforced" by the cooler itself which is MUCH quieter when run at the same speed as the 480's and 580's. When you consider the performance difference between even the 5 series high end cards and the 6 series high end cards, it makes it a worthwhile upgrade regardless of whether you choose the 670 or the 680. However, for the simple price-performance reasoning, the 670 becomes a rather clear winner in my eyes.
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    If im not mistaken the gigabyte 670 also has the 680 pcb (the 3 fan design). So you should be able to OC it pretty well. So ye, stick with the 670

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    Ah ok, think I'll stick with the GTX 670 then. How ever, the site is http://www.dustinhome.se/. It's really only Gigabyte, EVGA and Asus.
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    GTX 670 all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sup3rN0va View Post
    Ah ok, think I'll stick with the GTX 670 then. How ever, the site is http://www.dustinhome.se/. It's really only Gigabyte, EVGA and Asus.
    http://www.dustinhome.se/product/501...der_SiteSeeker

    ^ Assuming it's that one, go for it it's the best 670 there is.

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    Yep, that's the one I'm thinking of

    Do anyone know how big diffrence there is in BF 3 / WoW, do the GTX 680 only provide like 5-10 more FPS or is it more than that? Havn't found any good Benchmarks
    Last edited by Sup3rN0va; 2012-11-30 at 03:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sup3rN0va View Post
    Yep, that's the one I'm thinking of

    Do anyone know how big diffrence there is in BF 3 / WoW, do the GTX 680 only provide like 5-10 more FPS or is it more than that? Havn't found any good Benchmarks
    Even less, there's around a 3-5 FPS difference which is easily obtainable by slightly overclocking the 670.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sup3rN0va View Post
    Yep, that's the one I'm thinking of

    Do anyone know how big diffrence there is in BF 3 / WoW, do the GTX 680 only provide like 5-10 more FPS or is it more than that? Havn't found any good Benchmarks
    There's tons of benchmarks :P

    Here's one:



    As for WoW, there will be almost no difference.

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