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Gaming Thread, nVidia's GeForce GTX 680 Reviewed in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by Arthur I currently have a GTX 680 on order from Dabs for 385, but I am not ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I currently have a GTX 680 on order from Dabs for 385, but I am not sure if it's worth getting the pre-overclocked version instead? Probably not?
    a) probably not, the 600 series seems fairly easy to overclock with the power targets etc. and by all accounts is a monstrous overclocker anyway.
    b) you jammy git /cries at his crossfired 5770s

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    a) probably not, the 600 series seems fairly easy to overclock with the power targets etc. and by all accounts is a monstrous overclocker anyway.
    That's good to hear. I'll save the 35 and overclock it myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    b) you jammy git /cries at his crossfired 5770s
    The 3 year old Radeon HD 4870 in my PC really struggles with games at 2560x1440. I think it's easier to justify the GTX 680 when you look at it that way.

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    I think we ought to attach this thread to the 'IT staff are underpaid one'.

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    These new Geforce cards are sounding really nice. Not tempted yet as the only games I'm playing on PC at the moment (Warcraft and Diablo 3) seem to run OK on my current GTX470 but it's good to see Nvidia making improvements in performance and power consumption.

    On a side note what's with the GTX 690 pricing! I mean it's more than TWICE the price of the GTX680 How does that work when it's basically 2 680's on the same card. Surely it should be more around the 600 figure in line with the old GTX 590?
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    I think we ought to attach this thread to the 'IT staff are underpaid one'.
    Maybe so but we have to get what we enjoy or there's no point

    Not sure how much truth there is in this Why can’t Nvidia supply Kepler/GK104/GTX680? | SemiAccurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    How does that work when it's basically 2 680's on the same card.
    nVidia went a bit OTT with the design and marketing of the GTX 690.






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    I'm reading about the 670 now, very interesting and out this thursday too.. Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Version *HANDS ON*

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    Quote Originally Posted by caffrey View Post
    I'm reading about the 670 now, very interesting and out this thursday too.. Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Version *HANDS ON*
    Weird if that's accurate, we will find out in 2 days

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    Reviews are up: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 670 graphics card - The Tech Report - Page 1
    AnandTech - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Review Feat. EVGA: Bringing GK104 Down To $400

    From what I've briefly gleaned from conclusion pages (so that this post had some meat to it), it's remarkably close to the 680 in performance at about 100 cheaper, and a good competitor for the 7970 let alone the 7950 it's pitched against.

    Looking like a Green Generation this time round, isn't it?

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    670 on the way to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Looking like a Green Generation this time round, isn't it?
    Depends on if nVidia can sort out their supply issues. I'm still waiting for my 680.

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    By all accounts i'd bin that order and get a 670, from all the reviews the 670 is just slighty behind and in some cases so similar at about 100 quid less than a 680.
    670 in my hands, roll on home time so I can install it!

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    Just having a look on ebuyer at the 670s, anyone know whats different in each one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    Just having a look on ebuyer at the 670s, anyone know whats different in each one?
    Won't be much different between them - all the launch cards are semi-custom not full custom i.e. they're the same PCB, just different shroud/fan. Warranty will probably be the biggest differentiator, but there doesn't seem to be any info on eBuyer about that so might have to look around.

    Not worth getting any that are promising to be overclocked either because of the way the GPU Boost works now with nVidia - see the Anandtech review I linked above.

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    I was a bit jammy with my 670, sad old me was F5ing the site until they went live, cheapest one they had was the EVGA 670 SC at 312 so added it to basket and order went through - 10 mins later the price jumped to 353

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