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Graphics 480 GTX SLI vs 680 GTX SLI

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bugste81, 28 Oct 2013.

  1. Bugste81

    Bugste81 Stephen

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    I've curently got two 480 gtx's in sli playing the latest games at 2560 x 1440. What kind of upgrade difference would I see going to two 680 gtx's in sli.

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  2. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Well for a start you wouldn't get the TERRIBLE microstutter problem that the 4xx series has in SLI.

    You'd also benefit slightly from the extra vRAM (but 4GB would really be ideal at 1440p)

    All in all a worthy upgrade, depending on what you pay for the 680s.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    This man speaketh the truth.
     
  4. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    I went from 480 SLI to 670 SLI. Can't say I had micro stutter on the 480s though.

    Any way the extra vram is nice (though still limited if it's 2gb IMO) and they are way faster.
     
  5. law99

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    I always think that with graphics hardware a 2 generation gap seems to mostly be worth it providing the nomenclature isn't hiding some shifty new hierarchy.
     
  6. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    I would just be concerned about the vram most of all. 2gb was stingy at launch and BF4 could render 2gb cards paperweights like BF3 did with my 295s. No matter how much I reduced the settings it ran like shite.

    The 680 also has a bit of a cack memory bandwidth so tri screen gaming can be affected. You're just much better off with the 7990 or two 7970s etc. More vram, more memory bandwidth.

    I do agree SLI kicks the pants out of Crossfire though. I'm dreading setting up my 7990.
     

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