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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 22 Mar 2012.

  1. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    My 450w PSU will handle one of these just fine. You dont really need a 1000w PSU unless you are using 3 or more high end GPU's.
     
  2. Crunchy

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    Although I don't fold myself (yet, it's something I've considered for a while) this appears to be a dream ticket for folders as it seems to have astounding performance at a reduced power cost.
    For SLI, the thermals seems to be a gift.

    Daggit... :(

    I bought a 580 just before Christmas...
    (awesome review, btw)
     
  3. Paul2011

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    Thank you for the best review ive seen on here for a long time! Seriously nice work, if this is the standard for all the new reviews i for one will be making this site my first port of call. As for the card WOW! may have to bribe the wife to get a new rig.
     
  4. rollo

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    Arma 2 i wonder how many actually play it or is it strictly there as a benchmark game

    nice review

    already got mine ordered from scan

    the power usage alone is a good enough reason to upgrade for most
     
  5. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of people play ARMA II.

    Excellent review, superb card, trebles all round!
     
  6. McDuff32

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    Great review, makes me want the card now!
     
  7. Gusseteer

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    Just ordered one from dabs.

    Evga was originally £439 they've dropped it to £409 and if you use the code spring25 you get £25 off.

    Birthday tomorrow so going to spend it playing with my new bargain toy.

    They had 14 left after I bought it so be quick if you want one.
     
  8. khemist

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    Not really, they have been going for £200-£220, i have mine for sale for £220 so it will cost me £180 but i couldn't resist!... oh and i got one of the two palits that aria had. :)
     
  9. TheStockBroker

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    Okay, so I'm a weak-willed prat.

    I caved and bought one, regardless of the fact I think it doesn't represent a sensible upgrade.

    So now my question is, is it worth me going to Ivy Bridge for PCI-E 3.0?
     
  10. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Lol, you know me too well at Harry, that's pretty much exactly what I did :lol:
     
  11. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Christ dude, if your doing it I've got to do it now as well :D
     
  12. Action_Parsnip

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    Now *IF* BF3 performance is gonna sway your buying decisions like that, then I suggest a quick peek here:

    (Single monitor)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/5

    (Multi monitor)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/10

    .... I would just recommend going away and coming back to the graphics card market for a full month. Surely all these prices will turn out to be quite fluid.
     
  13. xPinky

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    Damn my impulsiveness! Now how do I explain this one :eyebrow:. Ordered from scan for tomorrow :D.

    Loved the review!
     
  14. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    I think this might be the perfect time to get another 570 cheap *evil laugh*
     
  15. rollo

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    judging by this thread alone

    nvidia has sold a few cards today lol
     
  16. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I dunno about a 570, but we're tripping over 580s in the marketplace. :hehe:
     
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  17. Somer_Himpson

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    So a HD6990 beats it in every test...why is this card so great?
     
  18. Omnituens

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    Can't wait to see what Asus do with this beast.
     
  19. mars-bar-man

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    I would, but there'd be little point in a 580 for me, not much of an improvement and puts SLI out of the question ;)
     
  20. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Because the 6990 is £600+
     
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