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ANDROID2541
05-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Yeah.. can't decide what I wanna do.. be more economical and get a 580 or sell my 580 and get a 680

HyperMatrix
05-03-2012, 08:39 PM
I'd go with the extra 580 if you can get a good price on it. It'll perform far faster than a single 680. A 680 gives you 120hz refresh instead of 100hz. But...a single one probably won't be able to get you 120fps so that's no good. Since you already have a 580, save the money, get a good deal on a second 580.

HyperMatrix
05-03-2012, 08:49 PM
I may revise that, actually. A gtx 680 will have maybe 10-20% lower performance than gtx 580 sli. But it should cost you less if you sell your 580 as well. And the benefit here is the ability to add another 680 in the future if you wanted.

GTX 580 Performance:

97

GTX 680 Performance:

98

Skydivingcows
05-03-2012, 09:20 PM
It's hard to stumble upon a 680. You'd save some money on power with it compared to two 580's as well so don't forget to factor that in. It seems the 580 is a hotter item than 2600K's right now on CL so I doubt you'd have a hard time selling it.

ANDROID2541
05-03-2012, 09:33 PM
Wtt 580 for catleap 100hz!

120HzNET
05-03-2012, 10:04 PM
Ya - second the second 580. That will hold you over for some time. Plus the 680s 690s really do well with the higher end CPUs in certain circumstances. I plan on keeping my 3gb 580s for a while and see what shakes out of nVidia's tree over the next three months (plus I am skipping Ivy for Haswell.)

whitespider
05-10-2012, 08:44 AM
Ya - second the second 580. That will hold you over for some time. Plus the 680s 690s really do well with the higher end CPUs in certain circumstances. I plan on keeping my 3gb 580s for a while and see what shakes out of nVidia's tree over the next three months (plus I am skipping Ivy for Haswell.)

It's super minimal until you get into 3x monitor/quadsli/crossfirex territory. Then it ramps up.