Nvidia Graphics Card Comparison

Discussion in 'Tech Chat' started by [FFN] Mika, Nov 2, 2012.



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  3. 630

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  4. 640

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  5. 650

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  6. 660

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  7. 670

  8. 680

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  9. 690

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  1. [FFN] Mika

    [FFN] Mika Well-Known Member

    I recently built a mid-tower gaming rig with a NVIDIA GTX 670, and I was wondering if it would have been worth it to get a 680. I only have one monitor, and of course that's still overkill for tf2 (200 fps), but for games like BF3, I only get around 40 fps, sometimes dropping down to the low 20s. A 690 would have been total overkill for only one monitor. I'm wondering if in the future if I get another monitor if my computer could pull it at a reasonable fps.
  2. DeBo

    DeBo Achievement Hunter Staff Member Member from long ago...

    Changing from a 670 to a 680/690 isn't going to be a whole lot of noticeable difference, unless there is a large change in the amount of processing cores, or memory between those versions. About the only way you're gonna run a game like BF3 with no FPS issues, is Solid State drive, SLI, and an i7 processor :p You should be ok though switching over to 2 monitors, since the game will only be processed still on the 1 monitor.
  3. [FFN] Mika

    [FFN] Mika Well-Known Member

    Ok, thanks. I have a SSD and a i5 3570K OC'd to 4.3 GHz. I am also using Lucidlogix Virtu MVP to 'SLI' my CPU graphics and my discrete graphics, which gives me 5-10 more fps in BF3
  4. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus Not a Noob

    I concur. Pocket your upgrade cash and come back next year (or the year after that) for the next generation. Nvidia's best GPU isn't worth the extra cash for a single monitor.
  5. Didi

    Didi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'd go 670, pocket the $50, and forego the 5% performance difference.
  6. Dookie

    Dookie Well-Known Member

    Agreed. the extra money for the little performance isn't worth it.
  7. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    I have a 670 Stock overclocked and I get the same fps if not better than a 680 and it still runs pretty cool. Check out Afterburner, that can help overclock your card if you want and can also so you what your card is really doing. I like Virtu MVP but that thing has given me soo many issues that I have given up on it and uninstalled it.

    Also are you running the card on PCI-E 3.0 or 2.0, When I first got my card I was running it at 3.0 but it kept crashing or not running as fast because the software just can't support it yet so I had to switch it to 2.0 and it actually started running faster and smoother and I can run any game at max spec.
  8. [FFN] Mika

    [FFN] Mika Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the feedback. I haven't had any problems with PCI-E 3.0 and Virtu MVP, and my 670 is factory overclocked to 680 clock speeds. Probably a better choice to save the $80.
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