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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Is that the model you plan on buying? I would if I were you. You've waited this long; what's a couple more weeks to get an extra 2GB of VRAM? You made a smart move holding off while a bunch of us jumped on the 7970 band wagon. I'm not sorry I did, as I really like my 7970, but am a little pissed about the price I paid compared to the intro price of the 680.
    They keep doing this to us

    Am a little worried about the 2gig but won't ever run Eye-Infinety.
    But maybe a 30" Hi Rez monitor down the line and 2 gig would probably be borderline there.

    Had that 7970 in and out of the New Egg cart so much that I wore it out.
    You guys didn't help going out and getting it.

    680 under the limit but sure would be nice to have that 4 gig not over $550.00-575 Max.
    Just looking for a 2 to 3 year card span like the past, And SLI to keep up.
    Strange saying SLI instead of CF now

    Later

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Just hold out a little longer, and go for the 4GB (or two) model. You won't be sorry I think.
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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    ^
    wait for gtx 880 which is faster than two 680

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    impressive performance and nice prize. It puts 7970 run for its money now.

    Well, gotta heading to my bank and stickup to the teller for the money and get two of this card. If you guys don't see me around here for couple days then send out a search party.

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
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    wait for gtx 880 which is faster than two 680
    Yea,

    It does get kind of rediculous after a while.

    Just wish I knew what thier going to charge for that extra 2gig of vram.
    That was the (Key) point on waiting in the first place.

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    impressive performance and nice prize. It puts 7970 run for its money now.

    Well, gotta heading to my bank and stickup to the teller for the money and get two of this card. If you guys don't see me around here for couple days then send out a search party.
    Does the Gettaway driver get a cut??
    I'm IN.

    Later

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    They'll be offering more RAM and possibly other features as soon as the non-reference cards begin to roll out of the gate.

    Wait for two or three months,........

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    They'll be offering more RAM and possibly other features as soon as the non-reference cards begin to roll out of the gate.

    Wait for two or three months,........
    AMD's 8000 series will be out by then

    cycle continues

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    I think EVGA's 4GB will be out mid summer, maybe a little earlier

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    AMD's 8000 series will be out by then

    cycle continues
    I know,

    But here's an example of someone running a Strong 580 1.5 at Ultra settings in BF3
    and is using almost 2.5 gigs of vram.

    He, was also running at 1920x1200, My Rez.



    Researched many other Benchs on it like this one.
    Seems like the stronger games using more ram all the time.
    And when exceeds card ram, Its uses system ram as to the difference.
    Thats the plus for the 7970 and higher rez capable also.

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    So build an X79 system with 32GBs of memory and let it use away LOL

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    So build an X79 system with 32GBs of memory and let it use away LOL
    Ya,

    This hunt getting Outta hand

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Yeah, don't these cards borrow system memory?

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    so stop hunting, take aim and pull the damn trigger lol

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    Yeah, don't these cards borrow system memory?
    According to what have researched thats where it comes from when needed when vram
    is tapped.

    Starting to get tired of worrying about it, And just take the 7970 out of the basket and
    put in the 680.

    Later

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    Default Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    According to what have researched thats where it comes from when needed when vram
    is tapped.

    Starting to get tired of worrying about it, And just take the 7970 out of the basket and
    put in the 680.

    Later
    The 680 is definitely a better bang for the buck and Stan has a good point with building a system with a lot of system RAM. 16GB's should be more than sufficient for at least another year of two. It think you will see non-ref. 680's within a couple of weeks. Since the ref. 680's are sold out and probably will be for a while, you might as well wait a few more weeks.
    2nd Rig: AMD FX-8120; Corsair H105 ; Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3; 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz; 2 x PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Ed. (Tahiti LE); Fractal Design Arc XL; SeaSonic X Series 850W
    3rd Rig: AMD A6-3650; Asetek 550LC; Asus F1A75-M Pro; 8GB Kingston HyperX; XFX HD 6670 1GB GDDR5; Antec 300; Thermaltake TR2 650W

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