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  1. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    I'm looking to upgrade my GTX570 to a GTX670 factory Overclocked @1006Mhz with a GTX680 PCB. I want to use Nvidia Surround with 3x 22" 1680x1050. Now the question is do you think I can get by with 2gb's of ram or should I get the 4gb version? I've listed the 2 cards below.


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    EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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    EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    EDIT: I forgot to add that I'm upgrading from a GTX570...
     
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    Do you mean upgrade your GTX 570 not GTX 670 if not i really don't understand why your upgrading unless you mean buying a second 670 to SLi
     
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    Yea.. I corrected it... hehehe It's upgrade from a GTX570... :toast:
     
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    W1zzard has said before that it's not the 4gb that counts but the extra processing power. A single 670 lacks the processing power to really push three screens for good fps performance. You'd need two cards and then the 4gb wont make a great difference.
     
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    I plan to add another one down the road.. Just not now. Yea, I've really been leaning toward the 2gb version.. I guess I just need to hear it from someone else.. hehehe I've watched some videos on youtube that a guy had 1 gtx670 pushing 3x 1080p monitors and he said he wished he had got the 4gb version.. That's why I'm wondering.
     
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    oh ok i see :roll:

    Will you be gaming on all three monitors if so you will need to SLi or CFX but if you plan to game on one monitor go for the EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB as the 4GB model will not offer any noticeable performance over the 2GB and even in some games it performed a little slower. It's not worth the extra $50


    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/evga-geforce-gtx-670-4gb_10.html#sect0
     
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    The new GTX6XXX will game across 3x monitors.

     
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    Not with acceptable settings it won't maybe low. A single GTX 680 can't even play most games at very high settings at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600
     
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    That's awesome, because I'll be playing at 1050p and below.. Not 1440p or 1600p.. ;) I'm not even worried about can it handle Nvidia surround.. I'll add another one probably around June. I'm just wondering do I need the extra 2gb of memory for $40 more bucks.

    EDIT: I'm also looking at ZOTAC ZT-60301-10P GeForce GTX 670 2GB. If 2gb is enough.
     
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    Given the resolution you're gaming at and the addition of a 2nd 670 (further down the road) and the excellent performance of sli set ups (in general) you'll find 2 x 670's beating up a Titan.
     
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    Yea, that's what I'm looking to do and not spend a grand on it.. hehehe Looking at W1zzard's review of the FTW Signature 2 2gb.. It looks to be the best 2gb card to overclock. I hope to see a big improvement over my GTX570.
     
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    Well I made a decision and got a MSI N680 GeForce GTX 680 2GB. It looks to have everything the lighting has except the dual bios, and the the factory overclock. I don't like the fact that newegg charged me for shipping, because I feel the purchase was high enough to warrant free shipping.. Oh well... can't have it all.. hehehe What do you all think?
     
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    Considering you'll play at 1680x1050 in three monitors.... Guess most games will run on high settings with playable framerates.

    And that's a really nice card. I already considered it for my build, together with a MSI MPower Z77 board, but ended up choosing a UD5H and MSI PE GTX670 SLI....

    Enjoy your nVidia Surround! :D
     

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