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i have two gts 285s in sli was thinking of getting a 680 but

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  1. skellattarr

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    was thinking of getting a 680 but it would take me a very long time to save the money. would one 660 gtx be better then two 285s in sli or should i just keep saving for a 680 it would take me about five months?
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    I do believe the GTX660 would be faster than the two GTX285s in SLI. However, I'd wait a few months, maybe until right after the holidays and try to get a GTX670. The price on the GTX670 has fallen pretty quickly recently, they can now be had for $340, I'd say start saving now, and pick up a GTX670 when they drop below $300.
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    Things will change in 5 months time so I'd suggest to keep saving. The GTX660 would be more or less on par with your SLI. The only justifiable jump in performance from your setup (apart from DX11 features) comes from the GTX670 which can be had now for as low as 340$ after rebates.
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    I got my Sapphire 7950 for $269.99 after rebates on Newegg free ship no tax, OC'ed to 1100/1500 and according to benches that's on par if not better in some games the GTX 680/7970 Ghz edition. :)

    Sell the 285's, on Ebay or something, offset the cost a lot.
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    thanks for the reply's i think if i can try to be patient wich is hard i will try to wait and get the 680. a friend of mine just got the 660 gtx and he was blown away by its performance in the game rift and battle field 3 so i was wondering.
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    Why so set on a Nvidia GPU? You obviously don't mind AMD your using their fail chip... :p
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    ya i was thiking about getting a amd card to i just mite do that.
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    A GTX 570 runs roughly 10-15% better then dual GTX 280s in SLI. I'd suggest nothing shy of a card that can dish out GTX 580 performance at a minimum to make it worth upgrading. This way you get a bump in performance, drop in power use and less heat generated.

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