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Point of View TGT GeForce GTX 680 Ultra LLS 4096 MB

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for testing video memory. Was that also with AA/AF?

    Since they claim a low leakage chip, did you happen to check the ASIC quality?
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    yes 4xAA where supported, 16x AF when supported

    GPU-Z has no support for Kepler ASIC quality reading yet
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    are you sure about ASIC quality reading of kepler ?

    i have 2 gtx 670 s ( one referrence and one asus dcu ii ) and i can see ASIC quality of both of them in gpu-z and one has 90.6 % and the other has 100 % ASIC Quality
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    it can read the raw data but not make much sense of it. i'm still collecting data to map the raw values onto proper percentages
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    another great review!
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    TriSlot Coolers= suckage for SLI Users
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    Our benchmarks show no visible improvement from 4 GB memory over a typical 3 GB GTX 680.

    A GTX 680 has 2GB of memory, am I right?
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    typo. fixed. thanks. 3 staff people read it and nobody noticed it ^^
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    So it seems like the sweet spot is 2GB video RAM for single HD display, 3GB for above, but 1GB still ok if at a lower res or AA/AF turned down some.
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    Great review as always, pity about the nonexistent bundle. I would disagree that 2GB of memory is sufficient, IMO 3GB is the sweet spot (ATI got that right at least).

    "I am, personally, a big fan of triple slot cooling designs..."

    I am not a fan of bad puns. :p
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    I disagree. 2 GB is enough for everything. Only when you run 3x 30" 2560x1600, buying multiple cards with 3 GB might be worth considering, but even in that case 2 GB shouldn't be much slower. But if you can spend 4k$ on monitors and graphics cards, some extra money for the memory won't matter. Everybody else - stick with 2 GB, or 1 GB on HD 7800 and below.

    We recently had a 1 GB Club3D HD 7850 review where we saw that there is almost no performance penalty from going 2 GB -> 1 GB

    didn't even notice it until you wrote it
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    Thanks for clearing that up with a very specific answer :D
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    9.5 seems pretty high to me in light of the nice custom 7970 GHz edition cards sitting on the market at $450-470...

    Nice review, though. Surprised to see how far you can go on just 2GB of vram!
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    compared to gtx 680, ghz edition fails power/heat/noise. i'd get a 680 any day
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    It's just funny that almost of AMD previous generation graphics have better efficiency in power usage per performance. What happen to AMD.
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    In vanilla games yes.
    And only for now. ;)
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    I doubt that the custom models (which is all that's available) have heat/noise issues... reviews I've seen only complain about those things when they are reviewing cards with the reference cooler.

    I know that power is a big deal to some... I just have a hard time believing that many people buying $500 GPUs care about 30-50W of power draw. It's not like the GHz edition is drawing 400W of power or something crazy like that. It's only pulling ~30W more than this card

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