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ASUS GeForce GTX 680 SLI

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Yesterday NVIDIA introduced their new groundbreaking GeForce GTX 680, which was very well received. Today we bring you testing of a $1000 dual card SLI setup. We also use the latest WHQL driver to provide up-to-date performance numbers.

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Can't wait for aftermarket coolers for these cards, I'm looking at you MSI :)
 

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oH my God...oH my God...oH my God...oH my God...oH my God...oH my God...oH my God...oH my God...:eek:
 
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EVGA GTX 680 at 451 euro here, i think i will order fast!

I'm still stuck with a 1680x1050 res screen though, is it worth upgrading to a 1080p screen? Say a Samsung S27A750D 3D Led monitor.
 
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"Earlier today I finally ordered three 1080p monitors to add multi-monitor gaming performance numbers to our reviews."

Nice.
 
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Another great review W1zz :) but first paragraph:

"NVIDIA launched its newest, most advanced GPU, the GeForce GTX 680, on March 22. The card wiped the floor with other single-GPU cards, but there's a lot more to it than its performance"

Wiped the floor? :wtf: Really? Faster than 7970 yes in most case's but by very slight margin's :eek:
 
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Nice move bringing multi monitors setup to the review, it's pretty clear now that future video cards and sli/crossfire of them won't make any sense for anything under 2500x1600.
It really upsets me the fact that the good old Crysis 1 is still a bar above from all other titles in graphics quality..... it has been a long long time for almost no evolution since then even though new tech being available...
 

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I'm pretty impressed esp since this is with day one drivers we know that future drivers will increase there performance. I wish AMD would get with the program they have dropped the driver ball so much that i swapped cards with my daughter since the drivers have fallen off.
 
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Thanks for going to the multi monitor setup, W1zz....:toast:

IMO, once you go Eyefinity/Nvidia Surround, you will never go back to a single monitor.
 

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Nice scaling at 2560x1600.

Will be interesting to see how a pair of 7970s fair against a pair of 680s since the 680 seems to drop off a little at the 2560x1600 resolution compare to the 7970.
 
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Nice scaling at 2560x1600.

Will be interesting to see how a pair of 7970s fair against a pair of 680s since the 680 seems to drop off a little at the 2560x1600 resolution compare to the 7970.
Great review as always w1zzard. This is the only complaint i have for the sli reviews. I want to see how other sli and crossfire setups fair against the one being reviewed. For example I would like ot have seen a 580 sli and 7970 xfire setup thrown in there. :rockout:
 
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loool, surely didn't wipe the floor with 7970 but true, is a bit faster. not an amd fanboy i have a 560ti.
 
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Should have been compered to HD7970 CFX thought :p
thanks w1z.
 
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Scaling seems not as good as I was hoping for till you get to 1600P. Still awesome Wish they had something similar to ZeroCore. Most likely drivers will help the scaling even more.
Beats 7970 CFX

GTX 680 Sli / 7970 CFX / 7950 CFX
 
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MAN!! If AMD would drop the price of the 7870 to $225-260ish it would over plain and simple.


Oh and the SLI 680 numbers look too
 
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Now I just need to find someone with an Asus card in stock.
 
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The fact that you have bought 3 screens has made me way happier than the review it's self, thank you W1zzard.
 
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Now I just need to find someone with an Asus card in stock.
Even the distributors are tapped out. I dont get my next shipment in until next week.
 
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Hey w1z how about you sell me one of those 680's. :)
 
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MAN!! If AMD would drop the price of the 7870 to $225-260ish it would over plain and simple.
Not necessarily. Nvidia still has 4 or more cards to release.
 
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It really depends on the game if gaming is at stake. I looked at the results for the only game I play Starcraft2 and they are horrible. Even on large resolutions: 2-5 frames difference from a single GPU. 429 quid for 3 frames- you serious? I know why is that, but still not cool :)
 

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Scaling seems not as good as I was hoping for till you get to 1600P. Still awesome Wish they had something similar to ZeroCore. Most likely drivers will help the scaling even more.
Beats 7970 CFX

GTX 680 Sli / 7970 CFX / 7950 CFX
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_680_SLI/images/perfrel.gif http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_CrossFire/images/perfrel.gif http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFire/images/perfrel.gif
Scaling is still pretty damn good. its about 95%, and thats still with immature drivers. We can expect some better sli performance with future drivers
 
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#25
interesting...

with all due respect... the gtx680SLI does not wipe the floor with the 7970 crossfire... while the 7970 combo is about 1100, it can be purchased now!... whereas the 680SLI can't
(while the review systems changed, the numbers are still in the ball park)


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_CrossFire/14.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_680_SLI/14.html

to sum up

Metro2033 1920x1200 4xAA 16xAF GTX 680 SLI 4096M..........48.0 FPS
Metro2033 1920x1200 4xAA 16xAF HD 7970 Crossfire 6144M...52.9 FPS


metro2033 gtx680SLI 7970Crossfire compare(2).jpg

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