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Windows 7: Which is better for futureproofing my machine, GTX 670 4GB or 680 2GB?

25 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Which is better for futureproofing my machine, GTX 670 4GB or 680 2GB?

I'm looking to purchase a new graphics card and I'm trying to decide between the following two cards:

Newegg.com - Galaxy 67NQH6DN6KXZ GeForce GTX 670 GC 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I'm concerned about which of the two would perform best in the future as I don't plan on upgrading until at least 2 years from now. I am running a single monitor at a resolution of 1920x1080. Any advice is greatly appreciated

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26 Dec 2012   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post

I am running a single monitor at a resolution of 1920x1080. Any advice is greatly appreciated
If you plan to stay with a 1920x1080 monitor, then:


Newegg.com - EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Is definitely the one you want.
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26 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Be aware, more VRAM does not equate to better performance, in fact it can be a serious bottle neck if their is too much memory for the controllers to support. Also large amount of memory is only a concern with high resolutions beyond current HD content and multiple monitors. So you can ave yourself lots more money by getting a 670 with only 2GB model.

Now of course, the 680 does have a lot more head room for more performance then the 670. On the 680 none of the processing cores are disabled like the 670.
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