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Factory Overclocked GeForce GTX 680 Models Listed Online for $578

Only 2 Days are left till NVIDIA launches it first Kepler based Graphics Card “GeForce GTX 680″ and online retailers have already started to list factory overclocked models of the card, Among these are the EVGA Superclocked and MSI GeForce GTX 680 OC which are listed for $578.

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Ulf2132d ago (Edited 2132d ago )

You're really just paying for better heatsinks and fans on these cards -- honestly I would just downclock one, and increase its lifespan, if I had the $$$ to afford one.

If you want high-rez performance at that price, you're better off just coupling two $250 GPUs together... or do like I do and just deal with 1360x768 with decent AA. You have to be a serious videophile to really notice the difference, IMO -- and in that case, you probably don't mind spending the extra $$.

chasegarcia2132d ago

For best image quality you want run the resolution your monitor supports natively.

Johnny_Cojones2132d ago (Edited 2132d ago )

If you're gaming at 1360x768, this card isn't meant for you. There are $100 GPUs that would perform more than adequately at that resolution.

Giru0172132d ago

To each his own, but this card is meant for 1920x1080 or above (preferably 2560x1600) resolutions, multi-monitor setups, overclocking enthusiasts and benchmarks. If you just want to play BF3 at highest settings at 1080p you may as well just buy a GTX 560 Ti for a third of the price.

Ulf2132d ago (Edited 2132d ago )

To me, this card is an investment -- a well-cooled, future-proof GPU for games at 1360x768 until 2016. Other GPUs often don't have the durability of the OC editions, because they don't have the necessary cooling to be reliable for 4+ years.

I have the option to push the rez to 1920x1080 (or more) on games in 2012 as a bonus -- but that's not the sole purpose of every buyer.

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