7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2014 9:07 AM by cc_merchant

    How large of a performance difference between two different graphic cards

    RobertN64 Level 1

      Hey I am in the middle of upgrading my system and I am looking to spend my tax return on0 graphics cards. I am going to run an SLI with either the Nvidia GTX 660 or the GTX 680. Now I realize the 680 is hands down better than the 660 what I want to know is, is it worth the price differance proformance wise. I plan to get two of these and SLI them, here are the two I am looking at

       

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699 - the 660 GTX

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127723 - the 680 GTX

       

      I am running CS6 so I want to stay in the 600 series of Nvidia's cards which are on the white list for CS6. I want to choose between these two cards because I am running eyefinity right now and I cannot go back, these support Nvidia Surround out of the box with no adapters needed. Also MSI's heatsinks are fantastic with these cards.

       

      So basically what I am asking is the proformance I will get with 2 of the 680s worth the $500 price differance?

       

      Here is my system as it stands now:

      CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 3.2 GHz   -> Will upgrade to AMD 9590 x8 5GHz after I buy the graphics cards

      16GB Corsair Dominator 8-8-8-20 RAM

      Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD (main drive)

      Corsair 64GB SSD as a scratch disk

      2TB WD Black HDD as mass storage

      AMD Radion 6790 -> Will upgrade to one of the cards listed above

      Windows 8.1