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#1 Rocket Man

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

I'm hesitant about what vga I have to choose. I've found a Zotac GTX 670 AMP (this ) and a MSI GTX 680 (this ) at about same price.
Now, you know that the 680 is better than 670, but the AMP model of Zotac is heavily overclocked and some sites reports in many benchmarks that has also better performances than a standard 680.
You can see in these links here
here
and here

What's your suggestion? Keep in mind that the 680 is an USED vga. Owner, has bought it on April 2012, but I'm pretty sure that is in optimal conditions.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

My vote would be for the Zotac 670 because of three reasons: 1) it will run cooler, 2) it will run quieter, 3) it is brand new. It may even overclock high enough to match the 680 in performance. Since they both have the same memory size, I would go with the 670.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:56 AM

Price differences??

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127675

350 after rebate. It isn't glamorous, but you aren't going to see that much of a performance difference between this and something that is 80 dollars more. (unless you go with the GTX 680)

If you ask me, I would save up a little extra money, wait until black Friday sales. and try and pick up two AMD 7950s and put them in crossfire with a good overclock. If you are lucky you might be able to get two GTX 660ti(s) for 500 bucks on sale.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

Always go for the cheapest. If priced the same, then the higher card.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127675

350 after rebate. It isn't glamorous, but you aren't going to see that much of a performance difference between this and something that is 80 dollars more. (unless you go with the GTX 680)

If you ask me, I would save up a little extra money, wait until black Friday sales. and try and pick up two AMD 7950s and put them in crossfire with a good overclock. If you are lucky you might be able to get two GTX 660ti(s) for 500 bucks on sale.


You mean $390 after $20 rebate

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

You mean $390 after $20 rebate

nope, $350

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

If the price is the same buy the GTX680.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

Does anyone know if MSI warranty will transfer? If the OP has warranty issues with the 680, and it is between the zotac amp or the cheap MSI OC card, I think the cheap MSI OC card wins.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:54 AM

MSI is serial warranty based.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

http://us.ncix.com/p...GA&promoid=1061

Hey, I found this EVGA card that might work out for you. It is probably a tad more expensive than you were hopping for, but it is brand new and is faster than that MSI 680 you were looking at.