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680 SLI ? update?

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Feb 8, 2009
Middle East

My rig is a little over 5 years now, I've been updating a few things here and there, but nothing major....

anyways, I'm using a single 1920x1080 screen... and I'm beginning to wonder if it is time to upgrade one card at least .... I like my gaming gfx settings to be maxed and the cards aren't cutting it as they were before.

if a gfx upgrade is a must then what should I look for? a 1070 or 1080?
1070 will be an fine at 1080p.

I ditched my 680 4gig sli for the 980ti last year for the same reason. I also will not go back to an SLI set up.
A 1070 would probably provide a smoother experience than what you have now at the same settings for a fair price. However, although 2 months back would have been ideal you can probably still score a 980Ti for a crazy good used price and still come out better than you are now.
I say buy a 1070 or a used 980ti and sell your 680s on the forums. It will give you a decent boost in performance, you won't have to worry about SLI support, and will use less power...
Ya there is really no reason to get a gtx 1080 unless you are playing 1440p and up. If you are playing at 1080p resolution, even at 144hz, that card will still be relevant for at least as long as the gtx 680 has been around. I would imagine in four years you could rock the gtx 1070 at 1080p no problem.
I would imagine in four years you could rock the gtx 1070 at 1080p no problem

That's what I was counting on. And a 1070 definitely handles 1080p. If it falls off in a few years they can OC around 2100 MHz for a whole 'nother round of gaming goodness. :)
I was running GTX 680's in SLI in late 2015-mid 2016, and I upgraded to a single GTX 780 Ti 3GB in mid-2016. Much better performance and frame rates.

Kind of thinking I should have gone with a GTX 980 or 980 Ti for additional VRAM though (it kind of seems to be a bottleneck for me in some games).
Good deals on 980Ti's right now. As soon as the 1080Ti comes out I project some good deals on the 1080 as well.