GTX 680 Power Needs
Hey guys, I'm gonna be upgrading my ATI 6950 to a GTX 680 by the end of next month so I can get Nvidia 3d vision shizz on the go, so I have a couple of questions.
Will the new card work fine on my motherboard which is PCIe 2.0, not 3.0
And do I need to upgrade my PSU? current PSU is Xigmatek NRP-VC503 500w
If i need to upgrade can you guys recommend a good one for me please, no interest in SLI
The 680 is rated as slightly less power draw than the 6950 so power shouldn't be a problem as long as you have the 8 pin connectors on your PSU. It will work in a PCIe 2.0 slot it will have half the bandwidth but the new generation cards are only just passing the threshold of PCIe 2.0 bandwidth so not a big difference. As for 3D vision the cheaper option would be the newer passive 3D system that works with ATI cards and a lot of people prefer due to less chunky glasses you can notice lines but it doesn't take long to adjust and after a bit you don't notice it. The only real issue is reading text with it, as it effectively halves the horizontal lines in the screen the text is broken up.
Thanks for the reply mate, I will may stick with my current PSU and see how it goes then. I was planning on getting the 680 in 2 weeks, but I think I might wait until versions with custom cooling solutions come out, hopefully the MSI twin frozr version will be available soon and dabs will stock it.
I'll be going with the Nvidia 3D vision option because I am upgrading my gfx anyway. Are there any 24" monitors that support 3d Vision?
There are a few with the tech built in but they tend to have a heavy premium on them way beyond the 3D vision kit with the regular 3D monitor, last one I remember seeing anything on was an Asus but it received bad reviews.
Originally Posted by Doofage