ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU11 Graphics card £281.78 @ Ballicom
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ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU11 Graphics card £281.78 @ Ballicom

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Found 18th Jul 2013
Possibly a misprice as this card is usually around £400. Currently £328.99 on amazon after recently dropping from £389.99.
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Wish i was still in the market for a graphics card now.
Shame its not the 4gb one. Good price though.
Edited by: "aceshigh" 18th Jul 2013
My GPU just died so this was perfect timing
Usually £400?

Really....
robo989

Usually £400?Really....


eBuyer £406.99 here
Dabs £399.99 here
Amazon until today £389.99 here

Yes really.......

Edited by: "Alfresco" 18th Jul 2013
asus brand graphic cards usually more expensive.
Good deal.
It shouldn't be a misprice. The 770 which is basically the 680 but quicker, is around £300. The only problem with the card is it's huge.
Edited by: "rev6" 18th Jul 2013
This is a pretty damn good deal, it's the cheapest I have ever seen this card go! + heat
Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, which is a complete gaming system?
rev6

It shouldn't be a misprice. The 770 which is basically the 680 but … It shouldn't be a misprice. The 770 which is basically the 680 but quicker, is around £300. The only problem with the card is it's huge.


The Asus directCU11 is more like £370
Flora82

Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, … Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, which is a complete gaming system?



No, but if you think the PS4 will come anywhere near the graphical power of a GTX 680, then you're living in wonderland. It's a hardcore video card for the hardcore PC gamer. You can't really compare it to a console system that has to make compromises so it can be commercially viable financially.
Edited by: "puzl" 18th Jul 2013
got evga gtx680 2gb.. Wondering worth sell mine and buy Asus?
I know evga is best mark of gpus but its directCU...
Flora82

Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, … Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, which is a complete gaming system?


A comparison to the PS5 would be more realistic.
The Asus 770 is overpriced :-P
rev6

The Asus 770 is overpriced :-P


As is the asus 680 but thats what we're comparing. No point comparing it to a reference card.
good price, 670's are still going for this money
Flora82

Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, … Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, which is a complete gaming system?



Yes.... you would be right in comparing the PS4 to the next FM2 chips that AMD bring out, because that is what it is...
Wow
this is hot!
Already bought a 7970 dcu2, otherwise I would have gotten this
Anyone know what the noise is like on this?
When overclocking my 7950 I find it quite noisy

I'm currently running at 1080 on 120mhz, considering selling the ati card for this, don't fancy another given the noise and heat I'm already getting!
puzl

No, but if you think the PS4 will come anywhere near the graphical power … No, but if you think the PS4 will come anywhere near the graphical power of a GTX 680, then you're living in wonderland. It's a hardcore video card for the hardcore PC gamer. You can't really compare it to a console system that has to make compromises so it can be commercially viable financially.



PS4 GPU is about the same as a £180 AMD 7870 - .

PS4 will beat an equivalently priced gaming PC but not a high end one. Xbox will lag behind on grunt but have the best control and probably the best franchises.

Just buy them all.
Great card, I have this one and much better than AMD cards.
Never tried overclocking as now need to, it's very quiet too
Flora82

Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, … Am I wrong to compare this to the PS4 deal for around the same amount, which is a complete gaming system?



Well played. I see you've already hooked a few PC fanboys who are feeling particularly precious today.

It's not really possible to compare any console to a PC GPU. Most games are console optimised, and consoles have the benefit of giving developers hardware level access with the PS4 (Micro$oft wont allow it, shock horror), as well as no operating system hogging all the resources. PC's are also at a disadvantage quite frequently due to there being so many different hardware configurations out there. A good example would be Guild Wars 2, when people with mid range graphics cards were achieving higher frame rates than those with monster rigs. Coding is a nightmare.

I still remember when the fanboys were gloating at the 360/ps3 release, saying they were weak as **** etc compared to a PC. In reality, it took years for the PC ports to become playable on modest gaming rigs.

Ofcourse when developers get the code right for PC, you get awesome titles like BF3.

The thing I'm most concerned about for the upcoming generation, is hard drive pricing. Anyone intending to continue with PC gaming alongside consoles, like I am, may be in trouble trying to download 50gb worth of data for one game. Even compressed, thats some heavy download times. Hell of a lot of DVDs to worry about too.
WessexUnderwater

Xbox will lag behind on grunt but have the best control and probably the … Xbox will lag behind on grunt but have the best control and probably the best franchises.



Sorry but lol.

Sony have surpassed even nintendo for first party franchises this generation. Microsoft do not care about first party titles other than forza, gears, and halo. All 3 are designed around milking as much money as possible whilst creating as little original content as they possibly can.
striker33

Well played. I see you've already hooked a few PC fanboys who are feeling … Well played. I see you've already hooked a few PC fanboys who are feeling particularly precious today.It's not really possible to compare any console to a PC GPU. Most games are console optimised, and consoles have the benefit of giving developers hardware level access with the PS4 (Micro$oft wont allow it, shock horror), as well as no operating system hogging all the resources. PC's are also at a disadvantage quite frequently due to there being so many different hardware configurations out there. A good example would be Guild Wars 2, when people with mid range graphics cards were achieving higher frame rates than those with monster rigs. Coding is a nightmare.I still remember when the fanboys were gloating at the 360/ps3 release, saying they were weak as **** etc compared to a PC. In reality, it took years for the PC ports to become playable on modest gaming rigs.Ofcourse when developers get the code right for PC, you get awesome titles like BF3.The thing I'm most concerned about for the upcoming generation, is hard drive pricing. Anyone intending to continue with PC gaming alongside consoles, like I am, may be in trouble trying to download 50gb worth of data for one game. Even compressed, thats some heavy download times. Hell of a lot of DVDs to worry about too.



I hope that wasn't aimed at me? i will be buying a PS4 on release, so i am hardly a PC "fanboy". i just think it is very naive to compare a console to a PC when it comes to gaming. There is more to a £300 graphics card than just playing games.
yes a graphics card for a price of a laptop or half decent custom made pc, too expensive
striker33

Well played. I see you've already hooked a few PC fanboys who are feeling … Well played. I see you've already hooked a few PC fanboys who are feeling particularly precious today.It's not really possible to compare any console to a PC GPU. Most games are console optimised, and consoles have the benefit of giving developers hardware level access with the PS4 (Micro$oft wont allow it, shock horror), as well as no operating system hogging all the resources. PC's are also at a disadvantage quite frequently due to there being so many different hardware configurations out there. A good example would be Guild Wars 2, when people with mid range graphics cards were achieving higher frame rates than those with monster rigs. Coding is a nightmare.I still remember when the fanboys were gloating at the 360/ps3 release, saying they were weak as **** etc compared to a PC. In reality, it took years for the PC ports to become playable on modest gaming rigs.Ofcourse when developers get the code right for PC, you get awesome titles like BF3.The thing I'm most concerned about for the upcoming generation, is hard drive pricing. Anyone intending to continue with PC gaming alongside consoles, like I am, may be in trouble trying to download 50gb worth of data for one game. Even compressed, thats some heavy download times. Hell of a lot of DVDs to worry about too.



So whilst I'm sitting there for 10 minutes waiting to exit a house on my rough looking, pixelated console version of Skyrim, I can be safe in the knowledge that somewhere in another universe there is not another me chewing through Skyrim load screens in <1 second with his SSD, and enjoying lush immersive graphics at 60fps, created by a community of passionate PC modders, powered by a machine as powerful and versatile as a PC?

Thanks, wouldn't want to feel like I'd made the wrong decision.
christ alive, what a monster
Looks like they have put the price up slightly to £300
Wish I had a PC to put this card into
Alfresco

As is the asus 680 but thats what we're comparing. No point comparing it … As is the asus 680 but thats what we're comparing. No point comparing it to a reference card.


I'm not. But since the 770 came out, the 680 hasn't come down in price yet, which it should, because the 770 is a better card, for less. This is good deal though.
spaceinvader

So whilst I'm sitting there for 10 minutes waiting to exit a house on my … So whilst I'm sitting there for 10 minutes waiting to exit a house on my rough looking, pixelated console version of Skyrim, I can be safe in the knowledge that somewhere in another universe there is not another me chewing through Skyrim load screens in <1 second with his SSD, and enjoying lush immersive graphics at 60fps, created by a community of passionate PC modders, powered by a machine as powerful and versatile as a PC?Thanks, wouldn't want to feel like I'd made the wrong decision.


Woah, how did you get your PS4 before release?
PC components cost more, sure they do, that makes sense. Ports will be much better this generation because PC/Consoles will be much more similar, so dev's won't have to optimize for 3 different architectures.
Hot price, just take note that this is a triple slot card so make sure that you have enough space for your expansion cards!
Anyone know a decent power supply for this. I'm looking at the Corsair CX600M but I'm unsure if it comes with the 8 pin PCI-E.

Ebuyer has it for £70ish and states it comes with a 6 pin and an 8 pin, but Extac have it for £50 and state it comes with two 6 pin!
Blackhorse

Anyone know what the noise is like on this?When overclocking my 7950 I … Anyone know what the noise is like on this?When overclocking my 7950 I find it quite noisyI'm currently running at 1080 on 120mhz, considering selling the ati card for this, don't fancy another given the noise and heat I'm already getting!



What card do you have, I have the Gigabyte windforce edition and it's silent.
Tempted but I bet they will cancel it. Cba with the refund hassle unless it was Amazon. Can't beat Amazon for customer service or returns.
PonchoD

Anyone know a decent power supply for this. I'm looking at the Corsair … Anyone know a decent power supply for this. I'm looking at the Corsair CX600M but I'm unsure if it comes with the 8 pin PCI-E.Ebuyer has it for £70ish and states it comes with a 6 pin and an 8 pin, but Extac have it for £50 and state it comes with two 6 pin!



Don't think the CWT-made CX600M is worth that much unless you are really taken by modular. For that price you can by a XFX 550W from Dabs or Scan and that's a Seasonic-made supply.
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