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Chess Gator November 25, 2012 03:47 PM

Question: GTX 680
 
Hi group,

I currently have a GTX570 with a motherboard called ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z Z68R. Would you please advise me if I can plug-n-play a GTX 680 into this MOBO?

In addition, which GTX 680 are you recommending? I notice there are significant price variations between manufacturers.

I live in Canada.

Thank you,

CG

3.0charlie November 25, 2012 04:07 PM

Uninstall NVidia drivers.
Remove 570.
Install 680.
Download latest Nvidia drivers.
Install drivers.
Reboot.

I personlaly like the Asus model for their quite efficient Heatsink and fan assy. This model: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II 1019MHZ 2GB 6008MHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

bliz November 25, 2012 04:08 PM

Of course,any GPU uses a PCIe slot. 2.0 or 3.0 it's not important!Won't change anything, as long as you have one, it will work!Just plug the card in the highest slot ,so u make sure it's the x16. for the company,i recommend ASUS or MSI,or gigabyte. or course you could buy a cheap gainward or PNY or something like that but well, you won't have an awesome cooling :/They are not the best at all.

for a 680 i'd go for ASUS...or MSI, don't really know,you could get a lighting edition from MSI, more expensive, but the best 680 on the market, probably...

Sharchaster November 25, 2012 07:30 PM

yes you can, PCI-e 2 and 3 almost the same, as long as you only have one card...but when you SLI them, the difference between 2 and 3 maybe noticeable.

I recommend 680 Lightning...no doubt.

Generic User #2 November 26, 2012 12:41 AM

what happens when you don't uninstall drivers? I seem to remember doing this in the past and having catastrophic results, but the nVidia drivers seem stable enough.

Chess Gator November 26, 2012 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharchaster (Post 673424)
yes you can, PCI-e 2 and 3 almost the same, as long as you only have one card...but when you SLI them, the difference between 2 and 3 maybe noticeable.

I recommend 680 Lightning...no doubt.

Hi, thank you for your time and post. Do you have a specific link to the video card? Is it MSI?

Cordially,

CG :biggrin:


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