Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday March 08, 2018

Taking a Look Back at the GTX 680

Everyone who's in the market for a new GPU knows the prices have been inflated due to cryptocurrency mining and shortages of GDDR. Even the low end is inflated and those that want to build a budget gaming rig are feeling the pinch. However, a used video from a few years back might be the way for you to save money and get that rig up and going until prices settle back down. The folks at Techspot have gone back to 2012 and compare a GTX 680 with the GTX 1050 Ti and the results are surprising. They find that the 680 has about the same performance as the 1050 Ti and can be found for much less on places like eBay. If you want to build a budget rig and don't mind used parts this might be the way to go.

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Seeing 1050 Ti-like performance from the GTX 680 is certainly acceptable and should handle modern games at 1080p using respectable quality settings. For those poor souls who have forgotten how much the GTX 1050 Ti should cost, I went and looked it up: $139 is the MSRP, which doesn't sound right but it is. However, you'd be doing quite well if you were to get one for $220 today.

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