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Sounds like you should just go for the 690's Im in the SLI / 690 debate myself.

I am not sure where people get their information when they claim lack of VRAM causing fps issues in game play on quad 690s. I can only share my experience , and I have never run out of VRAM on a 5760 x1080 resolution , no matter what i have thrown at it. And, with the latest 313.96 drivers, I have been pleasantly surprised by at least 20%-30% fps gain on games that i have tested so far (skyrim with over 60 mods, bf3, fc3. etc) which was unexpected. I have not tried any higher resolutions, so I won't make any performance claims until I have done so. There is also no need for a massive cpu overclock to run 690 quad sli.
Wermad- hope this gives you another data point as you consider your options.
Good luck with your build! smile.gif
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I am not sure where people get their information when they claim lack of VRAM causing fps issues in game play on quad 690s. I can only share my experience , and I have never run out of VRAM on a 5760 x1080 resolution , no matter what i have thrown at it. And, with the latest 313.96 drivers, I have been pleasantly surprised by at least 20%-30% fps gain on games that i have tested so far (skyrim with over 60 mods, bf3, fc3. etc) which was unexpected. I have not tried any higher resolutions, so I won't make any performance claims until I have done so. There is also no need for a massive cpu overclock to run 690 quad sli.
Wermad- hope this gives you another data point as you consider your options.
Good luck with your build! smile.gif

Thanks thumb.gif. For 1080 Surround, i would definitely consider sli 690s. I was reading on an Aussy forum that sli 690s do struggle a bit using 1440 Surround. Since I'm not ruling out the possibility of going triple Korean 1440s, I would need something with more then 2gb of vram. Hence another reason to stay with the Fermis thinking.giffrown.gifredface.gif
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Wow thread took off for a little bit here. I think you should sell those 580's and go with quad 670's. biggrin.gif

I know a guy who would take one of them off your hands. tongue.gif
 
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Wow thread took off for a little bit here. I think you should sell those 580's and go with quad 670's. biggrin.gif

I know a guy who would take one of them off your hands. tongue.gif

Lol tongue.gif Its haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrdddddddddddddddddd to decide redface.gif I know a few members running quad 7970s to get more feedback on its stability. One of them is running three Korean 1440s, so I can get some opinions on how they handle that resolution. Nvidia drivers haven't been that great recently (for the 580s); I'm still running 301.xx wqhl. I know Kepler owners are moving on without many hiccups with drivers. I'll see how things unfold. And yes, I do know of a few members who would jump on these Fermis if they go up for sale biggrin.gif












Anyways, some of you asked about two vs three Monsta 480s. I did a simple test and temps were about the same. I did have my fans in low speed (~5v) so temps were a tad high but I didn't notice a significant difference to "practically" justify three Monsta 480s vs two (with a similar setup). I strongly believe with some good fans, one Monsta 480 can run a cpu and two or three Kepler or SI gpu(s). Two would be the icing on the cake. While three is overkill...which doesn't have a meaning for this build wink.giftongue.gifbiggrin.gifsmile.gif

Also, push/pull fans would probably yield marginal gains so I think I'm going to abandon that upgrade and focus my funds on a possible gpu change. FrozenQ helix bay reservoirs are still on schedule. I'm hoping the first one arrives this up coming week.
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Well you just drop me a pm when the time arrives. smile.gif
 
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Anyways, some of you asked about two vs three Monsta 480s. I did a simple test and temps were about the same. I did have my fans in low speed (~5v) so temps were a tad high but I didn't notice a significant difference to "practically" justify three Monsta 480s vs two (with a similar setup). I strongly believe with some good fans, one Monsta 480 can run a cpu and two or three Kepler or SI gpu(s). Two would be the icing on the cake. While three is overkill...which doesn't have a meaning for this build wink.giftongue.gifbiggrin.gifsmile.gif

Also, push/pull fans would probably yield marginal gains so I think I'm going to abandon that upgrade and focus my funds on a possible gpu change. FrozenQ helix bay reservoirs are still on schedule. I'm hoping the first one arrives this up coming week.

+1 Thanks!

Good luck with whatever you decide to go with. Getting that last 580 might just be the least expensive route to hold you over for nVidia's Titan release. I'm interested in that myself so I can finally make the jump to surround myself. thumb.gif
    
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+1 Thanks!

Good luck with whatever you decide to go with. Getting that last 580 might just be the least expensive route to hold you over for nVidia's Titan release. I'm interested in that myself so I can finally make the jump to surround myself. thumb.gif

Np thumb.gif

As far as flow, since I only have three cards in series, its hard to test semi-parallel, but, I can say its much simpler, less expensive, flow is better, and air purging is faster on series. I would recommend series over parallel thumb.gif








Fired up Surround with three cards and played Crysis 2 to gauge vram usage. This is the game that has used more vram so far. It went up from 1.8gb using quads to 2.0gb using triplets. Frames did drop a bit and dipped to the very low teens. It seems that I can do ok with 2gb cards (as many have said this is the starting point for MMG) so now I'm thinking of other 2gb cards too that have more performance then the 580. I'm now contemplating (with a hint if hypocrisy) 680s too redface.gif

Ive posted in the Surround club for more info smile.gif
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Just got my fourth 7950 in the mail. I will give ya some feedback after I get it under water on how Quadfire 7950s will do.

Selling all of that NVhard will be good for ya tongue.gif

AMD Software is the weak link in their products but at least it is very playable at the moment (Enjoying my hardware at last since 12.11 beta).
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Just got my fourth 7950 in the mail. I will give ya some feedback after I get it under water on how Quadfire 7950s will do.

Selling all of that NVhard will be good for ya tongue.gif

AMD Software is the weak link in their products but at least it is very playable at the moment (Enjoying my hardware at last since 12.11 beta).

Thanks thumb.gif












580s are moving out. They served me well but Imma just look for something different. Still taking suggestions smile.gif
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If you were only playing BF3 I would say GO BUY THE 7950s!

Trifire of them makes the game extremlly enjoyable when they are clocked@1100mhz... I am talking about 60+fps@7680x1440!

Depends on the game but what I am seeing if a game got eyefinity issues it got surround issues also.

Well tbh... 4x$300 = $1200.... Two 680 4gb cards....

Quadfire Vs SLI... I would take Quadfire just for the e-peen!

You gonna need an extra 120.3 of rad to cool that down though biggrin.gif
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