Originally Posted by seross69
Now that resolution is serious gaming. Never thought of doing this but I do wonder and need to read and find out how much 2 GTX680 could do.. I know I like multiply monitors for business and other things so dose wife so might be able to justify doing this. where is a good place to read more on this? i know search on OCN and google.. Gaming things i am such a noob. it has been 7 years since I played games going to start again with my new build though... if i have time from building it.
Try these links, there's a new way to measure frame rates delivered by the graphics card
Here's an early 680 sli review
and to get an idea of what's getting the highest benchmark on Valley
Here are the commonly recited "facts" -
the 680's 256 bit bus isn't enough to take advantage of the 4GB of vram on those particular models.
The 2GB 680 is just about right. Different tests will show different results, but the results may still show a leader - or not.
The GTX 670 cards - 2GB and 4GB - are $50 to $100 cheaper than a 680, and are only a few % slower than their 680 counterparts, and share the same PCB as the 680, therefore the waterblocks will fit.
SLI will get you that extra oomph to power multiple screens, regardless of card.
The 690 is a dual gpu card - there are performance issues, esp in SLI. But it has 4GB vram and a 512 bit bus.
Titan - single GPU - 6 GB vram - 384 bit bus.
Nvidia SLI drivers are enhanced [see the frame rating link] compared to AMD's Crossfire, though the latest Catalyst drivers are said to significantly improve performance.
Read that frame rating article and note the differences between FRAPS based fps testing versus frame rating's observed fps. This new kind of fps testing and analysis is a game changer, but its new and has yet to spread.
My own conlusion ? 2 x GTX 680 4GB + 3 Asus LightBoost monitors in portrait mode at 120Hz and 120 fps