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Arghhhhh!!!!

I was set on getting a 2nd GTX 680 for SLI set up with the Dell U2713H (1440p) monitor as advised from all your recommendations.

But now, after reading so many reviews of the Titan. I am thinking of abandoning the idea of GTX 680 SLI, and go for the Titan (with the monitor of course).

That Titan is so tempting.... biggrin.gif
Why are you thinking of the Titan? A second 680 will be the cheaper option and will perform better.
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Why are you thinking of the Titan? A second 680 will be the cheaper option and will perform better.

the 2GB maybe.
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Why are you thinking of the Titan? A second 680 will be the cheaper option and will perform better.

I know, I know and you are right.....

I guess for longevity or lifespan of a 680 sli over the titan, concerns over power consumption with my current PSU on 680 sli (although that might not be an issue), noise of 680 sli (that might not be an issue either) (excuses I guess).

Or the fact that I want one (titan that is) (pure greed).....

but at the end of the day I want something that will last me a year or two and still be at the top of the game somehow.

And, and.....

Yeah, you are right for speed and performance 680 sli would be better and cheaper (that helps).

Although if I did get the titan, I can sell my 680. so I guess that I won't loose that much.... me thinks:rolleyes:

I have to make a decision soon.... I think I'm getting a headache:p
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Titan is overpriced imo. Get a second 680.
Those saying its overpowered for 1080p must not play competative games. The extra FPS and constant 60fps+ given by those in SLI and still allow max setitngs in all but the most insane games(i.e Crysis 3) will be great.
If the games u play atm can already run at max settings and constantly stay above 60fps ..i wouldnt bother upgrading yet.
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Arghhhhh!!!!

I was set on getting a 2nd GTX 680 for SLI set up with the Dell U2713H (1440p) monitor as advised from all your recommendations. But now, after reading so many reviews of the Titan. I am thinking of abandoning the idea of GTX 680 SLI, and go for the Titan (with the monitor of course).

That Titan is so tempting.... biggrin.gif

In terms of gaming FPS: 2xGTX680 > GTX690 > Titan. Same goes for graphics gaming value. However, there are some advantages to a Titan if your wiling to give up some FPS or lower AA, etc. No potential SLI issues (not trying to start a debate, but some reviews as well as forum members still encounter micro-stuttering so it is possible), less noise/heat, depending upon the review lower latency, and arguably better longevity / upgrade path. 2xTitan is hard to beat, but should be given the cost.

Perhaps stating the obvious, but it simply depends upon what you want & how much free cash you have. If you want the absolute best gaming performance, are going to stay at 1440p/1600p for a while (i.e no triple monitor plans), don't mind SLI and/or don't have tons of cash to throw around = get another GTX680. If you want simplicity and/or don't want to deal with SLI or SLI might be a tough fit for your case (my issue), and/or want serious GPU compute power and can afford the $1k entry fee = get a Titan.

As for the monitor, I'd get the Dell U3013 over the U2713H. Personally it's 16:10 only for me, but there certainly a lot of others here who do not mind or even prefer 16:9. Even so, since you have a 16:10 monitor, you may want to consider whether you'll ultimately be happier sticking with a 16:10 aspect ratio. I suspect the money you save buying a second GTX680 instead of a Titan would make up any difference in price between the two monitors.
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Not to high jack but I was curious...two 680 lightning's or 2 7970ghz end?

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Buying a Titan for a single monitor is paying for epeen. Luxurious, exclusive, long-lasting epeen.

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but at the end of the day I want something that will last me a year or two and still be at the top of the game somehow.

I understand your point well as I'm in a similar position. Initially, I planned to get a Titan, but after the $100 increase over rumored MSRP and somewhat disappointing performance (IMO), it's a very questionable purchase. $1000 isn't a small amount - at least not for me, so at that price, the Titan needs to offer some significant "future proofing" (i.e.equal to if not best single GPU performance). Titan > GTX780 is a given IMO, but with a die shrink and new architecture, I see Maxwell ("GTX880") > Titan at least for gaming (no clue on how Maxwell GTX GPU compute will turn out). My guess is that Maxwell is released Q2 or Q3 of 2014. Assuming that's correct, then I expect the Titan reigns as the best single GPU for about 14-18 months.

That's why I was hoping the Titan performed at least 10% or even 15% better than it did at base clock. At that performance level, it may very equal a "GTX880" or at least come very close. 2+ years of "future proofing" vs. 1 1/2 years at best (IMO). The first to me is worth $1k, the second.... not so sure. Drop the price $200 (or I make a lot more money LOL) and it's a different story.
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Not to high jack but I was curious...two 680 lightning's or 2 7970ghz end?

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In terms of strictly gaming (i.e. no GPU compute/assist concerns), in general, good non-reference design 2x7970 > 2xGTX680 (incl. Lightnings). Some things to consider:

(1) Which games do you play: Some games work better with NVIDIA and some better with AMD. If most of what you play falls into either category - go with that brand (though see below as well). Check reviews for benchmarks reviews to see. If what you typically play isn't listed in the benchmarks, 2x7970Ghz > 2xGTX680 is probably a safe assumption though the actual difference may not be that great.

(2) How well your case cools/how much fan noise you can tolerate: 2xGTX680, especially good non-reference cooling like the Lightnings, will run much cooler and quieter than non reference 2xx7970GHz (FYI - I don't think you can buy a reference 7970GHz anymore) If your case has average or worse GPU cooling, I suggest upgrading/adding fans, consider the GTX680 or buy some headphones if you plan to OC hard and/or play at/near max settings.

(3) Gaming resolutions: Probably true at 1440p and definitely so (AFAIK) at 1600p and higher, 2x7790 > 2xGTX680. Especially with triple monitor sets, the 7970's additional 1GB of VRAM and much higher memory bandwidth help considerably.

tl::dr: At 1600p (maybe) or less = depends upon what you play, your case's GPU cooling, and your fan noise tolerance (especially if you try for hard OC). 1600p and higher resolutions = 2x7970 better as long as you can keep them cool enough / don't mind the extra fan noise.
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So I wanted to throw my hat in the ring for this question, I currently run triple monitors but NOT a surround setup on a single 680, I have two 24" 1920x1200 monitors and my main gaming monitor is 27" 2560x1440. I got the 27" at the end of last week but I've had to turn down some settings for it to run smooth. I was curious if I should invest in another 680 2gb for SLI (I have a reference EVGA 2GB 680) or sell the 680 and switch to a single Titan? I do not plan on doing surround, even if I did it would be a long time but if anything I'd be selling my 24" and getting a second 27".
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