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post #1 of 23
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I want to upgrade to 3 benq XL2420T 1080p monitors. Right now i am running a gtx 680 FTW+ with one monitor. I want to be able to run crysis 3 in ultra @ 120hz in nvidia surround. Which option is the best?

  • 2 Hydro copper titans
  • 3 Hydro copper titans
  • 4 GTX 680 FTW+ (Since i already have 1, i would only buy 3) w/ EK waterblocks
  • 4 GTX 680 Classifieds w/ EK waterblocks

trying to get the biggest bang for the buck and will most likely upgrade when nvidia releases a titian 2 or the 700 series.
post #2 of 23
For multi-monitors the Titans will perform better as the 680s are limited by their 256-bit memory interface. Nothing will play Crysis 3 at ultra with playable FPS on three monitors. Two GTX Titans will get an average 30 frames per second at Ultra with 4x AA. Have you thought about getting three 7970s?
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post #3 of 23
quad- SLI doesn't scale that great.. tri-SLI doesn't usually scale as well as SLI and you can get wonky issues now and then.

I would start with SLI titans and go from there.
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post #4 of 23
I don't think there is presently a consumer-available card or configuration of cards that can do it. Quad GeForce Titans are about the only thing that I think could possibly be up to that task. Crysis 3 is ridiculously demanding, and you're going to need all the might of GK110 to possibly max it out at 120fps. Titan alone can't do the job either. You'll need a 3930k @ 5ghz or so to drive it and to give it enough PCIe lanes.
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post #5 of 23
2/3 Titans will be Ok, the 4way SLI 680's will be about the same, but games can hardly scale well with 2 cards, so the max I say is 3 and youl have to get $2000-3000 to get it running, get 2 x Titans now and then upgrade to 3, but now that I say this I see it has 6gb VRAM so one might be Ok
     
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post #6 of 23
Benchmarks have already shown that 3xTitans are better than 2x690s or 4x680s. So, there's your expensive answer!
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post #7 of 23
Just throwing out an approx guess: 3x 680 4GB cards would probably be the best bet. SLI 2GB 680's can do 120 fps with everything maxed out. *3 monitors you need *3 cards. Would definitely cost less than 2 Titan's.
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No card will be able to run Crysis 3 @Very High with playable FPS at 5760 x 1080....especially @constant 120 fps. But I vote the SLI Titan to start.....with the optimization from the next driver (we hope so), maybe you will get a better performance from it.
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post #9 of 23
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I have a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme w/ a 3930k. So i would hope the gpus wouldn't be bottle necked. Not a fan of AMD, so i am not interested in 7970s.

Seems like 3 stock titans get 100fps total so i probably could get somewhat close to 120 fps with the hydro coppers overclocked.
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Do you happen to have a 1500w+ PSU lying around? rolleyes.gif
     
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