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Hello guys,

Im thinking of upgrading to two GTX titans SLI.

Not just because the extra performance but also for the issues im having with my 3-way SLI 680 4GB. In many games i get microstutter and in my main games such as BF3 im suffering low GPU usage issues... this is really annoying me since im a pretty hardcore player and i cant play when the GPU usage is dropping to 30% for no reason.. the framerate goes litirally from 120's down to 40's and up..
In 2-way SLI it works 100% fine but does not give me enough power to give me a fluid 100+ fps at 2560x1600.

What do you guys think?

EDIT : here a video of my issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMnZxel2bRY
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I think 3 Gtx680 is marginally faster.
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If you have the money then go for it. 2-way SLI is the sweet spot, 3 and 4 way configurations have too many issues to do with game support and driver problems. One question though, why do you need 100+ fps when your monitor is 60Hz?
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If you have the money then go for it. 2-way SLI is the sweet spot, 3 and 4 way configurations have too many issues to do with game support and driver problems. One question though, why do you need 100+ fps when your monitor is 60Hz?

Even at a 60Hz monitor i can still feel the diff between 60fps or 120 even though there is some screen tearing... but it doesn't bother me at all.. and since i dont like Vsync at all due to the input lag... i always have the setting forced OFF in NVCP.
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Originally Posted by grifers View Post

I think 3 Gtx680 is marginally faster.
Two Titans destroy 3 680s, it's not even close in the majority of games mainly because the support isn't there. Two Titans perform similarly to two 690s just because 4-way scaling is horrible.
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Even at a 60Hz monitor i can still feel the diff between 60fps or 120 even though there is some screen tearing... but it doesn't bother me at all.. and since i dont like Vsync at all due to the input lag... i always have the setting forced OFF in NVCP.
Try adaptive vsync, it feels the same as having it off but without the tearing.
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Try adaptive vsync, it feels the same as having it off but without the tearing.

Just tried it, but it still has that same input lag i talked about.
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Im still doubting 2x Titans.

I need some more accurate benchmarks so i can compare the performance to my 3x 680's

can anyone help me?
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Originally Posted by Equinoxe View Post

Im still doubting 2x Titans.

I need some more accurate benchmarks so i can compare the performance to my 3x 680's

can anyone help me?
I can find loads vs 2 680s but not against 3. 2 Titans is better but it's just a question of by how much.
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Thats exactly what im trying to find out.

I found some great benchmark pics in the Titan owner topic.
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