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Yet another GPU help thread! Just acquired a 1440p monitor and need advice!

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Ok, so I'm in sort of dilemma yet again. I purchased a GTX 690 from Amazon a few weeks ago. At the time I had a 1920 x 1080 monitor and it maxed everything with a solid 60 fps. Well then I learned about higher resolution monitors and so I bought a 2560 x 1440 monitor form Monoprice yesterday. My plan is to return the 690 to Amazon (actually it's already in route) and buy a better card for my resolution. I'm a fan of Nvidia cards but in every thread I see about things like this, people are always recommending the 7970.

So I want the 7970 to be my last resort. I want a card or two (preferably Nvidia) that will allow me to max all games and keep a steady 60 fps at 2560 x 1440. My budget is around $1000, as thats what I'll be getting back from my 690 that sent back to Amazon.

My current set up is in my sig, minus the 1440 monitor which is on its way from Monoprice at the moment. I will consider the 7970 (mainly the GHz edition) if I must.


EDIT: Forgot to mention that I've been leaning towards the GTX Titan...not sure though
Edited by jayvo - 3/26/13 at 10:28am
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two 680's if you like Nvidia. and really 7970 will do just fine mate.
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why ditch the 690 for a titan?

Single 7970 should handle but I prefer nVidia as well

so 2x 680's sounds like a lovely choice though im not a fan of SLI


Edit: Forgot the 690 is only 2gb of usable vram, not very solid for that resolution

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why ditch the 690 for a titan?

Single 7970 should handle but I prefer nVidia as well

so 2x 680's sounds like a lovely choice though im not a fan of SLI


Edit: Forgot the 690 is only 2gb of usable vram, not very solid for that resolution

If you got the money, be a cool kid and get the Titan, bragging rights are always nice around here lol

Yeah....I'm leaning towards the Titan. I just don't know if the Titan has enough muscle to max everything while keeping a steady 60 fps.
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Yeah....I'm leaning towards the Titan. I just don't know if the Titan has enough muscle to max everything while keeping a steady 60 fps.
I don't think it has. 2xGTX 680 4GB in SLI will probably be your best bet, if you're set on nVidia. If you're ok with AMD then 2x7970's 3GB in Xfire.
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