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Poll Results: Nvidia Titan Or Nvidia 4GB GTX 680 SLi ?

 
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    Nvidia Titan
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    Nvidia 4GB GTX 680 SLi
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post #61 of 86
I say Titan since the SLi GTX 680's for the OP will be a few dollars more or in the same range.
Titan will be stronger than the GTX 780 as well in my opinion.

+1 Titan..
post #62 of 86
GTX680 SLI definitely , the difference in performance is simply too big , as awesome as Titan is it's not worth 1k , unless you have 2k to drop on two which would mean that price/performance is of no concern to you.
Personally I wouldn't go with 7979 CF due to the stuttering issues which are even worse than with NV cards.
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post #63 of 86
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Originally Posted by Kane2207 View Post

lol, this was a 680 vs Titan thread, you're the one that decided to throw in team red?

Anyway, back on topic: OP: I would consider the Titan, you have the option to SLI down the road. Nvidia have already stated that the Titan will not be eclipsed by the 7xx series, and the 7xx series will not be until around Q1 next year. The only game I have issues with on max settings is Crysis 3, everything else runs like this:

BioShock Infinite, Ultra, 2560x1440:



And single card frame rates are an order of magnitude smoother than either SLI or Crossfire smile.gif
Again same thing,I gave him an option of hd7970ghz beside that I have also recommended gtx680 4gb if he don't want AMD this time.
If you deal nicely with multi gpu rigs they wont be a hassle.
I'm now out of this thread.
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post #64 of 86
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

Absolutely with ya on this thumb.gif Now if the Titan was priced @ $700 / $750, I would then recommend the Titan.
Although I own four Titans, and what anything is worth tends to be subjective, I have to agree that Titans are overpriced relative to a lot of other options, for both Nvidia and AMD.
For OP's, reference, I have not experienced any noticeably smoother gaming experience when using a single Titan vs two Titans on the similar screen spec (U3011) that you listed. In fact, the higher frame rates/gpu power has a lot significant impact on gaming performance than any sli related issues, which at least I have yet to experience. 680 sli owners can speak from their own experience.
Edited by maximus56 - 3/29/13 at 6:41am
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post #65 of 86
I've got 680sli 2gb cards runs crysis 3 and fc3 1080p all maxed using 4xmsaa 70 plus fps, 8x msaa uses to much VRAM for 2gb cards:( I might sell and get 4g. Models:) no micro stuttering or heat issues, I limit fps to 60 and all games run 60 all the time no problems:)
post #66 of 86
I have two EVGA 680 FTW+ (4GB) cards in SLI. They work great, and I haven't noticed any issues.

At stock clocks, Heaven 4.0 benchmark extreme preset:



Of the two choices in the poll, the 680s are the more cost effective and more powerful solution.

1 Titan ≈ 1.3x to 1.5x 1 680 at stock speeds depending on the model and what you use as a benchmark (this is including 2 way SLIed Titans and 680s).

If the OP's goal is to get another Titan to SLI, then that would obviously be more powerful than 2 680s, but still not as cost effective, and 3 SLIed 680s would be less expensive and still potentially more powerful than 2 SLIed Titans.

In my opinion, go with the SLIed 680s and/or wait for the 780s.
Edited by Wrend - 3/31/13 at 12:40am
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post #67 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrend View Post

I have two EVGA 680 FTW+ (4GB) cards in SLI. They work great, and I haven't noticed any issues.

At stock clocks, Heaven 4.0 benchmark extreme preset: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Of the two choices in the poll, the 680s are the more cost effective and more powerful solution.

1 Titan ≈ 1.3x to 1.5x 1 680 at stock speeds depending on the model and what you use as a benchmark (this is including 2 way SLIed Titans and 680s).

If the OP's goal is to get another Titan to SLI, then that would obviously be more powerful than 2 680s, but still not as cost effective, and 3 SLIed 680s would be less expensive and still potentially more powerful than 2 SLIed Titans.

In my opinion, go with the SLIed 680s and/or wait for the 780s.


Titan pulls some pretty respectable numbers for a single card at the same settings as yourself:

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post #68 of 86
single monitor then I have to go SLi 680's....
post #69 of 86
Before moving to a new apartment and thus discontinuing my gaming I had 3x680 4GB powering 3x1440 screens pretty good.

Either a titan or a SLI 680 will do nicely... but try looking for good deals in the used section.

680 4GB retail minimum $550.

Titan retails $1000.

So you will be paying an Extra %10 for %15 performance. Not that good of a deal imo... go for a titan.
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post #70 of 86
can't run just a single Titan.... gotta be SLi Titans or no Titan at all.
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