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Poll Results: Which Option To Roll With?

Poll expired: Apr 5, 2013  
  • 33% (3)
    Hold on to the $500 in-store credit, then buy the Titan & 2 more displays on B-Day
  • 0% (0)
    Hold on to the $500 in-store credit, then buy the GTX 690 & 2 more displays on B-Day
  • 11% (1)
    Keep the 680...Then buy another 680 & 2 more displays on B-Day
  • 55% (5)
    Exchange 680 for Titan now & buy 2 more displays on B-Day
  • 0% (0)
    Exchange for GTX 690 now & buy 2 more displays on B-Day
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post #1 of 11
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Recently, I just received a full refund from a defective 670. I left the store with a MSI 680 TF III. I have not open it and the retail box is still wrapped in plastic with the receipt reminding me that I've spent $500 (all in-store credit mellowsmiley.gif ). Now I can admit that I'm usually not the 1 to drop so much money on a gpu (I game @ 1080p) but Eyefinity & Surround gaming is enticing me more & more & more.

I'm a hardcore gamer & I do not care about benchmark scores, just smooth & consistent gameplay. Since I have not open the 680, I am once again using an unlocked 6950 (ignore my sig) & I'm still using a 1080p display but will definitely be buying 2 more 1080p displays on my B-Day (approximately 2 months from today biggrin.gif). What I'm hoping for, is the price of the Titan & the GTX 690 to drop in 2 months. I know that's a big wish whistle.gif

Is the Titan a limit production gpu? If I buy a Titan now will I still be able to buy another Ttian 3 to 4 months later? I do find the GTX 690 appealing because it's a dual gpu on s single card. However, I do prefer using a single gpu but I have no problem using a SLI configuration. Over the past couple of months, my journey for a new gpu has been frustrating. I had 1st bought a 7950 but then quickly decided to exchange it for a 670. Then the 670 starting to act funky, so I exchanged that for a 680. Now here I am...sitting here with an unopened 680, drooling over the Surround gaming & Nvidia's top 2 GPU's. Is there anybody out there can truly understand how I feel?

BTW...Remember, I'm only concerned about having great gameplay when using 3 displays. So please do not waste time explaining to me about choosing a gpu because of its benchmark scores.

Check out the poll & please help me decide what would be my best option. Thanks in advance smile.gif
post #2 of 11
The Titan is mass produces GPU, so yes it will stay with it sof ra while, the GTX 690 is a big mistake for 3 monitors, it says 4gb vRam, but no, it is actually 2 x 2gb 680s, so only 2gb is usable, thats the big mistake. Get a Titan in a few months, it will be worth it, or buy a 6gb 7970
     
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post #3 of 11
Titan all the way. Three monitors will love it. I don't see it going down in price though. 690 is @ it's same price. Much smoother game play & I've had 670's & 680's. I currently own two 7970's & Titans & Titans are much better than the rest. My 670's were the best buy out of all though.
 
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post #4 of 11
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Also to add, I plan to use this gpu for at least the next 3 years (maybe 4yrs if I can stretch it) before upgrading again. This is the main reason why I'm considering to spend so much for 1 of these GPUs. This is purchase is more specifically about longevity regarding to gaming.
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

...or buy a 6gb 7970

I'm only considering the Titan, 690 or dual 680's. Don't know when the 7990 is going to be released & I'm not even sure if MicroCenter is going to stock this card.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

Also to add, I plan to use this gpu for at least the next 3 years (maybe 4yrs if I can stretch it) before upgrading again. This is the main reason why I'm considering to spend so much for 1 of these GPUs. This is purchase is more specifically about longevity regarding to gaming.
I'm only considering the Titan, 690 or dual 680's. Don't know when the 7990 is going to be released & I'm not even sure if MicroCenter is going to stock this card.
MC is not the best place to buy GPUs anyway.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131483&IsVirtualParent=1 There's also the Devil13 version these are all custom 7990s
Reference 7990s are coming out soon
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

MC is not the best place to buy GPUs anyway.

Don't mind the tax (only $75 more than NewEgg; can sell a couple of comic books to make-up that loss). 2 additional displays will cost me $250 (total; after rebate if I actually buy now). I'll have $250 in-store credit left to put towards the card. Or I can buy the Titan or 690 (which ever appears to be the best purchase) now & buy the displays later. Regardless, I'll be shopping at MC...It's worth the 15 minute drive & spending $75 more to have it in my hands now instead of waiting for it to be delivered thumb.gif

I do hope some Titan & 690 owners share their thoughts regarding this thinking.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/31/13 at 9:52am
post #7 of 11
TITAN All the way...have a nice VRAM (I Mean 6GB), lol....have a larger BUS Bandwith than 680...but my question is do you have a plan to SLI your Titan (if you decide) in the future? Because I think a single titan is not capable of to running most of games @ 3 monitors IN THE FUTURE ( since you said that you are the HARDCORE Gamer ).
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post #8 of 11
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TITAN All the way...have a nice VRAM (I Mean 6GB), lol....have a larger BUS Bandwith than 680...but my question is do you have a plan to SLI your Titan (if you decide) in the future? Because I think a single titan is not capable of to running most of games @ 3 monitors IN THE FUTURE ( since you said that you are the HARDCORE Gamer ).

I'll SLI if I have to & if a single Titan is the best single gpu solution for a 1080p 3D or 1200p monitor, then maybe I'll skip the 3 screens for now & buy a 1080p 3D or 1200p monitor.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

I'll SLI if I have to & if a single Titan is the best single gpu solution for a 1080p 3D or 1200p monitor, then maybe I'll skip the 3 screens for now & buy a 1080p 3D or 1200p monitor.
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Get a 1440 screen. You won't regret it. I'm hating 1080 on youtube right now....
 
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post #10 of 11
Just my opinion, I think you should keep the 680, get another one and then get 2 displays. Two 680's will be about 30-40% more able to handle larger resolutions in comparison to the Titan. The only benefit I see to getting a Titan is that it is the single fastest GPU on the market, and you will have more compatibility in games. With that said you have to weigh out your options here. Either get two lesser cards that, when combined, are more powerful than their larger cousin (titan), or just get the larger cousin.
EDIT: Also, the amount of VRAM plays a role with larger resolutions.
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