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As title says, I can get either the GTX titan or a 7970 and a dell 27'' 1440p screen. I am pretty torn here. Right now I'm gaming at 1200p. On the one hand I do want the titan, and I know that it would run everything ace, and I will be left worry free of the future.

On the other hand, I really want an 1440p screen, and with it the only option I have left is the 7970 (for the 3Gb memory). I could sell the 7970 in the future and buy the next gen cards, but it is also true that I can buy a 1440p screen.

Help me form a better opinion please.
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7970 Ghz for sure
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post #3 of 48
Well the Titan is obviously very much the superior card.

However there really is no point in buying one for 1200p... Just get a 1440p screen and see what you want to do after that.
 
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post #4 of 48
Let your logic get involved here...sounds to me your heart wants the Titan just to have the latest and greatest....Dont get confused here...You know that getting a 1440p and 7970 is the logical way to go.. Plus saving for another 7970 would be quicker. I'm sure you have seen benchmark testing crossfire 7970 vs Titan...Think about, how many cards do you think you will go through having a 1440p monitor. Pull the trigger man!!!! Good Luck.
 
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If you're going to get something as sexy as a Dell ultra sharp monitor, you need to feed it with a sexy GPU. Especially knowing that a 7970 isn't going to cut it performance wise. Buy your Titan, OC your Titan, come back and thank us smile.gif

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post #6 of 48
Since you want the new screen now, get the 7970 now too.

7970 with a nice overclock is still fast for most games @1440p.

I'm happy with my GTX 480 on 1200p.
    
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post #7 of 48
The titan is a supercard, expensive but worth it. 7970 is also an excellent card and for the money can't beat the price. If you want raw performance and have the budget, the titan will be your better choice, it was designed after worlds fastest super computer named titan. Also if you ever have enough money and have seen benchmark's you will know why this card is so fantastic. What you have to understand is while the 690 is still a awesome card, the titan is just as good and comes very close in performance. The catch is the 690 is a dual card and titan is a single card. This makes the titan the worlds fastest single graphics card on the planet. 7970 = awesome performance for the money and this is a tough choice, but raw speed wise titan is top contender and is the best. Like altar and bust said , you have to make the choice, at your res either card really is overkill, but the titan is even more overkill. If you plan to sli, crossfire, or use higher res in the future this only future proofs you.
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While Titan is faster then HD 7970 its not fast enough either lol.
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post #9 of 48
7970. No need to over do it right now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

7970. No need to over do it right now.

This. Bragging rights are cool and all, but having 2 things are just at great, if not, better. i wish i had a 1440p monitor.
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