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post #21 of 48
Get the screen. I just did and have a single 7970. Crysis 3 is pegging it out with now overclock, but I still have some clock room and a second 7970 will remedy that. In your shoes I d get the 1440p and splurge with (2) 7950s and liquidate all the games to help buffer the cost.
post #22 of 48
Don't waste your money though, I assume if you can afford the Titan, it means that you have at least $1000 to spend for a computer parts. SO You will be better to grab a HD 7970 (regular or Ghz) + 1440p monitor instead of Titan. Sure Titan is powerful, but personally I can't justify pay $1000 just for ONE GPU whereas I know that I can spend my money for a better decision.

The choice is yours, now. thumb.gif
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What is the real difference between the normal and the ghz version? Do both overclock the same and crunch out the same performance?
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post #24 of 48
See this is the issue.

1x7970/680 is not enough for 1440P and up.. 1xTitan is not enough either
2x7970/680 would be the nice spot on todays games and just the right performance for whats needed..

Now if you have 2k to spent you can buy 2xtitans and feel regrets later...
Or you can wait a lil bit longer and opt for a more reasonable price performance with 2x 7xx/8xxx gpus..

You are going to save money (not just a lil bit, more than enough to do a 2nd upgrade to new hardware as well down the road lol) in the end if you take titan out of the equation..
I prefer the above and experience 2 different pieces of hardware that instead going all out in just one..


Also theres no worry free/future approved in this game...
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 4/4/13 at 1:35pm
post #25 of 48
Some of it depends on what games he is playing. Crysis is the only thing that is really raping my 7970 solo at 1440p.
post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by H3avyM3tal View Post

What is the real difference between the normal and the ghz version? Do both overclock the same and crunch out the same performance?

The difference is, Ghz have a slightly faster clock than 7970 regular, and slightly more "binned" chip than 7970. The biggest successor from 7970 Ghz is ASUS MATRIX 7970.
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as nice as it would be to have a titan, the 1440p monitor is one of the best upgrades i have ever made. since that is the case, i would say 7970 and monitor for sure
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You make the switch to 1440p once and will last you 5 years +. GPUs gets replaced like no tomorrow.
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post #29 of 48
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You make the switch to 1440p once and will last you 5 years +. GPUs gets replaced like no tomorrow.

this.go for the monitor now and wait on the gpu purchase.
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post #30 of 48
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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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as nice as it would be to have a titan, the 1440p monitor is one of the best upgrades i have ever made. since that is the case, i would say 7970 and monitor for sure
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

You make the switch to 1440p once and will last you 5 years +. GPUs gets replaced like no tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by PureBlackFire View Post

this.go for the monitor now and wait on the gpu purchase.
+1 for Monitor.

The monitor will depreciate much less. GPUs lose value always , whenever there's a new gen (see Kepler vs Fermi, Cayman vs Cypress , Tahiti vs Cayman)

If you bought a U2711 / U3011 , today it still would be over 60% of its value (it's closer to 75% of its value). Compare that to a GXT 480 from 2010, $550 is now $200ish if you're lucky to even find a buyer for that price.

Besides, if you can't run 1440p you can always lower resolution and use subsample (or run Windowed / slightly lowered settings).
Edited by AlphaC - 4/4/13 at 5:15pm
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