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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 #32 of 48
You could always check out the Ares 2 as well. Or just a 7990 if you can find one, for less than the Titan. Realistically, you could put in two 7970's on xfire and save money, but the Titan can be paired with another Titan down the road and get even more performance later.

In my personal experience with building PC's, I don't put in a single GPU with the plan to xfire later. If you get to a point where a game is to hard to run at 60fps on your current GPU, that was top of the line at time of build, odds are a SLI/Cross Fire configuration will not help that much. Crossfire/SLI is really just to help with really large resolutions, like the Ares 2's 60fps@3000p of BattleField 3, or to help push multiple monitors such as an Eyefinity set up. I will say that at point of build, SLI and Crossfire certainly do increase performance, but just not so much down the road. SLI and Crossfire degrade in performance gains slightly more than single card performance with time, they will still always out perform single cards, just as time goes by, not as much as they did at current gen.

If this were my choice, I would get 2x MSI Twin Frozr 7970's. If budget wasn't an issue, I would get a pair of ASUS RoG Ares 2's. If I wanted to know my games would run on my GPU for the next 10 years, I would get a pair of GTX Titans. (nVidia has a knack for making a card that lasts forever... like the 8800).

And before you consider a Sapphire, know that their cards are like all others, hit or miss... But their customer support sucks. This is for the people who will probably chime in saying "Dual x and Vapor X is sooo much better than Twin Frozr" but with my 7950, at the same clock speeds in the same tower in the same configuration, the Twin Frozr is actually much cooler than the Dual X. So yeah, my $0.02, hope it helps.
post #33 of 48
Crossfire scaling is excellent nowadays BUT SLI doesn't scale well on the 3rd or 4th GPU and just so you know a CF 7970 @1GHz gives (According to the benches) 100% improvement over the titan in which the 690 is 50% over titan
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post #34 of 48
I'd vote for 7970 and 1440p

I had a 3570k + 560 Ti @ 23" 1080p... Wowee. 1440p is such a huge difference!
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Thanks guys, I'm off the titan bandwagon. 1440 is a much wiser choice. I'm just drooling at the thought of extra windows I can open on my desktop.
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Thanks guys, I'm off the titan bandwagon. 1440 is a much wiser choice. I'm just drooling at the thought of extra windows I can open on my desktop.
Though if you're planning on a 24" fonts will be extremely tiny and you will have to increase the DPI which made the upgrade pointless. Luckily 27 inchers and onwards exists for 1440p biggrin.gif
Likewise 30 inchers is perfect for 1440p. You will probably laugh when i say i use a 22" 1050p TV/monitor redface.gif Pretty expensive in 2008 (500 bucks?! Just had it lying around because nobody used it)
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I'm the type of guy that has to have every game maxed out (I'm ok with lowering AA and shadows, but nothing else) and I have found that my 7970 at stock is not enough to keep a constant 60 fps at 1440p in quite a lot of modern games I have played.

This is at stock though. I have never kept my 7970 oc'ed, because I didn't bother to keep trying after I saw it crashing not to far away from its default 950MHz clockspeed. But now I think I'm starting to think I'm missing out. I may be able to get some gain and my card never gets hotter than 65C, so I will try pushing it for the most optimal OC I can get without upping the voltage. I just have a feeling my card is a crap OC'er.
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I'm the type of guy that has to have every game maxed out (I'm ok with lowering AA and shadows, but nothing else) and I have found that my 7970 at stock is not enough to keep a constant 60 fps at 1440p in quite a lot of modern games I have played.

This is at stock though. I have never kept my 7970 oc'ed, because I didn't bother to keep trying after I saw it crashing not to far away from its default 950MHz clockspeed. But now I think I'm starting to think I'm missing out. I may be able to get some gain and my card never gets hotter than 65C, so I will try pushing it for the most optimal OC I can get without upping the voltage. I just have a feeling my card is a crap OC'er.
Add some extra voltage that's what i feel and OC like mad. 65C is too "cold" tongue.gif
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post #39 of 48
Neither. A much less expensive Korean 1440p screen and gtx 680 sli, 690 or if you really really want it, gouging be damned, a titan.
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Have seen some cheap 4gb 680's floating around based on ref design (Leadtek, Inno3d) - Can almost buy 3 of those for the price of 1 Titan here in Australia, not sure if its the same price wise in the US but that's a good way to go IMO.

BTW I game at 1440p and a single 7970/680 would need to turn a lot of settings down to hit 60fps. Even with 2 GPU's you will just hit 60fps in some of the latest games. I am planning on adding a third 4gb 680 soon biggrin.gif
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