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Yes, i noticed that, even the price order can tell me how to category them, so i knew that "boost" will be top of the line out of them, but i am not sure if i will buy two for my 3rd rig, but who knows, the price is affordable each or all of them.
   
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Yeah they are surprisingly strong cards ... Had the boost been out when I built my "new" rig I probably would have gotten 2 for sli.
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Yeah they are surprisingly strong cards ... Had the boost been out when I built my "new" rig I probably would have gotten 2 for sli.
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Ok, resurrecting this thread again.

I am now at the lest step, getting a GPU, but now i left with 3 options, i would like some help or guide for my final decision.

I want to buy a strong GPU and i narrowed my choice to one of the following 3:

1. GTX Titan

2. GTX 690 [in many tests i saw, this card even beating the Titan on some benchmarks, so it is to be considered as well]

3. 2 GTX 780, because it is cheaper than 2 above i can manage to get 2, in fact i can even get 3 but only 2 now and the other after 2-3 months by now

In all cases, the budget of above is in range of $1000-1300

I am not sure if SLI is a good idea as i heard even it may increase performance but it will have some issues and it will not increase by double i know, but i have to choose something that will last me for at least 3 years, after 3 years who knows what will be there.

If you ask about how many monitors as usual question then i said i may go up to 3, believe me, if i can go up to 5 i will do, so i want to get an overkill card now that will handle any addition in the future rather than i buy something cheaper and then later i have to change card because i add more resolutions.
   
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I'd recommend going with 2x GTX 780 in this instance. A 780 can be overclocked to the point where it comes close to a stock Titan, and the only thing that could possibly tilt things to Titan's favor is if you need more than 3GB VRAM per card (as there will not be 6GB variants of the GTX 780).

SLI is for the most part pretty stable, and the performance differential between 2x 780s and a single Titan are significant.

I'd rule out the GTX 690, as it only has 2GB of VRAM per GPU (half of its 4GB total is assigned to each GK104 chip).
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I'd recommend going with 2x GTX 780 in this instance. A 780 can be overclocked to the point where it comes close to a stock Titan, and the only thing that could possibly tilt things to Titan's favor is if you need more than 3GB VRAM per card (as there will not be 6GB variants of the GTX 780).

SLI is for the most part pretty stable, and the performance differential between 2x 780s and a single Titan are significant.

I'd rule out the GTX 690, as it only has 2GB of VRAM per GPU (half of its 4GB total is assigned to each GK104 chip).


hmmmm I see, then what about 2 Titan's or 2 690's?

2 780 will give me above 1 Titan or 1 690, but then 3 780 will not get me more benefit as someone told me it will have issues, what about 2 Titan or 2 690 against say 2 780 or 3 780?

I said that because i don't see a point if i can't use 3 780 in the future and have issue doing it, it will make me to think that 2 Titans or 2 690 will outperform 3 780 then, i can go with 2 Titan or 2 690 [buy one of them now and the second later], but 3 780 will not be handy then.
   
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hmmmm I see, then what about 2 Titan's or 2 690's?

2 780 will give me above 1 Titan or 1 690, but then 3 780 will not get me more benefit as someone told me it will have issues, what about 2 Titan or 2 690 against say 2 780 or 3 780?

I said that because i don't see a point if i can't use 3 780 in the future and have issue doing it, it will make me to think that 2 Titans or 2 690 will outperform 3 780 then, i can go with 2 Titan or 2 690 [buy one of them now and the second later], but 3 780 will not be handy then.

If you have the funds (~$2000), two Titans would be the way to go if you need a lot of VRAM for multi-screen gaming.

I wouldn't get two 690s, as that's essentially a quad-SLI setup with only 2GB of VRAM per GPU chip and doesn't scale terribly well at times.
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If you have the funds (~$2000), two Titans would be the way to go.

I wouldn't get two 690s, as that's essentially a quad-SLI setup with only 2GB of VRAM per GPU chip and doesn't scale terribly well at times.

I will have that fund within 4 months, let's say i have $1000 now and i can easily manage to get another $1000 in even 2 months but i will say 4 months due to anything else, so let's say if i have a budget of $2000, is getting 2 Titan better than getting 3 780?

I will buy one card now in all cases whether it is Titan or 780 or even 680 or 670, i always can buy one more later in short time.
   
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I will have that fund within 4 months, let's say i have $1000 now and i can easily manage to get another $1000 in even 2 months but i will say 4 months due to anything else, so let's say if i have a budget of $2000, is getting 2 Titan better than getting 3 780?

I will buy one card now in all cases whether it is Titan or 780 or even 680 or 670, i always can buy one more later in short time.

3x 780s would undoubtedly be more powerful than 2x Titans, but I'm worried about the VRAM since you say that you want to run 3 monitors and keep the cards for 3+ years. Honestly, I just don't have a good answer for that.
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3x 780s would undoubtedly be more powerful than 2x Titans, but I'm worried about the VRAM since you say that you want to run 3 monitors and keep the cards for 3+ years. Honestly, I just don't have a good answer for that.

Aha, i was thinking to get 780 as it is cheaper and i was planning to have 3 of them, but there no much tests on 3, and i always hear that going SLI way is not always the best, so in this case i am left either with 2 780 or 3 780 or 2 Titan, out of 3 2 Titan will be the winner as 3 780 may or may not perform well for long run, i don't want to get 2 780 now and later with more test i find out that i can't go with 3 780 then i will feel sorry that i didn't go with 2 Titan instead of 3 780, it is really annoying when you are very close to 2 decent options and you have to decide on one and also you have to think about tomorow[future] adds.
   
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