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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.

I feel you, and I was equally frustrated trying to find valid tri-780 data in order to give a more solid answer.

Perhaps your situation is be best summed up by a former US Secretary of Defense:
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There are things we know we know.

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The ones we don't know we don't know.

I know it's not much consolation, but it is what it is.
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Let's make it easier or more clear, if i am going to use 3 monitors at highest maximum setting in all games, which do you think will have more performance or go, 2 Titan or 2 780? And let's say if that 780 is cheaper and closer to Titan, is it more than enough for 3 monitors at maximum settings for most games? Maybe 2 Titan even it is ultimate could be too much or overkill for 3 monitors at highest settings, but if it will be just normal then i don't want to imagine if 2 780 can handle it long, and someone stated that i can OC 780 to get in Titan performance or closer, then what about OC Titan itself then.
   
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Let's make it easier or more clear, if i am going to use 3 monitors at highest maximum setting in all games, which do you think will have more performance or go, 2 Titan or 2 780? And let's say if that 780 is cheaper and closer to Titan, is it more than enough for 3 monitors at maximum settings for most games? Maybe 2 Titan even it is ultimate could be too much or overkill for 3 monitors at highest settings, but if it will be just normal then i don't want to imagine if 2 780 can handle it long, and someone stated that i can OC 780 to get in Titan performance or closer, then what about OC Titan itself then.

If it's only raw processing power in question, going 2x 780 would be the best course of action as the performance difference isn't great enough to justify the cost 2x Titans.

However, I'm just unable to give an answer regarding if 3GB of effective VRAM would be enough for 5740x1080 down the road, or if more is necessary (which would mean that going 2x Titan would be the better choice)...
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Two Titans would be the best way to go.
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5740x1080? I thought i can go higher than that, something 7***x???? range for 3 monitors, but never mind, it seems going with 2 Titans is always better and safe than only 2 780 regardless of the price, i always only ask about performance not the value of cost.
   
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Ok, after thinking i really see that going with Titan is the way, i know the cost is making it less demand or needed, but once the budget is there then it is the choice.

Now i will go out to a shop to buy few things and not sure if i will buy Titan today or leave it until next week, but we have only Gigabyte and Asus models, which Titan i should get?
   
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5740x1080? I thought i can go higher than that, something 7***x???? range for 3 monitors, but never mind, it seems going with 2 Titans is always better and safe than only 2 780 regardless of the price, i always only ask about performance not the value of cost.

Of course you can go higher than 5740x1080, but I was just assuming you were going with 3x 1920x1080 monitors.

Either way, going with 2x Titans is much "safer" than 2x 780s. I was just being cautious because I didn't want to potentially cause you to overspend by ~$600 unnecessarily if it turned out that 3GB VRAM was sufficient. I'm just the kind of person who doesn't like to spend "other people's money", so to speak.
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Of course you can go higher than 5740x1080, but I was just assuming you were going with 3x 1920x1080 monitors.

Either way, going with 2x Titans is much "safer" than 2x 780s. I was just being cautious because I didn't want to potentially cause you to overspend by ~$600 unnecessarily if it turned out that 3GB VRAM was sufficient. I'm just the kind of person who doesn't like to spend "other people's money", so to speak.

Thanks for that, i appreciate it very much and in fact you helped me or saved me, i better spend $2000 then going to spend about $1200 then later i spend $2000 again.

No, i think i will go with 3x 2560x1080 or 2560x1440.
   
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Finally, i am back and bought a card, guess which one.

Now i am done, i will start with 3rd rig and 2nd first, then later i will go with first rig, i missed a nice deal/offer for another SSD, it will end tomorrow, so i will hold a bit as maybe the deal will come back again or maybe they will extend the deal [rebates].
   
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