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YES another one of these GTX 680 SLI vs TITAN

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Anyone who reads this,

I just want a quick response from those who have had the experience of owning SLI 680's and have switched to the TITAN.
Which experience was smoother. I am upgrading and I realize the pros and cons to each side. Is the SLI 680's frame latency a noticeable one over the TITAN? Is the TITAN really that much smoother than the 680's. I know charts and graphs and raw data prove the TITAN is smoother, but is it even a very noticeable difference?

If not, then I am getting the 680's seeing that they outclass the TITAN in performance and adding a 3rd down the road is pretty close to SLI TITANS for a fraction of the cost.. Crossfire is out of the question due to the very very well known issues associated with that.

I am not trying to start a which card is better thread or blah blah. I just want to know the difference in fluidity of gaming experiences with both set-ups. The TITAN having newer tech in it also makes it a viable option, but I am sure SLI 680's will last for years to come as well as the TITAN.

The re-sale value of the TITAN will also be very high for a long time to come. this decision has been one of the hardest I have tired to make.
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Titan is way much smoother specially if u over clock it around 1100 u will out perform the 680s easily because I had 3 580s than 2 680s and now Titan and its better beyond 1080p and minimum fps is better than 680s like 15 FPS in every game
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So, you missed pretty much all of the important info anyone would need to help you. Rig specs, monitor resolution, games that you want to play, etc. Neither setup is going to be "fluid" if you're trying to run it on a single core celeron.
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Way much...o.O

SLI 680's are no joke. It's all up to the amount of eye candy you expect to squeeze out of your set up.

For 1080p, a Titan is more than enough, but once you start cranking out AA/AF and go beyond 1080p, SLI 680's would be a better option.

However, single card solutions come with less headaches.

Also (as stated above) additional rig specs/uses would make the decision easier.

*edit: to add a lil more clarity: tri-sli 580's to quad 590's was not a very smooth transition, and a big mistake on my part. I am correcting that with Caerbannog.
Edited by Mongol - 5/14/13 at 6:19am
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Not personal experience, but "thestache" is another user here who switched from a 690 (which is essentially slightly slower SLI 680's) to the Titan.  He said that while the 690 showed higher FPS in fraps, he said that the Titan was noticeably smoother and all around a better performer. 

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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Not personal experience, but "thestache" is another user here who switched from a 690 (which is essentially slightly slower SLI 680's) to the Titan.  He said that while the 690 showed higher FPS in fraps, he said that the Titan was noticeably smoother and all around a better performer. 


I had the same experience.

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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post

Way much...o.O

SLI 680's are no joke. It's all up to the amount of eye candy you expect to squeeze out of your set up.

For 1080p, a Titan is more than enough, but once you start cranking out AA/AF and go beyond 1080p, SLI 680's would be a better option.

However, single card solutions come with less headaches.

I disagree, the Titan improves as resolution increases. For a single 1080p screen, especially 120hz 680 SLI or a 690 would be the best option.
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So, you missed pretty much all of the important info anyone would need to help you. Rig specs, monitor resolution, games that you want to play, etc. Neither setup is going to be "fluid" if you're trying to run it on a single core celeron.

I am sorry for the inconvenience.

My rig is a HAF X 942. Running an i7 3770k oc'd to 4.5GHz. 16GB's of kingston hyperx at 1600MHz and will be getting a new PSU that will be 1Kw gold certified. My MOBO is a Gigabyte z77x-ud5h

Also I will be running it at 1920x1080 at 144Hz. I do know TITAN is better for multimonitor use and in the future it may be an option. But I am in college right now and do not have the room for that.
Edited by vaze159 - 5/14/13 at 6:21am
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i made a switch from 660 ti to 2x 650 Ti Boost in SLI. same kepler cards as the 680s. not only i gained more fps, every game i play is now smoother. no microstuttering, latency or any of that multi-gpu issues from the past.
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I had the same experience.
I disagree, the Titan improves as resolution increases. For a single 1080p screen, especially 120hz 680 SLI or a 690 would be the best option.

So the TITAN really is that much smoother even though FPS is 10-20% behind a SLI 680 build? It is worth the downgrade in power? Since I do have a 144Hz monitor, SLI 680's would probably be the only viable option to be able to completely utilize my screen's refresh rate correct
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Not personal experience, but "thestache" is another user here who switched from a 690 (which is essentially slightly slower SLI 680's) to the Titan.  He said that while the 690 showed higher FPS in fraps, he said that the Titan was noticeably smoother and all around a better performer. 


I had the same experience.

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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post

Way much...o.O

SLI 680's are no joke. It's all up to the amount of eye candy you expect to squeeze out of your set up.

For 1080p, a Titan is more than enough, but once you start cranking out AA/AF and go beyond 1080p, SLI 680's would be a better option.

However, single card solutions come with less headaches.

I disagree, the Titan improves as resolution increases. For a single 1080p screen, especially 120hz 680 SLI or a 690 would be the best option.

Along with an "equal" increase in AA/AF? So a single Titan bests SLI GTX 680's at 5760x1080?
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