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If you play many games, a single TITAN is a better choice IMO.

I speak from experience, after purchasing a second TITAN for SLI, and immediately having problems with flickering hair in Tomb Raider, lack of compatibility on War Thunder, and horrible scale on Bioshock Infinite (same performance as a single TITAN).

So, unless you really need to, always stick with single GPUs. I needed a second TITAN for optimal FPS @ 1440p + FRAPS.

If you play only a few select games with awesome 100% SLI compatibility, then a GTX 680 SLI would be a better and cheaper choice.

I do play a large variety of games, I am not a one genre type of person. Geez this decision is so damn hard. lol

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(slightly OT)

Don't forget, the 770 is right around the corner.

Oh yes I know, but i have to upgrade now. My next term start on June the 9th and I will not be coming home for another 4 years. So the money i have now to spend has to be spent before other outside sources call upon it. You all know how that can be when you have money and wait. lol.
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I've had 670 SLI, 680 SLI, single Titan and Titan SLI.

670 SLI was by far the best performance for the dollar. There is no reason for you to not get another one for SLI with your 1080P screen. You will see ZERO difference going to 680s unless your 670 cards just don't OC at all & you get golden 680s, then maybe a small difference. I saw about 2-4% gain in benchmarks and nothing in games. Going to a single Titan will loose you a lot of performance and with the small frame time variance Nvidia already has in SLI, IMO its not any smoother with a single card nor are there any real driver issues with SLI. If some pop up they fix them quickly.

Unless you plan to go Titan SLI then 670 SLI will last you a long long time. Also, you will probably never break 2GB on playable settings with a single Titan. With Titan SLI I only hit 2300 in Crysis 3 maxed at 1440P and 4XMSAA. So I don't think thats going to hold you back.

GL
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GK104 Respin (A3) (or is that only a rumor)

Anyway, since I'm no GPU guru, I'll leave it to them...I'd still stick to a single GPU solution for 1080p.

But keep in mind I do have a 144Hz monitor and am looking to utilize the very most out of it with today's tech.
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I've had 670 SLI, 680 SLI, single Titan and Titan SLI.

670 SLI was by far the best performance for the dollar. There is no reason for you to not get another one for SLI with your 1080P screen. You will see ZERO difference going to 680s unless your 670 cards just don't OC at all & you get golden 680s, then maybe a small difference. I saw about 2-4% gain in benchmarks and nothing in games. Going to a single Titan will loose you a lot of performance and with the small frame time variance Nvidia already has in SLI, IMO its not any smoother with a single card nor are there any real driver issues with SLI.

Unless you plan to go Titan SLI then 670 SLI will last you a long long time. Also, you will probably never break 2GB on playable settings with a single Titan. With Titan SLI I only hit 2300 in Crysis 3 maxed at 1440P and 4XMSAA. So I don't think thats going to hold you back.

GL

This is the exact response I was looking for. Thank you. smile.gif I will just sell the 670 I have now to make up for the cost of one 4GB card. Since I have to wait 4-6 years to upgrade again, the 4GB option is my only choice. Nobody knows when 2GB's will not be enough. Hell everyone though 1.5 was enough not too long ago, now look.

I just wish they made classy 670's. That is the only option that is pulling me more to the 680's because of the 2 8pins on the card and the 14 phase pwm design and oc bios mode. This allows for great overclocks.

+ rep for you bro smile.gif your experience with all 4 options is definitely worth taking note of.
Edited by vaze159 - 5/14/13 at 7:32am
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My 2GB Gigabyte 670s OC'd to over 1300 core each and 7200 memory. My EVGA 4GB 680s wouldn't push even close to that. That's why they ended up performing almost the exact same. The only difference was the 4GB 680s cost a ton more.
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My 2GB Gigabyte 670s OC'd to over 1300 core each and 7200 memory. My EVGA 4GB 680s wouldn't push even close to that. That's why they ended up performing almost the exact same. The only difference was the 4GB 680s cost a ton more.

Ahh. I see. Well I have 2 grand to spend. But graphics cards are not the only thing I am upgrading. I am adding a corsair h100i, a whole new roundup of better case fans (expensive ones at that), a new headset, mouse, and keyboard. Which leaves me with a few more things to sell to make up for costs like my scythe ninja heatsink, turtle beaches, old 670, and all of my other case fans. I am going to be spending the full 2 grand now, but I plan to make some of my money back. My budget is at most 1500 spent as the end result.
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What PSU is it you have?
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What PSU is it you have?

oh yes i forgot to mention I will be able to sell my PSU I have now seeing that I am getting a 1kw Sparkle Magna Gold Pro as well. Very promising PSU gold certified for a great price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103088

I currently have a crappy rosewill xtreme 850W. It is not even bronze. But I bought this computer custom made and it came with that. I am now replacing almost everything lol. It didn't suit my standards like i thought it would.

I have one more question for you guys.

Since I will be selling old parts, the TITAN seems to be a better choice. Doesn't the performance of the TITAN oc'd to around 1150 match the 670 sli build? from charts that I have seen it does. But that wasn't including OC'ing the 670 sli build as well. Which I think could still come up on top seeing that my one 670 I have now easily overclocks to 1.25Ghz

I could sell my 670 for 300 and offset the cost of the TITAN making it really a 700 dollar purchase. Or I could seel my 670 for 300 and get 4GB 670's like I am contemplating. Which would be the same as paying 159.99 for one 4GB card and 459.99 for the other equaling out to be 619.98 before taxes and shipping. still cheaper. But more headaches.
Edited by vaze159 - 5/14/13 at 7:43am
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oh yes i forgot to mention I will be able to sell my PSU I have now seeing that I am getting a 1kw Sparkle Magna Gold Pro as well. Very promising PSU gold certified for a great price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103088

I currently have a crappy rosewill xtreme 850W. It is not even bronze. But I bought this computer custom made and it came with that. I am now replacing almost everything lol. It didn't suit my standards like i thought it would.

Dont buy the Sparkle Magna Gold Pro and you dont need 1000 watts buy better quality not wattage you dont need

The OEM for Sparkle is Great Wall and i would not touch anything from them

That PSU you are looking at makes a lot of noise
Edited by shilka - 5/14/13 at 7:40am
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Don´t ever trust anyone who says SLI are "problems free", and that there are no real issues. Don´t take for granted anyone who says SLI is fine for 99% of the games out there. Just google "SLI issues". I´ve found 10.500.000 results.

You gotta know that you will eventually get headaches with multi-GPU solutions. Just saying. Yeah, multi-GPU is awesome, but no, there´s no rule of thumb that guarantees it will be as optimal an experience as a single GPU 100% of the times (specially with games at launch).
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