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I was wondering which video card(s) should I buy if I get 1 of these setups for my sig rig:
-quad [4] 1920x1080 displays
-triple [3] 2650x1440 displays maybe with a 1920x1080 display
I still own the GTX 670 2gb in my sig rig but I can easily save that for another build

Uses:
-games on max settings
-games in fullscreen mode on all monitors
-or games on 1 monitor, HD movie/tv show on another monitor and something else on the last 2

Games:
Diablo 3
Path of Exile
League of Legends
Starcraft 2
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dead Island series
Skyrim
Crysis series
Witcher series
and much more games I need to catch up on

So getting to the point,
1. SLI a 2nd GTX 670 2gb?
2. switch to a single video card with more VRam? If so, which GPU/VRam?
3. SLI/Crossfire 2 new video cards? If so, which GPU/VRam?
4. or wait for new video card releases?

EDIT: So the GTX 780 is now available. Which option would you choose?
Budget: no ~$1000 cards (so no 7990, Titan, or 690)
Edited by itzzjason - 5/23/13 at 8:00pm
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post #2 of 25
5760x1080 / 5760x1200 is going to cry for more Vram. I'd wait to see how the 780 GTX performs and snag it if it's in your price range.
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my vote, sell the current card you have and snag a 7990
granted this is out of stock but very impressive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125458
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post #4 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLawIX View Post

5760x1080 / 5760x1200 is going to cry for more Vram. I'd wait to see how the 780 GTX performs and snag it if it's in your price range.
how much vram you think i need?
and don't forget the accessory display too
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

my vote, sell the current card you have and snag a 7990
granted this is out of stock but very impressive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125458
hm i'm not sure about spending ~$1000 on a single video card
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post #6 of 25
Yeah, i would wait for the gtx780 to come out..
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post #7 of 25
wait for the GTX 780 launch on may 23rd. based on the GK110 chip. should have lots of VRAM for 5760 x 1080. and good OC headroom .
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post #8 of 25
Get a 780.
It should have 3gb VRAM, be faster than a 680, and hopefully only a tad under the Titan as the specs really are not THAT different.
The main question is price. It will likely be between $625/£500 - $750/£600.
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by SolarNova View Post

Get a 780.
It should have 3gb VRAM, be faster than a 680, and hopefully only a tad under the Titan as the specs really are not THAT different.
The main question is price. It will likely be between $625/£500 - $750/£600.
man...with that price, i can't SLI in the near future
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edited OP with new question and new parameters
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