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The whole FCAT issue has left a bad taste in my mouth. And I can't personally stand Ryan...
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yeah, telling that the king is naked and somehow it's their fault rolleyes.gif
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I won't ever read another PCPer story as long as I live personally...

Too funny!
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How dare he tell it how it is!

Multi-GPU performance has a totally different set of issues thanks to AMD's continued conflicts with frame times, frame metering or the lack there of in any publicly available driver. Nothing has changed since we reviewed the Radeon HD 7990 last month and what we said then still is true:

With our early testing of the Catalyst prototype driver showing positive results though, there is yet hope for CrossFire to be fixed in this generation, at least for single monitor users! But until that driver is perfected, is bug free and is presented to buyers as a made-for-primetime solution, I just cannot recommend an investment this large on the Radeon HD 7990 (or HD 7970 CrossFire).

Closing Thoughts

This is a tough review for me. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 isn't the fastest single GPU graphics card on the planet, the GTX Titan is. It isn't the best value in terms of frames per dollar either, that belongs to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. Instead the GTX 780 sits firmly in between being the best value option and the "best" option so I find it hard to decide who should actually buy it. With a $650 price tag, it doesn't quite hit the "ludicrous" rate of the GTX Titan, GTX 690 and the HD 7990 but the price hike from the GTX 680 and the HD 7970 is not insignificant.

For users considering not just a single graphics card but SLI and CrossFire, I think that technology turns the tables firmly in NVIDIA's direction. SLI and its ability to frame meter, in a way that creates much smoother animation and frame rates, in comparison to what we currently see with GPU-bound games on CrossFire setups, are the deal closer here. Though AMD and I are currently in the "agree to disagree" stage of discussions, I firmly believe that its current drivers do a disservice to the community of enthusiasts that were told CrossFire was improving real-world gaming performance.

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 780 is a much harder sell than any previous GeForce launch even though it isn't a bad card in any way. Is it faster than the GTX 680? Yes. Is it faster than the HD 7970? Yup. Is it less expensive than the GTX Titan? Indeed. Those answers, alone, will sell lots of them; but, it can't win the performance per dollar argument that even enthusiasts pay attention to.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

The whole FCAT issue has left a bad taste in my mouth. And I can't personally stand Ryan...

I try to ignore peronalities and use the data... everyone is entitled to their own opinion (but not their own facts)
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Yeah, this is just my opinion guys and its pretty off topic. Lets move on shall we?
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It's hard to say honestly. A single GPU solution is more preferable than a multi-GPU solution. For 120hz right now the 7970s would be more preferable if your looking for performance now. But you could pick up a 780 and then down the road add another. I would probably go with the 780 if you don't mind spending 650$. It would certainly leave a sour taste in my mouth though 650$ is a lot of money for a GPU honestly.

I'm currently leaning more towards the 780 ATM for the following reasons:
-When I play FPS games I don't care too much about visuals and would be willing to play with some stuff turned down to maintain 120+ FPS
-if I need more speed with the 79XX cards I'm screwed as performance doesn't scale well beyond two cards.
-EVGA ('nuff said)
-Titan cooler looks way better than the plastic used on the radeons and is quieter.
-Adding a second card in the future would be a great way to get more performance.
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Hey guys I was wondering, well I want to put a Koolance titan block on the 780, but I hate the backplate the Koolance block provides. Is it possible to use the EK backplate with the Koolance block in a 780?
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HOw come my local Fry's store doesn't have any 780s at all? While Newegg has a ton of them?
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HOw come my local Fry's store doesn't have any 780s at all? While Newegg has a ton of them?

I've noticed that Fry's has had a really weak selection of GPU's for the past year or so. Not sure what the thought process is; you'd think that'd be one of those items that people want to buy and have in their hands right away...
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