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GTX 680 SLI vs GTX 780

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Alright the gtx 780 is out, we've got the reviews from the usual suspects and it's time to make a decision. I currently have a GTX 680, I can grab another one for 350.00 (which I bought my first one for as well) total of 700.00 total or go with the gtx 780. Which one do you guys think is the better upgrade?
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680 sli
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680 sli are still win against a 780 when we are talking about a number of fps.
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so why would one go with a single gtx 780 instead of SLI 680?
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so why would one go with a single gtx 780 instead of SLI 680?

to avoid SLi problems ?
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GTX 680 SLI fps higher than the GTX780, but GTX 780 can avoid some problem that game doesn't support well on SLI.
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The 780 is a 25% performance increase card to card.

The issue that we face in SLI is scaling.

It's essentially 95%/70%/40% in the real world.

For example, I had qual SLI 680's so, essentially I had the performance of 3, solo 680's in a quad-sli rg. ~ Make sense?

So, the 780 is a 25% gain on the 680...Which means 2x 780's is arguably @45% faster then 2x 680's. That's a big deal.

Would I just go out and replace 2x 680's with 1 780? No...That's kind of stupid...But, in the same token, if they were 2gb 680s compared to 3gb 780's -- That's a little different.
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The 780 is a 25% performance increase card to card.

The issue that we face in SLI is scaling.

It's essentially 95%/70%/40% in the real world.

For example, I had qual SLI 680's so, essentially I had the performance of 3, solo 680's in a quad-sli rg. ~ Make sense?

So, the 780 is a 25% gain on the 680...Which means 2x 780's is arguably @45% faster then 2x 680's. That's a big deal.

Would I just go out and replace 2x 680's with 1 780? No...That's kind of stupid...But, in the same token, if they were 2gb 680s compared to 3gb 780's -- That's a little different.

Well my gtx 680 is 2gb, I would like to upgrade to a 1440p monitor in the near future. Considering that change will it be wise to go with a 780 now?
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Well my gtx 680 is 2gb, I would like to upgrade to a 1440p monitor in the near future. Considering that change will it be wise to go with a 780 now?


680 is enough for 1440p but don't go extreme on it
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Well my gtx 680 is 2gb, I would like to upgrade to a 1440p monitor in the near future. Considering that change will it be wise to go with a 780 now?

From what we've seen thus far, games like Bioshock Infinite and BF3 are just hitting the 2k+ mark...

For example, I know BF3 gets very close to 3k...As does Crysis, actually.

For you, I think it'd be wise considering you're bumping up to a higher resolution but, I'd wait a bit...See what happens because there may be a 780 6gb right around the corner...
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