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$700 budget for 1440p gaming. Which GPU would you choose???

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I am currently fixed on getting the GTX 780 due to having comparable performance to the Titan and knowing that the card will last me a long time.

What would you do with a $700 budget?
Only things that to keep in mind is to absolutely not go over, I expect 60fps+ (probably not in ultra) in the latest games such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light.
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I am currently fixed on getting the GTX 780 due to having comparable performance to the Titan and knowing that the card will last me a long time.

What would you do with a $700 budget?
Only things that to keep in mind is to absolutely not go over, I expect 60fps+ (probably not in ultra) in the latest games such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light.

I'd get two radeon HD 7950 for that price; you'll get much more bang for your dollar than from a GTX 780. Unless you're really afraid of AMD drivers.

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I'd get two radeon HD 7950 for that price; you'll get much more bang for your dollar than from a GTX 780. Unless you're really afraid of AMD drivers.

Considering that Crossfire is a stuttery mess and it's unknown at this point how well AMD will be able to fix that problem with their long-promised driver update, it would be prudent to not trust their drivers.

I'd go with the 780 all day, every day.
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You could save yourself a bit of coin and just get a 7970. Just a thought.
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Considering that Crossfire is a stuttery mess and it's unknown at this point how well AMD will be able to fix that problem with their long-promised driver update, it would be prudent to not trust their drivers.

I'd go with the 780 all day, every day.


I definitely agree with svenge, CrossFire is far from ideal at the moment, I wouldn't be considering it until AMD fixes the frame time issue, hopefully within the next few weeks.

I'd definitely be going with the 780.
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It takes 780s in sli for the kind of performance you're asking for.

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-780-3GB-Graphics-Card-Review-GK110-Mini/Crysis-3-SLI

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_780_sli_review,21.html

For the most performance within that budget I'd get two 670s off ebay for buy it now ~$300 each or try for $350 680s by auction.

An alternative is I'd wait to see how the new AMD drivers panned out to make crossfire work and try to find 7970s for $350.
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I'd prefer not to crossfire for pretty much the reasons stated above. However, I agree that the 7970 Ghz is definitely more attractive being priced at about $200 less than the gtx 780 and performing quite well. I think the gtx 780 is still the winner although if the gtx 770 is only around $500 when released later this week, it might turn my head.
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As the GTX 770 is a overlocked GTX 680 this is sort of where single Vs dual cards are in 1440P and everything maxed
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OC'ing an eVGA GTX ACX 780 SC will bring you the closest if you're avoiding dual cards.
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post #10 of 15
C3 is buttery smooth in crossfire. that's one of the games i first tried in crossfire. not sure about metro l l. depending on what cpu you end up with, i still recommend new tech, so - go 780. only sli if the cpu can support it.

edit: btw, c3 only goes to Very High. not sure if it can be tweaked. there are no single gpu atm that can max it.
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