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Currently have a GTX 680 2GB, what would be best in my position? Sli GTX 680 or Sli GTX 780

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Would it be smart to just get another GTX 680 and upgrade until the next 8xx series. Or just go ahead and upgrade to Sli GTX 780's. Is there any dramatic changes from a GTX 680 to a GTX 780 performance wise?

I'd also like to point out that I only run 2x 1920x1080p monitors.

Thank you.
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Sli 780's is insane overkill for 1080p; useless if you don't have a 120hz+ monitor. If it were me I'd just grab a used 680 off here and sli them for the time being. If money isn't an issue, go sli 780's of course. I was about to but decided to wait for AMD's 8000 or 9000 series GPU's.

It looks like most next gen titles are going to be really vram hungry (next gen consoles are using AMD tech with large amounts of unified GDDR5 vram). AMD is also bumping up all the vram on their next desktop GPU releases. To me this says that even at 1080p, 2-4 gigs of vram may not be plenty in a year or so (I could be wrong of course).
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If you think the 680 is lacking, picking up another 680 in the Marketplace is a good idea. Seems like if you have the cash to blow you can just buy whatever you want. You didn't state that what you have isn't working well enough for you, so I'm guessing you don't want to miss out on an opportunity to capitalize.

SLI 680s will be strong for a good while, but if you are only gaming on one of those monitors at a time, the single 680 should hold you down. If you really want to make the move to the 780, SLI would be way over the top, and you'd be safe selling your 680 and getting one 780.

And to answer your other question, there is a pretty decent difference between the 680 and the 780. The 780 will have 3gigs of vram with 384-bit interface, and will use the GK110 core, same as the Titan just slightly handicapped, as opposed to the GK104.
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If you think the 680 is lacking, picking up another 680 in the Marketplace is a good idea. Seems like if you have the cash to blow you can just buy whatever you want. You didn't state that what you have isn't working well enough for you, so I'm guessing you don't want to miss out on an opportunity to capitalize.

SLI 680s will be strong for a good while, but if you are only gaming on one of those monitors at a time, the single 680 should hold you down. If you really want to make the move to the 780, SLI would be way over the top, and you'd be safe selling your 680 and getting one 780.

And to answer your other question, there is a pretty decent difference between the 680 and the 780. The 780 will have 3gigs of vram with 384-bit interface, and will use the GK110 core, same as the Titan just slightly handicapped, as opposed to the GK104.
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Sli 780's is insane overkill for 1080p; useless if you don't have a 120hz+ monitor. If it were me I'd just grab a used 680 off here and sli them for the time being. If money isn't an issue, go sli 780's of course. I was about to but decided to wait for AMD's 8000 or 9000 series GPU's.

It looks like most next gen titles are going to be really vram hungry (next gen consoles are using AMD tech with large amounts of unified GDDR5 vram). AMD is also bumping up all the vram on their next desktop GPU releases. To me this says that even at 1080p, 2-4 gigs of vram may not be plenty in a year or so (I could be wrong of course).

I'd like to point out that everything is running great at the current moment, that's why I've been thinking of just getting another GTX 680 instead of going for 2x 780's. I will be upgrading when the GTX 8xx series are out, just want to be sure that 2x 680's will be enough to run on high/ultra for the upcoming titles coming out this year and next until the new series are out.
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That's really anyone's guess, but I think if you buy them now, when the prices are high, you aren't doing yourself any favors. If you are happy where you are, hang tight, they will not run out of 780s between now and the 800 series. If you want, grab that extra 680 that comes up. If you find yourself lacking before the 800 series drop you can always pick up a 780 or two then, most likely for cheaper than they are now.
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