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Originally Posted by BiaBia View Post

If you're going to be gaming at 1080p then don't waste your money on either and get a single 680. I'm running 670s SLI and for me it's a big waste since I don't game over 1920x1080. They looks great in the case but somedays really wish I would have saved the money. If you are going to run multiple monitors then it's worth the money. Another thing to consider between single or multiple GPUs is cooling, I water cool so it cost me twice as much in blocks running SLI than had I bought a single card.

 

There are games, even at 1080dpi where 2x GTX 670 comes in handy for us people liking to get a consistent 60FPS minimum FPS. However, for the most part a single GTX 670 would suffice for 1080dpi one does not require to stay past 60FPS at all times or if one are willing to turn down some settings. 

    
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Thank you for replies guys, as ive wrote i had already a gainward gtx680, horrible thing, changed the card 3 times, 3 times in a row it broke down, borned or what ever, i did no overclocking or any tweaking, every two months it broke down. Yes i did play games maxxed out, but hell thats what it's made for.
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post #13 of 41
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It is...just not by much until you get to 1440p & 1600p.
From the 690 vs titan benchmarks I have seen, dual 670s should be a fair bit faster than the 780, unless you are doing triple monitor or something with a massive resolution like that.
post #14 of 41
gtx 780 hands down, 384-bit memory bus vs 256 its not even funny, more v ram is better, get one 780 and a second one latter and my 780 overclocked is just as good as 680 sli scores, i have 680 sli benches and my 780 benches they are almost the same
post #15 of 41
2 670s get my vote. The 780 is a beast, but I have a very strong feeling that the reason we got such a half baked 7xx series is that once the next gen consoles drop, graphics requirements are going to skyrocket beyond what even SLI 780s can reasonably handle.

That, and you are looking at the same price but better performance with 2x 670s, so when it comes time to upgrade you won't have spent the exorbitant first adopter fee for the 780.

The only way I can see the 780s making sense is if you are coming from a 4xx or earlier card and cannot run SLI, or you are one of the very few who run 3x1080p or greater in Surround. In fact, unless you use Surround, the larger bus and amount of memory won't have any appreciable benefit.
   
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post #16 of 41
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2 670s get my vote. The 780 is a beast, but I have a very strong feeling that the reason we got such a half baked 7xx series is that once the next gen consoles drop, graphics requirements are going to skyrocket beyond what even SLI 780s can reasonably handle.
Are you really implying that the integrated console GPUs are going to be more powerful than titan SLI?
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I am saying that when you have a system with minimal overhead and whose parts are all designed around a single purpose, it is going to be faster than a machine with a lot of overhead designed to be as versatile as possible.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 were graphically speaking ahead of the computers available at the time of their release.

Also, the new systems are designed for 4k resolutions, something that even 2x Titan SLI will struggle with.

I'm saying that we don't know what is coming, and trying to buy based on predictions is a risky and potentially costly way to go.
   
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670 sli is faster than a 780, but a 780 sli is faster yet. Plus, once overclocked, the 780 can match a titan.
I believe 670 SLI OC is faster than a titan.

It is thumb.gif But I was going with what the OP asked original.
 
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gtx 780 hands down, 384-bit memory bus vs 256 its not even funny, more v ram is better, get one 780 and a second one latter and my 780 overclocked is just as good as 680 sli scores, i have 680 sli benches and my 780 benches they are almost the same

Not quite what the reviews say. I read a lot of them this weekend because I am on the market for new card(s) and 2 GTX 670/680 SLi just destroys a GTX 780... and you can always OC the GTX 670s.
Anyways, I think your advice is unrealistic. I mean "a GTX 780 now and another later"? C'mom. You're implying the OP can spawn a GTX 780 with a snap of his fingers. That's not reasonable. In my research, I found GTX 670s under €350. I even saw a PNY flash sale for €299,99. Even with its 3GB and wider bus, I don't understand how can a GTX 780 be better choice than 2 GTX 670 SLi for the next year or two, that's what the OP is asking, if I understand correctly, I just don't.

I even got a deal that made me forget about getting a GTX 780 all together: 2x ASUS GTX 670 DCII 2GB SLi for €630 (one used w/ 1year warranty and the other new). I am done for 2 years @ 1080p (with 3D Vision gaming when games support it well). Then, I'll see... I just can't buy based on rumors and hear saying
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Not quite what the reviews say. I read a lot of them this weekend because I am on the market for new card(s) and 2 GTX 670/680 SLi just destroys a GTX 780... and you can always OC the GTX 670s.
Anyways, I think your advice is unrealistic. I mean "a GTX 780 now and another later"? C'mom. You're implying the OP can spawn a GTX 780 with a snap of his fingers. That's not reasonable. In my research, I found GTX 670s under €350. I even saw a PNY flash sale for €299,99. Even with its 3GB and wider bus, I don't understand how can a GTX 780 be better choice than 2 GTX 670 SLi for the next year or two, that's what the OP is asking, if I understand correctly, I just don't.

I even got a deal that made me forget about getting a GTX 780 all together: 2x ASUS GTX 670 DCII 2GB SLi for €630 (one used w/ 1year warranty and the other new). I am done for 2 years @ 1080p (with 3D Vision gaming when games support it well). Then, I'll see... I just can't buy based on rumors and hear saying
You understood me correctly. smile.gif

Thank you guys for assistance, you helped me make up my mind, 670's sli it is.
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