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Should I Stick With a Single 670 for 1440p?

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Hey guys.

So I'm kind of confused on what route I should take for going 1440p. Would my current 2GB 670 struggle at 1440p in games like BF3, Skyrim, etc playing near max?

I thought about maybe selling my 670 and getting a 680 4GB model. I don't know if this would be a smart idea or not. Or possibly getting another 670 to SLI it? Or would I still hit the 2GB VRAM limit? I was also considering a 770 but I've still only seen 2GB models.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Yeah, in order to play really well at 1440, you should grab a card with higher overall memory bandwidth. Changing to a 4gb 670 would not do you too much good because of the 256bit interface. If you hop to a 7970 3GB with a 384bit interface or a 780 3GB with a 384bit interface you will see better overall gameplay at that resolution.
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Yeah, in order to play really well at 1440, you should grab a card with higher overall memory bandwidth. Changing to a 4gb 670 would not do you too much good because of the 256bit interface. If you hop to a 7970 3GB with a 384bit interface or a 780 3GB with a 384bit interface you will see better overall gameplay at that resolution.
Gotcha thanks for the reply. Does the 256bit really have a big impact? I remember reading that the 660 Ti's 192bit had no difference on higher res, but at the same time people were saying it did impact it so I was confused at the end on what to believe.

And I will actually consider a 7970 if it's recommended enough. My plans were to originally buy a 7950 but I got such a good deal on this 670. tongue.gif
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If you hop to a 7970 3GB with a 384bit interface or a 780 3GB with a 384bit interface you will see better overall gameplay at that resolution.

I would not call 6 to 7% better performance (anywhere from 3 to 4fps depending on the game) something you will actually notice if switching from a 670 2Gb to a 7970 2Gb @ 1440p. Then since the OP is currently using an ASUS DCU II, OCing that card to match a 680 would be effortless then will close the performance gape.

ZeVo, if you are considering to get rid of that 670 (which I would not), at least make your purchase worthwhile & buy a GTX 780 but that's my 2cents.gif ... whistle.gif
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This is single Vs dual GTX 680´s in 1440P






Just to compare the GTX 670 overclocked sould be very close to those numbers
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256 bit and 384bit makes all the difference in the world trust us
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There is no single card that can max out all games in 1440P not the GTX 670/680 GTX 770/780 GTX Titan or 7970 Ghz

1440P needs GPU POWER so throw another card at it
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post #8 of 18
Why not force 1440p right now through nvidia control panel, and then you'll see how your games run at 1440p.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509076
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Thank you for replying guys.

I agree now on the part about making my next purchase worthwhile. I had the 7850 less than a year ago and now a 670 that I want to sell. I should just buy a high end one and not have to worry about upgrading every year.

I'm also still not 100% sure on the 1440p thing anyway. I just wanted to know if I'd be fine incase I did ever buy one.

My particular card I think sucks at OCing and that's why I wanted to sell it. Like for example, it boosts up to 980MHz, then with it's Kepler Boost being 52MHz it goes up to 1032MHz. After setting the core offset value to +120, it shows me 1150MHz. If I put +115, it shows me 1124MHz. I don't know if that's what it is supposed to do or not since I am confused on Kepler technology. I don't know if it's the TDP either because my particular card says I only use 20-30% power when playing BF3.
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256 bit and 384bit makes all the difference in the world trust us

Not really whistle.gif ...This is such an over-hyped & tired statement.
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1440P needs GPU POWER so throw another card at it

This is absolutely true thumb.gif
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My particular card I think sucks at OCing and that's why I wanted to sell it.

Buy a 2nd card if your mobo supports SLI. Regardless, you'll need 2 cards (Crossfire or SLI) to max the settings @ 1440p.
Edited by drBlahMan - 6/2/13 at 1:17pm
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