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The 7970 has very good bandwidth, but it is necessarily a side grade. Yes the 3gb and 384bit's will help you our massively. But have you considered spending a bit more and getting a Titan for the full 6gb?
     
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Yeah, wow, mistake on my part. Didn't think there was a Z77 board around that you couldn't SLI on. I feel like the 7970 will be a sidegrade for you on a multi-monitor setup. If you are going to go that route and push some serious resolutions you need to take the dive for a multi-gpu setup. I really feel like you might be disappointed if you done.

But you can always buy the monitors and see where it puts you.

cheaped out on my mobo big time tongue.gif

how much does the cheapest sli capable z77 go for?
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

The 7970 has very good bandwidth, but it is necessarily a side grade. Yes the 3gb and 384bit's will help you our massively. But have you considered spending a bit more and getting a Titan for the full 6gb?

GTX Titan is a waste of money as the GTX 780 is almost the same in games for less money
Edited by shilka - 6/2/13 at 12:36pm
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i would go with a HIS ghz edition 7970, i had 2 of them had it OC to 1200 on the core easy in Crossfire setup, single 7970 you might be able to get a little more juice out it....
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Turns out the GTX 680 use less power then the GTX 570 so running two GTX 680 cards on a 650 watts Rosewill Capstone is no problem

Power draw from the wall would be around 475 watts
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Turns out the GTX 680 use less power then the GTX 570 so running two GTX 680 cards on a 650 watts Rosewill Capstone is no problem

would I need to run my CPU at stock clocks then?
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would I need to run my CPU at stock clocks then?

No as i said in the my last post even with overclock your power draw from the wall would be 475-500 watts or around there

Note that is power draw from the wall not the PSU
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No as i said in the my last post even with overclock your power draw from the wall would be 475-500 watts or around there

Note that is power draw from the wall not the PSU

thanks for the info, very helpful.


I guess it would make the most sense to get another mobo and 680 then, right? i'm not sure how much of an improvement haswell would be for gaming
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from my experience even crossfired 7970s aren't up to running 3x 1080p monitors particularly well, not unless you're happy with either low/med graphics or low frame rates. Depends on the game of course but I've sold my 1080p monitors for a single 1440p and am currently selling one of my 7970s as after 1.5 years, AMD still can't seem to write decent multi-gpu drivers for more than a handful of games.

I'd recommend you stick with your 680 for now, the 780 should be quite a bit better as it has 1.5x the number of cores (2304 vs 1536) but reports seem to suggest only a 20-25% improvement.

I'd seriously recommend a single 27" IPS 1440p screen over SLI/XFire and 3x 1080p's but that's just me.
 
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It's an increase, going with Haswell, but I doubt it would be worth the extra cost.
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