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I'm in the process of piecing together a new build. I am interested in running triple 27" 2560x1440 Asus monitors as well as an LG 2560x1080 monitor. I would prefer a single GPU solution if there is one that would meat my needs.

I do plan on gaming with this computer, but I will not be gaming with eyefinity or nvidia surround. I am find with a single monitor for my games. The LG monitor will be primarily for streaming movies and TV shows, while the three 27" monitors will be for multitasking, and one I'll use for my games.

I'm currently looking at either a Asus or MSI GeForce GTX 780 or a Asus Matrix Edition or MSI Radeon HD 7970 Ghz Edition. I'm curious as to whether either card would be able to pull this feat off alone. If I would require a dual card set up which would serve me best in this case as well. My budget doesn't really matter here to me, I just want the results I desire.
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The best single-GPU graphics card is still the GeForce Titan.

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In your situation I would choose the 780 over the 7970. The 780 will be awesome for gaming on a single 1440p, the multitasking shouldnt make a difference. The 780 is much more powerful than the 7970, and if price doesnt matter go for it.
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The best single-GPU graphics card is still the GeForce Titan.

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Titan might be the top dog, but to me it's not worth the slight performance increase compared to the GTX 780.
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In your situation I would choose the 780 over the 7970. The 780 will be awesome for gaming on a single 1440p, the multitasking shouldnt make a difference. The 780 is much more powerful than the 7970, and if price doesnt matter go for it.

I'm aware the 780 is the better of the two cards, my main question is whether a single 780 can adequately support the quad monitor set up I am pursuing. I recall some cards have issues supporting more then 2-3 monitors, and I'm wondering how the 780 and 7970 stack up here.
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probably 2 770's in SLi...

for 800 bucks you'll have about 30% more power then the titan. if you insist on a single gpu, a 7970 will overclock up to within 5% of a 780 at stock... so you have to decide if the 780 is worth $250 more then the 7970
 
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a 7970 will overclock up to within 5% of a 780 at stock... so you have to decide if the 780 is worth $250 more then the 7970

I disagree with this kind of arguments. Yeah, the 7970 can do that in a best scenario situation but, you can't forget that even the GTX 780 @ stock struggles to keep framerates in the 60s with high quality settings @ 1440p, let alone a less powerful card with no more room to overclock. The GTX 780 has that room to overclock and it can squeeze those 5-10 FPS more that can make a difference between a playable and non-playable game. And believe, the difference between a stock 780 and a overclocked 780 is noticeable!

If the OP doesn't want a Titan, the GTX 780 is the way to go, there's no question about it. In fact, the question shouldn't had been put in the first place, that's what I think.
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It's simple, GeForce GTX 780 3GB it is. NVIDIA has targeted all the segments pretty nicely. Value-orient 1080p gamers look for GTX 770 2GB, 1440p for GTX 780 3GB and then there's a super high-end, best of the best, the Titan.
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