Originally Posted by Scotty Mac
Hey all. I've been wondering something. I haven't been here in a few days, but can ya answer me a question? Can my 750w PSU 80+gold PSU power SLI with 2 evga GTX 760's FTW 4gb with an oc CPU of, let's say 4.5ghz, 3 SSD's and a 1tb mechanical hd, and both cards oc'ed? I've done the PSU calculator and I think it's lying lol. Says I'll only need 559w total. I'm wanting to get another 760, but torn between the "step up" program and getting another 760. If I did the step up, it would only allow me to get a reference card. Not too keen on that. But my highest option is the 780ti. Opinions/facts? Thanks!
Wat is the Make and Model number of ur PSU, Scotty Mac?
1. The number of amps that the 12v rails put out is the one thing (if not only thing) to take note of, worry about. i know that 70 amps (like i have) on the 12v rail is plenty if not perfect for 760-SLI. And a little lower than that can be enough. i think as little as 57. but i'm not positive. Some 750 watt PSUs put out enough amps on the 12v rail and some don't.
2. As far as the new pricing on 700 series cards go:
3. Next are reviews to compare performance:
imo, after reading many 780-Ti reviews and understanding that they perform a few percentage better than Titan, and considering that 2-way 760 SLI performs almost as well or identical when using FXAA and Adaptive V-Sync on a 60Hz LCD, then adding a 2nd 760 and going SLI is a much better approach to take. There's only a slight savings but keep that money and use it better.
As for wat to do in the future with a single 780-Ti versus wat to do with TWO 760 vid cards in the future; it is no contest! Having two 760 cards for future use will definitely pay off, unless ur into Ebay and or have plenty of opportunity to buy and sell used vid cards.
One of two 760 cards in the future, could run a single HTPC perfectly! and the other 760 card just sitting on the shelf ready for testing, diagnosing and using temporarily. (ever read how someone is told that the best quickest way to resolve diagnosing something like a MOBO problem by slapping another working Vid card into it? The 760 will be a comparable card for testing for years to come.)
Plus there's many additional scenarios. Like just one more, imagine building a gaming lounge in ur man-cave and having two desktops with a single 760 in each. (w00t!
the possibilities are endless. two is always better than one.
and u do plan on going with an 800 series card next year, aye?
And if u did opt to Trade-up with EVGA now, then going 780 for $200 less than a 780-Ti is a no brainer! but imo, and i repeat, still stick to 760-SLI if ur current PSU can handle it.
Edit: And remeber it's all about the FXAA and Adaptive V-Sync on a 60Hz LCD when it comes to 760-SLI STILL being best for ur money. A good little article that i've been wanting to bring up and i might as well show now is:
Note: that in ^^ article there should be no conclusions made. The article is very preliminary. But a good start for many readers of it. I compared all the pictures in separate browser windows. Then i enlarged them in the browsers as lage as they would go, so it would be easiest to compare the Stair-step effects, with and without specific AA.
And sure enough FXAA that has practically no effect on performance (4%) looks brilliant for wat u get. i've been collecting MetroLL SS on my third time through the game (this week since purchasing two weeks ago) of things for showing off FXAA. i luv having all in-game settings Maxed and getting 60 FPS CONSTANTLY!
so if u want i can post some of the MetroLL w/FXAA SS, that show how awesome it is. Constant 60 FPS with FXAA and Adaptive V-Sync!!!
99% of the time nobody would guess the difference. (In a blind test, the odds of guessing correctly would correlate with the number of possibilities.)
IDK why ppl would rather run some type of AA that slows things down by 35% to 55% and barely improves AA quality and drops FPS ridiculously. All because they didn't compare and research the permutations. Remember that all the other maxed out effects (especially DX11) look stunning. especially @constant 60 FPS. u don't have to turn them down. They're beautiful!Edited by Bee Dee 3 Dee - 11/10/13 at 10:56am