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GTX 760 SLI vs GTX 780

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Looked at the reviews and it seems GTX 760 SLI (2GB) can keep up and even outperforms GTX 780 3GB at 1080p.

GTX 760 SLI is $500 vs $650 for GTX 780. Why would I go for 780?

I've been running GTX 460 1GB SLI close to 2 years and have no issues with it whatsoever.
I might upgrade to 2560 monitor in near-future, but I feel that 760 SLI should keep up with that resolution, given 2GB of RAM.
Getting 780 now, only to add another one 1 or 2 years later does not make sense, given recent pricing strategy of nvidia, where they never discount older cards, they just make new cards more expensive.

Am I missing something?

Thank you,



PS.

Been waiting to upgrade current set up for a while and I want to make sure to make the right decision and nvidia is not making it easy.
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That is almost always the case where a mid range GPU in SLI will out perform a single top end GPU. The disadvantage of buying a couple mid-range cards is that you have no upgrade path afterwards, with a 780 you can always add another 2 thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

That is almost always the case where a mid range GPU in SLI will out perform a single top end GPU. The disadvantage of buying a couple mid-range cards is that you have no upgrade path afterwards, with a 780 you can always add another 2 thumb.gif

Notably, and a first for the midrange Nvidia cards I believe, you could add another 760 for 3-way SLi, making it an even more tempting setup.
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definately buy 780!
no sli issues with 1 card!
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If you get two functioning cards, there aren't a lot of SLI problems to speak of. The frame time variance is a little higher. Some games don't utilize both cards fully, but that's reflected in the benchmarks. Look at benchmarks for the games you want to play to make your decision.

Personally, I'd only go for the 780 over two lesser cards if I was 100% sure I needed the extra memory and the extra memory bandwidth. And the only reason I'd need the extra memory bandwidth would be if I was running 1080p surround and had to run SLI 780s. At 1080p and even 1440p, the memory bandwidth of the 256bit interface on the 760 is sufficient to not substantially bottleneck the cuda cores, even in SLI.
Edited by littledonny - 6/25/13 at 2:45pm
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