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What is the best graphics cards in terms of performance? Is it an nvidia or AMD card? Include sli and crossfire setups.

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If money is no object, then,

For a four card setup : GeForce GTX Titan Quad SLI for $4000
For a three card setup : GeForce GTX Titan Tri SLI for $3000
For a two card setup : GeForce GTX Titan SLI for $2000
For a single card setup : GeForce GTX Titan for $1000

But for a more budget-friendly option while still getting the best performance replace the Titans in each category with a GeForce GTX 780 ($650 each). 780s perform within an imperceptible difference range from the Titans in games.

That is the answer to your question. But please be kind enough to mention in the first post - your purpose for the graphics card(s), the resolution you'll be using them at, the specs of the computer that you will be using them with and last but not least, your budget. We'll be able to provide much more specific advise that'll be more appropriate for you if you do so.
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And yet I would recommend a 7990 for a single card. And then, I hate to say it, but 780s if you're going to want to go with multiple GPUs.

As much as I love AMD, I can't in good conscience recommend a 7990 or 7970 crossfire setup until AMD fixes their driver issue as they've been promising to do this summer.

I love my 7870 crossfire set up but the drivers seems to work better with the Pitcarin chips vs the Tahiti chips. And the 7870 isn't top of the line, and though I get better performance, cooler temps and quiter db's than a 7970, two 7970s would outperform my setup (drivers excluded).

So if you're planning on waiting a month, then I would suggest 7970s in crossfire when the new drivers are "supposedly" released. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with 780s. NVIDIA makes a good product, I just prefer AMD myself.
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Originally Posted by FatedFrenzy View Post

And yet I would recommend a 7990 for a single card. And then, I hate to say it, but 780s if you're going to want to go with multiple GPUs.

As much as I love AMD, I can't in good conscience recommend a 7990 or 7970 crossfire setup until AMD fixes their driver issue as they've been promising to do this summer.

I love my 7870 crossfire set up but the drivers seems to work better with the Pitcarin chips vs the Tahiti chips. And the 7870 isn't top of the line, and though I get better performance, cooler temps and quiter db's than a 7970, two 7970s would outperform my setup (drivers excluded).

So if you're planning on waiting a month, then I would suggest 7970s in crossfire when the new drivers are "supposedly" released. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with 780s. NVIDIA makes a good product, I just prefer AMD myself.
^Take note OP, this is one of the most important things you should know.

Thank you for that post, good sir. REP+ thumb.gif

I'm so glad that this came from an AMD user this early in the thread. I would've looked biased had I said it instead.
Edited by ahnafakeef - 6/28/13 at 10:09am
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Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan is the fastest graphics card. but GTX 780 can provide almost similar performance when both cards are overclocked (around 5 - 10% slower) but 350 dollars cheaper. but in terms of what you need please state your monitor resolution and graphics card budget.
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