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Hello I currently have an evga gtx 680 4gb I was wonder should I purchase another one for 2 way SLI or Just purchase an 780 and sell my current gtx 680?
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Your choice at the end

 

Pros of 680 4GB SLI

 

4GB of vram

More Power

 

Pros of 780

 

Less power consumption

no hassle of SLI setup

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You can go with whichever is cheaper for you and start saving up for the next gen cards. Either of the two will be plenty for gaming at 1080p.

Also, AMD is supposed to release their next gen of cards within a few months if you don't mind using AMD. Even if you don't want AMD, the 700 series is likely to see some price drops with the release of AMD's cards. You still benefit from waiting a little longer. Besides, the 780 Lightning is supposed to come out in August, if you don't mind waiting and fancy yourself those cards.

Speaking for myself, I'd much rather get a 780 and overclock it to its limit. That'll be more than enough power for gaming at 1080p with not-so-crazy amounts of AA. I speak from my experience with the Titan. Plus, it gives you the option to SLI later on, should the performance be required, especially with the imminent release of the new consoles and their ports.

Good luck! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by ahnafakeef View Post

You can go with whichever is cheaper for you and start saving up for the next gen cards. Either of the two will be plenty for gaming at 1080p.

Also, AMD is supposed to release their next gen of cards within a few months if you don't mind using AMD. Even if you don't want AMD, the 700 series is likely to see some price drops with the release of AMD's cards. You still benefit from waiting a little longer. Besides, the 780 Lightning is supposed to come out in August, if you don't mind waiting and fancy yourself those cards.

Speaking for myself, I'd much rather get a 780 and overclock it to its limit. That'll be more than enough power for gaming at 1080p with not-so-crazy amounts of AA. I speak from my experience with the Titan. Plus, it gives you the option to SLI later on, should the performance be required, especially with the imminent release of the new consoles and their ports.

Good luck! thumb.gif

+1. If it were my money, I'd be going with a GTX780. It's the latest generation, lot's of power, and still leaves an upgrade path down the road if you need more muscle. thumb.gif
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alright thanks for your help guys
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