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He wants to play modded Skyrim and you're recommending 780 with 3gb vram?

At 1440P you need raw GPU power

So despite they only being 3 GB i think that two GTX 780 cards would be the better option

Two 3 GB cards would run Skyrim with mods better then one 6 GB Titan at 1440P
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I have only high res pack installed. 1440p and Titan...no problems. Going to try other mods as well.

What happens when 3gb exceeds?
Edited by bendover - 7/12/13 at 6:08am
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I have only high res pack installed. 1440p and Titan...no problems. Going to try other mods as well.

What happens when 3gb exceeds?

The game slows down
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This should answer your questions
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This should answer your questions

But we're discussing 1x Titan vs 2x 780, right? Or I got something wrong?..
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He wants to play modded Skyrim and you're recommending 780 with 3gb vram?
That is the only instance where 3GB isn't enough. If OP can somehow keep the VRAM usage below 3GB (I don't know how, I don't play Skyrim), he'll be getting almost double the FPS with 780 SLI over a single Titan - in Skyrim, as well as all other games that don't surpass the 3GB VRAM limit (which is probably all the other games).

So I think it comes down to priorities. If the importance of playing Skyrim with so many mods that it uses up more than 3GB VRAM far outweighs playing other games (and Skyrim too, when below 3GB VRAM usage) at literally double the FPS, then he has to get a Titan since 3GB won't really cut it for Skyrim with that many mods. But I'd give it a long, hard thought before getting a Titan over 780 SLI.
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That is the only instance where 3GB isn't enough. If OP can somehow keep the VRAM usage below 3GB (I don't know how, I don't play Skyrim), he'll be getting almost double the FPS with 780 SLI over a single Titan - in Skyrim, as well as all other games that don't surpass the 3GB VRAM limit (which is probably all the other games).

So I think it comes down to priorities. If the importance of playing Skyrim with so many mods that it uses up more than 3GB VRAM far outweighs playing other games (and Skyrim too, when below 3GB VRAM usage) at literally double the FPS, then he has to get a Titan since 3GB won't really cut it for Skyrim with that many mods. But I'd give it a long, hard thought before getting a Titan over 780 SLI.

If you ask me, by the time OP surpasses 3Gb usage on 1440p, his FPS with Titan will be so low ("low" is a relative term here), he would want to turn some mods off.

Best solution of course is Titan Sli, but... Ain't nobody got the cash fo dat!
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Going to be putting them under water so ref blower doesnt matter.


So far it seems 2 780s beat 1 titan. Anyone know if evga gives new cards or do they give refurbished cards when you rma with them? I'm hoping it would be new but I've heard of companies giving worse or still dead cards back.
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Skyrim is also a huge CPU hog, so I'm not super sure about that. I was able to pull out 47FPS (or was it 42FPS) average over various gameplay scenes with memory peaking @ 3800MB VRAM on my single GTX 680 with super heavy texture and lightning mods (also ENB) and running @ 5760x1080. A 3570k running @ 4.8GHz was sad.
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