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Thanks for all the responses guys, I'm going to wait!
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Unless you get a pair of 780's Titans you won't see any significant improvement.
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Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider View Post

Having had SLI 580s in surround, I don't think it's raw power you're lacking, I suspect instead that you are short of VRAM.

I agree with this. Playing Arma 2 at 1080p I was using 2GB VRAM. With 3 1080 screens you're going to run out of VRAM fast. Right now I am gaming on a 2560 x 1440 screen (so you're pushing 69% more pixels than me), but I'm gaming at 96Hz. I have 3GB SLI 580s and everything is totally smooth.

Next time you upgrade I'd say get even more than 2GB VRAM if you're going to keep gaming at 3x1080. Over in the modded Skyrim screenshot thread there are guys using over 5GB VRAM.
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I agree with this. Playing Arma 2 at 1080p I was using 2GB VRAM. With 3 1080 screens you're going to run out of VRAM fast. Right now I am gaming on a 2560 x 1440 screen (so you're pushing 69% more pixels than me), but I'm gaming at 96Hz. I have 3GB SLI 580s and everything is totally smooth.

Next time you upgrade I'd say get even more than 2GB VRAM if you're going to keep gaming at 3x1080. Over in the modded Skyrim screenshot thread there are guys using over 5GB VRAM.

5GB? fkkkk meee.....

I thought my install was a vram hog(occasionally tops out the vram on my 7950 at 1080p when out in the open.)

But 5gb damn....
 
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