Originally Posted by theflyingdove
Hello, you believe worthwhile change a sli gtx 770 2gb (gigabyte oc) for 1 gtx 780 3gb (or sli gtx 780 3gb) to play on a single monitor at 1080p and 60hz games like crysis 3 battlefield 3 and 4, bioshock, hitman absolution, metro 2033 , far cry 3, max payne 3, the witcher 2, batman arkham city, shogun 2 total war, etc.. in the highest quality at a stable 60fps?
The other components of my pc is:
- Intel i5 4670k to 4.4 ghz
- Asus maximus hero vi
- 16gb ddr3 1600mhz
- Samsung 840 SSD 128gb pro
- PSU Lepa G750 80 plus gold
A single 780 will do BF3 at stable 60fps with 4xMSAA, but a single 770 probably would too (with less AA). As I've said elsewhere, you'll still be CPU limited in large BF3 matches, so be prepared to see sub-60fps framerates no matter what GPU you use.
I tried Crysis 3 with SLI 780s, but the CPU bottleneck was so bad I couldn't tell whether the 780s could have pushed a stable 60fps or not.
A single GTX 780 cannot maintain 60fps in Metro 2033, I've tried it. I don't think SLI GTX 770s would either. SLI 780s will only just maintain 60fps with 4xMSAA. And before anyone says anything, you have to play the whole game through before you can say "but my GPU does 60fps just fine in Metro"
- one minute GPU utilization is at 60%, then you come into a foggy area with lots of light and suddenly two GTX 780s are running at 99%. On a single 780 this translates to crippling fps drops.
I sold one of my GTX 780s because SLI is a lost cause in my opinion. I do not recommend dual/multi GPU systems. My advice would be to get the fastest single GPU solution you can afford.Edited by Oubadah - 8/12/13 at 5:52am