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Upgrade my two SLI'ed EVGA 680 FTW+ (4gb) for two EVGA GTX780 CLassified (3gb)? (poll)

Poll Results: What should I do with my SLI GTX 680 FTW+?

Poll expired: Aug 21, 2013  
  • 14% (2)
    Upgrade to 780 Classified, (or another 780 - please precise)
  • 7% (1)
    Sell the two and get a Titan.
  • 78% (11)
    Just leave the rig as it is. Upgrade later.
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post #1 of 8
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Yeah, everything is in the title...

My rig is in my sig, I will also soon update it to Haswell.

Frankly, I'm very satisfied with my two 680FTW+. I love these cards very much. No bottleneck, noproblem. They're 4gb!

BUT the thing is: as always... if I miss one generation, when I'll want to upgrade to 880, I won't be able to sell my 2-gen late cards at a good price.
Frankly, this wouldn't be a question if I just didn't lose 1 Gig of VRAM in the process....

But yeah, even if I never hit the 4 gig wall (lol), let's be honest, it's a pain to upgrade my SLI, spend money... and lose VRAM, waiting for the next upgrade. 3 gb...Now it just seems so small to me. In one year we'll see games hitting the 3 gigs wall easily, with these new PS4 / XBox One coming out (yes, I'm aware of what's inside, generic mid-end GPU's, but console architectures are different and proprietary systems can achieve much more with much less)

Anyway.

Do you think I should upgrade my SLI GTX 680 FTW+ to an SLI GTX780 Classified? OR, I could buy a Titan so I have 6gb... How would one Titan 6gb card compare with my SLI 680 4GB? (ALL Maxed out, @ 1440p and @ 1200p surround?)

Please tell me what you think.

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post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by DaGoat View Post

Yeah, everything is in the title...

My rig is in my sig, I will also soon update it to Haswell.

Frankly, I'm very satisfied with my two 680FTW+. I love these cards very much. No bottleneck, noproblem. They're 4gb!

BUT the thing is: as always... if I miss one generation, when I'll want to upgrade to 880, I won't be able to sell my 2-gen late cards at a good price.
Frankly, this wouldn't be a question if I just didn't lose 1 Gig of VRAM in the process....

But yeah, even if I never hit the 4 gig wall (lol), let's be honest, it's a pain to upgrade my SLI, spend money... and lose VRAM, waiting for the next upgrade. 3 gb...Now it just seems so small to me. In one year we'll see games hitting the 3 gigs wall easily, with these new PS4 / XBox One coming out (yes, I'm aware of what's inside, generic mid-end GPU's, but console architectures are different and proprietary systems can achieve much more with much less)

Anyway.

Do you think I should upgrade my SLI GTX 680 FTW+ to an SLI GTX780 Classified? OR, I could buy a Titan so I have 6gb... How would one Titan 6gb card compare with my SLI 680 4GB? (ALL Maxed out, @ 1440p and @ 1200p surround?)

Please tell me what you think.

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Stay with what you have until Maxwell. Even the next AMD Radeon generation won't give you the performance you are thinking of. Going with a GTX 780 or a Titan will only be worth it if you plan on SLIing very soon (or at the same time) after buying the first card. Otherwise, two GTX 680FTW+s will absolutely KILL a single GTX 780/Titan in performance.

And even since you plan on going two GTX 780s in SLI, you won't notice the difference with your current monitor. Your GPU power is already extreme overkill for what you have.
post #3 of 8
You already missed the time to sell these. If you aren't running surround there isn't really much of a point to upgrading these anyway... also I wouldn't upgrade from a 2500k to haswell either...

For the amount of money you would be spending you aren't really going to see that much in terms of gains.

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Stay with what you have until Maxwell. Even the next AMD Radeon generation won't give you the performance you are thinking of. Going with a GTX 780 or a Titan will only be worth it if you plan on SLIing very soon (or at the same time) after buying the first card. Otherwise, two GTX 680FTW+s will absolutely KILL a single GTX 780/Titan in performance.

And even since you plan on going two GTX 780s in SLI, you won't notice the difference with your current monitor. Your GPU power is already extreme overkill for what you have.

Thanks for the reply. I'm afraid you have misunderstood me or I expressed myself badly, but yes if I sell my two 680 it's for buying two 780 Classified - as the title suggests. No,I won't sell two 680s for one 780, Im' not crazy lol... As for the Titan, I don't know much about its perfomrances so I just wondered how a single (indeed) Titan would compare against two 680s.

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You already missed the time to sell these.

How so? Where I live they're still selling these ones, they're still for sale on the EVGA site. Come on, they're not that old, they're one-gen old and they're top of the pops (besides Classified) 4gb cards...


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If you aren't running surround there isn't really much of a point to upgrading these anyway...

Hah, don't mind the screen in my rig, it's a bit complicated, I have a 1440p Asus form another rig and sometimes I surround with a friend when we LAN... Also, Surround eats a lot of VRAM so I have more VRAM with the 680s. But less memory bandwidth, and smaller 256-bit bus.

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also I wouldn't upgrade from a 2500k to haswell either...
For the amount of money you would be spending you aren't really going to see that much in terms of gains.2cents.gif

I would sell my mobo /CPU on Ebay and get a new Mobo / CPU. Might get an i7 in the process. Is there so little gain in performance?
Also, I'm not very satisfied by my Asus Maximus. I preferred my Sabertooth, it was much more stable.
post #5 of 8
Keep your 680s until next gen. The cost to upgrade to SLI 780s wont be worth the performance. I have SLI 670s(2GB even) running a Catleap and I have no desire to upgrade until next year.
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It really depends on what sort of display setup you're trying to power and what framerates / performance you're comfortable with. If you've been happy with your cards then by all means, rock on. I will say that I guarantee you your 2500k is bottlenecking your 680s. My 2600k at 5 GHz bottlenecks my 680s on a Maximus V Gene. My vote is to stick it out and maybe upgrade CPU/mobo first, then GPU(s).
    
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My take is: if you have to ask if it is time to upgrade, then it isn't time to upgrade. wink.gif
     
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I'd wait until Maxwell. 2cents.gif
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