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Tri SLI 480 GTX upgrade to 780 GTX???

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Is the upgrade worth it?
I game on a 30" monitor.
It is so hard to find reviews comparing old cards to new cards.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by thegamer36 - 9/5/13 at 9:31am
post #2 of 6
Going from Tri-SLI GTX 480 to a single GTX 780 is going to chop $100 off your monthly electric bill.

Three GTX 480 are going to give you about 15-20% less performance than a single GTX 780, but you'll cut your power consumption at full load from 700W to 250W.

Greg
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Three SLI GTX 480's is going to be the same if not better than a GTX 780 performance wise. I just made the jump from a 2-way SLI 480 set up and i only see a marginal increase. I mostly made the jump because of the heat output, noise, and power strain it put on my PSU. I'm happy with the upgrade but yours would be a slight downgrade IMO. Just depends on what you really want.

Keep in mind, you can always SLI a 780 down the road.
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aren't you limited to 1.5gb of VRAM?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

aren't you limited to 1.5gb of VRAM?

True. The 1.5GB VRAM might limit use of some ultra-high quality textures, but shouldn't be a huge problem in most titles. Heck, there are still a lot of people playing on GTX 580 and GTX 590 cards, and those also had 1.5 GB by default per GPU.

If FPS is your main concern, the Tri-SLI 480 is going to edge out the single 780 - even if there's 1/2 the VRAM to work with.

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I'd say if the gamed your playing scale well in tri-sli, the 480s will be faster...unless you get a classified or lightning that can hit 1400+ core clocks
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