Originally Posted by iARDAs
Yeah because I am selling my Titan today. I was going to go for a 780 or perhaps a 770 SLI setup. Maybe best I get a single 770 for the time being and wait for this new GPU from AMD. I can sell an Asus Direct CU 2 770 for almost the same price I got it for so my loss will be no more than 40-50 bucks which is ok for a few weeks of entertainment.
I can not do without a GPU
I was sick of dealing with only 1.25gb of v-ram and jumped on my 7950 as soon as I found the awesome Deals you can find on them. Got one of those Saphire 7950 boost cards with the 7970 pcb along on ebay and a EK FC7970 block from someone here on OCN. For only spending $250 total and I got the Code for the never settle bundle, as the GPU was only a month old and code was never used, I am utterly impressed.
Not the biggest fan of AMD's Boost, with a low ASIC value like mine (58.6%) It would cause the card to throttle the core clocks when Overclocking because of TDP issues, going to 20% power tune helped but still not enough for overclocking. Had to Modify my Bios So I could set my Powertune Limit to 50%, And with that No more Throttle. Only Problem I have now I'm stuck at only 1.3v and card doesn't go past 55c on heaven. If I could push upto the 1.4v range I see no reason why I couldn't get 1300mhz or more. Though VRM limits would be a problem at some point.
Though at 1250/1600 I am 400 points away from my old gtx470 SLI 850/1900 in 3DMark 11, Still breaking 10k P what is nice for a single card on a first gen i7. So really I'm about the same in GPU power but with the perks of being a single card and having 3gb of video memory. Love being able to turn the setting in my games higher without having to deal with v-ram issues. BioShock and Crysis 3 run so much better even though I'm running with higher settings now. AMD might have some problems to work out still, but anyone that says that AMD cards don't perform well or smoothly is down right wrong. Still Loved my SLI setup though, but Nvidia still has a good deal of problems of their own. Ether Way no one is perfect.
Should hold me off fine till I Get a 290x and Block, though might wait and get a new CPU/Mobo at same time with tax return.Edited by DzillaXx - 9/24/13 at 6:12am