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Slight buyers remorse with a 780 ftw, still own my 670 ftw and debating just SLI on the 670 and running at 1440p

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Just need a few opinions here guys...I joined up a long time ago, haven't really made it a staple of a board yet but figured id get some fresh opinions.

Basically ive looked at benchmarks and what not and I still would love concrete opinions from people that maybe had hands on experience with the setups.

The 780 is a great card, that isn't my issue....the main thing right now is that I just bought a new truck and im sort of in that window of opportunity to return the 780 and get 700+ bucks back and snag a 670 off CL for 200ish or so.

Is this hands down the better option?

I mean what real world difference will I see. Because that was my issue, going from the 670 to the 780....I seen a difference but it wasn't like explosive to where I thought I landed the card of the century.

Im figuring that whatever I do, I plan to either bundle 2 670s or sell the 780 towards the new cards coming up. But at this moment, would 2 670s give me a more dramatic difference in my gaming at 1440 as opposed to the 780?
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Two 670's are going to offer approximately the same amount of power as your 780 in games that fully utilize SLI - its really up to you to decide what is more important. If you're fine with how a single 780 would perform and never plan on needing more future power, than return the 780 and grab the 670 for a $500 savings, otherwise I think you have your answer as the 670's leave little room for upgrades (while also using more power and producing more heat)
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Long term the 780 would be your better option due to the reasons appleg said. I'd prefer one powerful card to 2+ less powerful cards.
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Just need a few opinions here guys...I joined up a long time ago, haven't really made it a staple of a board yet but figured id get some fresh opinions.

Basically ive looked at benchmarks and what not and I still would love concrete opinions from people that maybe had hands on experience with the setups.

The 780 is a great card, that isn't my issue....the main thing right now is that I just bought a new truck and im sort of in that window of opportunity to return the 780 and get 700+ bucks back and snag a 670 off CL for 200ish or so.

Is this hands down the better option?

I mean what real world difference will I see. Because that was my issue, going from the 670 to the 780....I seen a difference but it wasn't like explosive to where I thought I landed the card of the century.

Im figuring that whatever I do, I plan to either bundle 2 670s or sell the 780 towards the new cards coming up. But at this moment, would 2 670s give me a more dramatic difference in my gaming at 1440 as opposed to the 780?

2 670's will defiantly be a bit faster then a 780 (about 20% faster on average), and it'll be quite a bit cheaper for you as well. If I were you I'd just return the 780 and get another 670, however if you want BF4 you might want to consider getting the r9 290x as it comes bundled with it and can use mantle.
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Well that's the thing, I plan to jump into some of the new cards when they hit...I just got impatient in the early part of the month.

Will I have a better resell value on the 780 as opposed to 2 670s when the new cards hit?

I think what got me thinking more or less is some folks made it seem like 670 sli would smoke a 780...but it doesn't seem like it really does from what I'm gathering here.
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I'll be happy to take that 670 off your hands... tongue.gif
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Just since im not 100% sure, will these new cards coming out whether its the AMD or the new maxwells...if im planning to buy one, will they pretty much crush the 780 overall?
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I would sell the 670 and save up for the next gpu, resell value of 6xx cards is still pretty decent atm, but it will most likely plummet when next-gen hits.
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