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Tri-SLI GTX 660 Tis or a single 780?

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I currently have two GTX 660Tis, but they are only the 2GB models, so the memory usage is fairly high. I'm going to be running one primary display at 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz, and a secondary at 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz. As I'm going to upgrade my i5 3570K to a 4770K and grab myself a new, 4-way SLI capable motherboard anyway. I was just wondering what people's opinions were on 3-way SLI 660Ti's VS a single (later dual) GTX 780 (or 780s). I already know a single,more powerful card is generally regarded as better due to less power consumption, heat, better compatibility, things like that. Cheers in advance. smile.gif
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Sinlge 780 is about equal to 660ti's in SLI. Granted, 3 way is theoretically more powerful but i'm not of fan of SLI.

My suggestion, would be to get a 780 with the bigger bus and 3GB of memory.
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Sinlge 780 is about equal to 660ti's in SLI. Granted, 3 way is theoretically more powerful but i'm not of fan of SLI.

My suggestion, would be to get a 780 with the bigger bus and 3GB of memory.

Ditto. The extra RAM will be worth it. Plus you will be dealing with less heat, power consumption, etc.
 
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GTX 780

Wider memory bus, more VRAM, newer tech, lower heat and power consumption, potential for SLI and Tri-SLI in the future.

SLI with low and mid range GPUs is never really ideal. In upcoming titles the 192-bit bus and 2Gb of VRAM will be holding you back. Also, Tri-SLI scaling leaves much to be desired.
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Personally, I loved the idea of SLI right up until the moment I started running it.. It's just so much more complex than a single card :/
Just out of curiosity, how well do you think BF4 will scale with SLI?
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I had a single 660ti and I ended up getting rid of it instead of SLI'ing for a 780. Couldn't of been happier with my choice.
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Personally, I loved the idea of SLI right up until the moment I started running it.. It's just so much more complex than a single card :/
Just out of curiosity, how well do you think BF4 will scale with SLI?

With the new beta drivers SLI gives me about 60% increase vs single card. I'm sure new drivers will improve the scaling once the game is actually out.
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Hmm, I just wish I'd done the same -.-
Although the 660Tis do scale quite well in BF3, and they have the power for some of the CUDA enabled programs I use, I still prefer a single card.
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