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GTX 670 SLI vs. GTX 780 Sidegrade Opinion

Poll Results: Should I sidegrade to a GTX 780?

 
  • 66% (6)
    Stick with the GTX 670 SLI
  • 33% (3)
    Buy GTX 780
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post #1 of 7
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I currently have 2x Asus DirectCu II GTX 670 in SLI.

Prices have really come down on the GTX 780 and I am really tempted to sell my current cards and pick up a GTX 780.

I could get a GTX 780 here in the UK for £350 and hoping to sell my cards for £160-170 a piece. The card currently comes with 3 games and I could sell those for ~ £50.

I currently game @ 1440p so the 3GB VRAM on the GTX 780 seems to be the better choice.

My cards are clocked at 1100/6900. I would be hoping to get the GTX 780 @ 1200/7000 and was wondering how close the GTX 780 would be to my current setup at 1440p.

I realize that I'd probably be at 90% of the performance but wouldn't have any potential issues with games not supporting SLI or microstutter.

Just wanted some opinions.

Anybody else make a similar jump and can comment on "smoothness" or fps gain/loss?

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post #2 of 7
Made the exact same jump, from a pair of MSI GTX 670s to a single PNY GTX 780, and using a 2560*1440 panel. You shouldn't regret the sidegrade, I didnt, I really noticed the microstutter and general little issues you can have with SLI.

Be warned you'll probably only get £120 or so for each of your 670s, they've really come down in price.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Menty View Post

Made the exact same jump, from a pair of MSI GTX 670s to a single PNY GTX 780, and using a 2560*1440 panel. You shouldn't regret the sidegrade, I didnt, I really noticed the microstutter and general little issues you can have with SLI.

Be warned you'll probably only get £120 or so for each of your 670s, they've really come down in price.

Do you have any benchmarks between your two gpu configs? Also what kind of overclock are you getting on your card if you are overclocking them?
+ REP thanks for the advice
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post #4 of 7
Had a 670 FTW from evga last year.

The 780 is going to be a good 30-40% gain over the single 670.

But you will lose some frames vs the 670 sli.

IMO, it's worth it to go to the single card solution as another user pointed out.
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post #5 of 7
I would not advice the switch unless you will be going 780 SLI. If you would be sticking to a single 780, then stick with your 670 SLI. I know it's new tech, and you have the itch, but just give it a month, and you'll be over it tongue.gif.
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Do you have any benchmarks between your two gpu configs? Also what kind of overclock are you getting on your card if you are overclocking them?
+ REP thanks for the advice

To be honest, I don't really go for benchmarks in a big way, but subjectively the 780 is much smoother for the games I play that the pair of 670s was, even though the 670s got higher framerate numbers. The majority of my games are CPU limited (World of Tanks, Company of Heroes 2, Guild Wars 2), anyway. I've still got the 670s for now, if I get a bit of spare time this week I'll run some benchies.

Oh, and my 780 is currently at +125mhz on the core, +500mhz on the RAM and 105% power target. Tends to clock in at 1110mhz core /3506mhz RAM during games.
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post #7 of 7
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I would not advice the switch unless you will be going 780 SLI. If you would be sticking to a single 780, then stick with your 670 SLI. I know it's new tech, and you have the itch, but just give it a month, and you'll be over it tongue.gif.

780 SLI wouldn't be out of the question, but I have always preferred one card over SLI/CFX.

My concern is that future games might require more than 2gb vram. I recall seeing BF4 @ 1440p on the cusp of 2gb vram.
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