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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by jesb View Post

So you'd say that it's worth spending the extra $100 to go to a 780 instead of a 7970/280x?

Most definitely.
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post #12 of 18
Buy the 780 you won't regret it. I game in my living room on a 58" Panny plasma and there are not many games out today that won't run smoothly on ultra settings it is a beast of a card.
post #13 of 18
780 is worth it all the way. That's a lot more card for just $100.
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post #14 of 18
$400 for that 3GB is totally worth it. Go get it before it is too late.
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by MrSharkington View Post

If you're going to be running all the anti aliasing filters, etc at 60fps then you might get more of an advantage from the 780, if not then the 7970/280x will max pretty much everything at 1080p fine.

This, the 780 can be kept and used later. It's a great deal for the $400!
 
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post #16 of 18
A HDTV handles sub 60fps horribly. It looks tons worse than most monitors, therefore you want to try to keep a minimum fps of 60. Therefore the more GPU grunt the better. +1 for the 780.
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post #17 of 18
I love my GTX 780s, yes sli is overkill for 1080p, luckily my Qnix 1440p comes in today.

I recomend the GTX 780 and OC it, Absolutely love mine.
They overclock like a champ(EVGA 780 w/ACX) OCed from 846mhz to 1206mhz on both cards.
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post #18 of 18
If you play demanding games and want to max them out, there is no such thing as overkill smile.gif

Even a 290X / 780 Ti can't deliver 60 fps in the most demanding games on max settings at all times. Actually dips below 40 isnt uncommon in games like Crysis 3 maxed or Far Cry 3 when you really stress the GPU.
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