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Hello,

Thank you guys in advance for helping me with the questions I have. I was considering getting a 780 and a Single 1440p monitor for gaming, however there are also some good deals on a reference design 780TI, so before I make the purchase, I wanted to just ask a question. For 1440p gaming at high settings, will SLI be overkill on a 780 or 780 TI, or will one of either card suffice?
post #2 of 18
IMHO one of either card would suffice. Others would disagree, it really depends how pickey/OCD about settings you are.
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If you're looking at the 780's, wait for the new 6GB 780's to come out.

When I play Titanfall at 1440 with all the settings maxed out, I run out of VRAM and encounter choppy frame rates. If I drop AA from 8x to 4x MSAA, then I have no issues at all.

As mentioned, it just depends how OCD you are about maxing out every single setting.
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High settings, wither one will be fine. For Ultra settings on things, you'll dip below 60fps with just one card. SLI would be better for maxing out most everything.

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One 290x wasn't enough for me at 1440p, so I now run Crossfire. 290x are 10%ish more powerful than 780s. Then again I game at 120hz and want 120fps.
 
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I started with a single GTX 780 when I got my 1440p monitor. Worked great. When I went to SLI I was honestly underwhelmed. Reason being there weren't any games I was playing on high setting that I wasn't getting 50-60 fps. So for my SLI wasn't worthwhile at 1440p. So I recommend getting one card and judge for yourself if you need a second. And I'd go with the GTC 780Ti is you can afford it. Otherwise the GTX 780 is a great card and you will be playing games on high with little trouble. Ultra is another story all together depending on the game.
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Cpu,resolution?
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Cpu,resolution?

It'll be on a i5 4670k with 16GB of Ram, at 1440p resolution.
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I just added a 3rd GTX780 Ti for my 1440p monitor... I guess I fall into the OCD / settings whore category though!

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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyn View Post

It'll be on a i5 4670k with 16GB of Ram, at 1440p resolution.
my bad...the real question was,which psu do you have?

i would say a 780gtx or a r9 290 whichever fots your need
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