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pretty sure the 780ti has them both beat

is that stock vs stock?

seems the 780Ti always kills on benchmarks
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I guess that's what I'm wondering? Because with the 2x HD 7950's I have 6 GB total and the GTX 770's I have 4GB. I wonder if 2 less GB would matter? What do you guys think? But overall, the GTX 770's are better in performance, resolution, and clarity for my 2x 27" monitors at 2560x1440 resolution? Thanks. It's a lot of money and I want to make sure I don't regret it.

7950 will probably be better at that res since it has more vram. Also ram doesn't add up like that. So two 7950's in crossfire isn't 6gb of ram, its 3gb of ram. Two 770's with 2gb of ram will still be 2gb of ram in sli.

Going from a 7950 crossfire to 770 sli isn't worth it. The only worth while upgrade and ones where you will see a decent performance boost is going to a crossfire 290 / 290x or 780 / 780 ti sli.
Edited by orlfman - 4/7/14 at 10:37pm
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Hey Matt,

You think the R9 290/ 290x is a better card than the Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 ti? Thanks

The 780ti beats 290x easily but a 290x beats a gtx 780. Or that was how it was when I looked at benchmarks last time.
     
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The 780ti beats 290x easily but a 290x beats a gtx 780. Or that was how it was when I looked at benchmarks last time.

^^^ This. The 780ti is faster but also more money. 290x is faster but more money than the 780. Going to any of the single card configuration will result in worse performance than what you have now.
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orlfman,

So, in your opinion what would be the equivalent to the 2xHD 7950's? The only options I have are replacing them with one of these choices:

-2xNvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB SLi
-2xNvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB SLi
-1 Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 ti
-1 AMD Radeon R9 290x 4GB

Unfortunately, the manufacturer is replacing my 2xHD 7950's due to blue screening and they no longer carry the HD 7950's. I just want the same performance, speed, resolution and clarity that I got from my 2x HD 7950's. Thanks!
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Id go with the 290X.....personal choice on that one between the 780 and the 290x.devil.gif
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post #17 of 26
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I guess that's what I'm wondering? Because with the 2x HD 7950's I have 6 GB total and the GTX 770's I have 4GB. I wonder if 2 less GB would matter? What do you guys think? But overall, the GTX 770's are better in performance, resolution, and clarity for my 2x 27" monitors at 2560x1440 resolution? Thanks. It's a lot of money and I want to make sure I don't regret it.

Just so you know crossfire/SLi doesn't work like that. It's the amount of vRAM of one card (The one with the least vRAM). So with two 7950's you have 3GB, with three you'll have 3GB. This is because it mirrors the vRAM.

Another example is if I have a 4GB GTX 770 and a 2GB GTX770 in SLi, I have 2GB of usable vRAM as the 4GB card is limited by the 2GB one because it only has 2GB of space to mirror.

Hope that made sense/helps you out, and anybody else out there. smile.gif
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pretty sure the 780ti has them both beat

That it does, by a small margin. But the price increase isn't really worth it over a good 290/780.
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The 780ti beats 290x easily but a 290x beats a gtx 780. Or that was how it was when I looked at benchmarks last time.

Yeah it still is essentially from what I've read.
 
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Matt-Matt,

Thanks for clarifying that for me, very helpful. So, I guess my question is what's the better option for me? I don't want to give up anything in regards to my performance, resolution, etc. Would you replace the two HD7950's with one card? If so, with what? And if not, what are two cards that are going to give me the same amount of performance given my dual monitor setup with 2560x1440 resolution? Because that's pretty important to me since I work as an artist. Unfortunately, if I'm going to replace the 2x 7950's with 2 other cards, it has to either be the Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB, Geforce GTX 770 2GB. If one is all I need then it's between the AMD Radeon R9 290, 290x, Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 ti. Sorry, if I'm repeating myself and I appreciate all your input. I'm not too familiar with the hardware, but trying.
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orlfman,

So, in your opinion what would be the equivalent to the 2xHD 7950's? The only options I have are replacing them with one of these choices:

-2xNvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB SLi
-2xNvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB SLi
-1 Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 ti
-1 AMD Radeon R9 290x 4GB

Unfortunately, the manufacturer is replacing my 2xHD 7950's due to blue screening and they no longer carry the HD 7950's. I just want the same performance, speed, resolution and clarity that I got from my 2x HD 7950's. Thanks!

Well in terms of GPU speed the 2xGTX 760 2GB < 2xHD 7950's < 2x GTX 770 2GB SLi

The GTX 780 Ti and R9 290x tend to come in just a bit slower then two 7950 but can in some instances end up faster. It all depends on multi GPU scaling.

For a strait up replacement I would highly recommend going with either the 290x or 780 ti as they aren't that much slower then the dual GPU setups and come with other pros like better reliability (no scaling/stutter issues) less noise, heat, power draw.

As for nvida vs AMD. Well if you really wan't the best card for 3ds max you should look to pro grade cards like the quadros or FirePros but if you want a card that can do gaming then you have to stick with consumer grade stuff. I do think an Nvidia card would be slightly better suited for you as they have cuda and that is more widely adopted in thees type of software compared to the open standards like openCL and directCompute. I haven't used max in a few years so I'm not totally up to speed but I know there is at least iRay for max that used Cuda acceleration.
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Bit-Reaper,

Thanks a lot, that was very helpful that you broke it down like that. I am leaning more towards one card as opposed to two. Just worried about the resolution and clarity with the two monitors. Not sure if that 1GB will make that much of a difference. I've read that AMD tend to be better for the higher resolution monitors due to the extra vram. Do you think I'll be okay with just one 780 ti?
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