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post #31 of 41
In a single card configuration the 780Ti wins.

But what about multi-card configurations? Hawaii scales better than the GK110 as far as I know, but how much better?

The 295x2 review from AnandTech shows better frames/frametimes than 2x 780Ti.
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post #32 of 41
Quote:
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-You have plug and play reviews for users who don't want to tweak their hardware beyond a single slider in AB but these reviews are the ones that include in game testing.
And these are the people I was talking about in my previous post (this also includes me).
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-And then you have enthusiast reviews / bench-offs which have cards being handled by actual enthusiasts with knowledge of the hardware but actual in game testing is next to impossible.
The ones who make and break records, and also run benches with 8xMSAA? Which is something not used in practical life.
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And these are the people I was talking about in my previous post (this also includes me).
The ones who make and break records, and also run benches with 8xMSAA? Which is something not used in practical life.

You don't need to be an LN2 user who only plays 3dmark to optimize your hardware.

A bios flash literally takes 4 minutes.
 
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post #34 of 41
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In a single card configuration the 780Ti wins.

But what about multi-card configurations? Hawaii scales better than the GK110 as far as I know, but how much better?

The 295x2 review from AnandTech shows better frames/frametimes than 2x 780Ti.

Till 1600p the GTX 780 Ti SLI has the edge. Above that at 4k and multi monitor R9 290X CF is ahead . the 64 ROPs and excellent XDMA scaling are the major reasons.
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post #35 of 41
Fairly accurate in my opinion,however the Gigabyte seems to be pretty limited in RAM speed.There are stock cards that have faster RAM speeds than they achieved by overclocking.I imagine that would close the gap significantly.

The Asus DCII 290X comes with 5400MHz stock speed. wink.gif
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post #36 of 41
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You don't need to be an LN2 user who only plays 3dmark to optimize your hardware.

A bios flash literally takes 4 minutes.
But then you run out of cooling performance because most of the time stock BIOS is enough to max out the temps on an air cooler.
post #37 of 41
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But then you run out of cooling performance because most of the time stock BIOS is enough to max out the temps on an air cooler.

Definitely not the case with any GK110 cards.

You will almost always hit the power limits first. Then probably voltage and only after that cooling limits. Especially with cards using aftermarket cooling solutions. Stock bios is terrible.
 
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post #38 of 41
My only issue with this review is that the 14.3 drivers have the power limit issue which may have affected the results. Other than that it seems both cards are great choices on the high end providing results within a couple of frames difference from each other. I would absolutely not mind having either one in my system IF they were priced at about 400 lol ( yeah I know I'm asking too much) biggrin.gif
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post #39 of 41
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Definitely not the case with any GK110 cards.

You will almost always hit the power limits first. Then probably voltage and only after that cooling limits. Especially with cards using aftermarket cooling solutions. Stock bios is terrible.

What are the acceptable temperatures of those GK110s? [H] reached 71C with slight bump in voltages.
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My only issue with this review is that the 14.3 drivers have the power limit issue which may have affected the results. Other than that it seems both cards are great choices on the high end providing results within a couple of frames difference from each other. I would absolutely not mind having either one in my system IF they were priced at about 400 lol ( yeah I know I'm asking too much) biggrin.gif

Whatever you get you will be happy.
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