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Hey guys, so I have a little money to blow on the computer and I'm now running with a 2560x1440p monitor and was wondering if I ought to pickup a 780TI and how it'd perfrom vs my 2x GTX 680's.

These are 2gb cards, which I think is one of the limiting factors on my performance - However, one of these GPU's is a Golden clocker (I don't remember what I got on the core's though) the other was a high overclocker as well, but not Golden. I've taken off the overclock since my benching test's with them since I had them (I really only played League of Legends hence no reason to overclock)

Anyways with all that said. I've heard the 680's are still much faster then a 780TI, but then again, I've heard that a 780TI is about as fast as dual 680's... which one is fact? Or on my resolution, would the 780TI be a faster card because of my resolution only, speaking of that, would it be better if I grabbed a R9 290x rather then the 780TI (I'm not biased, if you can see my sig, I've used both AMD/Nvidia)


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P.S Sorry for not articulating my thoughts well, I just woke up lol.
     
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Personally I'd say go with the 780 ti since you won't have to deal with SLI issues (SLI is pretty good but still has some small issues),will use less power,gives you the opportunity to upgrade in the future and a 780 ti is probably on par with the SLI 680s (a 780 ti is faster than dual 760s for sure).

Now for the 780 ti vs 290/x then it's really your choice since both perform about the same (780 ti performs better in some games 290x performs better in others but generally the 780 ti is faster in most games but loses when you start doing things at 4K) 290x has mantle (which is said to help a LOT with CPU bound situations) and I heard it scales better when crossfired vs 780 ti when SLIed and is cheaper (last time I checked),however,AMD doesn't have a really good reputation with their drivers unfortunately,on the other hand nVidia drivers have been very stable with almost no issues at all (at least for me) also the 780 ti runs cooler and uses less power.

At the end of the day I'd consider either the 780 ti or the 290x but I'd personally choose the evga kingpin 780 ti since it's faster in most games at 1440p and overclocks like a boss. biggrin.gif

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I'm not worried about SLI issues, power consumption or the heat output. I'm just looking for what's best on my 1440p resolution. I just tried playing Skyrim again and got a measley 24fps average with my graphic mods at this resolution... so it's not even really playable sadly, I'll have to cut back on something
     
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Well In that case getting a second GTX 680 is probably a great option since it'll be cheaper,however,I don't know if you're still gonna run out of VRAM with the second one or not but selling your current 680 and buying a Sapphire r9 290 or a 780 classy would be a much better deal IMHO since it won't be that expensive (both are 400-550 $) and you won't have to worry about vram biggrin.gif
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I have 2x GTX 680's and I can't run 3 on my board, so that is pointless tongue.gif. I know I could sell both of them and try to grab one of the cards, which is why I'm looking around.
     
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If you already have 2x680's I really see no reason in getting a 780ti. 680's in SLI offer great performance even at 1440p. It would more of a sidegrade, rather then upgrade, unless you're planning on running 780's in SLI.
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Going from SLI 680s to a 780TI is not worth it, I would wait for the GTX 880. Just doesn't make sense from Kepler to Kepler!
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If you already have 2x680's I really see no reason in getting a 780ti. 680's in SLI offer great performance even at 1440p. It would more of a sidegrade, rather then upgrade, unless you're planning on running 780's in SLI.

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Going from SLI 680s to a 780TI is not worth it, I would wait for the GTX 880. Just doesn't make sense from Kepler to Kepler!

If SLI 680s can handle modded skyrim at 1440p without running out of VRAM then ya another 680 would be great and cheap too biggrin.gif,can anyone confirm that though?
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Roger guys. I am going to wait, I guess I can just go back and overclock these puppies again how I had them. After all they are beast overclockers. I'll probalby spend my extra money on either a 1TB Samsung Evo or a CPU loop, or a new motherboard, I could probably get a new motherboard + CPU if I sold my current one
     
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I will probably sell and upgrade my 680's when the 8xx series is out, but right now there is no need if running them in SLI
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