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Hey i am looking for an upgrade right now i have gtx 680sli and i was thinking of getting gtx 780TI sli or 290x CF which upgrade do you recommend me?i am playing on 120HZ monitor
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To be honest, you shouldn't have really needed anything past a single 680 for only 1080p gaming, even if it is 120Hz. If you're inclined to buy though, its pretty much whichever you can find cheaper at this point.
     
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you should be doing just fine with sli 680 on single 1080p monitor..
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Why not 780/290 dual card set ups? For 1080, 120hz either of those will get you significant improvements.
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Why not 780/290 dual card set ups? For 1080, 120hz either of those will get you significant improvements.

Because anything over 120 is pointless. Your eyes physically can not see anything faster than that. A single 680 in his setup will power 99% of games out there at 120FPS.
     
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Because anything over 120 is pointless. Your eyes physically can not see anything faster than that. A single 680 in his setup will power 99% of games out there at 120FPS.

I had trouble keeping consant frames with my 680. Yea, many games got to 120hz, but couldn't maintain it. Not even talking about Metro/ Crysis 3. I couldn't even MAX out Far Cry 3, that game ran at 30fps average.

So, i'm basically saying is that it's really hard for 680s to maintain that 120fps without the frame dips. Especially on the more demanding and poorly optimized titles. In a perefect world 760s in SLI will be enough, but basically every PC game suffers from poor optimizations at launch. The only fix for that is brute GPU horsepower.

Id recommend 2 780s or 290, whichever he prefers. That will give him the best gaming experience with any game at 1080 120hz.
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Because anything over 120 is pointless. Your eyes physically can not see anything faster than that. A single 680 in his setup will power 99% of games out there at 120FPS.

I had trouble keeping consant frames with my 680. Yea, many games got to 120hz, but couldn't maintain it. Not even talking about Metro/ Crysis 3. I couldn't even MAX out Far Cry 3, that game ran at 30fps average.

So, i'm basically saying is that it's really hard for 680s to maintain that 120fps without the frame dips. Especially on the more demanding and poorly optimized titles. In a perefect world 760s in SLI will be enough, but basically every PC game suffers from poor optimizations at launch. The only fix for that is brute GPU horsepower.

Id recommend 2 780s or 290, whichever he prefers. That will give him the best gaming experience with any game at 1080 120hz.

Keeping your 680 cool is the first thing. I have tons of airflow in my case and my room is getting to be down to around 68°F normally. I never hit 70°C even in SLI (got a 680 from EVGA EAR for another week) and I maintain my frames. I agree though, games need more time spent on optimization and just overall time spent on them.
     
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Well first my sli setup never reach above 60C the first card always remains on 60-62C second never reaches to 50C..also i am thinking of this upgrade because i am getting a 4K monitor soon and people told me that gtx 680 2GB sli cannot handle the 4k properly i will have to consider that i will have to take loads of options off like AA and etc..
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Unfortunately even 290x/ 780ti struggle big time at 4K. You might need at least 3 cards for some titles. However 4K GSync by Acer was announced last week. GSync will get you smoother gameplay at lower fps (30-60) than non GSync, but you will need GeForce cards.
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GTX680 SLI is not enough fro ultra settings in Watch Dogs because of the only 2GB of memory. Sadly indeed, 680 is very good core, but not enough memory. Nvidia should learn to put more memory on their cards ! It will gives more life time for SLI configurations.
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