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Can't wait until the end of the year when I'll finally upgrade my equipment and use 3x LG IPS 1080 screens for surround biggrin.gif

I've been looking around for benchmarks and became slightly concerned about the performance of SLI of GTX680 at 5760x1080, as sometimes they dip just below 60 fps in actual games. Do yourself (as owners) honestly are concerned about having to turn down the graphical settings in the somewhat-near-future, are looking forward for Titan or whatever, or just feel fine with your setup?

Honestly, yes... some of the next gen games will force us to turn some settings down from max. FarCry 3 and Crysis 3 already require turning some settings down if you want an average of 60+ fps (especially if you want the min FPS to be 60+). Not sure If i want to wait for the the 7xx and 8xxx series from both camps or just pick up a third 670 FTW 4gb... what to do what to do.

:edit: I wrote in context of 670 SLI but performance is close with the 680 SLI.
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Can't wait until the end of the year when I'll finally upgrade my equipment and use 3x LG IPS 1080 screens for surround biggrin.gif

I've been looking around for benchmarks and became slightly concerned about the performance of SLI of GTX680 at 5760x1080, as sometimes they dip just below 60 fps in actual games. Do yourself (as owners) honestly are concerned about having to turn down the graphical settings in the somewhat-near-future, are looking forward for Titan or whatever, or just feel fine with your setup?
Might look at Titan. Probably won't. I really want 4GB 670SLI to tide me over for at least the next generation. I might contemplate a third GPU if it really looks to be struggling, but I'd probably see more out of a new mobo/CPU for the Surround rig.

Turning down settings... historically, I've rarely had systems that could game at the very top-end - I spent years playing games on a way-below-min-spec system and doing fairly well - it's only really the last five-to-seven years where I've been able to afford the powerful kit I now use... even then I'm not a bottomless pit of cash. wink.gif So, yeah, turning down settings doesn't really bother me; it's actually interesting how many modern games, don't really look that much worse on a careful mix of medium/high than they do at high or maximum. smile.gif As long as games are coded well, and provide a good mix of graphics options, you're probably OK. smile.gif

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The only thing I've played for the past fortnight is Space Pirates and Zombies modded to within an inch of its life. biggrin.gif You'd think that would be perfect all the time, but when it gets really busy, the single-threaded nature of that Torque build really shows up because the FPS nosedives.
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Paradigm Shifter,
I prefer the graphics as high as possible, I love my self some tasty eye-candy. I can't go back to the days of low to medium settings. However, I am currently playing Minecraft, which is funny. I would like to mod it soon with graphical mods, but my system isn't stable anymore.

Is anyone having issues with Nvidia 310.90 and/or 313.96 drivers? At first, I was having issues with the nvidia drivers completely failing, crashing, and then restarting the video drivers when playing a game and watching a movie in a media player. The screen would turn black, then disable Aero interface and enable the classic blue theme, and then after 5 to 8 minutes Aero theme would automaticly re-enable itself.

However recently, my computer has been BlueScreening. I have tried 313.96, 310.90, and 310.70 drivers, but all of them keep BlueScreening my computer. I have even tried a clean installation, and uninstalling the drivers manually plus using CCleaner and then reinstalling the drivers. I believe I had 310.70 drivers working fine before this started happening, but since updating to 310.90, my computer BlueScreens with, without games open, media player open, or just sitting at my desktop even with the driver 310.70. Other then that, the only other change has been Java JDK and JRE in x86 and x64 installed to my computer. Though reinstalling, removing the x86 version, and reinstalling Java and MineCraft has not corrected the problem.

Any tips? I am already at like 8 hours of troubleshooting, I could have backed up my files, reformatted already, and installed all, if not most of my applications plus updates. Quick note, I do not believe it's hardware related. Since installing MineCraft and the Nvidia video drivers everything has gone crazy.
 
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I thought most BSOD's came from RAM settings.?
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I thought most BSOD's came from RAM settings.?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1355133/nvidia-geforce-313-96-beta-drivers-released/20

I am not overclocking my Ram, nor have I changed anything relating to them. I am OC'ng my CPU, but that has been stable for at least a couple of months now.
 
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thanks for the link...
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What are the BSOD codes? There are 'fingerprints' in the BSOD codes for what the cause is (although it varies from architecture to architecture - I can't remember the ones for Sandy Bridge...) what does it report as the cause? (nvkerndrv.dll or something, nv related, you know your probable culprit...)

My first step in troubleshooting an OC'd system is always, always take it right back to stock. If it's not stable at stock, the issue isn't the overclock. Next port of call is then Memtest for the RAM (I've had really bad luck with RAM in the last year!) After my recently horrors in August/September, my next port of call will now be PSU... if you have a spare... if not, move on to "does it do it in safe mode?" when idle or CPU loaded, or whatever...

Despite not thinking it's hardware related, test the RAM anyway - I've had RAM be fine, then go bad seemingly between reboots. frown.gif But fall back to a driver you know works well... something like 301.10, possibly.

I now image my HDD after I've got Windows/Office/Visual Studio/other essentials installed and activated, so I can restore easily and quickly in the event of Bad Things (TM) happening. wink.gif I can't recommend Parted Magic/Clonezilla highly enough.
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I just put a 3770k in my z68 mobo and have had an absolute nightmare in bios updates to first get the thing to run then to get full voltage controls. Next my hyperX ram was causing major crashes, as it ran at 1.65v for 1600mhz. Memtest turned up nothing. Since put 1.5v ram in it seems stable now. (touchwood)
Funny thing is this 1.65v ram never caused me issues on sandy bridge. Might be a buggy bios or ivy bridge & z68 issue. Fingers crossed...
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have you noticed the 4 - 9% increase in performance, are you on the same clock speed as the previous CPU.?
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In benchmarks yes. Bf3 is running very well, but it's on the latest drivers and fresh install so hard to tell. Only slapped a 3770k in because I was bored, was never expecting warp speeds. It will tide me over till haswell or ivy bridge extreme.
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