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Hey everyone, I am planing to upgrade my card to ether to a 690 or the titan or some sort of SLI of the 680s or the 670's it out power the 690.I have only the money to splurge on one card only XD. But 1st i would love to hear the community thoughts on this and what would be best over all. Also i have been reading up on the titan, i was wondering if it only better if you sli them together would beat the 690 but if you had only one then the 690 would be the better choice. And i would like to know which is better over all for 1 card in the system instead or sliing them.
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A 690 is faster in almost all cases at 1080p from purely a framerate perspective.
 

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Personally, I would go Titan just so you don't have to ever wait for SLI optimizations. SLI setups will still beat it in most cases.
 

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A 690 is faster in almost all cases at 1080p from purely a framerate perspective.
True but for a single performing gpu @ 1080p, you can't go wrong regarding to gaming performance ...except for that price
I can see $650 to $750 but $1000? No way
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Personally, I would go Titan just so you don't have to ever wait for SLI optimizations.
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Well technically, for the money, 7970 Ghz in CF or even 680s in SLI would yield you the most frames. Both setups outperform a 690 and cost less.
 

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I wouldn't get a Titan over a 690 unless you have to decide between 2x Titans vs 2x 690s. If you plan on spending 1k, then 2 680 lightnings is what I'd do.

Oops, didn't see you wanted 1 card. 690 for sure
 

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Single monitor, 1080P, one card...

GTX 690, no doubt. It will be the faster solution.

If you can get two cards, get GTX 670 SLI.

Titan is a gigantic waste of money. I have no clue why people keep recommending it. The value of the card, especially when compared to the GTX 690, is downright abysmal if you're playing at 1080P. Don't bother getting a Titan unless you're willing to buy a second one as well.
 

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Single monitor, 1080P, one card...

GTX 690, no doubt. It will be the faster solution.
Does it make it the overall best card @ 1080p when compared to the Titan?
 

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Does it make it the best card @ 1080p when compared to the Titan?
690 has been out for like 8 months or something now, and it still outperforms the equally priced alternative.. I'd say so
 

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Does it make it the best card @ 1080p when compared to the Titan?
In short, yes.

I keep trying to justify Titan, but every time I come back to the same argument: Why would I want one slower card for $1000, when I can get a card with 2 GPUs that is faster for the same money?

The scaling of two GTX 690's in SLI (quad SLI) is terrible. That's the reason I say that if you're willing to get two Titans, it will be the fastest and most consistent multi-card solution you can purchase. Period. On its own, though, a single Titan isn't that great if it costs $1000.
 

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The key part in all of this is that he in no way said he is only wanting a single-card setup. He's open to multiple cards, and CF 7970 Ghz or SLI 680 are going to blow Titan or a 690 out of the water for the same money.

He won't reach $1,000 even buying them new these days, but he'll be far from it if he buys used. This is the perfect time to find them too, with people selling their cards for Titan and all.
 

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In short, yes.

I keep trying to justify Titan, but every time I come back to the same argument: Why would I want one slower card for $1000, when I can get a card with 2 GPUs that is faster for the same money?

The scaling of two GTX 690's in SLI (quad SLI) is terrible. That's the reason I say that if you're willing to get two Titans, it will be the fastest and most consistent multi-card solution you can purchase. Period. On its own, though, a single Titan isn't that great if it costs $1000.
Although the Titan has:
  • less power demand
  • less heat output
  • shorter profile for small form factor
  • 6Gb of ram
  • no SLI worries
  • 100% gpu scaling at all times
  • GPU Boost improvements to allow overvoltage & improved OCing & GPU Boost ability
That's a helluva single card I must say for a 1080p display. But I will agree with you that it is hard to justify to spend $1000. Now if it was about $750, I would say it would be the overall better purchase when compared to the 690.
Then $1500 for Titan SLI would be a wet dream to bring into reality
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simple. do you want consistency of performance and smoother gameplay (lower frametimes) over raw fps. then go Titan.
 

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I went through the same problem last night. I really adore the Titan and I wanted to want it, but in the end I just couldn't find the excuse to put down that kind of money for FullHD. I' ve just sold my 7970CF set and was all set on getting rid of the multi-GPU problems, but when the Titan turned out to be only 33% faster than 680, 680 SLI turned out to be 9% faster than single Titan and EVGA 670 FTW has been established to be only marginally behind the 680, I ended up with 670 FTW SLI. The same amount of CUDA cores as Titan with just 2/3rd's of the price. Not quite as cool (neither literally nor otherwise), not free of multi-GPU problems, smaller frame buffer and memory bus, but fast and good value for FullHD. Besides, SLI seems to be working just fine at the moment: there were very few serious issues reported with the 690 in all the Titan reviews. For Crossfire, the situation ain't so pretty.

The 690 would have been nice too, but I was actually closer to buying the Titan than 690. If you're going for multi-GPU, you might just as well get two cards then.
 

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I went through the same problem last night. I really adore the Titan and I wanted to want it, but in the end I just couldn't find the excuse to put down that kind of money for FullHD. I' ve just sold my 7970CF set and was all set on getting rid of the multi-GPU problems, but when the Titan turned out to be only 33% faster than 680, 680 SLI turned out to be 9% faster than single Titan and EVGA 670 FTW has been established to be only marginally behind the 680, I ended up with 670 FTW SLI. The same amount of CUDA cores as Titan with just 2/3rd's of the price. Not quite as cool (neither literally nor otherwise), not free of multi-GPU problems, smaller frame buffer and memory bus, but fast and good value for FullHD. Besides, SLI seems to be working just fine at the moment: there were very few serious issues reported with the 690 in all the Titan reviews. For Crossfire, the situation ain't so pretty.

The 690 would have been nice too, but I was actually closer to buying the Titan than 690. If you're going for multi-GPU, you might just as well get two cards then.
I'm at 1600p, do not want SLI (various reasons & nothing against multi-card if others like that), and I'm having a very hard time pulling the trigger on a Titan. Performance is 10% less at 1600p than what I felt would be worth the price. Plus, I find it a little strange it clocks down so much with DP computing enabled. Not sure why that is.

Anyway, at 1080p, 120Hz or not, I would not suggest a Titan. Frankly, unless you need CUDA (ex. Adobe products other than Photoshop), I think 2x7950 in Crossfire would be a good performance/price set up. If you like the green team better, than 2xGTX670 in SLI. However, if you have any plans in the near future to go to a multi-monitor set up or perhaps even 1600p, then you might want to consider a Titan simply for the though of going Titan SLI when you do upgrade monitors. Very expensive, but 2xTitan in SLI does very, very well. 3xTitan gives insane performance (as it should for the price
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Meh... so much hardware, so little money
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We don't even know enough about the Titan. Have people tried overclocking it yet? Drivers still have time to be improved by nvidia.
There's like a dozen reviews already released on the card so performance is pretty well determined at this point. Of course future drivers could make a difference, but for gaming, it's pretty much the same thing as a GTX680/670/etc - just more of it. Where I see drivers making a bigger difference is in open CL computing. More than one review had crashes during testing of that (and/or unexpectedly low performance), and drivers were found to be the cause.
 
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