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Is the GTX Titan worth it for 5760x1080 gaming?

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  • Gaming
  • Nvidia
  • Titan
  • Power
  • high resolution gaming
  • 5760x1080
  • SLI
  • Graphics
  • triple monitor
  • 6GB VRAM
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May 2, 2013 4:51:34 PM

I'm looking at a GPU to power my triple monitor, 5760x1080, gaming setup. I've been looking at the GTX Titan specifically because it has 6GB of VRAM, and you can get the power of having a 690 without the issues that come with SLI, and if I want to buy another Titan in the future it will only be 2-way SLI, whereas if you wanted to buy a 690 in the future it would turn into the 4-way SLI which has all sorts of problems with scaling.

So, is the Titan worth it for a high resolution, triple monitor gaming setup, or should I consider different cards (like 2-way SLI GTX 680s, etc...)?

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I currently have an MSI GTX 680 Lightning, but it only has 2GB of VRAM which I think will be limiting to what I can do graphics-wise in games, not only now but in the future especially when games start using more and more VRAM.

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May 2, 2013 5:19:50 PM

titan doesnot worth for me. an hd 7990 or 2xgtx 670/680 4gb version or 2x7970 is the way to go! personally i prefer hd 7990!
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May 2, 2013 11:23:16 PM

The Titan is only really worth it if any of these reasons apply to you:

1. You are really, really worried about microstuttering problems inherent with multi-gpu setups.

2. You want to drop $2000 on graphics cards, in which case 2 Titans scale better than 2 690s or 2 7990s.

3. You have a small case that can't accommodate a GTX 690 or Radeon HD 7990 or more than 1 video card.

If those reasons don't apply to you, you can get better value with a dual GPU card, or simply buying 2 680s or 7970s. The 7970s have 3GB of VRAM as standard, and there are versions of the 670/680 with 4GB of VRAM if you are worried about that.
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May 3, 2013 1:57:33 AM

Supernova1138 said:
The Titan is only really worth it if any of these reasons apply to you:

1. You are really, really worried about microstuttering problems inherent with multi-gpu setups.

2. You want to drop $2000 on graphics cards, in which case 2 Titans scale better than 2 690s or 2 7990s.

3. You have a small case that can't accommodate a GTX 690 or Radeon HD 7990 or more than 1 video card.

If those reasons don't apply to you, you can get better value with a dual GPU card, or simply buying 2 680s or 7970s. The 7970s have 3GB of VRAM as standard, and there are versions of the 670/680 with 4GB of VRAM if you are worried about that.


Basically this. Unless you are worried about microstutter or poor scaling a dual gpu setup is much better value.

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May 3, 2013 2:10:42 AM

No matter what you end up with don't do a 4 way sli. There are several indications that a 4-way sli setup perfoms worse than a 3-way sli setup.
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May 3, 2013 5:19:39 PM

Here is my analysis. I wanted the usual 60FPS with everything maxed out for a 30 inch display (2560X1600) I determined the best way to do that would be two Titans.

As another poster shared, you don't want to go with two 7990's or two 690's because few games will handle that. Most games are actually slower with two of the dual GPU cards.

I know it is a religious debate, but 7970's don't CF very well at times. They put out runt frames which I find despicable. They are trying to catch up with Nvidia which has been working on this issue for YEARS. Again, it varies from game to game, but I don't trust CF 7970's, let alone three of them that my 2560X1600 would need to max all out.

680's tend to do better with the SLI stuff, but even then dual and triple etc. you get more and more problems with various games. And you need the 4GB ones for the multiple/large displays which tend to cost above $500.

The Titans, and only on the large displays or multiple displays, really shine. On your typical 1920X1080 they don't do too much better than a 680 or 7970. On large and multiple displays Titans can really do well, with minimal stuttering and great performance increases with each added card. Looking at all the various reviews, I determined two Titans will give me 60FPS for about every game on a 2560X1600 display. As of now, I have heard of triple displays taking 5GB, but that is the exception I believe. As of now, only the Titan can go down that path.

For triple displays, you would need, probably, three Titans for 60FPS on everything maxed out. Good luck.
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May 3, 2013 5:28:17 PM

babernet_1 said:
Here is my analysis. I wanted the usual 60FPS with everything maxed out for a 30 inch display (2560X1600) I determined the best way to do that would be two Titans.

As another poster shared, you don't want to go with two 7990's or two 690's because few games will handle that. Most games are actually slower with two of the dual GPU cards.

I know it is a religious debate, but 7970's don't CF very well at times. They put out runt frames which I find despicable. They are trying to catch up with Nvidia which has been working on this issue for YEARS. Again, it varies from game to game, but I don't trust CF 7970's, let alone three of them that my 2560X1600 would need to max all out.

680's tend to do better with the SLI stuff, but even then dual and triple etc. you get more and more problems with various games. And you need the 4GB ones for the multiple/large displays which tend to cost above $500.

The Titans, and only on the large displays or multiple displays, really shine. On your typical 1920X1080 they don't do too much better than a 680 or 7970. On large and multiple displays Titans can really do well, with minimal stuttering and great performance increases with each added card. Looking at all the various reviews, I determined two Titans will give me 60FPS for about every game on a 2560X1600 display. As of now, I have heard of triple displays taking 5GB, but that is the exception I believe. As of now, only the Titan can go down that path.

For triple displays, you would need, probably, three Titans for 60FPS on everything maxed out. Good luck.


Thank you very much for that! I'll probably be buying a Titan today or tomorrow, and then another soon and see how that goes, they are damn expensive but in the long run, probably worth it.
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February 23, 2014 12:39:49 PM

Im going for gtx 2 way SLI for gaming/video editing, im going to be studying game developing so i got some more specs:

Asus Rampage IV black edition
2x GTX Titan's
I7 4930k Ivy bridge 6 core hyper threading
2x 4 TB WD black
Cooler master cosmos II
Dominator 64 gb ram
2x 500gb SSD

are there any tips/suggestions that maybe work out better? i do like the controller that comes with the Rampage IV that you can mount in your case!
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