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GTX Titan > GTX 690 > AMD HD 7990 ?

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May 15, 2013 11:40:37 AM

Hello im looking to get a new GPU as my GTX 580 has just died on me so i have some money to get a new GPU and i need it to handle all the latest games like BF3/BF4 Crysis 3 Tomb Raider GTA 5 ETC! Would like to play all games on ULTRA Settings ?

So ive been looking at These 3 Cards

GTX Titan > GTX 690 > AMD HD 7990

i know i dont need a card like this but i have the money so why not. could you please tell me what card would be best for me . Thanks ?

My PC Specs
Corsair obsidian 650D
i7 3770k @4.5Ghz.
Asus Sabertooth Z77.
Corsair H100i
Corsair HX 850W
3TB HDD.
256 GB SSD.
Monitor BenQ XL2411T 1920 / 1080. 120Hz

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May 15, 2013 11:45:07 AM

Under normal circumstances, I would tell you to get the best single-GPU card you can afford and add more of them later, but due to the cost of the Titan, I'd recommend the GTX 690. I wouldn't go with an AMD card until they get their admitted microstutter issues worked out.
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May 15, 2013 11:49:49 AM

Honestly, they're all overkill for 1080p. The 690 is your best bet though.
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May 15, 2013 11:54:09 AM

If I had the money I would just get a Titan (although its incredibly overpriced). However, seeing as how the gtx 690 is better decision for $1000-1100, that's what I would recommend to you and other people. Do not go for the 7990.
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May 15, 2013 12:00:54 PM

The Titan isn't as fast as a 690 but isn't that far off, its probably a better choice since you avoid SLI woes all together. The 7990 is a waste of time.
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May 15, 2013 12:08:42 PM

cookybiscuit said:
The Titan isn't as fast as a 690 but isn't that far off, its probably a better choice since you avoid SLI woes all together. The 7990 is a waste of time.


There are no SLI woes here. SLI is a great tech.

You're thinking crossfire. That's an AMD microstutter thing.
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May 15, 2013 12:10:20 PM

All 3 are overkill at 1080p as morgoth780 stated. However, I would go against the grain and suggest the GTX Titan. You don't have to worry about SLI and driver support in newer games as much with the single-GPU Titan. You also get lower power consumption and a full-exhaust card rather than a half-exhaust, meaning less hot air being dumped back into your case. The Titan also packs 6GB of RAM instead of 2GB per GPU on the GTX 690. At 1080p, some newer games are already pushing that 2GB VRAM mark with HD textures so the 6GB may last you longer if future games go beyond that limit, if you move to a higher resolution monitor, or if you move to a Surround setup. I would also anticipate that the Titan will hold its value better over time given that no single-GPU card in the GTX 700 lineup is expected to be as or more powerful.
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May 15, 2013 12:12:19 PM

ubercake said:
cookybiscuit said:
The Titan isn't as fast as a 690 but isn't that far off, its probably a better choice since you avoid SLI woes all together. The 7990 is a waste of time.


There are no SLI woes here. SLI is a great tech.

You're thinking crossfire. That's an AMD microstutter thing.

No, I just mean SLI won't scale 200% across the board. Review sites use pretty common GPU breaking games that are well optimized for it, the Titan is bound to sneak past in a couple of titles were SLI doesn't use the second GPU so much.
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May 15, 2013 12:19:47 PM

cookybiscuit said:
ubercake said:
cookybiscuit said:
The Titan isn't as fast as a 690 but isn't that far off, its probably a better choice since you avoid SLI woes all together. The 7990 is a waste of time.


There are no SLI woes here. SLI is a great tech.

You're thinking crossfire. That's an AMD microstutter thing.

No, I just mean SLI won't scale 200% across the board. Review sites use pretty common GPU breaking games that are well optimized for it, the Titan is bound to sneak past in a couple of titles were SLI doesn't use the second GPU so much.


Ah. Ok.

Just about every popular title has optimized SLI support, though. Personally, I haven't encountered a game that doesn't benefit from SLI.
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May 15, 2013 12:32:16 PM

If I had the money I would get a Titan, personally.

The VRAM of the GTX 690 is just no enough if you ever decide to go and play on higher resolutions. Many games these days almost eat 2 GB of VRAM at 1080p, so only getting 2 GB of VRAM in such a beast as the GTX 690 would in my point of view be stupid. Yes, it does contain 4 GB of VRAM in total, but only 2 GB can be utilize as with any other GTX 680 2 GB SLI setup.

As mentioned the Radeon 7990 has too many issues atm. to get any recommendation from me.

The Titan might not have the best value, but you will be settled as no other single GPU even comes close to it in terms of performance.
Running in SLI or CF will not scale as good as a single GPU, because SLI and CF are highly driver dependent. SLI however is very mature and optimized compared to CF.

Also as mentioned before you can later on add another Titan, and these bad boys scale very well as you might already know.

HOWEVER:

Wait for a bit to cash out, the next 700 series is just about to launch. Prices might lower, so keep track on the market.

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May 15, 2013 1:01:33 PM

im gunna go for a titan i can afford it and im thinking of getting 2 more monitors aswell so that 6GB of memory will help thanks guys for all your help hope you have a nice day :) 
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May 15, 2013 1:04:25 PM

Like with ubercake above, I have never seen these alleged SLI woes. What he may be referring to CF's issues with multiple cards:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-bench...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6857/amd-stuttering-issue...

The Titan is overpriced, the 690 and 7990 get beat by two single GPU cards for substantially less money

Get two of these, I'm using them on a 5760 x 1080 build (144Hz screens) for a colleague at the moment.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...

And the 670s can get up to 1280 boost clock when overclocked, 690 is limited to about 1250

With the 780 about to drop, you could use two of them for about the same price as a Titan.

For monitors ....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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May 15, 2013 1:04:43 PM

Well thank you guys im going to get a titan as im gunna get 2 more monitors for a triple monitor setup so thay 6GB of memory will come in handy Thanks again guys have a nice day :) 
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May 15, 2013 1:14:44 PM

ubercake said:
Just about every popular title has optimized SLI support, though. Personally, I haven't encountered a game that doesn't benefit from SLI.


Likewise.....had to wait about two weeks for BF3 Beta profile to get fixed tho.

Son No. 3 has twin 560 Ti's ($cost him $410)....Son No. 2 has one 580 ($510). The twin 560's toast the 580 by about 40% and for 80% of the cost. That's a 75% better bang for the buck.

Twin 670s scale at 161% of a single 670 (100/62)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...

The Titan scales at 143% of a single 670 (100/70)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_T...

The twin 670's give ya 113% of the performance of the Titan at 84% of the cost of the Titan. That's a 35% betetr bang for the buck

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May 16, 2013 7:26:33 AM

If it was me, I would get the Titan.
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May 16, 2013 7:26:57 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
ubercake said:
Just about every popular title has optimized SLI support, though. Personally, I haven't encountered a game that doesn't benefit from SLI.


Likewise.....had to wait about two weeks for BF3 Beta profile to get fixed tho.

Son No. 3 has twin 560 Ti's ($cost him $410)....Son No. 2 has one 580 ($510). The twin 560's toast the 580 by about 40% and for 80% of the cost. That's a 75% better bang for the buck.

Twin 670s scale at 161% of a single 670 (100/62)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...

The Titan scales at 143% of a single 670 (100/70)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_T...

The twin 670's give ya 113% of the performance of the Titan at 84% of the cost of the Titan. That's a 35% betetr bang for the buck



Good suggestion.

Concerning the Titan... I just don't see pricing a single GPU card that doesn't perform as well as a dual-GPU card at the same price point. By the time most people would get around to getting another $1000 Titan, the next gen of video cards would be out blowing it away (I don't mean the 700, but the 800 series flagship). The Titan just seems like an oddly-placed/oddly-priced product in the gpu market.

$700 Titan? Makes sense. $1000? No way.
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October 15, 2013 7:43:20 AM

bf is optimized for AMD but i prefer geforce gtx 690 4gb
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October 15, 2013 9:33:05 AM

I would get an HD 7990 or wait for AMD R9-290X. AMD is the way if you are planning to play BF4.
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October 15, 2013 12:38:30 PM

My 2 780s ran great during the BF4 beta. I wouldn't trade them for a promise from AMD to fix driver issues with crossfire. I know AMD has made some progress, but I'm waiting for the news story where they've finally licked the runt/dropped frame issue altogether and are on-par with SLI performance.
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October 15, 2013 4:02:37 PM

ubercake said:
My 2 780s ran great during the BF4 beta. I wouldn't trade them for a promise from AMD to fix driver issues with crossfire. I know AMD has made some progress, but I'm waiting for the news story where they've finally licked the runt/dropped frame issue altogether and are on-par with SLI performance.


Thats what i need to do is go sli even tho my gtx 780 works nice at 1440 but i could stand something stronger
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