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crossfire gtx 680 and 780?

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June 15, 2013 4:39:54 PM

Hi.
I'm considering buying gtx 780.
I already have a 680 and wondered if you can use both at the same time?
I know you can use 2 titans, but I'm not sure if it works on 2 different cards.
Thanks. (sorry for bad english)

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June 15, 2013 4:42:48 PM

They can't. Your best option would be to pickup a second GTX 680 for SLI. SLI requires the models to be an exact match in order for SLI to work.
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June 15, 2013 4:53:10 PM

slomo4sho said:
They can't. Your best option would be to pickup a second GTX 680 for SLI. SLI requires the models to be an exact match in order for SLI to work.


Is there no way at all?
what is best?
2 680 or 1 780?
thanks for the answear.
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June 15, 2013 4:56:20 PM

2 680's will be better than 1 780. Plus, at this point it is the cheaper option, unless you sell your current 680 to offset some of the cost for the 780.
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June 15, 2013 4:56:39 PM

780 is essentially an upgraded 680 ..... twin 680s will toast a 780
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June 15, 2013 5:01:08 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
780 is essentially an upgraded 680 ..... twin 680s will toast a 780


You are thinking of the 770. The 780 is a scaled down Titan.
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June 15, 2013 5:06:43 PM

slomo4sho said:
JackNaylorPE said:
780 is essentially an upgraded 680 ..... twin 680s will toast a 780


You are thinking of the 770. The 780 is a scaled down Titan.


What is the best option: 2 680 or titan?
I've just read that crossfire can lead to stuttering.
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June 15, 2013 5:09:29 PM

DcUlreich said:
What is the best option: 2 680 or titan?
I've just read that crossfire can lead to stuttering.


Crossfire is the AMD solution and it is currently prone to stuttering. SLI currently does not have those issues. The best option would be two 680s.
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June 15, 2013 5:21:51 PM

slomo4sho said:
DcUlreich said:
What is the best option: 2 680 or titan?
I've just read that crossfire can lead to stuttering.


Crossfire is the AMD solution and it is currently prone to stuttering. SLI currently does not have those issues. The best option would be two 680s.


Ok, thanks.
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June 15, 2013 5:21:52 PM

slomo4sho said:
DcUlreich said:
What is the best option: 2 680 or titan?
I've just read that crossfire can lead to stuttering.


Crossfire is the AMD solution and it is currently prone to stuttering. SLI currently does not have those issues. The best option would be two 680s.


Ok, thanks.
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June 15, 2013 5:27:22 PM

It would depend on what you would consider the 'best option' to be.

Do you have a decent powersupply to power 2 cards?
Does higher power consumption bother you?
Do you have enough room and airflow in your case?
What resolution and refresh rate is your monitor/s?

That's just a few things i would ask myself before considering SLI/Crossfire.
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June 15, 2013 5:46:29 PM

ShadyHamster said:
It would depend on what you would consider the 'best option' to be.

Do you have a decent powersupply to power 2 cards?
Does higher power consumption bother you?
Do you have enough room and airflow in your case?
What resolution and refresh rate is your monitor/s?

That's just a few things i would ask myself before considering SLI/Crossfire.


I will have to buy a new powersupply, but it will still be cheaper.
A high power consumption doesn't bother me and I have a rather big cabinet and will soon buy a watercooler.
thanks for reminding me about it, I will some more research om it.
if you have any advices, feel free to share them.
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June 15, 2013 5:55:32 PM

DcUlreich said:
I will have to buy a new powersupply, but it will still be cheaper.
A high power consumption doesn't bother me and I have a rather big cabinet and will soon buy a watercooler.
thanks for reminding me about it, I will some more research om it.
if you have any advices, feel free to share them.


The only other thing would be to make sure that your motherboard is actually SLI compatible.
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June 16, 2013 4:11:24 AM

slomo4sho said:
DcUlreich said:
I will have to buy a new powersupply, but it will still be cheaper.
A high power consumption doesn't bother me and I have a rather big cabinet and will soon buy a watercooler.
thanks for reminding me about it, I will some more research om it.
if you have any advices, feel free to share them.


The only other thing would be to make sure that your motherboard is actually SLI compatible.


I have an asus sabertooth z77, I got a SLI-connector when I bought it.
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