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Gtx 780 VS SLI Gtx 680

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June 18, 2013 9:34:04 PM

Hello, everybody.
I am building a gaming computer and I am having trouble deciding which graphics card I should get. Should I get a GTX 780 or run a pair of 680's in SLI?

Here are my confirmed system specs:
Intel 4770K
Asus Sabertooth Z87
16GB of Gskill Trident RAM
1000 watt psu
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1

I will be playing games along the lines of Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 3 or 4, Planetside 2, and Portal 2. Do you guys think these games will run better IN NVIDIA SURROUND with a single Gtx 780 or two Gtx 680's?

Thanks so much!


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June 18, 2013 9:46:01 PM

gaming4life891 said:
Hello, everybody.
I am building a gaming computer and I am having trouble deciding which graphics card I should get. Should I get a GTX 780 or run a pair of 680's in SLI?

Here are my confirmed system specs:
Intel 4770K
Asus Sabertooth Z87
16GB of Gskill Trident RAM
1000 watt psu
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1

I will be playing games along the lines of Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 3 or 4, Planetside 2, and Portal 2. Do you guys think these games will run better IN NVIDIA SURROUND with a single Gtx 780 or two Gtx 680's?

Thanks so much!




A single card is always better then two running in SLI. But in terms of performace, i would personally get sli 680's. However, SLI can have problems. You will often run into driver issues, have micro-stuttering and increased heat and power consumption.
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June 18, 2013 9:51:02 PM

Do you already have 1 680? It doesn't make sense to buy a 680 right now, with the 770 being about the same cost.

680 SLI will have more FPS, the 780 will be able 20-30% faster than a single 680, but 680 SLI should be about 40% faster than a 780, but frame delivery won't be as consistent as a 780, even though it is generally good, but it is not perfect.
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June 18, 2013 9:54:22 PM

bystander said:
Do you already have 1 680? It doesn't make sense to buy a 680 right now, with the 770 being about the same cost.

680 SLI will have more FPS, the 780 will be able 20-30% faster than a single 680, but 680 SLI should be about 40% faster than a 780, but frame delivery won't be as consistent as a 780, even though it is generally good, but it is not perfect.


+1 it is always better to go with the best card you can afford and go SLI later. With an agressive overclock, the 780 can be quite a bit faster than the 680. Either way, as stated, if you do decide for immediate SLI, get a pair of 770's. Same cost for about 20% more graphics.
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June 18, 2013 10:13:05 PM

Thanks for your answers guys! Because of your answers, I have decided to go with a single gtx 780, but if I were to go SLI with 2 780's later, do you think a 1000 watt psu will be enough? The rest of my system is stated in my original question. Thanks so much!
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June 18, 2013 10:19:23 PM

gaming4life891 said:
Thanks for your answers guys! Because of your answers, I have decided to go with a single gtx 780, but if I were to go SLI with 2 780's later, do you think a 1000 watt psu will be enough? The rest of my system is stated in my original question. Thanks so much!


Yes, http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5507/evga-geforce-gtx-... you'll see that it only brings 755 on load with a 3960x at 4.7ghz. Just make sure you have enought connections for them
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June 18, 2013 10:30:36 PM

gaming4life891 said:
Thanks for your answers guys! Because of your answers, I have decided to go with a single gtx 780, but if I were to go SLI with 2 780's later, do you think a 1000 watt psu will be enough? The rest of my system is stated in my original question. Thanks so much!


Yikes! Not so fast. It seems the ASUS Sabertooth is not a real good motherboard. Dust collects under the huge shroud and the board can overheat.

I'd recommend this baby:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can swing it, here's a nice new power supply, top quality, from, of all people, Cooler Master:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is fully modular with flat cables so they route easily and stay down. it is more efficient than Platinum models when idling.
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March 13, 2014 11:09:48 PM

FS: Zotac GTX 680 4gb with EK block and backplate $450
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