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July 12, 2013 6:58:26 PM

Hey Guys,

I have the below configuration running currently:

i7 3770k @ 4.6Ghz
Asus Maximus V Formula
Corsair H100i (Push/Pull)
Zotac GTX 670 @ 1189 Boost / 7000 Mhz Memory
Dell ST2220L LED 1080p monitor
Corsair TX750 V2 PSU
G.Skill Sniper 4GB x 2
Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
WD Caviar Black 1TB
WD Caviar Blue 500GB
NZXT Switch 810

I live in India and the Asus reference GTX 780 costs $762 here. The GTX 760 costs $327 and the Asus DCII GTX 770 costs $508. I currently have a GTX 670 running at 1189 Boost / 7000 Mhz Memory and a Dell ST2220L 1080p monitor. I was thinking of upgrading either my GPU or the Monitor itself to one of the Korean branded 1440p monitors as they are very cheap. I can get a Korean Perfect Pixel monitor at $400 with 1 year warranty.

So my question is, should I upgrade my monitor or should I upgrade my graphics card. I can sell my current monitor at $90 or my GTX 670 at $310. I can only upgrade either of them.

So if I upgrade my monitor, will a single GTX 670 2GB suffice my needs for gaming. I want to play all the games at 50FPS plus with atleast FXAA. Or should I upgrade my graphics card to 2 760's or a 780 or just pick up a single GTX 770 and then upgrade to SLI later down the road (5 to 6 months later).

Which would be the best possible upgrade. A high res monitor or the graphics card. Please assist.
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July 12, 2013 7:05:09 PM

A 760 is slower than a 670, and a 770 is a rebranded 680... and the 680 was a (essentially) a rebranded 670. Get another 670.
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July 12, 2013 7:09:45 PM

cookybiscuit said:
A 760 is slower than a 670, and a 770 is a rebranded 680... and the 680 was a (essentially) a rebranded 670. Get another 670.


Well, what about the monitor? My dilemma is whether to upgrade my monitor or the graphics card.
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July 12, 2013 7:20:39 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
A pair of GTX760 would be your best option for a 1440p monitor. Higher performance than a GTX780, at a lower cost: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2224/15/






I dont think that anyone is getting my question here. Should I upgrade my Monitor from 1080p to 1440p or should I upgrade my graphics card from a 670 to a 780 or 760 SLI. I can only do one upgrade as of now.
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July 12, 2013 7:24:51 PM

Well, yea, you wrote it a little confusing, so...

ok, I think you should upgrade your monitor. According to that review I posted above, Metro Lastlight and Crysis3 will be the only 2 games that your OC-ed 670 will struggle to play at 1440p maxed out. So just need to lower settings in those games a bit and you're good to go. Still a very strong card you have.
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July 12, 2013 7:59:35 PM

the answer you are looking for is go for the GPU upgrade either double up what you have now or go the gtx 760 route(no need to spend any more than needed so the gtx 670 is the way I would go, they both have the same memory interface). why because either of these GPU setups will allow you to really max out all games right now and into the future at 1080P.

and most importantly is because monitor prices are still on a rapid decline. this is why i would by gpu power now and then pick up one of those monitors in a few months.

the only other side of this is to buy a monitor and just game at 1080 till you get another card. which means you do not gain that much for now.


if you can sell your card for 310 can you also buy one at that price and get a monitor?
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July 12, 2013 8:12:06 PM

fkr said:
the answer you are looking for is go for the GPU upgrade either double up what you have now or go the gtx 760 route(no need to spend any more than needed so the gtx 670 is the way I would go, they both have the same memory interface). why because either of these GPU setups will allow you to really max out all games right now and into the future at 1080P.

and most importantly is because monitor prices are still on a rapid decline. this is why i would by gpu power now and then pick up one of those monitors in a few months.

the only other side of this is to buy a monitor and just game at 1080 till you get another card. which means you do not gain that much for now.


if you can sell your card for 310 can you also buy one at that price and get a monitor?


Selling both my monitor and the 670 will give me $400. A GTX 780 will cost me $762 and the 1440p monitor will cost me $390. So totally (762 + 390 = $1152). Then $1152 - $400 = $752 which I dont have right now. I only have about $450 to spend on either of these upgrades.

What do you suggest? A 780 or a 1440p monitor or should I just stick on to what I have right now and then look what the future brings up.

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July 12, 2013 8:22:14 PM

your sli'd current cards will be close to a gtx 690 and more powerful than a titan.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_...

if you do that you will max out all games at max resolutions for at least a year at 1080p.

a new monitor is not going to improve your gaming at all for now.

edit:
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=52669
some more intersting stuff
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July 12, 2013 8:52:26 PM

fkr said:
your sli'd current cards will be close to a gtx 690 and more powerful than a titan.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_...

if you do that you will max out all games at max resolutions for at least a year at 1080p.

a new monitor is not going to improve your gaming at all for now.

edit:
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=52669
some more intersting stuff



I can do that but the GTX 670 in my country is still expensive and costs $410 for the 2GB model. A 760 costs $327 though. A GTX 770 costs $490. I can even pick up a second hand model but the issue is the 2GB. Will it suffice?
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July 12, 2013 8:55:54 PM

I love the added real estate of 2560 x 1440 type monitors.
They will have ips panels with 178/178 viewing angles too.
If you can, keep your old monitor as a side monitor for email-etc.
Yes, it takes more graphics power to manage more pixels.
Since you have more pixels, the need for aa will be lessened, and that is one of the big gpu load generators.
Which do you value more? High fps, or better visuals?
Perhaps you can borrow one such monitor to try it out.
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July 12, 2013 9:07:29 PM

geofelt said:
I love the added real estate of 2560 x 1440 type monitors.
They will have ips panels with 178/178 viewing angles too.
If you can, keep your old monitor as a side monitor for email-etc.
Yes, it takes more graphics power to manage more pixels.
Since you have more pixels, the need for aa will be lessened, and that is one of the big gpu load generators.
Which do you value more? High fps, or better visuals?
Perhaps you can borrow one such monitor to try it out.


First off, the monitor is a Korean brand. I will have to buy it from Ebay. Here's the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-Ma...

The price including customs will come upto $400. I do like visuals but at the same time would like to have my FPS above 45 atleast with FXAA if not TXAA/MSAA. Secondly, I will not keep my current monitor if I buy another one because I dont like having multiple monitors. If that was the case, then I would have just picked up 2 more 22" displays and would have ran surround setup.
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July 12, 2013 9:25:39 PM

If you search for forums on the Korean monitors, you will find mostly satisfied customers. Yamakazi and catleap are other ones to look for.

Your GTX670 is already a very good card. I suspect you might be disappointed by the small improvement to a GTX770.
Some time ago, I used a 7850 with a 2560 x 1600 monitor and had no problems. But I was not playing fast shooters. My 2560 x 1600 Samsung 305T just died, and I am awaiting a replacement. Let me tell you, I miss it terribly, even when using a 27" 1920 x 1200 temporary monitor. I think you will love a better monitor. But.. what do I know how YOU will do? Really, it is YOUR choice to make.
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July 12, 2013 9:37:22 PM

geofelt said:
If you search for forums on the Korean monitors, you will find mostly satisfied customers. Yamakazi and catleap are other ones to look for.

Your GTX670 is already a very good card. I suspect you might be disappointed by the small improvement to a GTX770.
Some time ago, I used a 7850 with a 2560 x 1600 monitor and had no problems. But I was not playing fast shooters. My 2560 x 1600 Samsung 305T just died, and I am awaiting a replacement. Let me tell you, I miss it terribly, even when using a 27" 1920 x 1200 temporary monitor. I think you will love a better monitor. But.. what do I know how YOU will do? Really, it is YOUR choice to make.



So, if I do get the monitor instead of upgrading my graphics card, will a 2GB GTX 670 suffice at 1440p resolution for this year. I mean 2GB.
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July 12, 2013 10:08:31 PM




Wow!!!. Metro, Crysis, Far Cry, Hitman are unplayable. Most of them are below 30 FPS even without AA. I guess, I would need atleast a 780 to play at 1440p. Even then I would need 2 780's to max out games at 1440p. I guess, I will stick to my existing 1080p monitor for now. Thanks for clearing. my GTX 670 overclocked at 1080p can play all these games at very high settings. Some of the games, I would have to run them at FXAA but most of these are maxed out except for Crysis and Metro.

Moreover, these Korean monitors are hit or a miss. I mean the quality and the dead pixels. I will just wait for some more time and then get one sometime in the future.

But for now, what would you suggest about the GPU. Should I get the 670 exchanged for $310 and get a 780 because it has more VRAM or should I just hold on to my existing 670 and then upgrade when Maxwell comes out? I feel that my 670 @ 1080p will definitely suffice my needs for this year but I am just not liking running a single card since my Motherboard supports SLI. Damn. Craziness.
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July 12, 2013 10:08:32 PM




Wow!!!. Metro, Crysis, Far Cry, Hitman are unplayable. Most of them are below 30 FPS even without AA. I guess, I would need atleast a 780 to play at 1440p. Even then I would need 2 780's to max out games at 1440p. I guess, I will stick to my existing 1080p monitor for now. Thanks for clearing. my GTX 670 overclocked at 1080p can play all these games at very high settings. Some of the games, I would have to run them at FXAA but most of these are maxed out except for Crysis and Metro.

Moreover, these Korean monitors are hit or a miss. I mean the quality and the dead pixels. I will just wait for some more time and then get one sometime in the future.

But for now, what would you suggest about the GPU. Should I get the 670 exchanged for $310 and get a 780 because it has more VRAM or should I just hold on to my existing 670 and then upgrade when Maxwell comes out? I feel that my 670 @ 1080p will definitely suffice my needs for this year but I am just not liking running a single card since my Motherboard supports SLI. Damn. Craziness.
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July 12, 2013 10:34:24 PM

I would wait. everything above the gtx 670/760 is just not worth it yet unless you are sitting on a very nice monitor or a trio of monitors.
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July 13, 2013 9:45:14 AM

irfan88 said:
geofelt said:
It would seem that there is little performance difference between 2gb and 4gb of vram. Read this:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...


The article is old. Everything has now changed since Crysis 3

I would love to find a more current test. Can you point me to one?

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July 13, 2013 10:08:23 AM

geofelt said:
irfan88 said:
geofelt said:
It would seem that there is little performance difference between 2gb and 4gb of vram. Read this:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...


The article is old. Everything has now changed since Crysis 3

I would love to find a more current test. Can you point me to one?




Its the AA which actually consumes the memory. Look here: This is at 1080p max settings

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/crysis_3_graphics_...

I played Bioshock infinite on my PC at 1080p with max out settings and I saw the 2.1GB VRAM being consumed.
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July 13, 2013 10:08:25 AM

I would definitely suggest you go for a monitor. The NVIDIA cards out at the moment are ridiculously overpriced, and if you decide to pay the premium for them they will only last you 2-3 years and then be worthless. If you get a good monitor instead, you'll have it for 5-10 years and it'll hold a lot more value. It'll help with immersion more than graphic settings too, I think. I'd suggest 24-27", I hear 30" is too big. Plus they charge heaps more for just an extra 3".
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July 13, 2013 10:12:00 AM

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I would definitely suggest you go for a monitor. The NVIDIA cards out at the moment are ridiculously overpriced, and if you decide to pay the premium for them they will only last you 2-3 years and then be worthless. If you get a good monitor instead, you'll have it for 5-10 years and it'll hold a lot more value. It'll help with immersion more than graphic settings too, I think. I'd suggest 24-27", I hear 30" is too big. Plus they charge heaps more for just an extra 3".


But my main concern is the GPU power. I dont think a single 670 would give me 45 plus FPS on some of the games like Metro, Crysis, Far Cry and Hitman at 1440p even without AA. I guess, I would have to get both the GPU and the monitor.
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July 13, 2013 11:27:37 AM

irfan88 said:
geofelt said:
irfan88 said:
geofelt said:
It would seem that there is little performance difference between 2gb and 4gb of vram. Read this:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...


The article is old. Everything has now changed since Crysis 3

I would love to find a more current test. Can you point me to one?




Its the AA which actually consumes the memory. Look here: This is at 1080p max settings

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/crysis_3_graphics_...

I played Bioshock infinite on my PC at 1080p with max out settings and I saw the 2.1GB VRAM being consumed.


You clearly will never see more vram used than you have installed. The real question is how little vram do you need before a lack of vram affects performance?
It is something like how much system ram do you need to avoid excessive page file use. If there is a more current test using crysis3, I would like to read it.

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July 13, 2013 12:32:32 PM

this is just one guy but there are allot of stories out there where when using high resolution texture packs and other mods the games can take up to 4 gigs of gddr5
http://www.overclock.net/t/1362808/crysis-3-vram-usage-...

you know as soon as the mods start using that much GDDR5 then the rest of the world will catch up soon, also take into account the increased vram that is in the new consoles and we will see more and more cards putting higher amounts of GDDR5 on there cards just like the titan
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July 13, 2013 2:46:49 PM

Do the games fail because of lack of vram?
I don't think I have heard that.
My question is.. how does smaller amounts of vram affect performance. Namely FPS?
To my knowledge, the 2gb vs. 4gb. link I posted is the only one that tries to answer that question.
In that set of tests, the answer was... not much.
Is there a similar test using crysis3?
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July 13, 2013 5:32:31 PM

My question is.. how does smaller amounts of vram affect performance. Namely FPS?

it only affects fps when you max out your vram and even then only so much or the game will start to get very blocky and textures will start popping in and out but fps will not be that effected.

this is just my opinion but this is how I understand things.

1. memory bandwidth
you have 256 bit like the gtx 760
and you have the titan and 7950 using 384 bit memory interfaces.
so with a pipeline that is only 256 bit wide you can only push a 1080p or 1440p signal across one screen. that just seems to be the limitation of the smaller inteface.
with a 384 bit memory interface you can push 3 monitors at 1080p or really high resolution. i have seen people do quad titan setups and try and push 4k but it does not work yet. we need more monitors and time to see if the curent memory interfaces are even capable of doing 60fps at 4k. 4k is a little ways away and I do not think any current tech can reproduce those resolutions without offloading gpu processing to the cloud.

2. amount of memory
so as an example would be skyrim. this game is capable of maxing out a 4 gig gtx680. go to nexus mods for many stories. they play that game at 4k and 2k resolution packs. this use of vram seems to be allot more of prerendering and storing scenery and textures for the surrounding areas and such. this is not trying to push through a massive constant triple monitor setup but just keeping a ton of textures loaded up. this game use even more if it was not a 32 bit game design and can only use 3.2 gigs of system ram.

so crysis 2 had high resolution packs and if crysis three had the same thing you would see a ton of need vram.

this is my understanding from reading, what do you think.
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July 14, 2013 4:47:11 AM

fkr said:
My question is.. how does smaller amounts of vram affect performance. Namely FPS?

it only affects fps when you max out your vram and even then only so much or the game will start to get very blocky and textures will start popping in and out but fps will not be that effected.

this is just my opinion but this is how I understand things.

1. memory bandwidth
you have 256 bit like the gtx 760
and you have the titan and 7950 using 384 bit memory interfaces.
so with a pipeline that is only 256 bit wide you can only push a 1080p or 1440p signal across one screen. that just seems to be the limitation of the smaller inteface.
with a 384 bit memory interface you can push 3 monitors at 1080p or really high resolution. i have seen people do quad titan setups and try and push 4k but it does not work yet. we need more monitors and time to see if the curent memory interfaces are even capable of doing 60fps at 4k. 4k is a little ways away and I do not think any current tech can reproduce those resolutions without offloading gpu processing to the cloud.

2. amount of memory
so as an example would be skyrim. this game is capable of maxing out a 4 gig gtx680. go to nexus mods for many stories. they play that game at 4k and 2k resolution packs. this use of vram seems to be allot more of prerendering and storing scenery and textures for the surrounding areas and such. this is not trying to push through a massive constant triple monitor setup but just keeping a ton of textures loaded up. this game use even more if it was not a 32 bit game design and can only use 3.2 gigs of system ram.

so crysis 2 had high resolution packs and if crysis three had the same thing you would see a ton of need vram.

this is my understanding from reading, what do you think.



Well, I have finally decided that I will shell out a little more cash here and get that 2560x1440p monitor and also a graphics card upgrade. I have spoken to the dealer from where I purchased my GTX 670. He is ready to trade my card for either the HD 7950 or the GTX 780.

1. If I trade my GTX 670 for the new 7950 Vapor X Boost Card, then I do not have to pay any extra cash as he has too much older stock left of these cards. So, I can pick up another 7950 Vapor X for $366 and crossfire them. I am also desiring to overclocking them as those cards pretty much are very close to the 7970 overclocked cards (100 Mhz performance difference)

2. I can trade my GTX 670 for the Asus reference GTX 780 but in this scenario, I would have to pay him extra $458 bucks for a trade.

So, if I decide to get the Sapphire 7950 Vapor X Boost edition crossfire (2 cards), then I would be saving about $92. I know that crossfire is a mess now but I have also heard that the stutter fix driver would be released on July 31st. So, that would hopefully solve the stuttering issues.

The 7950 crossfire beats the 780 by about 18 to 20 FPS average in a 1440p scenario, so what should I do here. Should I get the 7950's or the single 780. Please dont tell me that I can SLI another 780 because I wont be spending that amount of money again untill Maxwell releases. So if I get a 780, its gonna be only 1 card until Maxwell arrives. Please assist.
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July 14, 2013 7:39:30 AM

AMD cards seem to do well in benchmarks, as far as fps goes. But an article some time ago identified an issue called microstuttering or inconsistent response times.
The issue applied more to amd than NVidia at the time, and more with lesser cards than stronger cards. No doubt the issue has been worked on since then, but you might do some research.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...

I think they are on to something, consistency of response times seems to lead to a better experience than higher average FPS.
My pick would be a stronger single card, the GTX780.
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July 14, 2013 7:47:20 AM

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AMD cards seem to do well in benchmarks, as far as fps goes. But an article some time ago identified an issue called microstuttering or inconsistent response times.
The issue applied more to amd than NVidia at the time, and more with lesser cards than stronger cards. No doubt the issue has been worked on since then, but you might do some research.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...

I think they are on to something, consistency of response times seems to lead to a better experience than higher average FPS.
My pick would be a stronger single card, the GTX780.



Yup. I am aware of it but there is news that the fix would be released on July 31st. So I am just wondering if those 15-20 extra FPS of the 7950 crossfire might help at 1440p when compared to a GTX 780. The gains are also high when overclocking the Tahiti GPU's. I like the 780 as well but what am I looking at in terms of performance difference between the two when both setups are overclocked.
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July 14, 2013 11:50:49 AM

i run a tahiti LE and i know that two of these overclocked benchmark right at or above a titan. i also know that my cards overclocked are equal or better than a 7950.
the 7950 keeps the higher bit memory interface of 384 and will overclock to a 7970. i cannot overstate how important that 384bit memory interface is for pushing higher or denser resolutions

So in the short that is a great way to go that will give you great 1440p playability

now about the crossfire things, this is the big risk. if you want to know if two 7950 are significantly more powerful than the gtx titan then yes they are not even in the same ballpark really. at least no more so than the gtx 780 is a titan.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_7950_x_...
but the microstuttering is a big deal and really kills allot of gaming on the amd platform.

this is the 7970 microstutering article or many call it frame rating
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Ratin...

this article explains the whole mess is ugly detail, these are the guys who have seemed to discover this issue and really disect it origins and potential fixes. they have worked with amd trying to resolve this issue and hopefully it happens this month.

sorry the reply has taken forever they just received a new asus 4k panel that runs at 60Hz and run it with a 7970 ghz edition and also a tri-sli titan setup.
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July 14, 2013 7:12:10 PM

fkr said:
i run a tahiti LE and i know that two of these overclocked benchmark right at or above a titan. i also know that my cards overclocked are equal or better than a 7950.
the 7950 keeps the higher bit memory interface of 384 and will overclock to a 7970. i cannot overstate how important that 384bit memory interface is for pushing higher or denser resolutions

So in the short that is a great way to go that will give you great 1440p playability

now about the crossfire things, this is the big risk. if you want to know if two 7950 are significantly more powerful than the gtx titan then yes they are not even in the same ballpark really. at least no more so than the gtx 780 is a titan.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_7950_x_...
but the microstuttering is a big deal and really kills allot of gaming on the amd platform.

this is the 7970 microstutering article or many call it frame rating
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Ratin...

this article explains the whole mess is ugly detail, these are the guys who have seemed to discover this issue and really disect it origins and potential fixes. they have worked with amd trying to resolve this issue and hopefully it happens this month.

sorry the reply has taken forever they just received a new asus 4k panel that runs at 60Hz and run it with a 7970 ghz edition and also a tri-sli titan setup.


I think I may just grab a 780
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July 15, 2013 5:59:53 AM

A GTX780 would be very appropriate for your cpu.
It would have no problem running even a 2560 x 1600 monitor.
That is what I am using. I was a bit hesitant because of the cost, but that hurt only for a little while.
If you do not get what you want, it will hurt much longer.

I suggest one with the stock titan blower cooler.
It is quiet and gets heat directly out of the case. Fan type coolers recirculate the heat.

I think I did not include the link I wanted regarding frame time measurements.
The 7950 is commonly regarded as slightly faster than the GTX660ti, at least in benchmarks.
But, this study shows that you are likely to have a better gaming experience with the GTX660ti.
I think the issue is both driver and architecture related so it should apply to any comparable NVidia/amd comparison.
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...
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July 15, 2013 8:39:05 AM

those single card issues were taken care of about two drivers ago if you include the newer beta release drivers. It is the crossfire that is still having issues.
go to this site to see the guys whodiscovered all this micro-stuttering mess.
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Ratin...

this is a must read to understand microstuttering or runt frames or how amd seems to alternate frames in crossfire some reason(actually it is all explained here).
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Ratin...
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July 16, 2013 10:28:48 AM

I just bought the Qnix QX2710 1440p monitor. I will wait for 15 more days to decide if I have to go for 7950 crossfire or the GTX 780 which is July 31st. But what do you think of GTX 670 SLI 2GB. Will the 2GB affect performance at 1440p?
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July 16, 2013 11:35:12 AM

well here is a quick article
http://www.overclock.net/t/1362808/crysis-3-vram-usage-...

my biggest concern is when borderlands came out 1 gig was enough and allot of people said you can game well at that range then a ~year passes and bioshock metro ;last light and others come out and 2 gigs is goos and many people say 2 gigs is enough.

my only point beyond sharing that article is that memory use is going up and going up quickly. So If you are going to spend a $1000 on gear You really want to be able to play for at least a year at max or very settings with 60 fps.

I will see if I can find a better variety of games and GDDR5 use later this evening after i come home if nobody else has stepped in.

I think you will have very good gaming with the 670 SLI but for how long it will hold up for I do not know.
I need to gather some more info before I feel really comfortable saying one way or another(I’m gonna find ya.
I’m gonna getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha) how dependant vram is and at memory bandwidth these bottlenecks in games occur
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July 23, 2013 9:26:28 AM

fkr said:
well here is a quick article
http://www.overclock.net/t/1362808/crysis-3-vram-usage-...

my biggest concern is when borderlands came out 1 gig was enough and allot of people said you can game well at that range then a ~year passes and bioshock metro ;last light and others come out and 2 gigs is goos and many people say 2 gigs is enough.

my only point beyond sharing that article is that memory use is going up and going up quickly. So If you are going to spend a $1000 on gear You really want to be able to play for at least a year at max or very settings with 60 fps.

I will see if I can find a better variety of games and GDDR5 use later this evening after i come home if nobody else has stepped in.

I think you will have very good gaming with the 670 SLI but for how long it will hold up for I do not know.
I need to gather some more info before I feel really comfortable saying one way or another(I’m gonna find ya.
I’m gonna getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha) how dependant vram is and at memory bandwidth these bottlenecks in games occur



Hey guys,

I got the Qnix QX2710 monitor yesterday but whenever I am trying to play games, they crash. I tried Sleeping Dogs, Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, Ghost Recon Future Soldier. I checked event viewer and I see this message

"Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."


I tried installing newer drivers, uninstalled using driver sweeper and then tried even the older stable drivers, I even formatted my entire system and installed windows 8 again. But I still get the same message while trying to play games.

1. I checked memory test and that is fine. No errors
2. Updated Bios
3. Tested CPU Overclock
4. Updated Windows as well

But no luck, I still get that same message. I also saw this in event viewer:

The description for Event ID 14 from source nvlddmkm cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

\Device\Video8
CMDre 0000000f 00000ffc ffffffff 00000007 00ffffff



Would there be any problem with the Monitor or the monitor cable? or is it my graphics card? Please assist. I really require help now.
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July 23, 2013 11:17:04 PM

whatwever game you are playing lower the setting reaally far while staying at your higher resolution.

you may just be hitting such lkow framerates that your cartd thinks that it is not responding or frozen

try any of these options also, although Ithink you have covered the basics of these
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