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SLI: 760 vs 770 vs 780

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August 3, 2013 11:05:42 PM

Hello, I've been looking for new GPU and this really got into my head, do any of you have any recommendation on what I should buy?

Keep in mind:

760 = 250dollars
770 = 400 dollars
780 = 650 dollars

I pretend to use them for gaming, this is my computer so far:

»(CPU) i5-4670(k)
» 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
»(HD) WD 1 Tb
»(MB) GigaByte GA-Z87X-D3H
»(GPU)
»(PSU) Corsair CX750 750W
»(Cooler) Cooler Master Hyper 212
»(Case) Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus

Should I pick up a single 760 now and wait for prices to drop a bit before grabbing a second? Or just get a single 770 ? 780 is kinda out of my budget right now.

I've searched around in many different places and SLI 760's seem to be really really good (even outperforming a TITAN while beeing half the price ) but noone seems to like SLI's, could I get some help please?

Also here are some reviews I've seen:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/07/07/c...
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4632/geforce-gtx-700-se...

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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2013 11:09:14 PM

Always get the best card you can buy, keeping SLI as an option along the way
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August 3, 2013 11:14:46 PM

aatje92 said:
Always get the best card you can buy, keeping SLI as an option along the way


Thanks but if I SLI a GTX 770 it would cost 300$ more than a SLI 760 while not being that much better, that's my main concern right now =/

For example:
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - 1920x1080
GTX 760 SLI = 257.4 FPS
GTX 770 SLI = 258.4 FPS

Is 1 FPS really worth 300 dollars ?


Once again:
Metro: Last Light- 1920x1080
GTX 760 SLI = 81 FPS
GTX 770 SLI = 83 FPS

300 dollars for 2 FPS
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2013 11:18:40 PM

Maybe now it seems like it isn't much better but that might change with new gen games. Anyway that's the general advise, you're free to do as you please offcourse :p 
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August 3, 2013 11:32:56 PM

aatje92 said:
Maybe now it seems like it isn't much better but that might change with new gen games. Anyway that's the general advise, you're free to do as you please offcourse :p 


Well after all I'm here to hear opinions :sourire:  Thanks for giving me yours


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August 3, 2013 11:48:03 PM

I would buy one GTX 770 and SLi it later one when you need the extra performance. That's what I've done, although I've not needed the extra 770 yet because one maxes out all the games I play at 1080. Apart from ArmA 3 that is but its only beta so it should get a lot more optimised than it is now.
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August 3, 2013 11:56:09 PM

Zac Lloyd-Jones said:
I would buy one GTX 770 and SLi it later one when you need the extra performance. That's what I've done, although I've not needed the extra 770 yet because one maxes out all the games I play at 1080. Apart from ArmA 3 that is but its only beta so it should get a lot more optimised than it is now.


Thanks, ArmA 3 is actually a game I plan to play a lot! Could you give me some extra info on what graphics/fps you play at?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 4, 2013 12:13:06 AM

get 2 gtx 760 would be best for u
u ll be surprised to see the performance u ll get from this 760 sli
look at this






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August 4, 2013 1:00:11 AM

Sn1992 said:
get 2 gtx 760 would be best for u
u ll be surprised to see the performance u ll get from this 760 sli
look at this



Thanks but those graphics are on 2560x1600 resolution.
My main monitor (the one I use to play games) is 1920x1080 so those graphics are a bit inaccurate from the results I would get. =)
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a b 4 Gaming
August 4, 2013 1:09:49 AM

it would tear out every game at 1080p
not a wrry there
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a b 4 Gaming
August 4, 2013 1:15:31 AM

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August 4, 2013 1:25:07 AM

Sn1992 said:
it would tear out every game at 1080p
not a wrry there


It is so cost/efficient !
What are the downsides?

like, I know if I need to upgrade them in the future I won't be able but why would I pay 300-800 dollars for 1-10 FPS that the SLI 770's and SLI 780's provide over the SLI 760's?
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August 4, 2013 4:06:54 PM

I would go with a single 780
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August 4, 2013 4:19:56 PM

I would go with a single 780. I say this because I bought two gtx 760's for 656 including tax canadian prices. A 780 costs about a 100 dollars more. like the sponge bob guy said go with the best card you possibly can with sli as an option later down the road, and at this point in time the 780 is the best option. Also my main reason to not keep the 760's was because they only had 2gb vram here in canada the 4gb vram models are not yet available. A single 760 with 2gb vram is ok but in sli they need atleast 3gb. Specially considering games right now that come close to hitting that 2gb vram limit, just imagine what the future holds. Im sure you don't want to spend around 600 dollars and to find out half a year down the road that you are hitting a vram limit, mind you the 2gb vram shouldn't be a problem if your gaming at 1080p for the most part. once you start hitting multi monitor displays though thats where 2gb vram gets into trouble, and everyone knows what happens when you run out of vram.. games become unplayable. If we had the 4gb version available here I might have still opted for the 760 sli, but considering we don't and the 780 3gb is only about a 100 dollars more then a 760 2gb sli + it gives you the option to upgrade down the road which the 760 sli also does but 3 way 760 sli doesn't scale that great and that 2gb vram factor with 3 cards will be even worst then it is for 2 cards in sli. So in short go with the 780 or atleast get 760 with 4gb if you can find it that is, also it is only about 10 to 15 dollars more then the 2gb version so it is a no brainer option, but if you are like me and cannot find the 760 4gb and absolutely can't wait and must have a graphic card now then 780 is the best option. Oh ya also the 780 has the same chipset as the titan just with a little less vram they both run on the gk110 vs the 760 which runs on a gk104 which is the exact same chip that the 600 nvidia series of cards use.
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