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gtx 770 vs 780 vs AMD 7970 for Triple Monitors Gaming at 1080.

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September 5, 2013 3:34:26 AM

Hello guys,

so am building a new reg and i already decided on everything except GPUs.

i will be purchasing by the end of this month. the reg will be mostly for gaming with some work stuff ( MS office and Excel ). games that i would like to play are mostly everything like crysis 3, metro last light and such ( high graphics games ) i would like to play on max, but wouldn't mind lowering for certain games ( ex. Crysis ).


CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: EVGA GTX 570 1.2 GB 2-way SLI. Thermal take tough power 1200 PSU.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no site, local shops, am from Kuwait.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i will be gaming on THREE monitors at 1920x1080.
SLI is an option if i must, if not then its an option for later upgrading.
September 5, 2013 3:40:58 AM

I'd go for 1x GTX 780. Later on (when either your performance isn't up to par or 780s are being discontinued) you can upgrade to a 2nd one for SLI.
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September 5, 2013 4:06:13 AM

I would go with the 770. In SLI 2 x 770s beat the 780 on performance and (I don't know about prices in Kuwait) usually come pretty close $$ wise too. Unless you are a lucky few that can afford 2 x 780s. (In which case I am very jealous) Single card wise (which with 3 x 1080 monitors won't allow max settings) its hard to beat the 7970 for the value, but there are issues with multiple AMD cards. These issues are being worked on, and the latest beta drivers address some of these issues.
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September 5, 2013 4:28:43 AM

I prefer getting a single card so u don't get driver issues. Get the highst card u can with ur budget..
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September 5, 2013 4:29:57 AM

Definitely need a price range for the build.

Check out this review with 2x770s @5760x1080:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_770_sl...

I'd go for 3x770s (1 770 per 1080p screen) or 2 780s. Or if you don't mind turning some AA down or details down, two 770s would seem to work out fine. I found a single review with 3-way SLI performance vs 2-way vs Single GPU with the 760,770 and 780 across 3 1080p screens. Not sure if the source is all that trustworthy, but it's all we got. Crysis 3 on medium yields decent framerates:

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4632/13/geforce-gtx-700...
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September 5, 2013 5:36:51 PM

Thank you for the replies guys. Am leaning more towards the 780 for the 3gb Vram and the performance but the 770 sounds tempting. the 7970 is discouraging due to the problems with dual cards so am removing it from my choices.

I also forgot to mention that my screens are 24 inches.

As for budget, as of now i can either get 2x770 with room to add more in 6 months, or 1x780 with another 780 in 2 months and room to add more in a year. Vram is worrying me since everywhere i read that with triple monitors u need the Vram.

I would like this machine to last me for a while as i tend yo upgrade every two generations (EX. 2x270 ---> 2x570) ( this i a special case :p )
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September 5, 2013 8:03:34 PM

If you can afford a 780 and can get another one in a couple of months then definitely go that option. Like redbadboy said, go for the top single card option your budget affords you, then add another later. 2 months is nothing to wait for what will eventually provide a far better experience.
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September 6, 2013 5:02:57 AM

Matt Edwards said:
If you can afford a 780 and can get another one in a couple of months then definitely go that option. Like redbadboy said, go for the top single card option your budget affords you, then add another later. 2 months is nothing to wait for what will eventually provide a far better experience.


Yeah, I'd go with this option as well... 2 months will go by quickly.
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