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September 28, 2013 4:57:09 AM

Just want to ask, what is the most powerful GPU money can buy, from which manufacturer should I buy the best GPU in the market? You can also suggest dual-GPUs, money isn't a problem, I don't care about performance per dollar and efficiency, I JUST WANT THE BEST..
Also tell me how many slots does it cover, I'm going to use the GPU on an ASRock Extreme11, you can also suggest any better motherboard so that the graphics card would run better.

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September 28, 2013 5:01:55 AM

AMD claim their new card will be the best, but at the moment it's the Nvidia GTX Titan. The GTX 780 is a bit slower but a lot cheaper.
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September 28, 2013 5:04:00 AM

I would put either 4 ASUS Matrix 7970's in Crossfire (4x PCI-E 3 slots/12case slots)
Or 4 MSI GTX 780 Lightening in a 4 way SLI (4x PCI-E 3 slots/8case slots)

In real game performmance and most benchmarks the 780's will beat the titan.
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September 28, 2013 5:10:20 AM

Keep in mind, the best will only be 'the best' for 6 months maximum.
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September 28, 2013 5:11:44 AM

the nvidia 690 is the fastest dual gpu card. followed by ati's dual gpu the HD7990. both will max out pretty much every current game at ridiculous rez.
single card performance. ati's R290x and nvidias titan. although the ati card is yet to go on sale, its worth mentioning because its here soon.

yes people will say no perfomance benchmarks for the R290x. but if your like me you already have an idea of what the card will do from the hardware spec. in my opinion it will beat the titan by an average 5-15%
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September 28, 2013 6:12:08 AM

Thank you guys for the feedback. I'm aware of the fact that TITAN is the best single GPU out there, but in fact, I think that EVGA GTX780 Classified w/ACX Cooler gives higher frame rates than the standard Titan, I took a look at EVGA Titan SC, and it's not as good as 780 Classified, I heard that TITAN Ultra, and GTX 790 are coming out to beat the new AMD Radeon 8000 series, would you guys suggest me to wait, or go for Radeon 8970 series, or GTX Titan, or GTX 780?
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September 28, 2013 6:16:33 AM

Be advised, this is a long term investment, and I'm going to use a 1080p @120Hz display, yes, a single monitor..
Please tell me which 120Hz (or higher) monitor should I buy, I'm currently considering Samsung's S27A950D (which is out of production, and gotta get the last ones before they run out), if there was any better resolution at 120Hz, please suggest it to me by including it in your answer, I saw some 4K displays, but they run on 60Hz maximum which sucks ._.
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September 28, 2013 8:11:50 AM

I'd recommend saving your money and buying a gtx570.
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September 28, 2013 10:50:33 AM

jldevoy said:
I'd recommend saving your money and buying a gtx570.


WTF? I want to run Metro: Last Light, Battlefield 4, all on 1080p and <75 FPS 4x MSAA and all graphic details on Ultra, so GTX 570 won't work... >.>
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September 28, 2013 11:13:50 AM

jldevoy said:
I'd recommend saving your money and buying a gtx570.


Hahaha a570 won't even max out BF3 never mind BF4 or Metro last light!!!
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September 28, 2013 11:22:35 AM

The 7990s are now in the $600 range with lots of free games that is very high on my price VS performance list.
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September 28, 2013 11:27:34 AM

8990s may come out soon to compete with the 790s, and GTX Titan Ultra will beat 8970 for sure
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September 28, 2013 11:30:50 AM

Selman Tabet said:
8990s may come out soon to compete with the 790s, and GTX Titan Ultra will beat 8970 for sure


That is the problem with "I JUST WANT THE BEST"
There is always something newer/faster/better/quieter/more powerful on the horizon.
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September 28, 2013 12:04:48 PM

USAFRet said:
Selman Tabet said:
8990s may come out soon to compete with the 790s, and GTX Titan Ultra will beat 8970 for sure


That is the problem with "I JUST WANT THE BEST"
There is always something newer/faster/better/quieter/more powerful on the horizon.


The truth has been spoken

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September 28, 2013 1:37:45 PM

@selman, there are no 8 series cards other than maybe some OEM versions for the likes of dell. ati is skipping straight to the 9 series for retail and branding them as the R9 R7 and so on. the R290x will likely be the top of the line for now the 290 will likely perform slightly better then the 7970 ghx editions but do it quieter and cooler. while the 270 will likely just beat 7950 while the r260 is slightly better than a 6870. this comparison is pretty much guess work but educated guesswork.
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September 28, 2013 1:39:56 PM

giltyler said:
Lots of people "Want the best" and NVIDIA and AMD count on that every year.
The rest of us will always have a good supply of gently used 2nd best.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-radeon-r9-mantle-t...

as long as you have a gcn architecture card you will be able to run the new render engine... this will likely lead to a step change in performance if done rite. amd are bandying about numbers like x9 times the amount of calls can be made than with direct x that would result in huge performance gains even on very average systems. think x8 fsaa without the associated fps cost. or just x5 more detail on something like crysis 3. on the same gpu that it hardly runs on now.
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September 28, 2013 3:56:50 PM

if you want the absolute best, for a 1080p monitor, titan is pointless. just get 2 or 3 gtx780's. Titan comes into its own only in ultra high res/triple display. 4 way sli tends to have issues, and crossfire has issues in any setup (less games supported/good scaling/stuttering)
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September 29, 2013 12:11:22 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
if you want the absolute best, for a 1080p monitor, titan is pointless. just get 2 or 3 gtx780's. Titan comes into its own only in ultra high res/triple display. 4 way sli tends to have issues, and crossfire has issues in any setup (less games supported/good scaling/stuttering)


I want to stay with a single (or 2) GPUs for a long time without encountering issues with graphics, for around 3-4 years..
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September 29, 2013 4:03:20 AM

Selman Tabet said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you want the absolute best, for a 1080p monitor, titan is pointless. just get 2 or 3 gtx780's. Titan comes into its own only in ultra high res/triple display. 4 way sli tends to have issues, and crossfire has issues in any setup (less games supported/good scaling/stuttering)


I want to stay with a single (or 2) GPUs for a long time without encountering issues with graphics, for around 3-4 years..


Get two 690's or two 7990's (I'd go for the 7990's personally)
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September 29, 2013 4:53:52 AM

Adam Young said:
Selman Tabet said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you want the absolute best, for a 1080p monitor, titan is pointless. just get 2 or 3 gtx780's. Titan comes into its own only in ultra high res/triple display. 4 way sli tends to have issues, and crossfire has issues in any setup (less games supported/good scaling/stuttering)


I want to stay with a single (or 2) GPUs for a long time without encountering issues with graphics, for around 3-4 years..


Get two 690's or two 7990's (I'd go for the 7990's personally)


Come one, I don't want to start with 4-way SLi, I'll buy more as prices drop, but I can still afford to buy them now, I'm playing on a single 1080p 120Hz monitor, and I wanna play games at its best for over 75fps, that's why I would buy more as prices drop, new games will come out, higher requirements need to be met, therefore, buying an extra GPU with a very cheap price can boost up the performance to a higher level, in order to maintain my FPS target (>75fps), and in ultra settings, 2xTXAA or 4x MSAA..
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September 29, 2013 11:48:42 AM

Adam Young said:
Selman Tabet said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you want the absolute best, for a 1080p monitor, titan is pointless. just get 2 or 3 gtx780's. Titan comes into its own only in ultra high res/triple display. 4 way sli tends to have issues, and crossfire has issues in any setup (less games supported/good scaling/stuttering)


I want to stay with a single (or 2) GPUs for a long time without encountering issues with graphics, for around 3-4 years..


Get two 690's or two 7990's (I'd go for the 7990's personally)
and you would be throwing a lot of money away.
a single 690 or 7990 is more than enough for the next 3 years at least.
yes there will be the odd title that wont max out completely (star citisen) but they will be few and far between. reason.... consoles!
seriously if you were to buy 2 or 3 dual gpu''s for the most part you wouldnt see any benefit even running games on a 4K screen in 3d , over a single dual card setup.
money may be no problem but there are limits on what you should spend it on...
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September 29, 2013 11:52:43 AM

Selman Tabet said:
Adam Young said:
Selman Tabet said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you want the absolute best, for a 1080p monitor, titan is pointless. just get 2 or 3 gtx780's. Titan comes into its own only in ultra high res/triple display. 4 way sli tends to have issues, and crossfire has issues in any setup (less games supported/good scaling/stuttering)


I want to stay with a single (or 2) GPUs for a long time without encountering issues with graphics, for around 3-4 years..


Get two 690's or two 7990's (I'd go for the 7990's personally)


Come one, I don't want to start with 4-way SLi, I'll buy more as prices drop, but I can still afford to buy them now, I'm playing on a single 1080p 120Hz monitor, and I wanna play games at its best for over 75fps, that's why I would buy more as prices drop, new games will come out, higher requirements need to be met, therefore, buying an extra GPU with a very cheap price can boost up the performance to a higher level, in order to maintain my FPS target (>75fps), and in ultra settings, 2xTXAA or 4x MSAA..


with them requirments in mind a single gtx 780 or the r290x/R290 will be your only real option for the best at a reasonable price to performance ratio.

the R290x isnt far off and should be priced accordingly to compare with the 780. if rumors are correct.

this will max out most games but some like crysis 3 will still not give massive fps numbers when its maxed because the cards that could run it easily dont exist. yet!
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September 30, 2013 2:39:44 AM

@HEXiT , 'massive', hmm, do you mean over 100fps? because I'm fine with getting frame rate below that, but at least it should be more than >75fps
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September 30, 2013 3:17:24 AM

Selman Tabet said:
@HEXiT , 'massive', hmm, do you mean over 100fps? because I'm fine with getting frame rate below that, but at least it should be more than >75fps


even with the fastest OC'd cpu and graphics card you will at some point in some games get fps below 75fps. But an average FPS of 75 should be possible with 2 x 780's and an oc'd 4770k with most games at max detail settings at 1080p. If you really want to make sure and have no problem with money, get titans instead. AMD's best card, 7970ghz, is comparable to the gtx770, so if you want the best, forget about that.
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September 30, 2013 5:53:50 AM

A Standard TITAN doesn't perform as good as EVGA's GTX 780 Classified
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September 30, 2013 2:39:58 PM

Selman Tabet said:
A Standard TITAN doesn't perform as good as EVGA's GTX 780 Classified


In a few select titles.

Titan would be my choice given unlimited funds.

With the Titan you pay a higher price vs. performance.
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September 30, 2013 3:10:52 PM

Most powerful?

I am going to assume you are not talking about the most POWERFUL GPU in terms of compute power (3d modeling and such, see Nvidia QUADRO) but really just want the FASTEST (most frames per second) for games.

If you are really going to be trying for the best I would strongly recommend going for a 2560 x 1440 display.

If you are sticking at 1080p you really do not need the fastest card or two cards in SLI as a single GTX 770 would probably be enough to run all games at high details with over 75 FPS.

My recommendation? Get a 2560x1440 Display (you can get a Korean screen from ebay for 400$, look at crossover Q27 I am very happy with mine) and get a GTX 780 with the option of adding a second one later down the road.

A GTX 780 and 400$ 2560x1440 display will cost you as much as a TITAN or GTX690 or whatever non-sense you were considering and look MUCH better.
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September 30, 2013 3:17:34 PM

Single 770 will run
(From a review on AnandTech, TomsHardware review only benched it at 2650x1400)

FarCry3 1080p Ultra : 71.6 FPS
FarCry3 1080p Ultra + 4xMSAA + Enh.Atoc : 50.4 FPS
BF3 1080p Ultra + 4xMSAA: 85.7 FPS

I really think a sinlge 770 will be enough at 1080p.
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September 30, 2013 3:20:50 PM

Most powerful GPU money can buy: Nvidia Quadro K6000 (I do not think that's what you want)
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October 1, 2013 3:00:22 AM

Pete_the_Puma said:
Most powerful GPU money can buy: Nvidia Quadro K6000 (I do not think that's what you want)


Wtf, you want me to buy a $4000 SuperSayanGPU? -_- Let me make it clearer for you, I want the best consumer-aimed GPU money can buy :) 
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October 1, 2013 11:46:01 AM

Hehe I just wanted to clarify the difference between the most powerfull GPU and the fastest GPU. You are looking for the FASTEST GPU. Pretty sure the QUADRO K6000 would NOT run games at high FPS, thats not what its made for.
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October 1, 2013 10:43:16 PM

Pete_the_Puma said:
Hehe I just wanted to clarify the difference between the most powerfull GPU and the fastest GPU. You are looking for the FASTEST GPU. Pretty sure the QUADRO K6000 would NOT run games at high FPS, thats not what its made for.


I know that, thanks for the info though, I was aware that the Quadro is designed to peak 60 FPS and is designated for Ultimate graphics construction.. It's not for gaming at high frame rates
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