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October 16, 2013 9:47:29 AM

I want to be able to run games at max settings(maybe AA lowered down) and get 60fps. I have three 23" monitors and I was using two 7950s, they were okay but I want to ditch crossfire for ever.

What is the best option under $1,000 for 5760x1080 gaming?
GTX 690?
GTX 770 4GB SLI?
Radeon R9-290X?

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October 16, 2013 9:49:59 AM

I'd go with the 290x but it's not out yet.
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October 16, 2013 9:59:51 AM

SLI 770's is the strongest. The 290x and titan can run 5670, but you'd be limited to med detail levels in demanding games to keep framerates close to 60. They are actually slightly weaker than your pair of 7950's (as far as raw framerate...the frame pacing is another issue entirely). The 690 would be a slight bump from your 7950's, but would mostly only serve to get rid of xfire and it's frame-delay issues.

SLI 670's is a far cheaper option if you buy used, and just want to get rid of xfire; a pair of 670's is ~95% as strong as a 690. With a little patience, used 670's can be found for $200 or less. I'm swapping out my pair of 7850's for SLI 670's (I use a 2560 IPS panel and would like to be able to max damn near everything...also tired of waiting for AMD's frame metering to catch up).

*try to get cards from maufacturers that have transferrable warranties (Asus, MSI, etc.)
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October 16, 2013 10:03:13 AM

quilciri said:
690 is the strongest. For your setup, you'll need at least that much. The 290x and titan can run 5670, but you'd be limited to med detail levels in demanding games to keep framerates close to 60.

If you have more tha 1 pci-e slot, SLI 670's would be a far cheaper option.


I have two PCIe 3.0 at X16

I have $1,000 to spend on the GPU, I was thinking about GTX 770 4GB SLI, the thing that is holding me back is the 256 bit interface. Will it suck at 5760? Shouldn't I get at least 382?
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October 16, 2013 10:48:12 AM

Jeankyyyy said:
quilciri said:
690 is the strongest. For your setup, you'll need at least that much. The 290x and titan can run 5670, but you'd be limited to med detail levels in demanding games to keep framerates close to 60.

If you have more tha 1 pci-e slot, SLI 670's would be a far cheaper option.


I have two PCIe 3.0 at X16

I have $1,000 to spend on the GPU, I was thinking about GTX 770 4GB SLI, the thing that is holding me back is the 256 bit interface. Will it suck at 5760? Shouldn't I get at least 382?


Yeah, didn't notice that your 770 option was for SLI. dunno why I didn't question that then. First post fixed. Yes, the 384 bit bus will work better for you. I know the 192 bit bus of the 660's choke a bit even at 2560x1440, which is why the 670's were the minimum for me (and why I went with the 7850's in the first place). You're a bit over 6 million pixels vs. 3.7m for 2560, so you could use the increased memory bandwidth as well as capacity.
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I'd advise waiting it out, however. The 290/290x release (10/24) will trigger a drop in prices for Nvidia's upper and midrange cards. A pair of 780's may fall within your budget when that happens.
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October 16, 2013 11:14:42 AM

quilciri said:
Jeankyyyy said:
quilciri said:
690 is the strongest. For your setup, you'll need at least that much. The 290x and titan can run 5670, but you'd be limited to med detail levels in demanding games to keep framerates close to 60.

If you have more tha 1 pci-e slot, SLI 670's would be a far cheaper option.


I have two PCIe 3.0 at X16

I have $1,000 to spend on the GPU, I was thinking about GTX 770 4GB SLI, the thing that is holding me back is the 256 bit interface. Will it suck at 5760? Shouldn't I get at least 382?


Yeah, didn't notice that your 770 option was for SLI. dunno why I didn't question that then. First post fixed. Yes, the 384 bit bus will work better for you. I know the 192 bit bus of the 660's choke a bit even at 2560x1440, which is why the 670's were the minimum for me (and why I went with the 7850's in the first place). You're a bit over 6 million pixels vs. 3.7m for 2560, so you could use the increased memory bandwidth as well as capacity.
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I'd advise waiting it out, however. The 290/290x release (10/24) will trigger a drop in prices for Nvidia's upper and midrange cards. A pair of 780's may fall within your budget when that happens.



If I could get a pair of GTX 780s I would jizz my pants.....
Nvidia....LET IT BE...
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October 16, 2013 11:34:15 AM

For now...GTX 770 4GB SLI it is...Are you guys sure the 256bit won't bottleneck my system at 5760x1080?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 4:17:40 PM

I think you misunderstood my earlier post. I said yes, a 256-bit bus will probably hold the card back a bit @ your res. As of right now, however, the 770's will still outperform anything else on that budget.

*unless your motherboard supports 3 or more video cards, in which case, back to 670's :) 
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October 16, 2013 5:51:15 PM

Crap yeah, why would Nvidia release a $400 256 bit 2GB card? MAHNEYYYYY
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October 16, 2013 7:00:56 PM

What about GTX 770TI 3GB for $500? Any time soon? GK110?
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October 17, 2013 12:05:28 PM

Sold my three monitors and will be getting a 1440p monitor soon. Then i'll get a GTX 780 or R9-290X.
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October 17, 2013 12:33:17 PM

I heartily reccommend a pair of used 670's from a warranty-transferrable company for 1440p. the 770's are nice, but they are basically rebranded 680's, and the 670 is so close to the 680 it's silly.

You could get a pair of 670's now, and they will eat a single 780 or 290x alive. Then, down the road, you can sell the 670's, pick up a pair of used 780's or 290x's (or possibly even new ones), and still have spent less total money than if you bought a 780/290x now and a second one later.
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October 17, 2013 10:38:31 PM

Forget about saving the pennies, I'll just get a single GPU and whenever the new one comes out i'll just sell my current GPU. I prefer single GPU for just one monitor.
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October 17, 2013 11:26:18 PM

Jeankyyyy said:
Forget about saving the pennies, I'll just get a single GPU and whenever the new one comes out i'll just sell my current GPU. I prefer single GPU for just one monitor.


Yeah, seriously. The r9 is speculated to be around $600-650 so getting SLI 670's or 770's would be around $550-800 (single gpu is a better solution and you can always add another when you need it).

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October 18, 2013 4:00:12 AM

TBC1 said:
Jeankyyyy said:
Forget about saving the pennies, I'll just get a single GPU and whenever the new one comes out i'll just sell my current GPU. I prefer single GPU for just one monitor.


Yeah, seriously. The r9 is speculated to be around $600-650 so getting SLI 670's or 770's would be around $550-800 (single gpu is a better solution and you can always add another when you need it).



Nvidia's Frame pacing is so good now that it's visually indistinguishable from a single card. That whole "single card is better" mantra is old and not true anymore in Nvidia's case.

A pair of used 670's, which is what I advocated , can be found for ~$400 total with a bit of patience. It's not just about saving money, though. Like I said, a pair of 670's will outperform a single 780 or 290x by a large margin. Point is, For the same price, you can have better performance now and the same performance later.

Also, Jeanky wants to get rid of crossfire. If he gets the 290x, he has nowhere to go. All he can do is hope AMD's frame metering has caught up by the time he wants a second card, then go back to xfire (or sell the card and go to SLI anyway).

If you just want the bragging rights of saying "I have a 780" as opposed to actual performance, I can't begrudge a good brag, I suppose :) 

P.S. New Asus DC2 670's for $240
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB + Free Batman Arkham Origins Game $239.99 after $30 rebate and Coupon Code: "EMCXWXM69" (Exp 10/24)

- think I'm gonna go with that, personally instead of spending time on craigsbaymazon for cards.

There's also 760's for $230
EVGA 02G-P4-3765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB + Batman Arkham Origins Game for a low $229.19 Free Shipping after rebate and Coupon Code: "EMCWXWR47" (Exp 10/21).
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October 18, 2013 4:13:23 AM

If you really want the best value for under 1000 bucks, go with a HD 7990 (which is two 7970 GPU's on one board). It's one of the most powerful cards on the market, and can also itself be crossfired. Plus, AMD cards do much better at higher resolution/multi monitor set ups.
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October 18, 2013 6:41:44 AM

William Hatfield said:
If you really want the best value for under 1000 bucks, go with a HD 7990 (which is two 7970 GPU's on one board). It's one of the most powerful cards on the market, and can also itself be crossfired. Plus, AMD cards do much better at higher resolution/multi monitor set ups.


I hold out hope that the 7990 will eventually be good. Right now, unfortunately, it's not. What makes it so bad is that the frame-pacing issues with crossfire are somehow even worse on the 7990. Jeanky is trying to get away from crossfire, and frankly, so am I.
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October 18, 2013 12:55:15 PM

7990? HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! No crossfire ever...
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October 18, 2013 12:57:37 PM

f I go AMD it has to be single card only. I think i'm going with the GTX 780. The GTX 780TI was announced but it will probably cost around $800(I like spendng money on GPU's but not like that) This wednesday i'll come to a conclusion. For now...GTX 780 it is...
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October 18, 2013 1:15:25 PM

Okedoke. Yeah, if you're willing to run 4xFSAA and 4xAF, turn shadows & reflections down a bit, and turn off DoF, the 780 can definitely hit 60 fps@1440 in demanding games. I was just trying to get you something that wouldn't be a step down, fps-wise from your 7950's.

Whatever you choose, wait for the price drops after the 24th if you can, since you may be able to fit 2 780's in under $1000.

good luck!
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October 27, 2013 11:18:37 AM

Jeankyyyy said:
I want to be able to run games at max settings(maybe AA lowered down) and get 60fps. I have three 23" monitors and I was using two 7950s, they were okay but I want to ditch crossfire for ever.

What is the best option under $1,000 for 5760x1080 gaming?
GTX 690?
GTX 770 4GB SLI?
Radeon R9-290X?



770s in sli would be the best option at 1,000 imo
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October 27, 2013 11:23:03 AM

quilciri said:
TBC1 said:
Jeankyyyy said:
Forget about saving the pennies, I'll just get a single GPU and whenever the new one comes out i'll just sell my current GPU. I prefer single GPU for just one monitor.


Yeah, seriously. The r9 is speculated to be around $600-650 so getting SLI 670's or 770's would be around $550-800 (single gpu is a better solution and you can always add another when you need it).



Nvidia's Frame pacing is so good now that it's visually indistinguishable from a single card. That whole "single card is better" mantra is old and not true anymore in Nvidia's case.

A pair of used 670's, which is what I advocated , can be found for ~$400 total with a bit of patience. It's not just about saving money, though. Like I said, a pair of 670's will outperform a single 780 or 290x by a large margin. Point is, For the same price, you can have better performance now and the same performance later.

Also, Jeanky wants to get rid of crossfire. If he gets the 290x, he has nowhere to go. All he can do is hope AMD's frame metering has caught up by the time he wants a second card, then go back to xfire (or sell the card and go to SLI anyway).

If you just want the bragging rights of saying "I have a 780" as opposed to actual performance, I can't begrudge a good brag, I suppose :) 

P.S. New Asus DC2 670's for $240
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB + Free Batman Arkham Origins Game $239.99 after $30 rebate and Coupon Code: "EMCXWXM69" (Exp 10/24)

- think I'm gonna go with that, personally instead of spending time on craigsbaymazon for cards.

There's also 760's for $230
EVGA 02G-P4-3765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB + Batman Arkham Origins Game for a low $229.19 Free Shipping after rebate and Coupon Code: "EMCWXWR47" (Exp 10/21).


Yea most def every game ive ran in SLI feels like as if i was running 1 card and i havent had any issues so far and most def i would go the sli route in my future upgrades as well..Possible 2 way 870s/970s down the line
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October 28, 2013 5:14:49 PM

Jeankyyyy said:
I want to be able to run games at max settings(maybe AA lowered down) and get 60fps. I have three 23" monitors and I was using two 7950s, they were okay but I want to ditch crossfire for ever.

What is the best option under $1,000 for 5760x1080 gaming?
GTX 690?
GTX 770 4GB SLI?
Radeon R9-290X?

Why would you want to ditch crossfire? I'm using two brand-new HD 7970s in crossfire and with the new beta drivers there's no frame stutter at all. I played through Tomb Raider 2013 and Hitman:Absolution with it. I had no problems (except the Tomb Raider Tessellation bug which also affects GeForce cards). Try out the new beta driver and see if your experience improves before going out and dropping money for nothing. Two HD 7950s in crossfire will run anything you can throw at them.
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October 28, 2013 7:52:29 PM

FUCK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! hehe, I had nightmares...
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October 29, 2013 2:13:29 PM

I just dont trust crossfire and rather go sli if needed to go 2 gpus. Maybe thats just me but yea
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