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Does 780 ti in sli overkill for gaming in one monitor?

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November 15, 2013 10:26:50 AM

Hi, guys. I'm new here.
I am planing to build gaming desktop with gtx 780 in sli. I want to play the newest game in highest video setting within one monitor, like assassin' creed 4, call of duty 10, bf4 or even titanfall in 2014. So shall I get gtx 780 ti sli? In addition, I am wandering what are the differences between one monitor 3D and triple monitors? Honestly, I cant afford triple monitors; so shall I go single monitor with Nvidia 3D vision 2? Is that worth me to purchase it?
Thanks for answering me:) 

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November 15, 2013 10:50:02 AM

a 780ti is overkill for ANY game on one monitor at 1080p, to say nothing for an SLi'd settup.

you could back that down to a 780 or r9-290 and be just as good.

save your money and get a good monitor. don't waste it going for 3d...
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November 15, 2013 10:55:34 AM

If you are planning to 3D then no its not overkill.

Its like this. Imagine you have one monitor with a resolution of 2560x1600 and its 3D capable. The moment you turn on 3D its resolution will effectively DOUBLE. Ie it will be like you have 2x 2560x1600 monitors. If you have 3 Monitors all on 1600p and turn on 3D then your effective resolution will be so high that our current tech wont max out all games. Comprende?

HOWEVER going sli with the current range of 780 Ti Editions is stupid. Wait for the 6GB/12GB/ Black Edition to come out and SLI those. If you buy now you will just be wasting your money.

dota2er said:
Hi, guys. I'm new here.
I am planing to build gaming desktop with gtx 780 in sli. I want to play the newest game in highest video setting within one monitor, like assassin' creed 4, call of duty 10, bf4 or even titanfall in 2014. So shall I get gtx 780 ti sli? In addition, I am wandering what are the differences between one monitor 3D and triple monitors? Honestly, I cant afford triple monitors; so shall I go single monitor with Nvidia 3D vision 2? Is that worth me to purchase it?
Thanks for answering me:) 


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November 15, 2013 11:25:30 AM

cococabana said:
HOWEVER going sli with the current range of 780 Ti Editions is stupid. Wait for the 6GB/12GB/ Black Edition to come out and SLI those. If you buy now you will just be wasting your money.


that was my other thought. it will certainly be ram bottlenecked with just 3gb of vram in SLi...

Personally with all the issues nvidia seems to be having with the early 780ti i think i would skip it completely. It doesn't seem to be an improvement over the r9-290x (if the r9-290x has an arctic accelero III on it); and in uber mode the 290x seems to be just 5% behind... it's just not worth the money at $700.

600 we could have a discussion... but 700 is a bit too much right now for a card that is short ram and seems to have some significant QC issues.
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November 15, 2013 11:47:43 AM

With one monitor, even a 2560 x 1440 (3.7m pixels) monitor you will game very well with a single GTX780ti.

Yes, with unlimited budget, dual cards may help, but you are getting into diminishing returns.

The higher resolution your monitor, there is less need for turning up aa to the max.

If you plan on a 4k monitor(8m pixels or perhaps 3 1080P monitors(6m pixels) then perhaps dual cards might be worth it.

As to vram , I am doubtful that it is an issue.
Read this report:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

I don't know about 3d gaming. If you have tried it, and like it, go for it.
Once you get past 4m pixels, then you are looking at dual cards.

As an alternative, buy a single 2560 x 1600 monitor.

When other options launch, you can always upgrade.
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November 16, 2013 2:56:51 AM

cococabana said:
If you are planning to 3D then no its not overkill.

Its like this. Imagine you have one monitor with a resolution of 2560x1600 and its 3D capable. The moment you turn on 3D its resolution will effectively DOUBLE. Ie it will be like you have 2x 2560x1600 monitors. If you have 3 Monitors all on 1600p and turn on 3D then your effective resolution will be so high that our current tech wont max out all games. Comprende?

HOWEVER going sli with the current range of 780 Ti Editions is stupid. Wait for the 6GB/12GB/ Black Edition to come out and SLI those. If you buy now you will just be wasting your money.

dota2er said:
Hi, guys. I'm new here.
I am planing to build gaming desktop with gtx 780 in sli. I want to play the newest game in highest video setting within one monitor, like assassin' creed 4, call of duty 10, bf4 or even titanfall in 2014. So shall I get gtx 780 ti sli? In addition, I am wandering what are the differences between one monitor 3D and triple monitors? Honestly, I cant afford triple monitors; so shall I go single monitor with Nvidia 3D vision 2? Is that worth me to purchase it?
Thanks for answering me:) 




Thanks for answering me. Actually, what my plan is to buy an ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor with nvidia 3D vision 3. I didnt considering about changing a monitor with 2560*1660 resolution or multi monitors. Since I bought a HP 2511x 25-Inch LED Monitor, I think it is enough for me to use now except I want 3D. So depending on what my situation is; shall I go 780 ti sli?
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November 16, 2013 3:03:19 AM

geofelt said:
With one monitor, even a 2560 x 1440 (3.7m pixels) monitor you will game very well with a single GTX780ti.

Yes, with unlimited budget, dual cards may help, but you are getting into diminishing returns.

The higher resolution your monitor, there is less need for turning up aa to the max.

If you plan on a 4k monitor(8m pixels or perhaps 3 1080P monitors(6m pixels) then perhaps dual cards might be worth it.

As to vram , I am doubtful that it is an issue.
Read this report:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

I don't know about 3d gaming. If you have tried it, and like it, go for it.
Once you get past 4m pixels, then you are looking at dual cards.

As an alternative, buy a single 2560 x 1600 monitor.

When other options launch, you can always upgrade.


Thanks for answering, I may consider buying a 2560*1600 resolution monitor. Seems like there is no such a monitor with 120Hz and 2560*1600 resolution. Also, multi monitor sshould't be my choice.So which one should be better between 2560*1600 or 3D 1080HD?
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November 16, 2013 6:50:22 AM

It is doubtful that any graphics card will be able to deliver 120fps in the first place.

3d is in a category of it's own. If there is a 3d supported game that you want to play, then go for it.
To my mind, 3d will not fly in the long run until it can be done without special glasses.

I have been using this nixeus vue 30" 2560 x 1600 and am pleased.
http://www.amazon.com/Nixeus-Vue-2560x1600-WQXGA-Monito...

here is a review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7201/nixeus-vue-30-30-256...
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November 16, 2013 12:37:12 PM

geofelt said:
With one monitor, even a 2560 x 1440 (3.7m pixels) monitor you will game very well with a single GTX780ti.

Yes, with unlimited budget, dual cards may help, but you are getting into diminishing returns.

The higher resolution your monitor, there is less need for turning up aa to the max.

If you plan on a 4k monitor(8m pixels or perhaps 3 1080P monitors(6m pixels) then perhaps dual cards might be worth it.

As to vram , I am doubtful that it is an issue.
Read this report:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

I don't know about 3d gaming. If you have tried it, and like it, go for it.
Once you get past 4m pixels, then you are looking at dual cards.

As an alternative, buy a single 2560 x 1600 monitor.

When other options launch, you can always upgrade.


This, 4k monitors are the only case if you want dual cards.
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November 16, 2013 5:47:18 PM

geofelt said:
With one monitor, even a 2560 x 1440 (3.7m pixels) monitor you will game very well with a single GTX780ti.

Yes, with unlimited budget, dual cards may help, but you are getting into diminishing returns.

The higher resolution your monitor, there is less need for turning up aa to the max.

If you plan on a 4k monitor(8m pixels or perhaps 3 1080P monitors(6m pixels) then perhaps dual cards might be worth it.

As to vram , I am doubtful that it is an issue.
Read this report:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

I don't know about 3d gaming. If you have tried it, and like it, go for it.
Once you get past 4m pixels, then you are looking at dual cards.

As an alternative, buy a single 2560 x 1600 monitor.

When other options launch, you can always upgrade.


On games that will get demanding and depending on if the op wants to run at close to ultra if not ultra at all times the 2nd 780ti helps out alot...My opinion yea dual cards is even worth it at 1440p depending on what settings you want out of higher end games. That being said for most games out there 1 780ti will do
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