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Line of Extreme Graphics Cards; Best for its value

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November 30, 2013 2:46:10 AM

Hi,

I'm posting this thread for the purpose of knowing the best possible graphics card to date to include in my rig for its price. I wish to hear from all you experts and GPU enthusiasts. I do not wish to do SLI/Crossfire with medium range cards to match the performance of top-tier cards due to their issues

The top 3 cards are as follows:
-GTX 780Ti Superclocked
-GTX 690
-AMD HD Radeon 7990

***Note that the R9 290x and the GTX Titan are missing due to to the following reasons.

Titan:
-Overpriced with less performance of the GTX 780Ti (no longer the #1 GPU)

AMD R9 290X:
-Coolng issues (can be considered negligible after 3rd part cooling solutions)
-Less efficient than the 780Ti, but has a good price**

Now for these 3 competitors, to eliminate all bias due to their prices, ASSUME all the three Video Cards cost $750.

I've organized their overall performances as follows.

GTX 780Ti SC < GTX 690 < AMD 7990

As you move from left to right you get more performance, but you run into more issues.

The GTX 780Ti has no problems as it is a single GPU that is power efficient, but lacks (only slightly, which is surprising) performance compared to its much older brother with a big cost behind its appearance.

The GTX 690 is very viable performance as a solution, but the fact that it has 2GPU's makes this card run into issues with 2 GPU's like the acclaimed "microstutter" and games with lack of SLI support.

The Radeon 7990 is hands-down the best performing card on the market. There is a very drastic tragic flaw however. Not only is this card held back by the lack of game support of Crossfire, but is made with GPU's that have low voltage leakage, which turned out to be a bad thing, as this card is power hungry and really hot.

What do you guys think? This has really been a head-scratcher and has forced me to get some opinions of these cards
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November 30, 2013 2:50:09 AM

GTX 780Ti is your best bet. you can add one later and sli it.
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November 30, 2013 3:03:56 AM

You cant possibly go past the GTX 780ti you can all ways sli it later and it overclocks like an absolute beast!!! Runner up would be the 690 because nvidia have a handle on the framepacing or (microstutter) and last but least the 7990 its a performance beast but still haz microstutter issues so thats the killer for this card..
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November 30, 2013 3:51:41 AM

Jessepog said:
You cant possibly go past the GTX 780ti you can all ways sli it later and it overclocks like an absolute beast!!! Runner up would be the 690 because nvidia have a handle on the framepacing or (microstutter) and last but least the 7990 its a performance beast but still haz microstutter issues so thats the killer for this card..


Awesome!

But would you reccommend it over a GTX 690 if they were similarly priced?
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November 30, 2013 3:57:55 AM

Xilo said:
Jessepog said:
You cant possibly go past the GTX 780ti you can all ways sli it later and it overclocks like an absolute beast!!! Runner up would be the 690 because nvidia have a handle on the framepacing or (microstutter) and last but least the 7990 its a performance beast but still haz microstutter issues so thats the killer for this card..


Awesome!

But would you reccommend it over a GTX 690 if they were similarly priced?


Yes and mainly because it will work better in games that dont utilize sli and has the option of upgrading to a second one later if you like. And it really does oc like a beast i got my brothers 780ti to oc to 1275mhz stable.
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