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Nvidia Titan vs 780ti for 3 monitor surround 5760x1080

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December 23, 2013 7:16:00 PM

Hi, I'm getting ready for a new gaming pc build.

I ultimately want to run 3 identical displays for nvidia surround at res of 5760x1080.

My problem is video ram on the 780ti.
Initially I was going with the Titan 6gb card.
Then they came out with the 780ti, a faster card, and cheaper.

My question is, is the 3 gb of ram on the 780ti gona be enough for this resolution. I dont wana have to turn a bunch of stuff down and not get the quality, I could have with one display.

Not sure how or if 2 of the 780ti's sli'ed would help or would Vram still kill my abillity to turn stuff up at this resolution.

At a last resort, I'll do the Titan, and if the performance lacks i'll SLI two of um. God I hate to think i'd have 2k in video cards!

Opinions pls, better yet if anyone has tried the 780ti in surround at 5760x1080,

Thanks for any input on the matter.
December 23, 2013 7:18:40 PM

One 780ti will be more than enough. The titan is no longer the big-dog for gaming.
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December 23, 2013 7:21:35 PM

3gb of vram should be enough for a while at that res. when you do SLI, you don't double you vram, you have as much as the single lowest card does. You could wait for a 780ti FTW edition that will have 6gb.
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December 23, 2013 7:29:17 PM

woltej1 said:
3gb of vram should be enough for a while at that res. when you do SLI, you don't double you vram, you have as much as the single lowest card does. You could wait for a 780ti FTW edition that will have 6gb.


Didnt know the 780ti was coming in a 6gb version, i'll definatly wait for that!

I wondered about how the vram worked with sli.

Can you imagine the performance with 2x 780ti 6 gb sli'ed together would have, wow that's what i call future proofing!
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December 23, 2013 7:34:55 PM

woltej1 said:
3gb of vram should be enough for a while at that res. when you do SLI, you don't double you vram, you have as much as the single lowest card does. You could wait for a 780ti FTW edition that will have 6gb.


Do you have a link to confirm this? I figured they (Nvidia) would not allow that as it would remove the one remaining reason to buy a Titan.
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December 23, 2013 7:36:46 PM

Yea, evga almost always does a FTW version where they double the vram, but there isn't anything set in stone, I'm just assuming things here based on pretty good odds. Could be a while before this comes out.
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December 23, 2013 7:40:17 PM

woltej1 said:
Yea, evga almost always does a FTW version where they double the vram, but there isn't anything set in stone, I'm just assuming things here based on pretty good odds. Could be a while before this comes out.


I know that usually the EVGA Classifieds are higher vram as well, but that was not the case with 780/780ti, they both have the standard 3gb vram, I assume to prevent them totally decimating the Titan they already beat by a decent margin.
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December 23, 2013 7:43:51 PM

The titan is feature heavy when it comes to rendering and graphic design, that's what keeps it elevated, it is not merely a 780ti+3gb
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December 23, 2013 8:35:45 PM

in this resolution the titan wins hands down, but beware you might have to use 2 titans sli at that resolution. another alterntive is 290x cf but wait for the aftermarket 290x.
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December 29, 2013 3:13:50 AM

caj said:
in this resolution the titan wins hands down, but beware you might have to use 2 titans sli at that resolution. another alterntive is 290x cf but wait for the aftermarket 290x.


I was considering the r9 290, due to price and the fact your monitors don't have to match for eyefinity. Reason I have decided to stick with nivida is my buddy is actually running 2 of the r9 290's in crossfire, and amd defiantly dose NOT have the micro studding under control yet. He cant see it, but i told him i think he is going blind, lol. It made me feel kinda sick watching it. For kicks we disabled one of the r9 290's and it completely went away (of coarse so did some of the performance).
So alas I'm gona stick with nvidia but this 780ti Vram vs Titans reduced performance & increased price, has me in a holding pattern. I kinda refuse to buy either right now. I want the titans Vram, and the 780ti's performance. Honestly at this point i wish they would just come out with 780ti 6gb, n charge a 1000$ for that and ditch titan, or call is a titan max or something. I just wana get on with my build, but I dont wana spend 600 to 1000$ on graphics now, to only have to do it again within a year. The whole point is to build a system thats gona last for a few years, and do everything I wana do.
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December 31, 2013 6:26:16 AM

theirs a reason its still cheaper albeit 2% faster... titan has the FP performance (although irrelvent to most) and DOUBLE the vram. That speed advantage will largely go out the window when next years games start dropping. If you can afford it go titan, you wont regret it the minute you have to turn off a setting to stay within the vram limit.

as far as the speed difference, if 3fps is worth more to you than twice the vram that's your prerogative, however to that I say overclock the titan 100mhz and your faster again :p 

its so close performance wise that money aside for the multi monitor setup titan IS the ONLY option. Hence the reason its received 0 price cut
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December 31, 2013 6:27:43 AM

woltej1 said:
3gb of vram should be enough for a while at that res. when you do SLI, you don't double you vram, you have as much as the single lowest card does. You could wait for a 780ti FTW edition that will have 6gb.


<3 me some speculation passed off as fact. Here's some of my own. Their will be no FTW edition and if their is it will be superficial differences CERTAINLY not more vram which anyone who's part of the scene knows NVidia forbid modification of their pcb.
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March 11, 2014 6:09:59 PM

This is old but I just wanted to say that if that happened...I bet it would be a titan ti! Oh and go with sli 780 ti or sli 290x if you like amd cards...I went with the ti's and love it

The r9 will outperform the ti @ this res by a tiny amount and mite be cheaper (if you act fast)...but they also run hotter=noisier.
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