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Should i have dual GTX 770s or a single 780 ti? Or perhaps should I have dual 760s, I'm trying to cutback on cost
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  1. If you don't have one yet, go with the 780ti. You can add a 2nd one when needed. If you already have one of those, get a 2nd.
  2. Dual GTX 770 will beat a single GTX 780 Ti. However, it will cost more. Also, dual GTX 770 SLI requires an expensive 850W PSU while a single GTX 780 Ti is fine with a cheaper 650W PSU.
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    Here are the 770s vs the 780 ti.
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1920&gid2=1824&compare=geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-770-sli

    770's vs 760's
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1824&gid2=1823&compare=geforce-gtx-770-sli-vs-geforce-gtx-760-sli

    The cheapest you could get a 780 ti is $670. The 770's would be $630. And the 760's would be $472.

    The 760's have the best performance for the price. Then the 780 ti. Then the 770's.

    These are the websites I used to come to this conclusion.
    Scoring system: http://videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
    Comparison: www.game-debate.com
    Prices: www.pcpartpicker.com

    So to come to the conclusion, I had to first divide the score by the dollars it cost. So the 780 ti was 13 points per dollar. For the 770's I had to compare a normal 770 and the two 770 side by side. Game debate said the SLI was 30% better. So I found the score of the 770 and multiplied it by 1.3. And I then divided the score by the price and it was 12.8 points per dollar. Same thing for that I did with the 770's I did with the 760's. And the score was 15 points per dollar.

    So since all I care about in gaming is a smooth FPS. And since the 760's could get some high FPS on games, I would just go with them.
  4. SnakeGTX said:
    Here are the 770s vs the 780 ti.
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1920&gid2=1824&compare=geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-770-sli

    770's vs 760's
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1824&gid2=1823&compare=geforce-gtx-770-sli-vs-geforce-gtx-760-sli

    The cheapest you could get a 780 ti is $670. The 770's would be $630. And the 760's would be $472.

    The 760's have the best performance for the price. Then the 780 ti. Then the 770's.

    These are the websites I used to come to this conclusion.
    Scoring system: http://videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
    Comparison: www.game-debate.com
    Prices: www.pcpartpicker.com

    So to come to the conclusion, I had to first divide the score by the dollars it cost. So the 780 ti was 13 points per dollar. For the 770's I had to compare a normal 770 and the two 770 side by side. Game debate said the SLI was 30% better. So I found the score of the 770 and multiplied it by 1.3. And I then divided the score by the price and it was 12.8 points per dollar. Same thing for that I did with the 770's I did with the 760's. And the score was 15 points per dollar.

    So since all I care about in gaming is a smooth FPS. And since the 760's could get some high FPS on games, I would just go with them.


    Ah, thank you. Do you know how to get 2 graphics cards to work with 1 monitor? You just plug them both into the motherboard and they will both do their thing as long as one is plugged in right?
  5. shoob0x said:

    Ah, thank you. Do you know how to get 2 graphics cards to work with 1 monitor? You just plug them both into the motherboard and they will both do their thing as long as one is plugged in right?


    I believe you put the two graphics cards in the two PCI-E x16 slots. Then you connect the graphics cards with a SLI bridge, that usually comes with a motherboard or graphics card. Then plug your display cord (VGA, HDMI, Display port) into one of the cards. Here is a video that goes more into depth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZphJB5cUNKE
  6. SnakeGTX said:


    I believe you put the two graphics cards in the two PCI-E x16 slots. Then you connect the graphics cards with a SLI bridge, that usually comes with a motherboard or graphics card. Then plug your display cord (VGA, HDMI, Display port) into one of the cards. Here is a video that goes more into depth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZphJB5cUNKE


    Alright thank you, you've been very helpful
  7. shoob0x said:

    Alright thank you, you've been very helpful


    Your welcome, glad I could help. :)
  8. Before you buy a 2nd card for SLI, let us know what motherboard they will be going into. If the 2nd PCIe X16 slot is only X4 bandwidth, it will be a waste to buy a 2nd card.
  9. clutchc said:
    Before you buy a 2nd card for SLI, let us know what motherboard they will be going into. If the 2nd PCIe X16 slot is only X4 bandwidth, it will be a waste to buy a 2nd card.


    My board is an Asus Z87-A LGA 1150
  10. You're good. That MB will do X8, X8 SLI.
  11. clutchc said:
    You're good. That MB will do X8, X8 SLI.


    Alright, thank you :)
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