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January 2, 2014 7:59:25 PM

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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January 2, 2014 8:04:41 PM

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.
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January 2, 2014 8:09:18 PM

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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January 2, 2014 8:20:24 PM

Here are the 770s vs the 780 ti.
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1920&gid2=...

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

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.
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January 2, 2014 10:44:09 PM

SnakeGTX said:
Here are the 770s vs the 780 ti.
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1920&gid2=...

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

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?
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January 2, 2014 11:01:16 PM

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
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January 2, 2014 11:04:13 PM

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
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January 2, 2014 11:15:12 PM

shoob0x said:

Alright thank you, you've been very helpful


Your welcome, glad I could help. :) 

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January 3, 2014 10:33:27 AM

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.
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January 3, 2014 10:51:47 AM

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
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January 3, 2014 11:07:59 AM

You're good. That MB will do X8, X8 SLI.
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January 3, 2014 11:29:59 AM

clutchc said:
You're good. That MB will do X8, X8 SLI.


Alright, thank you :) 
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