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GTX780; adding 3 x 1080p 144Hz monitors. Where to go from here?

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January 3, 2014 1:36:40 AM

I'm having doubts that my single GTX780 (3GB VRAM) can perform over 60FPS in a triple 1080p monitor setup via NVIDIA Surround (this is regarding BF4 in Ultra).

Would you recommend me adding a second GTX780 in SLI or look into another GPU solution in order to make good use of these monitors?? What do most people do?

*Price doesn't matter.
Just something worth the price it's at.
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January 3, 2014 1:41:34 AM

tristanbane said:

Would you recommend me adding a second GTX780 in SLI or look into another GPU solution in order to make good use of these monitors??


Yup, without doubt another card in. Triple screen gaming in general you want dual cards, but on 144hz screens you need that grunt to stay above ~80FPS.
Also just be aware that you simply might not be able to get good performance at max settings in something like BF3, in all likelihood you are going to have to sacrifice some settings.
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January 3, 2014 2:09:08 AM

unksol said:
you need a second card just for it to be playable but that's maybe going to get you 45fps average. you aren't staying above 60 at ultra when one card barely gets one 1080p screen over 60

www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-review-...


Hm... that's odd. I've only seen 60 for 3 x 1080p monitors. Usually I'd get 80-100.
Either way I think I'm gonna have to face the fact that high FPS for 3 high refresh rate monitors is unlikely (and uncommon for most people?) unless I go big haha.
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January 3, 2014 2:10:05 AM

manofchalk said:
tristanbane said:

Would you recommend me adding a second GTX780 in SLI or look into another GPU solution in order to make good use of these monitors??


Yup, without doubt another card in. Triple screen gaming in general you want dual cards, but on 144hz screens you need that grunt to stay above ~80FPS.
Also just be aware that you simply might not be able to get good performance at max settings in something like BF3, in all likelihood you are going to have to sacrifice some settings.


Thanks for the answer.
Yeah I guess I'd have to try and see. What would you say can get 100FPS+ on triple 1080p monitors? XD
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January 3, 2014 2:19:45 AM

Probably triple or quad 780/780ti/Titan's.
There isnt much else out there, you are scraping the performance ceiling for current gen hardware.

If you want to see what would happen if you went nuts, look up performance benchmarks on PCGamer's "Large Pixel Collider" machine, which is an i7 Extreme edition and 4-way Titans.
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January 3, 2014 2:19:58 AM

tristanbane said:
manofchalk said:
tristanbane said:

Would you recommend me adding a second GTX780 in SLI or look into another GPU solution in order to make good use of these monitors??


Yup, without doubt another card in. Triple screen gaming in general you want dual cards, but on 144hz screens you need that grunt to stay above ~80FPS.
Also just be aware that you simply might not be able to get good performance at max settings in something like BF3, in all likelihood you are going to have to sacrifice some settings.


Thanks for the answer.
Yeah I guess I'd have to try and see. What would you say can get 100FPS+ on triple 1080p monitors? XD


4 x 780ti
but that's gonna cost you an arm and a leg!!!!
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