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Upgrading gpu for 5760 x 1080, which set up is better

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February 5, 2014 12:26:09 AM

My current build is:
i7 4770k @ 4.5 ghz
32gbs ram 1800mhz
2 AMD HD 7850 2gb Vram 1000mhz clock speed
windows 7 64bit.

I want to be able to game with 3 1080p monitors with 4th monitor on top for chat/messaging/ and web use while gaming.

I know my current crossfire will not play most games with good settings at that high of res. I also want to switch to NVidia.

I can't decide which card set up would be best.

1. One Titan, 6Gb vram, but expensive
2. 2 gtx780Ti SLI, ONLY 3Gb vram but good performance ratings
3. 2 gtx 770 SLI for 4Gb vram

My budget is anywhere where around $1000- to $1250 if performance is worth it.

any good advice???

I pretty much play every game that you can think of. I also hate when I can't max out the setting lol.

I feel like I like how much i pay for i should be able to run games maxed. I know that's not always going to be the option with 3 monitors.
February 5, 2014 12:31:18 AM

One 780 Ti performs slightly better than 1 Titan.

So 2 GTX 780 Ti's would be better than the titan.

If you want the best performance. I would say the GTX 780 Ti's.
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February 5, 2014 12:37:32 AM

Blubberykollis said:
One 780 Ti performs slightly better than 1 Titan.

So 2 GTX 780 Ti's would be better than the titan.

If you want the best performance. I would say the GTX 780 Ti's.


Yes but isn't there an issue with high res on 64bit with less then 4Gb vram.....?
Thats why I was thinking 770's
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February 5, 2014 12:39:55 AM

stphnhffmnn said:
Blubberykollis said:
One 780 Ti performs slightly better than 1 Titan.

So 2 GTX 780 Ti's would be better than the titan.

If you want the best performance. I would say the GTX 780 Ti's.


Yes but isn't there an issue with high res on 64bit with less then 4Gb vram.....?
Thats why I was thinking 770's


I've never heard of that issue before.

The only thing I can think of that is related to 4Gb and 64/32 bit is;

a 32-bit OS does not support more than 4Gb of Ram.
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February 5, 2014 12:55:36 AM

vaughn2k said:
Here is a nice article tha would help you decide, depending, of course which

country you are in;

System Builder Marathon (Q3 2013)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gami...


And here are 2 articles, which CPU and GPU would you consider.

Graphics hierarchy chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

CPU Hierarchy Chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...



I understand. I am already maxed out on pretty much everything but graphics cards.
I am just asking for opinions on people who have similar config's and how the setups I posted would run. Would one not get 60fps compared to another..... is 770 better then 780ti because of more dedicated VRAM?
Is titan worth being a standalone card at 5760 x 1080p?
I im stuck on which is a better set up.


maybe i should just get 3 GTX 770 4Gb cards instead of 2 780Ti?
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February 5, 2014 1:07:58 AM

stphnhffmnn said:
vaughn2k said:
Here is a nice article tha would help you decide, depending, of course which

country you are in;

System Builder Marathon (Q3 2013)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gami...


And here are 2 articles, which CPU and GPU would you consider.

Graphics hierarchy chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

CPU Hierarchy Chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...



I understand. I am already maxed out on pretty much everything but graphics cards.
I am just asking for opinions on people who have similar config's and how the setups I posted would run. Would one not get 60fps compared to another..... is 770 better then 780ti because of more dedicated VRAM?
Is titan worth being a standalone card at 5760 x 1080p?
I im stuck on which is a better set up.


maybe i should just get 3 GTX 770 4Gb cards instead of 2 780Ti?


There isn't a big difference between 2-way and 3-way Sli.

The 2nd Gpu gives you about 2x the performance.

The 3rd Gpu gives you about 0.5x more. (or less than 0,5)

4th gives you about 0,2x or nothing.
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February 5, 2014 1:08:40 AM

stphnhffmnn said:
Blubberykollis said:
One 780 Ti performs slightly better than 1 Titan.

So 2 GTX 780 Ti's would be better than the titan.

If you want the best performance. I would say the GTX 780 Ti's.


Yes but isn't there an issue with high res on 64bit with less then 4Gb vram.....?
Thats why I was thinking 770's


Only two things that have anything to do with each other are vram and resolution, 64bit doesnt belong in there...at all. With that budget two 780Tis are your best bet, the 1gb vram difference wont get utilized at that resolution, unless you're running AA, and with res that high, there is simply zero need for AA or any other filtering for that matter. 3gb per GPU will be more than sufficient in SLI for what you're planing to do.

EDIT: As far as 3 way sli, its pointless, you would reach the same or maybe just slightly higher performance with 3 770s with much more SLI profile issues as well as heat, noise etc. Diminishing returns are extreme after adding a 2nd gpu, like I said setting up 2 780Tis will be more than sufficient for you and your setup.

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February 5, 2014 1:18:51 AM

maxiim said:
stphnhffmnn said:
Blubberykollis said:
One 780 Ti performs slightly better than 1 Titan.

So 2 GTX 780 Ti's would be better than the titan.

If you want the best performance. I would say the GTX 780 Ti's.


Yes but isn't there an issue with high res on 64bit with less then 4Gb vram.....?
Thats why I was thinking 770's


Only two things that have anything to do with each other are vram and resolution, 64bit doesnt belong in there...at all. With that budget two 780Tis are your best bet, the 1gb vram difference wont get utilized at that resolution, unless you're running AA, and with res that high, there is simply zero need for AA or any other filtering for that matter. 3gb per GPU will be more than sufficient in SLI for what you're planing to do.

EDIT: As far as 3 way sli, its pointless, you would reach the same or maybe just slightly higher performance with 3 770s with much more SLI profile issues as well as heat, noise etc. Diminishing returns are extreme after adding a 2nd gpu, like I said setting up 2 780Tis will be more than sufficient for you and your setup.



OK that makes sense. I heard 780's chips a better as well. My biggest issue was with that amount of Vram and if it was going to be an issue. And plus 780 has higher bus width. I just don't want a bottle neck.

I just upgraded from and amd FX 8120 to 4770k. Man that really helped with the 7850's gpu's, they where really getting bottle necked.
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