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nVidia surround gtx 780. Looking for benchmarks with 7xx cards.

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February 6, 2014 9:24:48 PM

I have a GIGABYTE GV-N780GHZ-3GD GeForce GTX 780 and I am thinking about buying a third monitor for NVidia surround. All of my monitors are 1920x1080. so the setup will be 1080x5670.

Does anyone know of any newer surround benchmarks the only ones I have been able to find are ones with old graphics cards such as the 4xx series of cards.

My other question is if I will need to save up for a second 780 to get good frame rates at high or ultra settings. (Benchmarks would answer that but I haven't found any recent ones)

I play BF4, Crysis 1 & 2, Skyrim, Oblivion, Far cry 3, metro 2033 & last light, and Black flag.

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February 6, 2014 9:36:28 PM

I could run some benches to help you out, I'm on an i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz with 2x780s. I can tell you right away though, Crysis 1 can be run on medium/high settings with good (50s+) fps on one 780, but two are pretty much required for Very High and any more than 2xMSAA. I didn't have these back when I had Crysis 2 installed, but 3 runs pretty decently on a mix of ultra and very high/high settings with SMAA on two cards, so I imagine Crysis 2 runs extremely well since it's less intensive. Far Cry 3 will require bringing down geometry to high and shadows to high, post processing to medium, the rest on ultra and 2xmsaa if using one card. 2 780s can max it out on ultra with 60+fps. I don't remember Metro 2033 performance, but one 780 isn't quite enough for Last Light unless you lower tesselation and turn off physx. Two cards can max it, but no SSAA. I don't have black flag, but 3 runs very well; however, Assassin's Creed games are more CPU bound than anything. I do know that Black Flag has new graphics options for the shadows and I forget what else, so I can't really help you for that game.
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February 6, 2014 9:48:48 PM

doubletake said:
I could run some benches to help you out, I'm on an i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz with 2x780s. I can tell you right away though, Crysis 1 can be run on medium/high settings with good (50s+) fps on one 780, but two are pretty much required for Very High and any more than 2xMSAA. I didn't have these back when I had Crysis 2 installed, but 3 runs pretty decently on a mix of ultra and very high/high settings with SMAA on two cards, so I imagine Crysis 2 runs extremely well since it's less intensive. Far Cry 3 will require bringing down geometry to high and shadows to high, post processing to medium, the rest on ultra and 2xmsaa if using one card. 2 780s can max it out on ultra with 60+fps. I don't remember Metro 2033 performance, but one 780 isn't quite enough for Last Light unless you lower tesselation and turn off physx. Two cards can max it, but no SSAA. I don't have black flag, but 3 runs very well; however, Assassin's Creed games are more CPU bound than anything. I do know that Black Flag has new graphics options for the shadows and I forget what else, so I can't really help you for that game.

Thanks a lot for the information. I was afraid I would need to buy a second card to run things on higher settings.

So if I had a second card I would have no problems maxing out most games on the three monitors?

From what I have seen of black flag on a single monitor with a single 780 at 1200Mhz to get 60fps at ultra I need to put PhysX on low or medium and use FXAA. It still drops to the high 50's on a regular basis.

I have and i5 4670k overclocked to 4.4 Ghz.

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February 7, 2014 7:24:59 PM

Maybe not maxing out, but definitely on much higher settings when you run two 780s. It's often the difference between getting borderline playable performance, and playable performance with higher settings. I'll be honest though, unless you plan on playing games that really benefit from the peripheral vision for immersion like racing games or third person action games (Just Cause 2, Tomb Raider, etc), you might want to instead think about going with a higher resolution screen or a faster refresh rate monitor. It just isn't that great for FPS games. I can almost guarantee you won't be using surround nearly as much as you might think you will. I know probably 70% of my gaming time is in single screen, 120hz strobed on my center monitor, and actually, I probably play in 3D almost as much as I do in surround.
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