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March 20, 2014 4:44:39 AM

2xGTX770 or 1xGTX780ti?

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March 20, 2014 4:47:20 AM

Hello, Here is my advice:

"Price-wise, the R9 290 is closer in price to the GTX 770 than it is the GTX 780. There is a $70 price difference between the GTX 770 and R9 290. However, compared to the GTX 780, the R9 290 is a whole $100 less expensive than the GeForce GTX 780. Performance-wise, the R9 290 is on par with the GeForce GTX 780. The R9 290 is a much better performer than the GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The R9 290 is providing the performance of GTX 780, at $100 less cost. The value favors the AMD Radeon R9 290 in an epic way. The Radeon R9 290 provides the most value for single-display gaming on the market today."

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/04/amd_radeon_r9...

Buy Radeon 290 or even two and crossfire those.
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March 20, 2014 4:56:14 AM

Agreed, but in case the OP is sold on Nvidia only, the ti is the best bet for single monitor gaming. If your looking at multi monitor gaming the single card remains the best option IMO also. My reasons two 770's will not effectively beat the Ti. However, should you ever go to some super huge resolution like 3x1440p you can add a another Ti.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1878916/770-sli-...
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March 20, 2014 6:51:25 AM

Meh, This is fact's and i think you should go for either 290x (depends on the budget) or 290. Here are some fun facts:

R9 290X (to the left) 780TI (to the right)
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 52.5 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 5,040 GFLOPS More than 10% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 384 bit Around 35% wider memory bus

However, let's look at 780 TI's reasons why to buy.

780 TI(on the left) R9 290X (to the right)
Better passmark score 8,676 vs 6,622 More than 30% better passmark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 44,390 vs 40,400 Around 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher texture rate 210 GTexel/s vs 176 GTexel/s Around 20% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 240 vs 176 64 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better passmark direct compute score 4,781 vs 3,349 Around 45% better passmark direct compute score
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 396 vs 373.9 More than 5% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Lower TDP 250W vs 300W More than 15% lower TDP

If you sum this up, it means that 780 TI gives you more fps and performance, it scores better. But with new drivers i think that R9 290x wont be very far away, AND if you calculate how much this cost, the 290/290X wins epicly.
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March 20, 2014 6:56:24 AM

i agree mostly, but op gave his or her (ok that's got to be guys name) options and that is what i ran with.
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March 20, 2014 7:01:49 AM

if op for whatever reason decides a 290x is the better option it must be one of the newer non-reference models. The blowers are simply to hot an loud on reference cards.
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March 20, 2014 7:42:43 AM

My advice, is the 290x or 290, or wait for the new 295X2 to come out, it's two 290x in one. It's gonna be liquid cooled like Ares 2
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March 20, 2014 7:48:46 AM

well ok, i'm sure it will be very good. However, assuming OP's original choices indicate his budget, liquid cooling is not in the equation. The 290/x will however.
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March 20, 2014 8:04:54 AM

Sure, sure. I am just trying to say that you get more bang for the buck with amd!:)  that's MY personal advise, but if he already have his mind set, it's no use.
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March 20, 2014 8:11:11 AM

well he has not indicated that. I tend to agree about the 290 in particular. My best cards were also AMD. The 5870 i had for years. Hell, i bet if i plugged it in now it would still play latest titles, like BF4. Albeit at much lower settings. I got 280x's in CFX so it's not me you need to convince.
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March 20, 2014 3:16:43 PM

Zickawesome said:
Meh, This is fact's and i think you should go for either 290x (depends on the budget) or 290. Here are some fun facts:

R9 290X (to the left) 780TI (to the right)
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 52.5 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 5,040 GFLOPS More than 10% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 384 bit Around 35% wider memory bus

However, let's look at 780 TI's reasons why to buy.

780 TI(on the left) R9 290X (to the right)
Better passmark score 8,676 vs 6,622 More than 30% better passmark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 44,390 vs 40,400 Around 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher texture rate 210 GTexel/s vs 176 GTexel/s Around 20% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 240 vs 176 64 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better passmark direct compute score 4,781 vs 3,349 Around 45% better passmark direct compute score
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 396 vs 373.9 More than 5% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Lower TDP 250W vs 300W More than 15% lower TDP

If you sum this up, it means that 780 TI gives you more fps and performance, it scores better. But with new drivers i think that R9 290x wont be very far away, AND if you calculate how much this cost, the 290/290X wins epicly.


I will get an OCed Gigabyte GTX 780 ti so I gues that's better, and other than that in the future I will get another GTX780ti and get them SLIed u_u
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March 20, 2014 3:17:40 PM

Just wanted to ask a quistion, the Gigabyte site says that it needs 600wat, and the PCPartPicker says that it just needs 250wat at maximum performance, which is correct?
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March 20, 2014 5:12:05 PM

600w is an overall recommended system rating and the 250w is the card only rating.

I.e you will need a 600w psu, closer to 1000w if you plan to sli
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