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May 15, 2014 10:01:10 AM

Im looking for a gaming and video editing graphics card that is under £450, I have seen some, but am unsure on what to choose.
The current computer build is this:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/henry07th/saved/4GTU
I intend on Overclocking as much as it can handle.
Thanks in advance. :) 

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a c 134 U Graphics card
May 15, 2014 10:02:37 AM

For the price of two 760s get a single 780 or 780ti for sure.
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May 15, 2014 10:05:30 AM

Can you recommend any? Will this play games as well as the two 760's? Thanks
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a c 134 U Graphics card
May 15, 2014 10:07:38 AM

It will play games as well or better than 2 760s.

It will use less power.

It will create less heat.

It will have less driver issues.
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May 15, 2014 10:16:46 AM

Thanks.
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a c 283 U Graphics card
May 15, 2014 10:18:12 AM

Here is my canned rant on planning for dual cards:
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Dual graphics cards vs. a good single card.

a) How good do you really need to be?
A single GTX650/ti or 7770 can give you good performance at 1920 x 1200 in most games.

A single GTX660 or 7850 will give you excellent performance at 1920 x 1200 in most games.
Even 2560 x 1600 will be good with lowered detail.
A single gtx690,7990, GTX780ti or R9-290X is about as good as it gets for a single card.

Only if you are looking at triple monitor gaming, or a 4k monitor, might sli/cf will be needed.
Even that is now changing with triple monitor support on top end cards and stronger single card solutions.

b) The costs for a single card are lower.
You require a less expensive motherboard; no need for sli/cf or multiple pci-e slots.
Even a ITX motherboard will do.

Your psu costs are less.
A GTX660 needs a 430w psu, even a GTX780 only needs a 575w psu.
When you add another card to the mix, plan on adding 200w to your psu requirements.

Even the most power hungry GTX690 only needs 620w, or a 7990 needs 700w.

Case cooling becomes more of an issue with dual cards.
That means a more expensive case with more and stronger fans.
You will also look at more noise.

c) Dual gpu's do not always render their half of the display in sync, causing microstuttering. It is an annoying effect.
The benefit of higher benchmark fps can be offset, particularly with lower tier cards.
Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...

d) dual gpu support is dependent on the driver. Not all games can benefit from dual cards.

e) dual cards up front reduces your option to get another card for an upgrade. Not that I suggest you plan for that.
It will often be the case that replacing your current card with a newer gen card will offer a better upgrade path.
The high end Maxwell and amd 8000 or 9000 series are due the end of the year or next year.
-------------------------------End of rant-----------------------------------------------------------

With your budget, I would look at a single EVGA superclock GTX780, or even a GTX780ti.
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May 15, 2014 10:28:15 AM

Thanks aha, at least it was a helpful rant and i can say i learnt something, i'm new to these forums and realize now i could have just looked at another persons question out of the hundreds. Thanks.
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May 15, 2014 11:04:06 AM

I could be wrong, and I'm pretty much asking to learn more about it myself and it would also benefit the OP to know more also.

I been told by many guys running SLI that Micro-Stuttering is pretty much a thing of the past, that they haven't experienced in years. And that drivers are not much of an issue either with almost all new games supporting SLI. I research benchmarks on SLI 760's that all point to it performing better then a single Titan for few hundred bucks less.



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May 15, 2014 11:12:08 AM

commanderfluffy said:
I could be wrong, and I'm pretty much asking to learn more about it myself and it would also benefit the OP to know more also.

I been told by many guys running SLI that Micro-Stuttering is pretty much a thing of the past, that they haven't experienced in years. And that drivers are not much of an issue either with almost all new games supporting SLI. I research benchmarks on SLI 760's that all point to it performing better then a single Titan for few hundred bucks less.





I've heard similar things about recent SLI setups. The Titan though isn't really meant for specifically gaming, its more video editing and such. The 780 ti alone has almost the same, if not better, performance compared to the Titan. Upgrading to a single great card is good though, as it allows SLI or crossfire in the future.
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