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September 29, 2012 4:53:51 AM

Hi,
I am building a new 3D PC with the following components
1]MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
2]GPU: ASUS GTX 680 Top Version
3]Monitor: ASUS VG278H

Query: The motherboard has HDMI and DisplayPort as I/O ports and the stated GPU has HDMI,DVI & DisplayPort but the monitor has HDMI,Dual-Link DVI and VGA connectors.Also,the monitor comes with the Dual-Link DVI cable.

Should I use the Dual-Link DVI cable for 3D viewing or buy a High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet [120Hz,FullHD,3D with Ethernet]?

Every help is appreciated!

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September 29, 2012 5:09:51 AM

You need a DL-DVI cable for 3D Vision 2 to work. HDMI won't support 120hz anyways, except at 720 while using 3D only.
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September 29, 2012 6:09:58 AM

Oh is it so! hmmm.
So,I would have no problems with the ASUS GTX 680 and VG278H's compatibility!

But I've checked out Belkin & Monster Cables i.e. The High Speed HDMI Data Cable with Ethernet and the specs: 120Hz,FullHD & 3D at 10.2Gbps [which is req. for 3D]
So,are these specs wrong? Or there is no way HDMI is capable of 3D at 120Hz even if the specs on their site say so.
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September 29, 2012 6:14:48 AM

HDMI is capable of 120hz, but only in 3D at 720p (usually explained as 60hz per eye in 3D), as I explained above. The cable cannot increase the spec's of the monitor.

That said, it doesn't matter as that monitor requires you to use DL-DVI to use 3D Vision 2 anyways. You also do not need to spend high costs for monster cables. You will not see a bit of difference.

There is a reason the 3D Vision 2 monitor, you are purchasing, comes with a DL-DVI cable. There is no reason to 2nd guess it.
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September 29, 2012 6:38:47 AM

So no point in purchasing HDMI cable!

Another Query:
How about the graphics quality I'd get from the ASUS GTX 680 on a single 3D monitor?
should I go for Single 680 or Single 690 considering graphics quality?
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September 29, 2012 6:45:42 AM

I have played games on a single 680 and 680's in SLI with 3D Vision. A single 680 will force you to lower settings in several games, but not so low the games don't look really good. Metro 2033 and the Witcher 2 were difficult though, I had to play Metro 2033 in Dx9 to get to my 50+ FPS requirement for comfortable play. Crysis 2 actually played maxed still. Batman AA and AC also struggle on a single 680. Even Skyrim required me to turn off AA for good FPS.

With two 680's in SLI, all these games run quite smooth, but I still have to slightly turn down settings on a few games. Metro 2033 let me play in Dx11 at high settings, including tessellation. The Witcher 2 let me play at max settings, minus DoF and ubersampling (DoF is not good for 3D anyways). Batman AC also requires me to turn down settings, but from what I've read, there are a lot of bugs that prevent anyone from maxing it with any setup. Skyrim is easily maxed, Crysis 2 is maxable with MaLDoHD 3.0c mod (which takes the graphics to a whole new level).

At the time I got mine, the 670's weren't out, but if I were to do it now, I'd probably save money and go with two 670's in SLI.
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September 29, 2012 7:14:22 AM

WOW those are amazing details!
I'm impressed.

I want to experience FullHD 3D gaming on a single monitor with all max settings with anti aliasing on.
I think I should go with a single EVGA or ASUS 690 [I have that much budget for a GPU] what do you think? 670 SLI or 680 SLI or single 690?
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September 29, 2012 7:33:48 AM

From my experience AA is senseless in 3D games. It usually just messes things up. I just put mine at x2 (in Dirt 3). Though I must mention I've only used HD3D (AMD's solution) don't know much about Nvidia's solution.
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September 29, 2012 8:39:39 AM

I want to experience FullHD 3D gaming on a single monitor with all max settings if possible or else I would be satisfied with 720p HD 3D too given that 680 is half the cost of 690!
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September 29, 2012 2:57:45 PM

There isn't a lot of difference between two 670's and a 690 in performance (about 3% from benchmarks I've seen), but a huge price saving on the 670's. I'd choose the 670's, unless you think you'd buy two 690's in the future (only do this if you plan to use 3D Vision Surround).
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September 29, 2012 10:08:01 PM

I thought you would suggest 680 SLI considering you yourself have one rather than 670 SLI.
But anyways the GPU on the 660,670,680 & 690 is exactly same just with different memory interface and memory clock speeds,right? So,I think I should go with a single GTX 680 then add another high performance 680 in future or just go with a 690,what do you think?
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September 30, 2012 8:26:51 AM

My own personal rule of thumb is: "When you upgrade, max your budget and get the best you can afford otherwise you'll regret it later." :D  P.S. I wish my budget was that flexible ;) 
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September 30, 2012 2:50:27 PM

WDakhane said:
I thought you would suggest 680 SLI considering you yourself have one rather than 670 SLI.
But anyways the GPU on the 660,670,680 & 690 is exactly same just with different memory interface and memory clock speeds,right? So,I think I should go with a single GTX 680 then add another high performance 680 in future or just go with a 690,what do you think?


I bought the 680's before the 670's were out, and I am happy with them, but if I were to buy today, I would get the 670's.
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September 30, 2012 6:38:51 PM

So,I think I should go ASUS GTX 670 DirectCUII Top in 2-way SLI.

Thanks for the help everybody!
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October 1, 2012 8:41:22 PM

Best answer selected by WDakhane.
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