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February 25, 2013 10:12:49 PM

Hi there, I am debating on to get the GTX 690 or the GTX Titan. I will be playing on a single monitor at 1920x1080 and hope to Max out Crysis 3. I read a lot of reviews between these two cards but I'm still unsure. Money is not a problems so it won't matter. Thanks :bounce:  :D 

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February 25, 2013 10:40:07 PM

Or shall I get a GTX 680 4Gb edition
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February 25, 2013 10:55:19 PM

Get 4 titans, it will max crysis 3.
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February 25, 2013 11:17:52 PM

Do you know at what FPS it will run at because I don't want to waste a lot of money on four Titans that will be a overkill.
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February 25, 2013 11:27:10 PM

You dont need 4 titans to max Crysis 3 I can do it with 3 gtx 580's on my monitor at 1080p. If moneys not a problem and was given the choice between the 2, I would get the Titan.
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February 25, 2013 11:58:29 PM

Why would you want to waste money on a Titan, is it for benchmark results? The first time I read you are running on a 1080p, there is no need for a titan, but if money is not a problem, well why not buy it.
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February 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Titan is only good for ultra settings with 8X MSAA 1920x1200 at the most decent frame rated!
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February 26, 2013 12:02:18 AM

zpwslayer said:
Get 4 titans, it will max crysis 3.



I own 4 Titans in 1 PC. Love it :) 
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February 26, 2013 12:10:17 AM

Ok thanks for all. I read many review online that most GPU's are barely able to run Crysis 3 on Max, that's why I came here. I will go for the Titan. Thanks!
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February 26, 2013 12:25:28 AM

moulderhere said:
I own 4 Titans in 1 PC. Love it :) 

Lucky!! Im happy with one 7970, I could only imagine having 4 titans! :lol: 
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February 26, 2013 12:36:34 AM

[1920x1080, Very Hi settings with 4xAA]

~70fps -GTX 690
~55fps -GTX Titan
~39fps -GTX 680
(all average fps)

Anything over 30 fps is considered good(generally), over 60 fps may be a waste. Many monitors won't display above that, effectively cancelling them out(plus you can't tell the difference anyway).

The hi performance recommended GPU for Crysis 3 is a GTX 680 or Radeon 7970.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Crysis-3-System-Requir...

And the source on the fps: (excellent graph, just scroll down a few inches)
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforc...
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February 26, 2013 12:45:49 AM

zpwslayer said:
Lucky!! Im happy with one 7970, I could only imagine having 4 titans! :lol: 



i cant even imagine the power supply needed as well as how partially redundant the 4th titan(compared to 3) will be frame wise unless you are going to do some folding. (as well as the fact that you'd probably have to order like 4 evga hydrocopper titan blocks to fit them in a WC loop because 4 cards sitting side by side is bound to generate a good chunk of heat.
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February 26, 2013 12:54:43 PM

moulderhere said:
I own 4 Titans in 1 PC. Love it :) 



Must be lucky to own all Titans.I don't have that much money for that.
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February 26, 2013 1:13:45 PM

CompBuilder said:
Must be lucky to own all Titans.I don't have that much money for that.


I own ten... see how that works? Don't believe everything you read or hear...

The Titan is a waste of money and so is the 690. Either or should only be considered when there is limited PCI-e slots or space is an issue. Other than that, why spend a $1,000 when you can buy 2 cards that will outperform the 1 at a cheaper price. The Titan needs to come down to the $650 range for it to be viable. Other than that, it's for those that have a bankrupt mentality or no sense on managing $$ mommy and daddy give them.
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February 26, 2013 1:20:21 PM

gtx 690 is better than titan cuz it doubles the ROPs 32 x 2 which means 64 ROPs but in titan its 48 even cuda core is doubled in gtx 690
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February 26, 2013 9:04:01 PM

RussK1 said:
I own ten... see how that works? Don't believe everything you read or hear...

The Titan is a waste of money and so is the 690. Either or should only be considered when there is limited PCI-e slots or space is an issue. Other than that, why spend a $1,000 when you can buy 2 cards that will outperform the 1 at a cheaper price. The Titan needs to come down to the $650 range for it to be viable. Other than that, it's for those that have a bankrupt mentality or no sense on managing $$ mommy and daddy give them.

I agree with everything you just said.
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February 26, 2013 9:23:25 PM

zpwslayer said:
I agree with everything you just said.


Why thank you... we think alike then!
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February 26, 2013 10:26:10 PM

Ok then, I decided not to waste a lot of money and go for a GTX 680 instead. I know money is tough but I was hoping to max out Crysis 3, but I also been seeing videos with GTX 680 that look awesome. Thanks
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February 26, 2013 10:29:01 PM

RussK1 said:
I own ten... see how that works? Don't believe everything you read or hear...

The Titan is a waste of money and so is the 690. Either or should only be considered when there is limited PCI-e slots or space is an issue. Other than that, why spend a $1,000 when you can buy 2 cards that will outperform the 1 at a cheaper price. The Titan needs to come down to the $650 range for it to be viable. Other than that, it's for those that have a bankrupt mentality or no sense on managing $$ mommy and daddy give them.


Only ten? I've got fifty, in SLi no less! :lol: 
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February 26, 2013 10:41:07 PM

CompBuilder said:
Ok then, I decided not to waste a lot of money and go for a GTX 680 instead. I know money is tough but I was hoping to max out Crysis 3, but I also been seeing videos with GTX 680 that look awesome. Thanks



Get two, be happy, no regret and don't look back.

Mousemonkey said:
Only ten? I've got fifty, in SLi no less! :lol: 



We wish! You'd have a Folding monster.

Great card I'm sure, (we've discussed this) it's just not worth a 1,000 bucks.
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February 26, 2013 10:51:24 PM

RussK1 said:
Get two, be happy, no regret and don't look back.




We wish! You'd have a Folding monster.

Great card I'm sure, (we've discussed this) it's just not worth a 1,000 bucks.

Oh can you imagine the PPD? DD would mess his pants if I turned up with such a rig! :lol: 
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February 26, 2013 11:08:37 PM

What's the point? Neither of them is worth getting for 1 1080p monitor. If you were going to then get the GTX 690. It's a much better deal.
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February 26, 2013 11:11:47 PM

melikepie said:
What's the point? Neither of them is worth getting for 1 1080p monitor. If you were going to then get the GTX 690. It's a much better deal.


That's the point as there is no point. There's a better value elsewhere.
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February 26, 2013 11:48:06 PM

moulderhere said:
I own 4 Titans in 1 PC. Love it :) 



Pics or it didn't happen!
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February 27, 2013 12:03:52 AM

melikepie said:
What's the point? Neither of them is worth getting for 1 1080p monitor. If you were going to then get the GTX 690. It's a much better deal.



to be fair, there is only one real situation where you would get either for 1 1080p monitor, and that is if that monitor is 3d(120hz, your gonna need all the fps you can)
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February 27, 2013 12:45:06 PM

RussK1 said:
I own ten... see how that works? Don't believe everything you read or hear...

The Titan is a waste of money and so is the 690. Either or should only be considered when there is limited PCI-e slots or space is an issue. Other than that, why spend a $1,000 when you can buy 2 cards that will outperform the 1 at a cheaper price. The Titan needs to come down to the $650 range for it to be viable. Other than that, it's for those that have a bankrupt mentality or no sense on managing $$ mommy and daddy give them.


You are absolutely correct good Sir, I am using 680 and along with i7 3930K 5.0GHz works like charm in Crysis 3. Ill wait till next Gen comes out before spending a grand on Titan, Titan really needs to be around $600 price range, its just marketting trick nVIDIA is playing on us.
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February 27, 2013 1:24:18 PM

hail said:
You are absolutely correct good Sir, I am using 680 and along with i7 3930K 5.0GHz works like charm in Crysis 3. Ill wait till next Gen comes out before spending a grand on Titan, Titan really needs to be around $600 price range, its just marketting trick nVIDIA is playing on us.



Yes Titan needs to come down. It's price just doesn't make any sense where it sits on the performance spectrum. Sure it's a classy card and excels where previous Kepler cards fail but the price just doesn't dignify it.
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February 28, 2013 12:30:00 AM

2965984,22,871417 said:
Get two, be happy, no regret and don't look back.




Thanks for the recommendations, I will get a GTX 680 and maybe later add another for a more better performance. :D 
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March 18, 2013 1:22:15 PM

zpwslayer said:
Get 4 titans, it will max crysis 3.

You can only go up to 3-way SLI with Titans
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March 18, 2013 3:53:07 PM

Do not buy Titan. Titan is only for multimonitor setups!

The 690 is the higest end card you can get for your purpose.
Though I would advice instead SLI 7970

Do not get the 680! Get 660 TI Sli.
670 2gb is another good option.
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March 19, 2013 4:14:43 PM

aleksanderdev said:
Do not buy Titan. Titan is only for multimonitor setups!

The 690 is the higest end card you can get for your purpose.
Though I would advice instead SLI 7970

Do not get the 680! Get 660 TI Sli.
670 2gb is another good option.


Although I do agree, to go with crossfire 7970s, if you must stay nvidia, do SLI 670s. Perform slightly less than a 680, but cost way less.

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March 19, 2013 4:38:33 PM

I'd say it's a better deal to just buy a 7970. A Titan is for if you want to SLI it to get a great frame rate, you need the 6GB VRAM, or you just want to say you have it :) .
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March 20, 2013 1:18:08 AM

melikepie said:
I'd say it's a better deal to just buy a 7970. A Titan is for if you want to SLI it to get a great frame rate, you need the 6GB VRAM, or you just want to say you have it :) .


A Titan is for if you want to SLI?
you mean if you go titan you must go with 2 titans?
-.-

If you can afford to think about buying titan than you can afford 2x7970s
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March 20, 2013 1:54:32 AM

Better to buy one strong card than two weaker even if they give better performance SLI and CF has too many drawbacks. All this stuttering and driver compatibility stuff is a nightmare. Still SLI works better than CF.
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March 20, 2013 3:06:40 AM

Mephic said:
Better to buy one strong card than two weaker even if they give better performance SLI and CF has too many drawbacks. All this stuttering and driver compatibility stuff is a nightmare. Still SLI works better than CF.


I dont not agree. There are not loads of problems with SLI as many belive, it works quit good.
On the net all you hear about are those with the problems not the 80% that it works good with.

If as you say, buy the strongest singel GPU that would be the 680 from nvidia and 7970 from amd.
As 690 is duel core and Titan is just a waist of money unless you got multimonitor setup.
And buying the strongest nvidia 680 is just dumb, as it costs a lot more than it taists.
The 670 or 7970 would be the best. And as he wants more power, not more vram from titan.
SLi CF would be the best choice.
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March 20, 2013 4:16:23 AM

So my question is - If You're not doing multi monitor setup why would You need anything more than well OC'ed 680 or 7970? Just to brag? Even in Crysis 3 this is ENOUGH to play at 1080p. This is pointless to waste so much money just to get 20 FPS more and have much higher TDP, oven inside a case and problems with drivers.

Come on - do You really think there is a point in doing SLI for 1080p? I'd say - if You have nothing against ATI, take 7970 from Asus (V2) or from Sapphire and this will be enough to suit your needs.
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March 20, 2013 4:21:25 AM

One more thing - if You're a gamer what is important for You is not average FPS but minimum FPS.

Just check this out: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/gefor...

Is it really worth it to add another GPU for huge performance increase in average FPS but almost no performance increase in minimum FPS which will just cause stutter more noticeable? IMO no. Get one good 7970.
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March 20, 2013 5:57:36 AM

Mephic said:
So my question is - If You're not doing multi monitor setup why would You need anything more than well OC'ed 680 or 7970? Just to brag? Even in Crysis 3 this is ENOUGH to play at 1080p. This is pointless to waste so much money just to get 20 FPS more and have much higher TDP, oven inside a case and problems with drivers.

Come on - do You really think there is a point in doing SLI for 1080p? I'd say - if You have nothing against ATI, take 7970 from Asus (V2) or from Sapphire and this will be enough to suit your needs.


I never said that he would need anything more than a singel 7970 or 680.
But you made it sound like SLI CF was something utterly useless with tons of bugs, which it is not. Its works quit good.
Also the dude is looking for power other wise he wouldn't have consider'd the titan or 690 so thought i might want sli or cf. Why i dont know.

Cant say this enough never buy 680, get 670 if you must get nvidia.
In the end the 7970 is the best!
But dont buy the

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March 20, 2013 3:00:29 PM

aleksanderdev said:
melikepie said:
I'd say it's a better deal to just buy a 7970. A Titan is for if you want to SLI it to get a great frame rate, you need the 6GB VRAM, or you just want to say you have it :) .


A Titan is for if you want to SLI?
you mean if you go titan you must go with 2 titans?
-.-

If you can afford to think about buying titan than you can afford 2x7970s

No, my point was that if you want the best performance possible then rather then going with a dual GTX 690 setup, throw in a few Titans and that would perform better.
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March 20, 2013 3:09:39 PM

TBH, get yourself two GTX 680s or two 7970s that will destroy both of them, or just a single 7970 or 680 as they are more than plenty for 1080p Maxed.
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March 20, 2013 11:02:19 PM

CompBuilder said:
Do you know at what FPS it will run at because I don't want to waste a lot of money on four Titans that will be a overkill.


3 GTX Titans ran Crysis 3 at Ultra HD(5000*1920 or something)
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March 20, 2013 11:23:11 PM

Get a 690, it outperforms the Titan on every level.
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March 21, 2013 4:01:55 AM

Do not get teh 680!

People must learn that this card is robbery!
There is not a singel game that the 680 can run that the 670 cant run! So why would any one pay that much more for 1-3fps???

7970 best option
690 second best option
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March 21, 2013 2:35:46 PM

Well, the difference is small, its about as much robbery as a 7970GHz with moar $$$ so he could do a 670 3-way and destroy the world record for Crysis 3 :D 
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March 23, 2013 10:09:09 AM

zpwslayer said:
Get 4 titans, it will max crysis 3.


2x HD7850 is excellent choice for your goal or if you are nvidia guy get the gtx 690 w/ 8gb of ram and intel core i7 , this should do the trick
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March 23, 2013 10:16:54 AM

CompBuilder said:
2965984,22,871417 said:
Get two, be happy, no regret and don't look back.




Thanks for the recommendations, I will get a GTX 680 and maybe later add another for a more better performance. :D 
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March 23, 2013 10:18:42 AM

Nice choice .... but make sure next time to state your entire build specs like cpu and ram for more accurate answers , have a great time D=
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