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Old 02-10-13, 10:02 AM
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Question GTX 780, SLI GTX 780 or SLI 680's?

I've been saving up and I'm wondering what would be the best option. In other words what do you think the best bang for your buck would be. Right now I'm already running one 680.

No particular reason for upgrading other than wanting to finally be able to run Witcher 2 with everything max at a steady frame rate . Plus I want to finally be able to record Witcher 2 gameplay on max without my Graphics Card stuttering like crazy.

Maybe even wait a bit and get sli GTX 780's?

I want to be fairly future proof for further insanely graphically intensive games whilst recording. I have thought a bit about this but I'd be glad to get some other opinions on the matter.

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Old 02-10-13, 10:05 AM
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Erm, money wise.. I guess get another 680 for SLi ?

If you can handle waiting, there's certainly nothing wrong with going SLi 780's but I wouldn't get just one if that makes sense?

Worth-it for 2 not really for 1.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:10 AM
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I see what you mean about it not being worth it to only upgrade to one 780. I could get two 780's in maybe 3 months time.

Out of curiosity how much more powerful would SLI 780's be rather than SLI 680's? From what I've seen the scaling on 780's appears to be better.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:15 AM
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Err, it'l be better, it's just a case of, is it worth what you'll pay to get that much better to you really ?
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Old 02-10-13, 10:22 AM
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680s in SLi will be fine for recording. There is little need for you to record anything more than 60fps. Even with fraps you don't loose many frames. If you plan to record at 30fps just don't bother with getting another graphics card.

What are your specs? If you don't have a decent processor then spend the money on upgrading that over another 'card.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:26 AM
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Well if say 2 780's are about 50% more powerful than 2 680's it might be what I need. Anyway I'm an enthusiast nutcase, so more power is always good. If the next series of cards is coming out next year would spending money on another 680 be worth it in the long run rather than 2 780's?

Edit: Specs

Asus Z77 Motherboard
i7 3770K - OC'd to 4.1 GHz
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Old 02-10-13, 10:49 AM
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Merge those posts together using the edit button. Double posting is a sin on these forums :P.

Personally I'd go for another 680, what make is your current 680?
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Old 02-10-13, 10:53 AM
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My Current 680 is only a Palit, so it has no factory OC on it.
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Old 02-10-13, 11:34 AM
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I'd lean towards 680 sli just remember though the extra heat you'll need to deal with having a 2nd card. What's your psu?
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Old 02-10-13, 11:45 AM
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My PSU is a 80 Plus Gold rated 850W. I took a look at power draw and I'll be able to pull it off. Though if I was running a bigger Motherboard I would probably end up having to go for a 1000W. Also cooling won't be an issue, I have water cooled cpu and 6 fans.

I worked out that if I get a 680 now, that I will probably have enough money for the equivalent of Nvidia's next series of cards.

I think I'll order one later today if I get the time.
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