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7970's in CFX...670's/680's in SLI...690 or Titan.
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Default 7970's in CFX...670's/680's in SLI...690 or Titan. - 02-20-2013, 01:06 | posts: 10,619 | Location: United kingdom

Many people are already asking this question due to the new release of the Nvidia Titan GPU.

What would you choose out of 7970s in CFX...670's/680's in Sli, 690 or a Titan?

All 5 configurations have there strengths and weaknesses regarding performance and pricing.

Feel free to add choices for other AMD/ATI GPU's also.

Give reasons for your choice and why.....

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Default 02-20-2013, 01:17 | posts: 5,177 | Location: Netherlands

I'm going for Palit GTX 670 Jetstream cause it almost has the same performance as a GTX680.

Ofcourse in SLi mode, second card i will buy next week.

Also, i had trouble with Crossfire in the past (5770x2 and 6870x2).
Some games didn't supprted it, and when i went SLi every game worked like a charm with it.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 01:30 | posts: 11,388 | Location: England

Well I'll go for 2x7970's as that is what I have atm. Although they are both vanilla 7970's (not GHz Ed) they overclock well. I've only had the chance to play with a few benches so far but crossfire scaling looks good and the 3GB of Memory allows for plenty of eye candy.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 01:31 | posts: 11,997 | Location: new jersey

I'd get two 680 DCII's two vrs and say TITAN who?

CF 7980's were a pita for me so never again for cf but one is nice thuo.

best bang per buck??/... oc'ed 670's and be happy you have 690 performance to run your games at high fps

Titan is only really worth it for the non gaming things you do with a gpu.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 01:43 | posts: 7,823

I'd save money and opt for crossfire 7950's. Great scaling and brilliant OC potential.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 04:42 | posts: 97 | Location: Denmark

Looking in the back mirror, i would probably have gone with 670 sli, as in denmark, the 670 cards are ALOT cheaper than 680, and performance wise are only like 5% below..

Reason i went with reference 680 cards, is that my 295 quad sli setup had died a month before the release of 680... so when it came, i couldnt be bothered to wait a month for 2 for custom versions, which i ofc should have done.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 08:01 | posts: 7,534 | Location: Sunny Scotland

1 - Titan
2 - x2 680s
3 - 690
4 - x2 670s

I'd choose the titan cause it's a single setup, however the pricing is insulting imo.
they should have released it cheaper and brought the other prices down in-line too.
i choose x2 680s before the 690 due to the wide range of cards to choose from.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 12:14 | posts: 787 | Location: Denmark

I would love to get GTX Titan in SLi, but the re-sale value of my GTX 670s won't even cover the expenses for one Titan card.
In Denmark they retail for 7599 Danish Kroner / USD $1360.

So Titan will only be in my dreams.

Today if I could buy new cards without money limitations I would go after

1) 2x Titan
2) 3x GTX 680's
3) 2x GTX 690's
4) 3x GTX 670's

Currently I'm planning to change to 2nd hand GTX 680 4GB SLi cards instead of GTX 670 2GB 3-way SLi.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 13:13 | posts: 155

ATI (single-gpu) user before, now using 2x GTX 670.

If I had to choose, I would most likely go for the Titan. 6 GB of ram is nice with all the texture loading
But will have to wait for tomorrow to see actual benchmarks and will still need to wait for actual prices. It's known to be expensive, but it will be faster than 2x680 (so it is said) and has 6GB on single gpu. So also no SLI/CFX issues which many complain about with new game releases.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 13:29 | posts: 191 | Location: Refrigerator

While i believe that 2x GTX 680 is the most powerful setup you can currently buy, but i personally won't get it because i believe that is overkill.
I play at 1920x1080.. and this card is more than enough for me. If i ever go higher.. i'll just add another one of these cards and run in SLI.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 14:17 | posts: 10,619 | Location: United kingdom

i think anybody that already has an existing card like a 7970/670/680 etc would be better off just dropping another card in as long as there psu can handle it.

This will save money and give you the best performance bang per buck.
Also depending on your resolution.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 14:22 | posts: 7,534 | Location: Sunny Scotland

I agree.
Don't be a willing fool.
   
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So guys do you think if i add another 670 my PSU will handle it? I think it would coz Enmity has 2x 7970 running on a corsair HX850 so i don't think my PSU will have trouble but i just want to confirm..
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 15:09 | posts: 349 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa

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So guys do you think if i add another 670 my PSU will handle it? I think it would coz Enmity has 2x 7970 running on a corsair HX850 so i don't think my PSU will have trouble but i just want to confirm..
PSU will be fine, I have a 850W PSU, with my 680GTX Sli. No problems at all.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 15:30 | posts: 877

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So guys do you think if i add another 670 my PSU will handle it? I think it would coz Enmity has 2x 7970 running on a corsair HX850 so i don't think my PSU will have trouble but i just want to confirm..
Shouldn't break a sweat...for reference I have an 850w as well, it's about 5 years old, and it's powered overclocked gpu's and fairly highly clocked cpu's, and now this 570 SLI setup, with no problems whatsoever. It's early here, haven't had my coffee yet, but I'm sure my 570's draw a decent amount more than a pair of 670's would.

I'd do it in a heartbeat if you think you need the GPU power and can afford it!
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 18:03 | posts: 8,084 | Location: UK

tbh i'm in a bit of a dilemma.

7950's xfire or 660 ti's in sli? or just wait for next gen of gpu's. reason being i wouldnt mind upgradging the 580...suppose i could whack another in.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 18:35 | posts: 1,079 | Location: Detroit,MI.USA

1. 7950 CF
2. 7970 CF

Price for performance.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 19:51 | posts: 8,084 | Location: UK

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1. 7950 CF
2. 7970 CF

Price for performance.
actually am leaning toward 660 ti sli atm. 50 cheaper here in the uk and i dont see the difference in fps being more than say 10-15fps....(would cost me around 400 if can sell my 580).
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 19:53 | posts: 7,823

Where do you buy your hardware for 660ti's to be 50 cheaper than 7950's? They're in the same price bracket. You can pick up 7950's for 210-220 if you shop around. The difference in FPS is also a fair bit higher when you've OC'd both products, not to mention higher resolutions/multi monitor setups being more friendly to 7950's.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 19:54 | posts: 8,084 | Location: UK

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Where do you buy your hardware for 660ti's to be 50 cheaper than 7950's? They're in the same price bracket. You can pick up 7950's for 210-220 if you shop around.
overclockers and I wouldnt get stock versions am looking at the his 7950 and the msi 660 ti..

diff being for the his 7950's 551 and for the msi cards 479

actually 80.

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Default 02-20-2013, 19:57 | posts: 7,823

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overclockers and I wouldnt get stock versions am looking at the his 7950 and the msi 660 ti..
So you're looking at the most expensive 7950 vs the cheapest after market 660ti? I understand trying to make a point that 660ti's are supposedly cheaper (Which they're not), but that was outright misleading regarding the costs.

You can pick up Gigabyte X3 7950's, as well as Sapphire TwinX 7950's for less than the MSI 660ti on OCUK.

http://www.ebuyer.com/454252-sapphir...s-11196-19-20g

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Default 02-20-2013, 19:58 | posts: 8,084 | Location: UK

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So you're looking at the most expensive 7950 vs the cheapest after market 660ti?

You can pick up Gigabyte X3 7950's, as well as Sapphire TwinX 7950's for less than the MSI 660ti on OCUK.

http://www.ebuyer.com/454252-sapphir...s-11196-19-20g
erm best check your info...how is the msi one the cheapest??? (its the power edition).

plus wont touch sapphire with a bargepole

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erm best check your info...how is the msi one the cheapest???
My information is spot on. It's the joint cheapest 660ti with a aftermarket cooler, along with the KFA2 and Asus Direct CU 2.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 20:02 | posts: 8,084 | Location: UK

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My information is spot on. It's the joint cheapest 660ti with a aftermarket cooler, along with the KFA2 and Asus Direct CU 2.
nvm i meant in terms of what i was looking at...i cant link it cos the website doesnt allow..

moreover thats only 10 difference...what am saying its pretty equal and i cant see the overall lead in fps being that great (depends on the game ofc).

i should add am not going for stock v stock, talking decent aftermarket coolers like the msi and his versions.

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Sure.

OCUK has been blocked for a few years now.
   
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