Is the GTX 780ti overkill for 1080p on a single montior?

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#1 Edited by Zelda187 (932 posts) -

Looking to uprgrade from a Radeon 7870.

Wondering if I should go with the GTX 780ti Classified or the GTX780 Classified.

I only game on a single 23" 1080p monitor. So I'm wondering if spending the extra $200 for the Ti is even worth it?

#2 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

On a 1080P I think many here will say it is not worth it... Unless you go for 120+fps. I don't remember the exact difference between them, but I think it is like 10% or so.

#3 Edited by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

If you have the spare money and absolutely got nothing better to do with 200$ like upgrading RAM, better case, upgrading CPU, installing SSD, then you can pick the 780ti.

BTW moving from 7870 to GTX780 would require 100Watt more of your PSU, if you pick the 780ti it would require 115 more of your PSU (those are without OC)

EDIT: there's nothing as overkill, there's only how much you can spend - means theoretically how long would your rig last running games on max graphics. I see no reason to own 4x 780ti but it could last max graphics for over 5 years.

#4 Posted by 04dcarraher (19665 posts) -

The Normal GTX 780 would be the smarter choice for 1080. since the difference between them is only around 15% and then nearly $200 difference in price. then you can take that extra $200 saved and get a new psu if needed and or an SSD

#5 Edited by Zelda187 (932 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

If you have the spare money and absolutely got nothing better to do with 200$ like upgrading RAM, better case, upgrading CPU, installing SSD, then you can pick the 780ti.

BTW moving from 7870 to GTX780 would require 100Watt more of your PSU, if you pick the 780ti it would require 115 more of your PSU (those are without OC)

EDIT: there's nothing as overkill, there's only how much you can spend - means theoretically how long would your rig last running games on max graphics. I see no reason to own 4x 780ti but it could last max graphics for over 5 years.

Just bought the Corsair RM 650.

Is that fine for the 780 or 780ti?

I've heard varying opinions.

It's recommended that you have at least a 600 watt PSU, but I've heard many say you could have as low as 500 watts as long as it's a well made PSU from a reliable manufacturer (Corsair, Seagate, etc)

#6 Edited by 04dcarraher (19665 posts) -

TC just get a GTX 780 and call it a day then because 15% average difference at 1080 is not worth nearly $200 more for 780ti

#7 Edited by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

TC just get a GTX 780 and call it a day then because 15% average difference at 1080 is not worth $200 for 780ti

That's up to him to decide... TC should look up benchmarks to see the difference.. Might help him mroe than sayinh 15% difference.

#8 Edited by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@Zelda187 said:

@PredatorRules said:

If you have the spare money and absolutely got nothing better to do with 200$ like upgrading RAM, better case, upgrading CPU, installing SSD, then you can pick the 780ti.

BTW moving from 7870 to GTX780 would require 100Watt more of your PSU, if you pick the 780ti it would require 115 more of your PSU (those are without OC)

EDIT: there's nothing as overkill, there's only how much you can spend - means theoretically how long would your rig last running games on max graphics. I see no reason to own 4x 780ti but it could last max graphics for over 5 years.

Just bought the Corsair RM 650.

Is that fine for the 780 or 780ti?

I've heard varying opinions.

It's recommended that you have at least a 600 watt PSU, but I've heard many say you could have as low as 500 watts as long as it's a well made PSU from a reliable manufacturer (Corsair, Seagate, etc)

As long as you don't own FX8XXX series with OC or i7 Extreme series you're good to go.

EDIT: you can check out for yourself http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine.

#9 Posted by 560ti (154 posts) -

Both cards are going to destroy 1080p for pretty much the entire generation

GTX 780 classfield (non-ti) is $230 cheaper and can overclock to stock 780ti levels easily which makes it the better value

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box and can overclock pretty well also

#10 Posted by 04dcarraher (19665 posts) -

@horgen123 said:

@04dcarraher said:

TC just get a GTX 780 and call it a day then because 15% average difference at 1080 is not worth $200 for 780ti

That's up to him to decide... TC should look up benchmarks to see the difference.. Might help him mroe than sayinh 15% difference.

#11 Posted by AdamPA1006 (6420 posts) -

I dont see a problem with it, if you are looking for longevity. This could last you definitely 3, maybe 4-5 years, if you keep a 1080P monitor. Whats your CPU? A 290X could be a better option, with Mantle drastically reducing the CPU load.

#12 Posted by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

#13 Posted by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@AdamPA1006 said:

Whats your CPU? A 290X could be a better option, with Mantle drastically reducing the CPU load.

Unless he's using AMD APU I don't see any reason to be going 290X over the GTX780 which is lower in price but better in performances.

#14 Edited by 560ti (154 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

780Ti classified is faster out of the box than the 690 and 7990.

Here's one of the many reviews that proves it http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/24.html

Shouldn't really be a shocker. Adding another 680/7970 gives you a 30-40% loss due to drivers so a 780Ti surpassing a 690/7990 shouldn't be that much of a shocker.

#15 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23602 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

no because amd gpu's microstutter to an insane degree

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk104-review,3519-16.html

#16 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10671 posts) -
@JigglyWiggly_ said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

no because amd gpu's microstutter to an insane degree

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk104-review,3519-16.html


OOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDD

Try again.

#17 Posted by GeminonTraveler (155 posts) -

@ShadowDeathX said:
@JigglyWiggly_ said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

no because amd gpu's microstutter to an insane degree

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk104-review,3519-16.html

OOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDD

Try again.

are you saying that because time has past.... that the graphics card somehow pushes MORE frames now?

i fail to see your point....

#18 Edited by 560ti (154 posts) -

@geminontraveler said:

are you saying that because time has past.... that the graphics card somehow pushes MORE frames now?

i fail to see your point....

From my understand (what I can visually read) one user said the 7990 was the best and the other guy said it wasn't due to microstruttering (which is a driver issue that lowers potential performance).

The user mentioned that the benchmark is old which is significant since microstuttering is a driver related issue (thus the issue most likely isn't going on anymore. If your arguing that the 7990 is only worse than the 780ti because of an issue that isn't going on anymore then that's called a fair counter argument).

Regardless a third party 780ti will offer near identical (if not slightly faster) performance for a cheaper price

#19 Edited by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -
@560ti said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

780Ti classified is faster out of the box than the 690 and 7990.

Here's one of the many reviews that proves it http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/24.html

Shouldn't really be a shocker. Adding another 680/7970 gives you a 30-40% loss due to drivers so a 780Ti surpassing a 690/7990 shouldn't be that much of a shocker.

Ok, so that's a superclocked with good cooling 780ti against stock AMD 7990? what happens if you go against third party 7990 like the Windforce?

from here http://www.hwcompare.com/16378/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7990/ the 7990 should be better.

Anyway the 7990 is not for sell anymore so you can't determine by price/performance anymore - the 780ti is a total winner unless someone gives you the 7990 half prices of the 780ti.

#20 Edited by 04dcarraher (19665 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:
@560ti said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

780Ti classified is faster out of the box than the 690 and 7990.

Here's one of the many reviews that proves it http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/24.html

Shouldn't really be a shocker. Adding another 680/7970 gives you a 30-40% loss due to drivers so a 780Ti surpassing a 690/7990 shouldn't be that much of a shocker.

Ok, so that's a superclocked with good cooling 780ti against stock AMD 7990? what happens if you go against third party 7990 like the Windforce?

from here http://www.hwcompare.com/16378/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7990/ the 7990 should be better.

Anyway the 7990 is not for sell anymore so you can't determine by price/performance anymore - the 780ti is a total winner unless someone gives you the 7990 half prices of the 780ti.

A prime example of why not to use Hwcompare tp gauge gpu's. According to the official performance rates the 7990 should be nearly 45% faster with resolution and AA workloads but is not. At high resolutions with 4xAA the 7990 is only on average 13% faster then stock 780ti. Also lets not over look the GTX 760 X2's lol, that card depending on the game's multigpu scaling the 760 X2 tends to perform better then 780ti at resolutions like 1600p.

#21 Posted by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

@PredatorRules said:
@560ti said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

780Ti classified is faster out of the box than the 690 and 7990.

Here's one of the many reviews that proves it http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/24.html

Shouldn't really be a shocker. Adding another 680/7970 gives you a 30-40% loss due to drivers so a 780Ti surpassing a 690/7990 shouldn't be that much of a shocker.

Ok, so that's a superclocked with good cooling 780ti against stock AMD 7990? what happens if you go against third party 7990 like the Windforce?

from here http://www.hwcompare.com/16378/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7990/ the 7990 should be better.

Anyway the 7990 is not for sell anymore so you can't determine by price/performance anymore - the 780ti is a total winner unless someone gives you the 7990 half prices of the 780ti.

A prime example of why not to use Hwcompare tp gauge gpu's. According to the official performance rates the 7990 should be nearly 45% faster with resolution and AA workloads but is not. At high resolutions with 4xAA the 7990 is only on average 13% faster then stock 780ti. Also lets not over look the GTX 760 X2's lol, that card depending on the game's multigpu scaling the 760 X2 tends to perform better then 780ti at resolutions like 1600p.

Yeah, I agree, the best way to know is watching multiple benchmarks and estimate for yourself which GPU is the right for you.

#22 Edited by 560ti (154 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

Ok, so that's a superclocked with good cooling 780ti against stock AMD 7990? what happens if you go against third party 7990 like the Windforce?

1. Of course its overclocked. I clearly wrote "780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box"

2. Good cooling isn't 780ti's fault. GTX 690 and 7990 have there own coolers for 90% of there models.

3. There is no third party 7990 windforce (im really confused). The gigabyte model (just like 90% of the other models) used the stock red three fan design (do you even know what your talking about ?).

All of the GTX 690s are clocked at 1019mhz (even the signature models) and the 7990 (almost every single model regardless of brand) is clocked at 1000mhz........

I think your confused on how these dual cards work. Due to heat and power requirements of dual cards(690/7990/590/6990), its pretty rare to see true third party models (by true third party models I mean cards with their own cooler and factory overclocked).

For the most part, coolers and clock speeds are the same regardless of brand so my point is 100% correct (780ti classfieid is faster out of the box than a GTX 690 which are pretty much all clocked at 1019mhz and the 7990 which is clocked at 1000mhz).

Its not the 780Ti's fault that there isn't a TRUE third party 690/7990 so it shouldn't be punished as so (780Ti is equal if not faster out of the box and has actual overclocking headroom).

#23 Posted by 560ti (154 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

A prime example of why not to use Hwcompare tp gauge gpu's.

Pretty much. Techpowerup is way better (they update there drivers consistently and use 16-18 games at 4 resolutions versus just posting a bunch of random numbers).

#24 Edited by insane_metalist (6232 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@04dcarraher said:

@PredatorRules said:
@560ti said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

780Ti classified is faster out of the box than the 690 and 7990.

Here's one of the many reviews that proves it http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/24.html

Shouldn't really be a shocker. Adding another 680/7970 gives you a 30-40% loss due to drivers so a 780Ti surpassing a 690/7990 shouldn't be that much of a shocker.

Ok, so that's a superclocked with good cooling 780ti against stock AMD 7990? what happens if you go against third party 7990 like the Windforce?

from here http://www.hwcompare.com/16378/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7990/ the 7990 should be better.

Anyway the 7990 is not for sell anymore so you can't determine by price/performance anymore - the 780ti is a total winner unless someone gives you the 7990 half prices of the 780ti.

A prime example of why not to use Hwcompare tp gauge gpu's. According to the official performance rates the 7990 should be nearly 45% faster with resolution and AA workloads but is not. At high resolutions with 4xAA the 7990 is only on average 13% faster then stock 780ti. Also lets not over look the GTX 760 X2's lol, that card depending on the game's multigpu scaling the 760 X2 tends to perform better then 780ti at resolutions like 1600p.

Yeah, I agree, the best way to know is watching multiple benchmarks and estimate for yourself which GPU is the right for you.

I finally SLI'd my 760s, I got better performance then I would have ever expected! It also cost me $500 for two 760s unlike $700 TI.

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1172&page=2

3DMark - Fire Strike Performance

Total ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI9'353104.27 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti8'970100.00 %
Graphics ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI11'608113.97 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti10'185100.00 %

3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme

Total ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI4'967109.16 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti4'550100.00 %
Graphics ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI5'427114.32 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti4'747100.00 %

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Extreme Preset

Total ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI1'863106.82 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti1'744100.00 %
Frames per secondFPSIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI73.9106.79 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti69.2100.00 %

#25 Edited by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@insane_metalist said:

@PredatorRules said:

@04dcarraher said:

@PredatorRules said:
@560ti said:

@PredatorRules said:

@560ti said:

780TI classfield is faster than the GTX 690/7990 out of the box

WHAT?! the KING is still the 7990 as far as I know, does it better in terms of price/performance vs. the 780ti - no, but it IS still the KING of GPUs.

Yes you could SLI 2x 780ti and will pass the 7990 in terms of performances but it'll cost you about 300-400$ more.

780Ti classified is faster out of the box than the 690 and 7990.

Here's one of the many reviews that proves it http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/24.html

Shouldn't really be a shocker. Adding another 680/7970 gives you a 30-40% loss due to drivers so a 780Ti surpassing a 690/7990 shouldn't be that much of a shocker.

Ok, so that's a superclocked with good cooling 780ti against stock AMD 7990? what happens if you go against third party 7990 like the Windforce?

from here http://www.hwcompare.com/16378/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7990/ the 7990 should be better.

Anyway the 7990 is not for sell anymore so you can't determine by price/performance anymore - the 780ti is a total winner unless someone gives you the 7990 half prices of the 780ti.

A prime example of why not to use Hwcompare tp gauge gpu's. According to the official performance rates the 7990 should be nearly 45% faster with resolution and AA workloads but is not. At high resolutions with 4xAA the 7990 is only on average 13% faster then stock 780ti. Also lets not over look the GTX 760 X2's lol, that card depending on the game's multigpu scaling the 760 X2 tends to perform better then 780ti at resolutions like 1600p.

Yeah, I agree, the best way to know is watching multiple benchmarks and estimate for yourself which GPU is the right for you.

I finally SLI'd my 760s, I got better performance then I would have ever expected! It also cost me $500 for two 760s unlike $700 TI.

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1172&page=2

3DMark - Fire Strike Performance

Total ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI9'353104.27 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti8'970100.00 %
Graphics ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI11'608113.97 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti10'185100.00 %

3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme

Total ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI4'967109.16 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti4'550100.00 %
Graphics ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI5'427114.32 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti4'747100.00 %

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Extreme Preset

Total ScoreScoreIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI1'863106.82 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti1'744100.00 %
Frames per secondFPSIndex
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI73.9106.79 %
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti69.2100.00 %

Two 760 should come close to GTX780 performance but not pass the 780ti and not pass the 780 neither unless you're buying Asus MARS 760 which is a bit overpriced and you could just get one 780.

BTW those scores are with OC 760s, while the 780ti is not 3rd party cooling and is not OC.

#26 Posted by insane_metalist (6232 posts) -

Who said, my 760s aren't OC'd? They may not pass 780 TI but they for sure pass 780. MARS 760 is waaay overpriced!

#27 Edited by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@insane_metalist said:

Who said, my 760s aren't OC'd? They may not pass 780 TI but they for sure pass 780. MARS 760 is waaay overpriced!

I doubt you have better cooling than MARS so your OC isn't as extreme.

Post your benchmark.

EDIT: but basically you're right it should pass 1 GTX780 performance, although you'll need some good case with two intake and 3 exhaust fans, the MOBO becomes more pricy because of the SLI capable

that's 70$ for AM3+ and 110$ for LGA1150, So that's basically a 57$ extra where some people might have and might not have. (LGA1150)

#28 Posted by insane_metalist (6232 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@insane_metalist said:

Who said, my 760s aren't OC'd? They may not pass 780 TI but they for sure pass 780. MARS 760 is waaay overpriced!

I doubt you have better cooling than MARS so your OC isn't as extreme.

Post your benchmark.

EDIT: but basically you're right it should pass 1 GTX780 performance, although you'll need some good case with two intake and 3 exhaust fans, the MOBO becomes more pricy because of the SLI capable

that's 70$ for AM3+ and 110$ for LGA1150

I do have 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans (push, pull). As you can tell I just built a new rig, I spent $170 on extreme6 which was originally $220 or something like that and payed $170 for 4670K which is originally around $230. I just installed Precision, haven't ran a benchmark yet. Here's a benchmark of stock SLI 760 with 4670K @ 4.2GHz.

#29 Edited by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@insane_metalist said:

@PredatorRules said:

@insane_metalist said:

Who said, my 760s aren't OC'd? They may not pass 780 TI but they for sure pass 780. MARS 760 is waaay overpriced!

I doubt you have better cooling than MARS so your OC isn't as extreme.

Post your benchmark.

EDIT: but basically you're right it should pass 1 GTX780 performance, although you'll need some good case with two intake and 3 exhaust fans, the MOBO becomes more pricy because of the SLI capable

that's 70$ for AM3+ and 110$ for LGA1150

I do have 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans (push, pull). As you can tell I just built a new rig, I spent $170 on extreme6 which was originally $220 or something like that and payed $170 for 4670K which is originally around $230. I just installed Precision, haven't ran a benchmark yet. Here's a benchmark of stock SLI 760 with 4670K @ 4.2GHz.

Ok OC them so I could compare it to OC 780

#30 Edited by insane_metalist (6232 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@insane_metalist said:

@PredatorRules said:

@insane_metalist said:

Who said, my 760s aren't OC'd? They may not pass 780 TI but they for sure pass 780. MARS 760 is waaay overpriced!

I doubt you have better cooling than MARS so your OC isn't as extreme.

Post your benchmark.

EDIT: but basically you're right it should pass 1 GTX780 performance, although you'll need some good case with two intake and 3 exhaust fans, the MOBO becomes more pricy because of the SLI capable

that's 70$ for AM3+ and 110$ for LGA1150

I do have 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans (push, pull). As you can tell I just built a new rig, I spent $170 on extreme6 which was originally $220 or something like that and payed $170 for 4670K which is originally around $230. I just installed Precision, haven't ran a benchmark yet. Here's a benchmark of stock SLI 760 with 4670K @ 4.2GHz.

Ok OC them so I could compare it to OC 780

It should be easy. I remember my OC.
I'm still down for L4D2, I just been busy with this build, my b homie.

#31 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3903 posts) -

No its not overkill.

Why?... Because you are not buying a GPU to play the games that are already released.

  • Witcher 3
  • Star Citizen
  • EverQuest Next
  • Theif
  • Watch Dogs
  • Project cars
  • The Division

That's why you are buying a new GPU not for current games.

You can save $100-150 and play games out now at 60FPS... but in a years time that PC that's considered "overkill" will be playing those games at 60FPS and you will have lower your settings.

No such thing as overkill. If you can afford it and the performance is worth the price then buy it.

#32 Posted by PredatorRules (8110 posts) -

@insane_metalist said:

@PredatorRules said:

@insane_metalist said:

@PredatorRules said:

@insane_metalist said:

Who said, my 760s aren't OC'd? They may not pass 780 TI but they for sure pass 780. MARS 760 is waaay overpriced!

I doubt you have better cooling than MARS so your OC isn't as extreme.

Post your benchmark.

EDIT: but basically you're right it should pass 1 GTX780 performance, although you'll need some good case with two intake and 3 exhaust fans, the MOBO becomes more pricy because of the SLI capable

that's 70$ for AM3+ and 110$ for LGA1150

I do have 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans (push, pull). As you can tell I just built a new rig, I spent $170 on extreme6 which was originally $220 or something like that and payed $170 for 4670K which is originally around $230. I just installed Precision, haven't ran a benchmark yet. Here's a benchmark of stock SLI 760 with 4670K @ 4.2GHz.

Ok OC them so I could compare it to OC 780

It should be easy. I remember my OC.

I'm still down for L4D2, I just been busy with this build, my b homie.

We totally went off topic here XD

PM me about some L4D2 sessions.

#33 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

No its not overkill.

Why?... Because you are not buying a GPU to play the games that are already released.

  • Witcher 3
  • Star Citizen
  • EverQuest Next
  • Theif
  • Watch Dogs
  • Project cars
  • The Division

That's why you are buying a new GPU not for current games.

You can save $100-150 and play games out now at 60FPS... but in a years time that PC that's considered "overkill" will be playing those games at 60FPS and you will have lower your settings.

No such thing as overkill. If you can afford it and the performance is worth the price then buy it.

I think the 680 will not be able to max out Watch Dogs :(

What is Project Cars?

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@horgen123 said:

I think the 680 will not be able to max out Watch Dogs :(

What is Project Cars?

Project Car's is a racing... Also the best looking racing game. Here's a clip LINK.

I personally have been upgrading GPU's every year or so now and each time I wonder if I am wasting my money and that the performance isnt worth it... But seriously 70% of games don't need anything stronger than a GTX 660/260X but the 30% that do oh my its worth it for the visual experience alone even if the game is mediocre in terms of game play.

Could you imagine what the next Elder Scrolls or Fallout game will look like on its highest settings?... When you see the open world for the first, the graphics and sense of adventure and exploration is what I look for in games. It's why I can't wait for Witcher 3 and I know it will look and run great on my PC :D.