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Question about NVIDIA GTX 780 SLI

#1zaselimPosted 7/31/2013 9:58:03 AM
My current pc specs are
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Intel i7 3770k, 3rd Gen 3.5 ghz 8mb cache Max Turbo frequency 3.9GHZ

*Cooler Master CM HAF XM 922 MID TOWER

*GigaByte GTX 560 1024MB - 256 BIT - GDDR 5 -

*Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200 WATT POWER SUPPLY -

* Asus P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 SOCKET-SUPPORT UP TO 32GB DDR3 1600/1333 MHZ DIMM-Z77 CHIPSET- DVI,HDMI,VGA- HIGH DEFINITION 8 CHANNEL AUDIO-GIGABIT LAN

* Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866 BUS DDR 3 4GBx2 LP (CMLGX3M2A1866C9B)(2 Chips:8x8 = 16gb

* Western Digital 3TB 3.5" SATA HARD DRIVE 64MB CACHE CAVIAR GREEN

* Corsair 128GB NEUTRON SERIES SOLID STATE DRIVE

* Full HD 1080p 32" samsung HDTV
* Full HD 1080p Projector
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Now i wanna buy 2 GTX 780s for the SLI, my question is how many years will it last on SLI with max settings Gaming then on High Settings. Will i wait for better card or I buy these.
What I want is to GTX 780 (2 cards SLI) to last atleast 2.5 to 3 years on max settings then after that on High until they can.
So will it be possible for gtx780 2 way sli for what i want or should i wait for newer cards? and much you think they (2 gtx 780s) will last on max settings. I play games on 1080p with one display. And i think i will never use multiple screens at least for 3-4 years because i like single display better.

I will be grateful for the help, Thanks.
#2ThePCElitistPosted 7/31/2013 10:01:08 AM
You will easily get your 3 years of use out of them in SLI but after that expect some minor graphical changes as they further age to keep that 60 FPS.
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#3zaselim(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 10:08:05 AM
3 years on max settings or the settings will drop in three years as well
#4GreenMage7Posted 7/31/2013 10:09:40 AM
I'm not sure if you'd actually need two 780s for that though. It seems like overkill and a lot of wasted money. The 780 provides almost no value, the price for performance difference between it and the 760 is astronomical. You're only playing at 1080p, I'd think you'd be better off with 2 760s for now and then upgrading again in two years to whatever Nvidia's card at that performance level is, which would likely be equivalent to 780s. Not only that, it costs way less money over time.
#5BuburibonPosted 7/31/2013 10:24:38 AM
zaselim posted...
3 years on max settings or the settings will drop in three years as well


It depends how picky you are, and what you mean by "max settings." If you're talking about absolutes, as in absolutely highest settings at 1080p + unflinching 60fps, then SLI 780s/Titans are already obsolete. Only you can decide whether it will be enough to meet your needs.
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#6zaselim(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 10:33:20 AM
@Buburibon
No I don't mean absolute 60 fps no less, If the fps goes below and 60 but the gameplay is still smooth then i will have no issue.

@GreenMage7
hmm..What if i buy one Gtx 780?
#7GreenMage7Posted 7/31/2013 10:37:53 AM(edited)
zaselim posted...
@Buburibon
No I don't mean absolute 60 fps no less, If the fps goes below and 60 but the gameplay is still smooth then i will have no issue.

@GreenMage7
hmm..What if i buy one Gtx 780?


2 GTX 760s outperform the Titan pretty easily. I'm pretty sure that buying one 780 over one 760 is paying over 150% more for around a 30%-40% increase. It's just bad economically. Since AMD doesn't have a card that technically competes with the 780 and Titan, Nvidia just decided to rip off all of their consumers. Even the 770, which almost directly competes with the 7970 is way more money. The 760 is the only card in their new line up that isn't a rip off.

And 2 760s are only around $500. Assuming you have an SLI capable board the price per performance is just the best Nvidia offers right now.
#8ThePCElitistPosted 7/31/2013 10:43:10 AM
GreenMage7 posted...
zaselim posted...
@Buburibon
No I don't mean absolute 60 fps no less, If the fps goes below and 60 but the gameplay is still smooth then i will have no issue.

@GreenMage7
hmm..What if i buy one Gtx 780?


2 GTX 760s outperform the Titan pretty easily. I'm pretty sure that buying one 780 over one 760 is paying over 150% more for around a 30%-40% increase. It's just bad economically. Since AMD doesn't have a card that technically competes with the 780 and Titan, Nvidia just decided to rip off all of their consumers. Even the 770, which almost directly competes with the 7970 is way more money. The 760 is the only card in their new line up that isn't a rip off.

And 2 760s are only around $500. Assuming you have an SLI capable board the price per performance is just the best Nvidia offers right now.


Yes 2 mid-range is better than a single top tier GPU but 2 top tiers are significantly better than the mid-range. It's all about what you want out of gaming. Do you want consistent 60 FPS with lots of eye candy and not have to worry about upgrades for years? SLI high-end.
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#9GreenMage7Posted 7/31/2013 10:46:36 AM(edited)
ThePCElitist posted...
GreenMage7 posted...
zaselim posted...
@Buburibon
No I don't mean absolute 60 fps no less, If the fps goes below and 60 but the gameplay is still smooth then i will have no issue.

@GreenMage7
hmm..What if i buy one Gtx 780?


2 GTX 760s outperform the Titan pretty easily. I'm pretty sure that buying one 780 over one 760 is paying over 150% more for around a 30%-40% increase. It's just bad economically. Since AMD doesn't have a card that technically competes with the 780 and Titan, Nvidia just decided to rip off all of their consumers. Even the 770, which almost directly competes with the 7970 is way more money. The 760 is the only card in their new line up that isn't a rip off.

And 2 760s are only around $500. Assuming you have an SLI capable board the price per performance is just the best Nvidia offers right now.


Yes 2 mid-range is better than a single top tier GPU but 2 top tiers are significantly better than the mid-range. It's all about what you want out of gaming. Do you want consistent 60 FPS with lots of eye candy and not have to worry about upgrades for years? SLI high-end.


2 780s are $1300. 2 760s are $500. 2 960s in two years which will probably be roughly equivalent to the 780 will probably be $500 and last longer. That's not even adjusting for inflation, the fact that theoretically, money spent now is worth more than money spent later.

And the 2 780s are still $300 more than that price. And again, it's only like a 30-40% increase, if that.

It's a terrible, horrible value.
#10zaselim(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 10:59:45 AM
@ThePCElitist
Yes I want the high end gaming experience for atleast 3 years I don't buy/upgrade like every half or one year may be a ram or hdd/ssd, my last pc was Quad core which i bought in 2008 and now i bought the new one a month ago, i bought the GTX560 last year, that is why I wanted to buy 2 GTX 780s but GreenMage7 also has a point that if in 2-3 years GTX 760 2 way sli will be enough for what I want then i don't mind doing that with less money..

I do a console gaming mostly, But i am Graphics freek kind'a guy and only play the PC version of them for better quality, GFX and more smooth and sharp gameplay experience, and for moding stuff like Skyrim has...Like I am going to play Watch dogs, GTV and all the Next-Gen console games which will also be coming on PC only on PC for better GFX and quality.

Before buy the PC i was thinking of getting a GTX690 over Titan with the pc, and then i heard that GTX780 is coming and will out performs the GTX 690 with 2 way sli so i thought why not wait and get the 3x3=6gb gfx cards which will out perform GTX690 that out performs Titan in most games.

@Buburibon
Gtx780 is obsolete already, i thought it was just came out a couple of months or may be 3 months ago.