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gtx 670 sli upgrade to a 780ti?

#1murphy230Posted 12/10/2013 12:37:32 PM
Hello, so currently i am running 2 gtx 670 FTW's. I also have a gigabyte hd radeon 7970 ghz. I bought the 7970 for my brother who i am building a gaming computer for, I have recently seen how much the 7970's are selling for on ebay. Because I work at a computer store i got my 7970 a couple months back for 250$. What i am thinking of doing is selling the 7970 on ebay for around 500$ and spending a couple of hundred extra on the gtx 780ti and giving my brother the 2 gtx 670's.

Do you guys think this would be a good idea? would the gtx 780ti be on par with my 670's. than later down the road i can sli the 780tis
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#2skillfactorPosted 12/10/2013 4:39:22 PM
Its likely your sli configuration walks all over a 780
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#3fuzzymanPosted 12/10/2013 4:45:58 PM
Two 760s beat the 780 ti in a recent test, so two 670s are easily a bit better

the cool thing about one 780 is you can get the much better classified 780 (not Ti) for $550 and overclock the fudge out of it. or MSI lightning
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#4fuzzymanPosted 12/10/2013 4:47:24 PM
But if you must get this one or wait for EVGA or MSI to come through

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125489

all of the reference are pretty much non-enthusiast lamecards
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#5Killur XFalconPosted 12/10/2013 4:55:43 PM
skillfactor posted...
Its likely your sli configuration walks all over a 780


Yeah, not really. An overclocked 780Ti is easily as fast as a GTX 690, which has two 680 cores.

A 670 SLI setup has 2688 CUDA cores, whereas a single 780Ti has 2880. Not to mention the faster 7GHz clocked memory and extra GB of VRAM. The 780Ti also runs a lot cooler and quieter, and uses much less power than a 670 SLI setup. The benefits of a single card also means no micro stutter, or problems with SLI profiles. You get smooth predictable performance from any game.

Considering you can get $500 for the 7970, I would definitely make the jump to 780Ti. I bought one at launch and it has demolished any game I throw at it. I came from a GTX 570 SLI setup, and don't regret the purchase one bit. If you SLI the 780Ti later, you will have a beast setup that will be able to run anything maxed for years to come, considering a single card is easily 4X as powerful as the PS4/X1, and most future games are going to be designed around that hardware.
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#6MannerHatcheryPosted 12/10/2013 5:02:26 PM(edited)
The 780 Ti is very close to 760 SLI in performance, which I would assume is very similar to 670 SLI performance. I'd get the 780 Ti just to not have to worry about SLI, plus less power usage/heat.
#7fuzzymanPosted 12/10/2013 5:09:50 PM
not really, 670 can be run off one 8 pin easily and generally comes out to ~150W before overclocking

780 Ti is well over 250W stock
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#8fuzzymanPosted 12/10/2013 5:10:48 PM
http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=7649
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#9BuburibonPosted 12/10/2013 5:18:39 PM
Killur XFalcon posted...
skillfactor posted...
Its likely your sli configuration walks all over a 780

Yeah, not really. An overclocked 780Ti is easily as fast as a GTX 690, which has two 680 cores.


Precisely. I "sidegraded" from a GTX 690 to a Titan SC back in February, and never looked back. The 5-7% faster 780Ti is even better.
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#10skillfactorPosted 12/10/2013 5:40:05 PM
Killur XFalcon posted...
skillfactor posted...
Its likely your sli configuration walks all over a 780


Yeah, not really. An overclocked 780Ti is easily as fast as a GTX 690, which has two 680 cores.

A 670 SLI setup has 2688 CUDA cores, whereas a single 780Ti has 2880. Not to mention the faster 7GHz clocked memory and extra GB of VRAM. The 780Ti also runs a lot cooler and quieter, and uses much less power than a 670 SLI setup. The benefits of a single card also means no micro stutter, or problems with SLI profiles. You get smooth predictable performance from any game.

Considering you can get $500 for the 7970, I would definitely make the jump to 780Ti. I bought one at launch and it has demolished any game I throw at it. I came from a GTX 570 SLI setup, and don't regret the purchase one bit. If you SLI the 780Ti later, you will have a beast setup that will be able to run anything maxed for years to come, considering a single card is easily 4X as powerful as the PS4/X1, and most future games are going to be designed around that hardware.


I enjoyed this post. All the while I've been contemplating the idea of upgrading to two midrange Nvidia cards myself.. your one post completely countered everything. Jumping ship to the 780 :D
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