So it upgrade time I think currenty running 3 x 6950 bios modded to 6970 which really means I run 2 cause of the trifire negative scaling.
I know 690 and 7990 are basicslly 2 chips pressed together for lack of better explaination..While the titian is a single card beast..
Standard rez I play at is 2650. X 1600 sometimes. I break out the triple screens but not often. So if you were to decide between these cards what would it be.
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What, price isn't an option? And are you talking a single 7990/690/Titan, or CFX/SLI?
Hell, does the Titan even do SLI?
just like to drop in and say that crossfire is very hit and miss for me, especially on new releases which are like 99% of what I play when I care about graphics.
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Go for 3x690's.. only $3000. Totally worth it bro
One board soultion.l been running a tri fire system and to tell truth it doesnt work in lot of games. Crossfire is better but if I can get it on one board the better leaves more room for add ins like a sound card I cant fit in my case.
So I know the 690 and 7990 are basically crossfire/sli the titian being a true single gpu .. I spent 1k on my gpus last run with trifire. I was looking at these 3 cards I was wondering any advice.
I leanng towards a titian based on my history with tri and crossfire. Maybe team green is better but last card I had from them was 2 x 280gtx even thou I stuck 660ti in my wifes machine she seems happy with.
So basically if you were me could pick one if these cards what would you choose.
Last edited by K13R; 03-11-2013 at 08:29 PM.
Are dual GPU single cards really like running 2 cards in SLI though? I have a 590 gtx in one of my machines and aside from having to upgrade some fans due to the extra heat it produced I haven't had any issues with it on newer or older games.
Performance being somewhat equal, I would go single GPU over X2 / CFX / SLI any day of the week. Fewer issues, no matter what you throw at it, new or old. So, I guess I'd go with the Titan.
And, if you're insane and feel like going Titan SLI, two of them together apparently smokes everything else.
Edit: Sterling, not sure how the newer AMD X2 cards work, but my 4970X2 showed as CFX when I opened the control panel. I think it just has the added bonus (over two regular 4970s in CFX) of having access to the same RAM, on-die, rather than the second card having to talk through a bus and back to get at it.
I'm still completely satisfied with my 6970 I bought 2 years ago. Looking over the benchmarks on Anandtech, I wouldn't pay the extra for the Titian. There are certain games that the Titian completely trump the 7970GE, but if you're playing 2560x1440 or under, they are usually above playable framerates anyway. It's not worth more than double the price of 7970GE.
Titan should see some increased performance from future drivers as well. It's definitely the best option, if money isn't an issue.
I game in 1440p and have a 7970, not a GE but I have it OCd up to 1150, and only stopped there because it was already crushing games. If you were doing 3x that often I could see the need for a Titan.
It seems like a real I have money that I want to waste, what should I waste it on question lol
Interesting article about 4K resolution(4096x2160) gaming benchmarking Titan vs Dual 7970s
Not exactly all the cards you are asking about, but the general consensus is that multi-card setups have issues with a lot of games in very high resolutions(stuff you would possibly be encountering in your multi-monitor situations)
From the article:
"Even with AMD’s Eyefinity enabled, we still ran into some scaling issues with games like FarCry3, Max Payne 3 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive either being unplayable or only playing on half of the screen. While we’re not entirely sure whether it was the graphics drivers or the games themselves, we really hope that game developers are preparing to support 4K resolutions, like it or not."
The benchmarks in the article are dual AMD cards vs single Titan in all the graphs, such as:
So basically...go Titan. You *might* get better performance out of dual 7990s or 690s, but they could have issues with certain games/driver releases. Go with Titan and keep it simple, while still having great performance.
Never found too many issues with SLI when my main gaming CPU had it for a few years. A couple little niggles here and there, but overall nothing major. As far as said issues go, they're the same whether you have to separate cards or a dual GPU single card. They function virtually the same in that respect.
Unless you are running like 3-4 1080p monitors, cards like this are like the worst purchase you can make. Might as well give you my email so you can paypal me the money.
That min fps on the titan is scary, that isn't even playable, who the hell even cares that its max is higher, no one is gaming in 4xHD at 120hz so its all overflow.
You can read the entire thing here...
And in order to get rid of the micro stutters, you need to add a 3rd card. I remember reading about this a while ago, EDIT: HERE IT IS, which finally normalizes the framerates into a smoohter graph. Also another way is to get the FPS to be grater than the refresh rate on the monitor. So if you have a 60mhz monitor you need to be pushing 70-80FPS and then you will get rid of microstutter. Which usually means turning down graphics settings.
So for your question, 2x Nvidia 680 in SLI are better than one titan. And fuck crossfire because of the microstutters. Unless you get 3x Crossfire like you had before.
Last edited by mkopec; 03-12-2013 at 01:50 AM.
I thought ATi issued a fix for shit frametimes. Or is that just for single GPU's?
How can anyone even stand playing multi monitor setups? The bazels would drive me crazy.
They have certain monitors which have thin bezels. Also, you start to not notice the bezels after a while playing. I know its weird but you do. also it lets you play the game seeing more of the world around you , which is muc more critical in a shooter, but handy in other games as well.
First shot is a single monitor and FOV you get...
Now the second which shows the FOV of 3 monitors and where the bezels would be...
As you can clearly see there is just no comparison between the FOV of single monitor VS 3+ monitors. Its like playing an entirely different game. Its much more immersive, more lifelike, and obviously would give you some advantages in games like shooters.
Edit: Some games do not support this feature, though. But most modern games are starting to adopt it.
Last edited by mkopec; 03-12-2013 at 02:24 PM.
I kinda compare it to wearing 3D glasses for watching a movie. It annoys the hell out of some people who don't like wearing glasses, and other people don't notice it at all after a few minutes.
You are still focsued on the middle, primary monitor. You're just using the side monitors for mostly peripheral vision really. You don't notice the screen edges much in a first-person shooter that is moving quickly, and you're always going to be shooting and focused on what is in the middle monitor. It's a little more noticable in a slower paced game like an RPG or something like Diablo 3 were you can actually be actively interacting with things on the other monitor, forcing you to focus on them.
Well got notifaction that the titians are back in stock..Did some look up on the 7990 devil 13 6G. Its a power hungry loud SoB not that the 3 in my machine arent but at that rate I might as well get 2 x 7970 ghz 6g editions. 690 seems to be a beast but as some said just get 2 580s. I still leaning at the titian read some interesting veiws about frame draw lantency and a single gpu which is huge plus for well known reasons. Some good advice here has made me a bit gun shy on pulling the trigger.
Last edited by K13R; 03-12-2013 at 05:39 PM.
I love the Titan personally, I got some for my scientific computing experiments, way cheaper than Teslas.
In terms of gaming. I agree with others, single card is always better than dual card(or dual cpu). It might work 90% of the time in SLI/Xfire, but when it doesn't work well with that one game you really want to play, you're stuck with a gimped single weaker card, and if you play a lot of PC games(which if you're blowing this kind of money, I hope you are), you're going to run into those issues again and again. That's my take.
I'd go for a multi-monitor setup if the drivers would allow gaming in a PLP setup (portrait-landscape-portrait).
Right now you gotta do some pretty shady stuff to get it to work and even then, not all games work. I'd love to throw 2 x 19" at the sides of my 27".
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Last edited by K13R; 03-12-2013 at 08:47 PM.
What's even funnier is that the dauntless one started calling it a titian as well. I was like "Did i miss out on a new rerolled meme or something?"
Get a Titian man.. thing has boobs so you can play while you play
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