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Should you buy multiple GPU’s or a multi gpu card.

     So you are at newegg browsing through graphics cards, and you have to decide to get either 2 680’s or a 690. The 690 is basically 2 680’s put together, so the basic consensus would be that the 690 would be better to get. But is a 690 really the best choice…

Performance: (All are 1080p)

BF3

680 SLI-148.75 690-141.65

Skyrim

680 SLI-116.76 690-111.68

Crysis 2

680 SLI-97.60 690-97.40

 

Price:

680 sli-$980 690-$1000

 

Price to performance:

     As you all can easily see, the 680 sli outperformed the 690 in every game. Albeit with a Crysis being really close. Also, two 680’s are twenty dollars cheaper than a 690, so it would seem that the sli 680’s win this battle. Also, even though the 690 has more VRAM, it doesn’t help with higher resolutions.

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Late night Tech talk: 780 vs. titan.

     So I have decided to start a new feature, whenever I can’t fall asleep I will talk about some on goings in the world of technology. There is no set structure, mostly because I won’t always do just comparisons. So without further ado, here is the first article of LNTT.

     We are comparing the two most powerful single gpu cards on the planet, the GTX TITAN and he GTX 780. Now while the TITAN is the more powerful card, the 780 comes surprisingly close. The greatest difference between the two never reaching over 10 fps. So, with the basics out of the way, let’s get into game specific performance and price point

Performance: *The processor is a 3770k* *Bench marks taken from http://www.tomshardware.com*

Battlefield 3: 780-63.52 TITAN-68.1

Bioshock Infinite: 780-59.22 TITAN-63.48

Crysis 3: 780-31.17 TITAN-32.88

Far cry 3: 780-38.29 TITAN-37.82

Tomb Raider: 780-44.66 TITAN-53.14

 

CONCLUSION:

     Unsurprisingly, most games the TITAN won. The TITAN only way by very little FPS though. What is surprising is that in Far cry 3, the 780 BEAT the TITAN, showing that this card isn’t a pushover. But, the 780 only has one win, so

Winner is~TITAN

 

Price:

TITAN-$999.99

780-$649.99

Winner: 780

 

Price-to-performance:

     So here it is, the biggest part for those who can’t decide what to get. You guys have seen what the FPS differences were, and what the price difference is. It is obvious that there is no reason to buy a TITAN unless you find one extremely cheap. You are $350 for a 10 FPS difference. The cpu was probably bottlenecking the TITAN, but this also proves that if you wan’t to go with a cheaper cpu the 780 can work with them.

Winner: 780

 


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