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GTX 780 SLI vs GTX 880(Ti)?

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by niciuffo, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. niciuffo

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    Hello, I have the possibility to buy a second ASUS GTX 780 DIRECTCU II(used) for $345. Would it be a better idea to wait for the 800 series to be announced, or would it be smarter to go SLI, save money but potentially have driver issues, and more heat/power/noise? I ask this because I have never had a SLI setup, but I heard that the new GTX 880 is not going to be that much faster than current GPUs (rumors).
    So, what do you think? (PSU is a Corsair 850W 80+GOLD, so no problem there).
    PS: I am playing at 1440p/120Hz, and the second GTX780 would certainly help in some games.
     
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    If you can, wait. If 880 is released in next month or so, the 780 prices may drop and/or the 880 may offer better performance and value.
    It always comes down to the release date of the next new thing.
     
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    Your specs mention that you have a 680 and not a 780, even if you do, I still wouldn't suggest paying $345 for an almost past gen card. Wait for the 880.
     
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    I kinda doubt you'll get a 780 for much less than $345 after the 880 are released. They are still selling for more than $400 now. I would offer the guy $325 and buy the card if he accepted the offer.
     
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    The GTX 780 is an incredibly powerful GPU equaling and in some instances besting 2 GTX 760's in SLI. GPU technology is way ahead of new game-engine tech so I'd say grab another GTX 780 if you can still get it at that amazing price. Our GTX 700-class GPUs will support DirectX 12 so no worries there. The only concern I have is that 3GB of GDDR5 is great for 2560x1600 and under but the GTX 880 will probably have 6GB which is excellent for 4K gaming.
     
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    880GTX will be a 256bit card, how is that good for 4k gaming?
     
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    what about memory speeds? That plays pretty big part in memory bandwidth. But I would much prefer to see the 880 with 512 bit bus with 4gb at say effective 6ghz-7ghz but that gpu would huge and expensive. Hopefully that'll be saved for big die Maxwell.

    Nope. Its been pretty much "confirmed" that GTX880 is a 4GB 256 bit bus card on GM204 Mid range Maxwell Silicon. Just like GTX680 was, though it was 2GB 256 bit on GK104.

    IMO, I think Pascal will be what to get in regards to 4k gaming (or what AMD releases to compete with it).

    But back to what the OP is more concerned about, I definitely think if you can get another 780 for a good price id jump on it. Roll with the 780 SLI till big die Maxwell is out (GTX980 im thinking) or Pascal.
     
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    No specifications on the 880 have been proven final.
     

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