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Old March 6, 2013, 08:47 AM
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Yeah, two 7970 would result in horrible nightmares
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Old March 6, 2013, 09:19 AM
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Yeah, my Matrix Platinum is slightly louder then the Lightening. I never hear it unless I manually tweak the fan. I sit about five feet away from it at all times. ~44db @12" is nothing.
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Old March 6, 2013, 10:13 AM
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My card is pretty audible under load @1200mhz and maxes 63c under load. 2 would be too much. As well as I can't stand the micro stutter of CF.
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Old March 6, 2013, 10:30 AM
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It may not be the popular point of view but if I were you I would pony up and get the Titan. You are saying that right now you need a better card and that it needs to be ONE card. As well you are saying it shan't be dual gpu. There is no choice other than Titan.

I have played with SLI for years and now prefer only one gpu. I have been thinking about a Titan for myself but I do not think I will get one. I plan on waiting till Maxwell is released. Chances are then I will be able to buy Titan performance for less than half the cost... I guess my 680 Lightning will have to do.
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Old March 6, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Been thinking the same thing. Just wondered whether micro stutter was improved with the kepler cards as I've got no 1st hand experience with them.
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Old March 6, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I just wish the GTX 690 had a larger frame buffer
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Old March 6, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Micro stutter is the same as Frame Latency correct? I would study charts like these. If you want to look at more of such charts then read SKY's Titan Review. NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB Performance Review
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Old March 6, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Get the titan imo. According to the data, it is the "smoothest" card out there. Check out HWC review.

I'd only go multi GPU if you have a real passion for tinkering. If you have a real passion for gaming always get the best single card you can. It seems all multi GPU setups increase frame latency a tad.
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Old March 7, 2013, 03:19 AM
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If you want it to be really smooth then the titan is the one to go for. It is less power but much more smooth.
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Old March 7, 2013, 04:01 AM
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After some research and your input, Titan it is. Thanks guys
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