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Old October 9, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Question Thinking of upgrading, where should I put my cash?

OK, so it's been a while since I've spent money on hardware. My rig is still pretty ferocious, but I'm wondering if I'm getting a that great of a performance out of my GPU. If I had to upgrade one thing, it would definitely be my graphics card.

I've got two questions. Is it still the better policy to get a single, great video card as opposed to a few economically-friendly (yet still decent) cards?

What is the best "bang-for-your-buck" card out there, and hypothetically speaking, if I have a thousand dollars to spend, can multiples of this card beat say, one GTX 690 or one TITAN?
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Old October 9, 2013, 11:42 AM
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although scaling has gotten better with multiple gpu's i believe the most common idea is to still have the fastest single gpu setup you can, and then add another when you can afford it....
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Old October 9, 2013, 11:58 AM
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the 590 is still a really good card however. I would agree with you though, if you really wanted to upgrade, hit up a 4 gig 690 (more game oriented then a titan, on a single board)

edit: also, you could wait for a 790 / new titan (titan ultra?) - should be out before 2013 ends.

But are you really finding that you're lacking in performance?
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Old October 9, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Best bang for buck is 7970 ATM.. $300 - MIR's are common.

They also seem to have fixed most of the stutter AMD cards used to suffer from.
The frame pacing drivers as far as I'm aware are also doing a good job for dual card set-ups but someone else will have to confirm as I haven't had an AMD since my 5850.

Past Titan performance for less than a 780... Also they will support MANTLE.
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Old October 9, 2013, 04:44 PM
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why not wait till the end of the month and go with a r90x? have the top tier supposedly highest performing card there is ...
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at least wait for amd to release the r9 290x and see how it does, or what it does to nvidia's pricing.
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