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    Two Video Cards

    So, here are my specs, first off:

    Windows 8.1
    Intel Core 17 4770k processor
    Evga GTX 770
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM

    I can run AC4 on max settings without physx at 1080p at around 60 fps (average high 50's sometimes drops into 40's)

    And I plan on buying the newest Nvidia graphics Card in the 800 series once it comes out. However, should I sell my 770?

    Or would it work to use both an 800 series and a 770? Will it make much of a difference? Will it cause issues with my PC?

    Thanks for the help!
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    Nice Informatio about video cards :)

    my PC also run assassin's creed 4 my this requirement
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    Fatal-Feit's Avatar Senior Member
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    I would save the 770, and buy another for SLI. That's double the performance for you. Also, I wouldn't recommend jumping onto the next series right away. They always come with tonnes of problems and performance issues the first few months.

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    Anyway, I plan on making a 770 build in the near future. If it's really getting 60fps at max settings and 1080p in AC:IV, that'll be my best investment yet. =D
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    I wouldn't bother selling the 770. It's a strong card and will easily last you another 2-4 years, especially at 1080p.
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    Originally Posted by Wolfmeister1010 Go to original post
    And I plan on buying the newest Nvidia graphics Card in the 800 series once it comes out. However, should I sell my 770?
    dont, GTX 770 is more than enough for 1920 x 1080 resolution, however, if you want more power, just get another one. i have 770 GTX SLI and play on 2560x1440 resolution, i can run all games maxed out at avg 50-60 FPS, even both sustained 45 avg FPS on Crysis 3 fully maxed out with 4xMSAA. However, leaked reports say that Nvidia will skip the codename 800 series and jump to 900 series, GTX 980 will offer 35% performance increase over 780. in my personal opinion and looking at Nvidia practices , 970 will give 780 performance and 980 will give 780 Ti performance, both will be at lower prices than their predecessors and consume less power based on Maxwell architecture.

    so to wrap it up, as long as you are gaming on 1920x1080, you dont need more than GTX 770, if future games will require more power, then you can grab another 770 with lower price to compensate the performance difference.

    Originally Posted by Wolfmeister1010 Go to original post
    Or would it work to use both an 800 series and a 770? Will it make much of a difference? Will it cause issues with my PC?
    No, they wont work together, both GPUs should be the same model, but card manufacturer doesnt matter (EVGA with MSI, Gigabyte, PNY,....) .
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    SO what you guys are saying is..just get another of the exact same GPU? Okay! I am new to PC gaming so I need some clarification haha.

    Also, ...stupid console peasant question..what is "SLI"?

    EDIT: nevermind, figured it out. Unfortunately my motherboard is not SLI supported so I will need to get a new motherboard as well!

    I am really lazy, based on my specs, anyone have any ideas for a good Motherboard that can do SLI and is compatible with my parts?

    CPU Intel Core: i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX
    Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I ATX Full Tower
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit)
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    you only need a Z87 chipset mainboard with 2xPCIEx 3.0 slots, there are wide range of good mainboards, so you need to tell us your budget and features you are looking for in that mainboard other than multiple GPU support, as an example, some motherboards come with enhanced audio chip, others come with extra USB ports, and the list goes on, so first thing first, state your budget
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    Originally Posted by YAZ_H Go to original post
    you only need a Z87 chipset mainboard with 2xPCIEx 3.0 slots, there are wide range of good mainboards, so you need to tell us your budget and features you are looking for in that mainboard other than multiple GPU support, as an example, some motherboards come with enhanced audio chip, others come with extra USB ports, and the list goes on, so first thing first, state your budget
    The only thing I am looking to achieve is multiple GPU support. My motherboard is fine for other things.

    SO wait I don't need an "SLI" motherboard to use two video cards?


    Christ..all over the internet people are so damned split on whether two 770s is better than a single 780ti or not...how can there be different opinions?? Shouldn't there just be a right answer? Honest to god..
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    Originally Posted by Wolfmeister1010 Go to original post
    The only thing I am looking to achieve is multiple GPU support. My motherboard is fine for other things.

    SO wait I don't need an "SLI" motherboard to use two video cards?


    Christ..all over the internet people are so damned split on whether two 770s is better than a single 780ti or not...how can there be different opinions?? Shouldn't there just be a right answer? Honest to god..

    SLI is achieved by combining multiple cards, there is 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI, since you are aiming for 2 cards (2-way SLI), then you need two PCIEx slots for these cards, so any motherboard with 2 x PCIEx slots supports SLI and usually manufacturers write its certified although they dont need to. however, you need to have one with x16 lanes for one card and x8/x8 for two cards. problem is there are too many options as i mentioned, prices in U.S are around 170$-200$, so browse newegg for a motherboard and see if you found something you like.


    now for 780Ti or 770 SLI, it depends, 780Ti outperforms in some tests while 770 SLI outperforms in others, look here at this benchmark:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1064?vs=1072

    thats why i would say it depends on the situation, if you have one card like yourself, just get another one, if you are building a new PC and can afford 780Ti then go with single card solution. but i should remind you again, that 770 SLI is too much for 1920x1080 resolution, i still dont see any reason to upgrade or getting a second card unless if you have 120hz-144hz monitor and want high FPS, other than this, its a waste of money in the time being.
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    Originally Posted by YAZ_H Go to original post

    thats why i would say it depends on the situation, if you have one card like yourself, just get another one, if you are building a new PC and can afford 780Ti then go with single card solution. but i should remind you again, that 770 SLI is too much for 1920x1080 resolution, i still dont see any reason to upgrade or getting a second card unless if you have 120hz-144hz monitor and want high FPS, other than this, its a waste of money in the time being.
    What do you mean it is "too much" for 1920x 1080p?

    I want to be able to max games and have a high FPS. I want to be able to use physx in Assassin's Creed games lol. I have a 120 hz monitor in 1080p but I can and have down sampled from 1440p at the cost of like 15fps

    And from the look of those benchmarks, I feel like SLI isn't really worth it. Just keep it simple and upgrade a single Video Card when I need to
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