Best vid card for 3 monitor 5760 x 1080 gaming? Titan Black, Titan Z, or GTX 980?

spazfishy

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What should I get? Budget is $1500 or less, can do one card or two. I hope to play far Cry 4 in max settings at 5760 x 1080. Can someone tell me which card is best and why? Also, if there is a a better choice please let me know.

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okcnaline

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I would say Titan Z... 12 GB of VRAM would do well in 5K, plus it's the strongest video card out there.

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spazfishy

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Hmm, so which is better for 5760x1080? I would think the Titan because of the Vram, thoughts? Next, I hear the Titan Black out performs the Titan Z. Any input here. Then again, the 980 does have 4gb Vram and that might be enough so maybe two of those is best. I have honestly done a ton of reading here but everyone is back and forth. Hard to know my best plan of action. Is waiting better? Thanks
 

Mac266

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Well, you've actually got less pixels in 3 way 1080p than in a normal 4k monitor. Plus, the GTX 980 is faster.

VRAM is not as important as it seems, for example there are now R9 290X's with 8 GB of VRAM, but the FPS difference between 4 GB and 8 GB versions is about 2 FPS.
 

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The TitanZ is two Titan Black GPUs, so you would need two Titan Blacks to equal the TitanZ.

Your best option is going to be start putting together a SLI setup with GTX 980s or 970s. You could easily fit in three 970s into that budget.
 

okcnaline

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$700?! Original R9 290X sells for $350 now, whatcha talking about?
Okay, R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 is a great choice. It has 8GB VRAM, so that's a nice choice. I won't recommend R9 295X2 since that is essentially 2x 4GB R9 290X, and not the 8GB VRAM [b[PER[/b] card.
 

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I'm personally more interesting in seeing the comparison between Xfire/SLI setups. 290x 8gb Xfire vs 970 4GB SLI, then we should get a clearer indication of the effect of VRAM, a Single GPU card might get GPU bottlenecked before VRAM bottled so gains might not be so apparent.

Still, I'd agree high VRAM is better for higher Resolutions. I'd pick 290x 8GB too if I was going surround or 4k (I went with a single 1440p with sli'ed 970 instead, 290x 8gb isn't on sale here, and 290x priced at 980 instead of a 970 made it a non-choice for me)
 

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All these discussions are focusing on FPS differences of just a few either way. I'd absolutely get the SLI setup just for the driver support. Add on top of that lower power consumption, lower noise levels, and all the Nvidia exclusives, and the choice seems to be a little more clear: PhysX, DSR, Adaptive VSync, FXAA, HBAO+, TXAA, MFAA, Geforce Experience, Shadowplay, etc.

All the same, spazfishy hasn't even mentioned a desire to go with an AMD setup at this point.
 

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