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Which config should I choose? i7 4820k + 4 GTX TITAN Blacks vs i5 6600k + 2 980's (can an admin change the best solution?)

So I calculated that I can buy 4 gtx titan blacks + an i7 4820k for the same price as 2 gtx 980's plus a more expensive i5 6600k. (Also is there any admins that can re-change the best solution?)

Which one should I get?

Thanks
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  1. I'd get the 4x titan blacks. Really, the i7 4820k is more than enough. There is a big performance difference between 4 titan blacks and 2 980s.
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    get the 2 980, 4 titans would perform badly with immense micro stutter
  3. Neither. What is this for?
  4. It would help to know what you intend on using this build for but if it's for gaming I would go for two 980's. Some games don't even support three-way SLI let alone four. Also, if you ever needed a little extra GPU horsepower you could always add another 980 or two. If you went with the Titan Black setup then you would just have to switch out your GPUs for something more powerful. There's also a good chance that there be more micro-stuttering with the four Titan Blacks.
  5. yep, like I said, 4 titan= micro stutter, and there isn't much support for 4 way sli, I recommend going with 1 or 2 980s max
  6. There's no point in getting even 2 GTX 980 Ti. 40FPS should be good enough for 4K. Actually, I would argue only grabbing a single AMD Radeon R9 Fury, because I think that has the best price/performance in terms of 4K.
  7. okcnaline said:
    There's no point in getting even 2 GTX 980 Ti. 40FPS should be good enough for 4K. Actually, I would argue only grabbing a single AMD Radeon R9 Fury, because I think that has the best price/performance in terms of 4K.


    totally wrong


    you NEED at least two 980 ti's to run decent settings 4k @60 fps in most modern games
  8. csjdruid said:
    So I calculated that I can buy 4 gtx titan blacks + an i7 4820k for the same price as 2 gtx 980's plus a more expensive i5 6600k.

    Which one should I get?

    Thanks


    get the i7 + two gtx 980 ti's


    you get horrible performance returns after two cards, it would not run well
  9. If you can afford 980 Ti's then definitely get them but if not then two 980's should serve you well no matter what resolution you're playing at, as long as it's 4k or less.
  10. anything more than 2 cards is bad, the 2 980s will do for 4K
  11. maxalge said:
    okcnaline said:
    There's no point in getting even 2 GTX 980 Ti. 40FPS should be good enough for 4K. Actually, I would argue only grabbing a single AMD Radeon R9 Fury, because I think that has the best price/performance in terms of 4K.


    totally wrong

    you NEED at least two 980 ti's to run decent settings 4k @60 fps in most modern games


    2 GTX 980 Ti gives 80 FPS, so it'll definitely look smooth. But my point is, the Fury gives 35 FPS which still looks fine. You don't need 2 GTX 980 Ti to get a playable experience. A Fury is enough to provide decent gaming experience.
  12. okcnaline said:
    maxalge said:
    okcnaline said:
    There's no point in getting even 2 GTX 980 Ti. 40FPS should be good enough for 4K. Actually, I would argue only grabbing a single AMD Radeon R9 Fury, because I think that has the best price/performance in terms of 4K.


    totally wrong

    you NEED at least two 980 ti's to run decent settings 4k @60 fps in most modern games


    2 GTX 980 Ti gives 80 FPS, so it'll definitely look smooth. But my point is, the Fury gives 35 FPS which still looks fine. You don't need 2 GTX 980 Ti to get a playable experience. A Fury is enough to provide decent gaming experience.



    ugh... ~30 fps is garbage , and should never be used when talking about smooth or playable

    XD
  13. theunliked said:
    I'd get the 4x titan blacks. Really, the i7 4820k is more than enough. There is a big performance difference between 4 titan blacks and 2 980s.


    okcnaline said:
    Neither. What is this for?


    Gaming
  14. theunliked said:
    I'd get the 4x titan blacks. Really, the i7 4820k is more than enough. There is a big performance difference between 4 titan blacks and 2 980s.



    Sorry guys! I accidentally click and it marked this one as the best answer!
  15. okcnaline said:
    There's no point in getting even 2 GTX 980 Ti. 40FPS should be good enough for 4K. Actually, I would argue only grabbing a single AMD Radeon R9 Fury, because I think that has the best price/performance in terms of 4K.


    Im getting this from a certain website that is selling only gtx 980's and titan blacks
  16. Then GTX 980 Ti is the best choice. There's no point of Titan X beyond video editing and computational uses.
  17. I unselected the best solution for you. Two 980's are more than enough for 4k. I actually own both a 980 and 980 Ti. The 980 destroys everything at 1080p and runs even the most demanding games at 1440p with a good frame rate. 4k should be no problem with two 980s. If you can get two 980 Ti's then that would be great because one 980 Ti can power a 2k monitor with 60+ fps and 40+ for 4k.
  18. Matthew-san said:
    I unselected the best solution for you. Two 980's are more than enough for 4k. I actually own both a 980 and 980 Ti. The 980 destroys everything at 1080p and runs even the most demanding games at 1440p with a good frame rate. 4k should be no problem with two 980s. If you can get two 980 Ti's then that would be great because one 980 Ti can power a 2k monitor with 60+ fps and 40+ for 4k.


    I disagree. 4x titan blacks would yield much higher fps than dual 980s. True, 980tis would be better, but the op doesn't want it.
  19. Four Titan Blacks would get higher fps if that game supported 4-way SLI but many do not. Two 980's is more than enough for any resolution that's 4k or less. Two 980s should cost quite a bit less too. Someday, if they needed more GPU power then could always add another 980 or two. Also, if they had four 980s then they would achieve much higher fps than with four Titan Blacks. I still believe four is overkill and the worst choice because of micro-stuttering.
  20. People saying that four Titan Blacks will offer better performance obviously don't understand how SLI works.

    OP, when it comes to SLI, you're entirely dependent on the developer and Nvidia working together to support and optimise it. If the developer decides not to support SLI, then that's it, game over.

    SLI works on a sliding scale; the more GPUs you add, the fewer performance gains you get, and if you buy four GPUs you also need a top-of-the-range motherboard in order to have the correct PCIe slots. That's before you get to the PSU, case and cooling.

    The 6600K and SLI 980 combo is the best choice for gaming, no question. That said, if you can have SLI 980 Ti instead, that's what you should go for.
  21. bicycle_repair_man said:
    People saying that four Titan Blacks will offer better performance obviously don't understand how SLI works.

    OP, when it comes to SLI, you're entirely dependent on the developer and Nvidia working together to support and optimise it. If the developer decides not to support SLI, then that's it, game over.

    SLI works on a sliding scale; the more GPUs you add, the fewer performance gains you get, and if you buy four GPUs you also need a top-of-the-range motherboard in order to have the correct PCIe slots. That's before you get to the PSU, case and cooling.

    The 6600K and SLI 980 combo is the best choice for gaming, no question. That said, if you can have SLI 980 Ti instead, that's what you should go for.


    Yes, exactly. You hit it right on the spot. That's what I've been trying to say for awhile now. There are actually quite a few games that don't support two way SLI so there being support for three way SLI and four way SLI isn't all too common.
  22. Matthew-san said:
    bicycle_repair_man said:
    People saying that four Titan Blacks will offer better performance obviously don't understand how SLI works.

    OP, when it comes to SLI, you're entirely dependent on the developer and Nvidia working together to support and optimise it. If the developer decides not to support SLI, then that's it, game over.

    SLI works on a sliding scale; the more GPUs you add, the fewer performance gains you get, and if you buy four GPUs you also need a top-of-the-range motherboard in order to have the correct PCIe slots. That's before you get to the PSU, case and cooling.

    The 6600K and SLI 980 combo is the best choice for gaming, no question. That said, if you can have SLI 980 Ti instead, that's what you should go for.


    Yes, exactly. You hit it right on the spot. That's what I've been trying to say for awhile now. There are actually quite a few games that don't support two way SLI so there being support for three way SLI and four way SLI isn't all too common.


    Thank you for your response.
  23. Matthew-san said:
    bicycle_repair_man said:
    People saying that four Titan Blacks will offer better performance obviously don't understand how SLI works.

    OP, when it comes to SLI, you're entirely dependent on the developer and Nvidia working together to support and optimise it. If the developer decides not to support SLI, then that's it, game over.

    SLI works on a sliding scale; the more GPUs you add, the fewer performance gains you get, and if you buy four GPUs you also need a top-of-the-range motherboard in order to have the correct PCIe slots. That's before you get to the PSU, case and cooling.

    The 6600K and SLI 980 combo is the best choice for gaming, no question. That said, if you can have SLI 980 Ti instead, that's what you should go for.


    Yes, exactly. You hit it right on the spot. That's what I've been trying to say for awhile now. There are actually quite a few games that don't support two way SLI so there being support for three way SLI and four way SLI isn't all too common.


    Thank you for your response.
  24. You're welcome :)
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