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Finally Upgraded my GPUs -- Titan X!
06-29-2015, 02:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-30-2015, 02:03 PM by Rapajez.)
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Finally Upgraded my GPUs -- Titan X!
Finally broke down and picked up a Titan-X to fill out my Surround setup. I know the 980Ti is the better deal, but figured the 12GB in the X would keep me VRAM-future-proof longer. Man, what a difference. I've been playing AC4 and LoR: Shadow of Morder maxed out on all 3 screens while maintaining 30-60 FPS. The light-shafts and foliage in particular almost brought tears to my eyes. The situational awareness, especially naval battles in AC4 or getting attacked from the sides in SoM is where Surround really shines. Strike Suite Zero also released a "Director's Cut" recently, which cranked up the content and graphics quality of the game, and it looks amazing in Surround. Ships wizzing by the sides.

Other bonuses are the cooling. Compared to the 560 SLI, the single Titan obviously runs cooler, and expels the heat out of the case better. So much better, that the ambient temps and my CPU dropped 10-20 degrees C. I can't hear the CPU/Case fans ramp up anymore. I might have to re-visit overclocking, and I haven't started OC'ing on the Titan yet.

Streaming to the NVIDIA Shield is actually pretty epic. Just fire up the tablet, click on a title installed on your PC, and you're playing on the tablet's resolution. Bringing the full Steam and high-end hardware experience to a little tablet in my bedroom is pretty sweet.

Anyway, pics here: Titan X Album
(Had a little help from my son. Never too early to learn how to swap out video cards.) I wish I had some AC4 and SoM shots up. I'll get there next time.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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06-29-2015, 10:37 PM,
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RE: Finally Upgrade my GPUs -- Titan X!
very nice.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
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06-30-2015, 05:59 AM,
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RE: Finally Upgrade my GPUs -- Titan X!
Wow. when i first made my pc 4 yrs ago (time flies by fast) i tought that 2x gtx 560 would be fast. nice surround monitor setup.
BTW. are you streaming the game to a tablet?
http://i.imgur.com/o0HxG6v.jpg
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06-30-2015, 12:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-30-2015, 12:17 PM by Rapajez.)
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RE: Finally Upgrade my GPUs -- Titan X!
(06-30-2015, 05:59 AM)jangelelcangry Wrote: Wow. when i first made my pc 4 yrs ago (time flies by fast) i tought that 2x gtx 560 would be fast. nice surround monitor setup.

Yeah, the big issue was that both 560's had 1GB of VRAM, and VRAM won't stack in SLI. (3 1GB cards still equal 1GB of usable VRAM). The most demanding games are starting to use (but may not require) over 4GB of VRAM at 1080p. I figured 3 monitors x 4GB per 1080p display = justified 12GB Titan X purchase.

(06-30-2015, 05:59 AM)jangelelcangry Wrote: BTW. are you streaming the game to a tablet?
http://i.imgur.com/o0HxG6v.jpg

Yes sir. It's pretty cool. NVIDIA's Tablet App detects any PCs running GeForce Experience, with a 600 (or 700?) series card or higher. It then will populate the tablet menu with the game covers installed. You then tap the game you want, and it runs some macro's on your host PC to set everything to kick off the game and set to the tablet's resolution. It seems to support most bunch of AAA games, as well as a few indy games like Minecraft. It even lets you fire up the Steam overlay on the tablet. What I like best, is I'm not playing another version of the game, I'm playing my Steam copy, mods, saves, edits and all. If a game isn't officially supported, you can still fire up Steam Big-Picture mode, and use it like a Steam Client. You can go a step further and plug the Tablet into any display via HDMI, and you've got your "console" in your living room.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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07-03-2015, 09:17 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-03-2015, 09:18 AM by jangelelcangry.)
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RE: Finally Upgraded my GPUs -- Titan X!
(06-30-2015, 12:14 PM)Rapajez Wrote:
(06-30-2015, 05:59 AM)jangelelcangry Wrote: Wow. when i first made my pc 4 yrs ago (time flies by fast) i tought that 2x gtx 560 would be fast. nice surround monitor setup.

Yeah, the big issue was that both 560's had 1GB of VRAM, and VRAM won't stack in SLI. (3 1GB cards still equal 1GB of usable VRAM). The most demanding games are starting to use (but may not require) over 4GB of VRAM at 1080p. I figured 3 monitors x 4GB per 1080p display = justified 12GB Titan X purchase.

(06-30-2015, 05:59 AM)jangelelcangry Wrote: BTW. are you streaming the game to a tablet?
http://i.imgur.com/o0HxG6v.jpg

Yes sir. It's pretty cool. NVIDIA's Tablet App detects any PCs running GeForce Experience, with a 600 (or 700?) series card or higher. It then will populate the tablet menu with the game covers installed. You then tap the game you want, and it runs some macro's on your host PC to set everything to kick off the game and set to the tablet's resolution. It seems to support most bunch of AAA games, as well as a few indy games like Minecraft. It even lets you fire up the Steam overlay on the tablet. What I like best, is I'm not playing another version of the game, I'm playing my Steam copy, mods, saves, edits and all. If a game isn't officially supported, you can still fire up Steam Big-Picture mode, and use it like a Steam Client. You can go a step further and plug the Tablet into any display via HDMI, and you've got your "console" in your living room.

nice. but how is the input lag? because i saw something simillar with the ps4 in a phone and the lag was noticeable.
stills awesome btw specially in case you must do a stop in the bathroom in the middle of the best moments XD .
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07-06-2015, 03:49 PM,
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RE: Finally Upgraded my GPUs -- Titan X!
Haha. I'm assuming the input lag depends on your network. I have a Netgear AC1900, with a Ethernet connection to the PC and wireless A/C to the tablet. I'm sure a lot of other factors could impact your experience, like other people on your router.

I haven't experienced any noticeable lag. On the other hand, I have yet to play a FPS online, or anything where it a little lag would really matter. I'll let you know if I do.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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