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Planning to upgrade from 660ti to 770 tomorrow. Need advice

#31dayne195Posted 8/5/2013 12:19:54 PM
My advice is to get like a 4-500 dollar laptop for class and buy another 660ti when it comes on sale. You have a desktop,you dont need a gaming laptop. Try to get one with an ssd for the OS, although it may not be available at that price point. Also you should make sure the mobo of the desktop has sli capability. Did they give you a sli bridge with that mobo?
#32romsnbombsPosted 8/5/2013 1:49:24 PM
Vindication123 posted...
A side-grade is his best bet at this point to begin with....

The 760 scores very high, and more than the 660ti....


Just...shut up.
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#33vinnied717Posted 8/5/2013 1:49:57 PM
Slayn posted...
Usually jumping one generation isn't worth it. I always jump 2 generations for a noteworthy upgrade. 8600 to 260 to 460 to 660.


I usually follow this as well for GPU's though I just went from a 460 to a 760...

What is interesting is that my gaming experience has not changed. It's hard to quantify honestly. I was playing all my games at very-high to max settings @ 1080P at framerates that were pretty decent.

I put in the new card... and I'm generally doing the same. I'm not able to enable a few more options that make the game look a LITTLE better and the frame rates are most likely better but not noticeably different.

I guess I'm having a little bit of buyers remorse. My Oc'd gtx460 ran all 175 of my steam games beautifully at 1080P with most of the bells and whistles on. $250 really didn't change much from my perspective. IDK.
#34vinnied717Posted 8/5/2013 1:53:21 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Vindication123 posted...
If you want a new card, get the 760. Most games run a 660 on High settings, and the highest settings are just for the newest cards with some boost in performace for a CPU and RAM i.e. OC or turbo boost.

Don't use AA or just leave it at x2.


He has a 660Ti so a 760 would nearly be a straight sidegrade.


Yea that wouldn't make sense. Jumping up one generation at all won't make a difference whatsoever, especially @ 1080P.

Though the 760 is $50 cheaper than a 660ti.
#35TowerBooks3192(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 4:18:07 PM
Ok I guess I will just get a mech keyboard or something then. My mobo says it could do crossfire but I dont know if doing a crossfire radeon would be a good idea since no one is suggesting it.
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#36daemon_danPosted 8/5/2013 4:21:06 PM
The only worthwhile upgrade would be a 780, and if you can sell the 660 ti it wouldn't be a huge blow to your wallet. 770 is just a 680, which is still better than a 660, but not worth the price upgrade. So if you can wait another gen of cards to upgrade, do it
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#37TowerBooks3192(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 5:30:38 PM
daemon_dan posted...
The only worthwhile upgrade would be a 780, and if you can sell the 660 ti it wouldn't be a huge blow to your wallet. 770 is just a 680, which is still better than a 660, but not worth the price upgrade. So if you can wait another gen of cards to upgrade, do it


OK. I will keep my money for now and cancel my trip to the store then. If ever I will get the 780, will it be able to max demanding games? I highly doubt I will play them and the only one foreseeable game that I would play that I think demands a lot would be Rome II and I guess I could get an SSD or something
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#38daemon_danPosted 8/5/2013 5:31:59 PM
TowerBooks3192 posted...
daemon_dan posted...
The only worthwhile upgrade would be a 780, and if you can sell the 660 ti it wouldn't be a huge blow to your wallet. 770 is just a 680, which is still better than a 660, but not worth the price upgrade. So if you can wait another gen of cards to upgrade, do it


OK. I will keep my money for now and cancel my trip to the store then. If ever I will get the 780, will it be able to max demanding games? I highly doubt I will play them and the only one foreseeable game that I would play that I think demands a lot would be Rome II and I guess I could get an SSD or something


If you don't plan to play anything very demanding, just keep the card you have. It should be fine for your needs. SSDs are great if you like booting fast and loading games super fast.
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#39LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/5/2013 9:24:50 PM
dayne195 posted...
My advice is to get like a 4-500 dollar laptop for class


do this unless you want a gaming laptop at school if you're not planning on bringing your desktop rig

save your the rest of your money for a more worthy future investment or for uni alcohol money
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#40Cool_Dude667Posted 8/5/2013 9:26:22 PM
Slayn posted...
Usually jumping one generation isn't worth it. I always jump 2 generations for a noteworthy upgrade. 8600 to 260 to 460 to 660.


This.
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