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Just got a 780.

#1TheFeralWarriorPosted 8/7/2013 5:43:31 AM
Very pleased with the performance thus far. How long do you guys think that it'll be running games maxed out at 1080p with > 40fps?

I'm a little worried that I jumped the gun too soon with the next gen consoles around the corner.
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#2bluemooglePosted 8/7/2013 5:46:47 AM
The 780 is leagues faster than the console gpus, so I wouldn't worry about jumping the gun.
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#3NicodimusPosted 8/7/2013 8:27:15 AM
Totally depends on the games you usually play. If you play lots of FPS/action games that are graphically intense, I'd think 2-4 years at 1080p. If you play more overhead camera/strategy type of games, longer.
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#4NicodimusPosted 8/7/2013 8:33:10 AM(edited)
bluemoogle posted...
The 780 is leagues faster than the console gpus, so I wouldn't worry about jumping the gun.


True, but that's largely irrelevant because the console games will be optimized specifically for each console. Look at BF3 at E3...it was running at 60fps, but only at 720p. Some of the other games were 1080p, but they were not also 60fps.

Since the PC versions can do up to 1600p @60 fps (on a single monitor, some people play with multiple) and there are more graphical bells and whistles, the GPUs are going to have to be a lot stronger than the console GPUs.
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#5MaximoomPosted 8/7/2013 8:54:10 AM
Guaranteed 3 years on ultra settings, and another 2 or 3 years on high or very high settings (ultra on proper ports).

Ultra =/= maxed. Maxed games = 4k resolutions or close, msxaa x"insert number here", 120+fps. Current gen consoles will never offer it, because "magic console optimization" is not real.

Some examples of maxed games on pc.
http://www.howto-make.org/A3gOqMoneyKfrVuh/Nvidia-TITAN-in-QUAD-SLI-Res-5760x1080p-All-MAX-Setting-No-LAG!.html
http://www.howto-make.org/QTYbGMoney8Ll5hq/Crysis-3-4-Way-Titan-SLI-120-Hz-2D-Lightboost-Perfect-Motion-Clarity-3x1-Portrait-Surround-Liquid.html
#6_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 8/7/2013 11:17:02 AM
I built a computer with a 780 yesterday. Can't believe the Witcher 2 still can't be maxed out at 2560x1440 with it haha. Handles it easily without ubersampling, but the second I turn that on the framerate suffers.
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#7JKatarnPosted 8/7/2013 11:21:43 AM
Nicodimus posted...
Totally depends on the games you usually play. If you play lots of FPS/action games that are graphically intense, I'd think 2-4 years at 1080p. If you play more overhead camera/strategy type of games, longer.


Not necessarily true - some strategy games such as the Total War series are far more system intensive than the vast majority of FPS titles (which are usually console ports/multiplats anyway). Starcraft II can be particularly system intensive in larger battles etc.
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#8JKatarnPosted 8/7/2013 11:23:53 AM
Nicodimus posted...
bluemoogle posted...
The 780 is leagues faster than the console gpus, so I wouldn't worry about jumping the gun.


True, but that's largely irrelevant because the console games will be optimized specifically for each console. Look at BF3 at E3...it was running at 60fps, but only at 720p. Some of the other games were 1080p, but they were not also 60fps.

Since the PC versions can do up to 1600p @60 fps (on a single monitor, some people play with multiple) and there are more graphical bells and whistles, the GPUs are going to have to be a lot stronger than the console GPUs.


Dropping the resolution to 720p isn't optimizing the code, that's lessening the GPU load because it can't handle the game at 1080p while still pumping out 60fps.
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#9NicodimusPosted 8/7/2013 1:29:12 PM
JKatarn posted...
Nicodimus posted...
bluemoogle posted...
The 780 is leagues faster than the console gpus, so I wouldn't worry about jumping the gun.


True, but that's largely irrelevant because the console games will be optimized specifically for each console. Look at BF3 at E3...it was running at 60fps, but only at 720p. Some of the other games were 1080p, but they were not also 60fps.

Since the PC versions can do up to 1600p @60 fps (on a single monitor, some people play with multiple) and there are more graphical bells and whistles, the GPUs are going to have to be a lot stronger than the console GPUs.


Dropping the resolution to 720p isn't optimizing the code, that's lessening the GPU load because it can't handle the game at 1080p while still pumping out 60fps.


I didn't mean imply that it was. I was saying they also have to drop the framerate and/or resolution in addition to optimizing, although looking back, I didn't say it very clearly.

My point is still that comparing a PC GPU to a console GPU is not comparing apples to apples, so don't worry about what the consoles are doing when you're buying a video card.
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#10doomviPosted 8/7/2013 2:10:46 PM
The problem is now companies are gearing up to take advantage of the new consoles, 2 years from now they will be gearing down to meet its performance limit. A 780 will last you longer than that and will still be considered an excellent card.
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