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GTX 770 or 780 on a 1080p setup?

#1Reaper_MinionPosted 8/26/2013 3:51:27 PM
I've been working on building a new rig. Originally, the plan was to build the rig this week as I already picked all the parts. However, a couple days ago my budget increased unexpectedly, and the only thing I can really upgrade on this rig is the graphics card. Everything else is as good as I want it to be.

The question is, is it worth it to buy a GTX 780 on a 1920x1080 setup with minimal AA (4x max) or should I stick with my original build with the MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2GB? I do not care about maxing extremely demanding games like Crysis 3 and Metro. And to get this out of the way, it's extremely unlikely that I'll ever consider SLI.

So, get the GTX 780 or save the $250~ for future, more beneficial upgrades?
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 3:52:18 PM
770 is fine. 780 is overpriced.
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#3Molt_CcCoyPosted 8/26/2013 4:07:07 PM
The 770 @ 1080p maxes near everything (barring Metro LL / Crysis 3) which it still gets good frames on.

Honestly its not worth the $250 difference if you are just gaming on one 1080p monitor.
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#4Marioface5Posted 8/28/2013 4:45:58 PM
Wouldn't a 760 be able to max pretty much anything that isn't really demanding for 1080p?
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#5PathlessBulletPosted 8/28/2013 4:52:48 PM
Marioface5 posted...
Wouldn't a 760 be able to max pretty much anything that isn't really demanding for 1080p?



Yeah, but 770 is a bigger number.
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#62Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/28/2013 4:53:46 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
Marioface5 posted...
Wouldn't a 760 be able to max pretty much anything that isn't really demanding for 1080p?



Yeah, but 770 is a bigger number.


7970 is even bigger :o
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#7GreenMage7Posted 8/28/2013 4:54:41 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
Marioface5 posted...
Wouldn't a 760 be able to max pretty much anything that isn't really demanding for 1080p?



Yeah, but 770 is a bigger number.


7970 is an even bigger number.
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#8DV8ingSourcesPosted 8/28/2013 4:56:05 PM(edited)
Marioface5 posted...
max pretty much anything that isn't really demanding


Why settle? Get a card that can still hold on to 60 fps at mostly max settings for near future titles too. I personally feel that the next best card in a series tends to be the best value when aiming for max settings.
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#9donbrifwayPosted 8/28/2013 4:58:59 PM
I would get the 770 superclocked
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#10Marioface5Posted 8/28/2013 5:07:03 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Why settle? Get a card that can still hold on to 60 fps at mostly max settings for near future titles too. I personally feel that the next best card in a series tends to be the best value when aiming for max settings.


The difference in price between the 760 and the 770 is around $140. If you're not going to need the extra power unless you're playing games like Crysis 3 or whatever, then why spend the extra money? Is it soon going to be the case that the 760 can't run new games at max settings at 1080p with 60 fps, or will it be fine for that? I'm most likely going to be upgrading from my 560 Ti soon, so if the 770 is really that much better I guess I'd rather spend the extra money than buy a 760 just to have it not do what I'm buying it to do. Though at that point I have to wonder if upgrading is really worth it for now.
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