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GTX 770 or 780 on a 1080p setup?

#11QuestofChosenPosted 8/28/2013 4:18:53 PM
Marioface5 posted...
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.


The GTX 770 offers about 20%-30% more performance than the GTX 760:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

Is that worth it to you? It was for me. The GTX 760 seems to average about 40-45fps in the more demanding games and is mostly likely going to drop quickly as time goes on.

Also GTX 760 vs GTX 560ti:

http://anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-760-review/9
#12DV8ingSourcesPosted 8/28/2013 4:28:05 PM
Marioface5 posted...
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.


Oh the 760 is a great card no doubt, but as pc gamers we always tend to strive for more. Is the 770 120 dollars worth it over the 760? Depends on you I suppose. Always spend as much as you are able to comfortably. Also depends on how often you plan on upgrading. You like to upgrade every year or two? 760 would probably be better. I like to go 3-4 years between upgrades generally so a top tier card or next to top tier card is usually my choice.
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#13NicodimusPosted 8/28/2013 4:47:01 PM(edited)
I just finished my benchmarks with my new 770 (4gb) and compared to the results over my 760 (both cards as far overclocked as they were stable, with no voltage changes.) Here's the increase I got in fps:

Unigine Heaven (low @ 1440p) +31%
Unigine Heaven (ultra @ 1440p) +33%
Unigine Valley (low @ 1440p) +29%
Unigine Valley (ultra @1440p) +34%
Furmark @ 1440p +31%

Here is a GPU-Z comparison (the GPU-boost 2.0 makes the clocks even higher, but you get the idea):

http://i.imgur.com/dVHd3b4.jpg

I still think the 760 would be great at 1080p, but obviously it would need to be upgraded sooner. Or SLI'd, if you don't mind the 2GB limitation.

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#14Marioface5Posted 8/28/2013 4:42:24 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Oh the 760 is a great card no doubt, but as pc gamers we always tend to strive for more. Is the 770 120 dollars worth it over the 760? Depends on you I suppose. Always spend as much as you are able to comfortably. Also depends on how often you plan on upgrading. You like to upgrade every year or two? 760 would probably be better. I like to go 3-4 years between upgrades generally so a top tier card or next to top tier card is usually my choice.


Yeah, that's a good thing to consider. Is the difference really enough that it would last twice as long for maxing games and such? If so maybe the extra cost is worth it, given that in the long run it would end up costing more to upgrade again in a year or two. My understanding of it was that the 770 wasn't that much better than the 760, but if it's really a significant difference then with the new console generation on the horizon it might be the better option.
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#15DerPancakePosted 8/28/2013 4:45:18 PM
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#16TheWayOfTheGunPosted 8/28/2013 5:13:17 PM
Get a 770 now and then another in 6-12 months and you will be set for 3 years. I did the same thing with the GTX 470 an I just now had to upgrade to the 770. I'll be buying another one as soon as I can find one for around $300-350.
#17NicodimusPosted 8/28/2013 5:42:12 PM
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Get a 770 now and then another in 6-12 months and you will be set for 3 years. I did the same thing with the GTX 470 an I just now had to upgrade to the 770. I'll be buying another one as soon as I can find one for around $300-350.


That's pretty much my plan, or at the very least, an attractive option. It also makes getting the 4gb version make a lot more sense for the extra $50 over the 2gb.
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#18Reaper_Minion(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 8:56:27 PM
Is the 4GB version at all worth it for 1080p? I don't see games needing that much VRAM any time soon. I have A LOT of extra money right now, but I don't want to spend it on something that will never serve a purpose.

And like I said, I'm not a fan of SLI. It's not completely out of the question, but unlikely.
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#19TheWayOfTheGunPosted 8/29/2013 3:16:30 AM
People will say that 2GB is limitation but these people have saying the same thing for that last 3 GPU generations. If you're paranoid, get the 4GB.
#20NicodimusPosted 8/29/2013 4:04:20 AM(edited)
Reaper_Minion posted...
Is the 4GB version at all worth it for 1080p? I don't see games needing that much VRAM any time soon.


Probably not, but if you're on the fence it's only a $50 difference, which for a product that may last years is not a big difference. Since I do 1440p, I decided that I would leave myself more options open by getting the 4gb. In a couple of years, I can either get a more powerful card, or SLI a second 4gb card down the road and probably be set for a long time.

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