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Recommended upgrade from a GTX660 later this year?

#1HighOnPhazonPosted 8/29/2013 7:50:42 PM
The only thing I really want to maybe upgrade later this year is from my 660.

I am not interested in buying the "latest and greatest" so I won't be spending anything over 300 dollars.

That being said, how much of an upgrade are the 7970's or the 770s for the price? If I can find a good deal on one later this fall (black friday maybe?) I'll snag one.
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#2datopgamerPosted 8/29/2013 7:58:05 PM
I wouldn't upgrade a 660 right now. Save up and wait for the gtx 800 series to be released whenever that is. The 660 should be good enough. If you must upgrade it really depends on if you want to overclock your card or not. If not then go with Nvidia, if so then people would recommend the radeon cards.
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#3StormKMDPosted 8/29/2013 8:00:36 PM
datopgamer posted...
I wouldn't upgrade a 660 right now. Save up and wait for the gtx 800 series to be released whenever that is. The 660 should be good enough. If you must upgrade it really depends on if you want to overclock your card or not. If not then go with Nvidia, if so then people would recommend the radeon cards.


Agreed.
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MSI 660 GeForce 2GB | i5 3570K | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | Seagate Barracuda 500GB | Ballistix 8GB | Corsair CX430
#4HighOnPhazon(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 8:04:21 PM
Thanks for the advice.

I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to "bottlenecking" but would my CPU cause any issues with the performance of the 800 series?
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GT/Steam: AncientToaster
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#5Loserman15Posted 8/29/2013 8:07:19 PM
No, CPU bottlenecking happens way less frequently than people seem to think. If you have a sandy bridge, ivy bridge, or haswell i5 or i7 chip, you're going to be just fine for quite some time yet.
#6QuestofChosenPosted 8/29/2013 8:15:33 PM
Just wait for the gtx 860 or 870. The gtx 860 should perform similar to a gtx 770 if Nvida follows their usual pattern.