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Just bought a Gigabyte GTX 770 4g overclock

#11SlaynPosted 9/24/2013 5:38:51 AM
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That was on my list too but, there were far too many negative reviews about overheating and such with Radeon so I dropped it.


There are no overheating issues with Radeon. If a specific card from a specific manufacturer has overheating issues, that's another matter.


Aside from all that, I have a MacBook Pro with a Radeon 6450 in there. I swore up and down after buying the darn thing and couldn't really play games on it due to it's GPU. I haven't been a fan with Radeon or Apple since.


So you bought an extremely low-end card and were disappointed by its performance? Doesn't that seem a little stupid to you?


He doesn't seem like a real bright fellow anyway, you surprised?
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#12NicodimusPosted 9/24/2013 5:50:58 AM
I have that card, and it runs games very well @1440p. Why are you regretting your purchase, specifically?
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#13RequiemPosted 9/24/2013 6:24:13 AM
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You really should have bought a 7970.


That was on my list too but, there were far too many negative reviews about overheating and such with Radeon so I dropped it.


Don't listen to him--the 7970 and GTX 770 are pretty much equal.


Well, you can buy a non-Ghz version of 7970 for under $300 while 4gb 770 costs around $450.
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#14ChocobonerPosted 9/24/2013 7:38:03 AM
Why regret it man, it's an awesome card, I got a 760 tf 4g and do everything you've mentioned, heavily modded skyrim still 60+ fps at 1080p. Also, when you decide it's underpowered which won't be for another year or two, you just drop another one of those bad boys in and your set man! Definitely a good choice for a great card
#15Links_Big_KeyPosted 9/24/2013 8:45:12 AM(edited)
So you paid $460 or more right?

If I only wanted a single card solution, I would have gone with a stock 7970 for $300 and just OC it to similar/same levels as the factory OC 770.

If Crossfire was on the table, I would have bought two 7950s for for $450 (less after rebates) Two days ago you could have got these for $400 (less after rebates) from Newegg without resorting to Powercolor/HIS brands.

You are mistaken about 7970s overheating. The only thing I have heard anywhere close to that is CF 7990s running hot, but that's it. You really shouldn't have equated overall quality of AMD cards with what you got out of your bargain bin 6450 either.

3GB effective from the AMD cards I mentioned isn't going to make a huge difference vs the 4GB 770 if you are gaming at 1080p, even with lots of graphical mods. The 770 is a fine card, but you overpaid quite a bit for the performance you will get out of it. A 770=680 performance-wise, so you essentially waited 17 months from the 680's release to only save $40 (assuming you only paid $460) from it's launch price and get more VRAM.

As for the guy telling you not to listen to the 7970 suggestion because a 770=7970 in performance, he is right. The only thing is that the 7970 is at least $160 cheaper than that 770 4GB.
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#16NicodimusPosted 9/24/2013 8:45:30 AM
Links_Big_Key posted...
A 770=680 performance-wise


Not really. The 770 4GB is a 680 on steroids. The effective memory speed is 1004mHz faster, and it has double the VRAM. In the benchmarks I've seen, it's usually 5-10 fps faster than the 680. I'm not saying there is a massive difference, but they are certainly not equal.
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