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Top end GPU's, how many actully get them?

#21Pepys MonsterPosted 11/19/2013 5:07:06 AM
greensacs posted...
I bought the 780 the first day it came out. My first you for my first build. Couldn't be happier with it.

My first you for my first build.
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#22pitt12177Posted 11/19/2013 5:47:36 AM
x_stevey_x posted...
because 150-200 is enough to play things on high for a few years and i don't care about max settings or paying 500 + dollars for a few % increase in diminishing returns performance


Right here. The price point of a current GPU that will be able to max out anything can always be had in the vicinity of 200-300, but 150-200 is always very good value especially now.
#23DeanWhipperPosted 11/19/2013 5:51:42 AM
The way I've always seen it, $200~ is a good price for a graphics card.

I really can't understand the whole buying a top of the range card that will future proof my computer idea.

If you buy a $700 and expect it to last you 5+ years, you inherently run the risk of something new coming along that your card doesn't support, boom, money wasted.

If you're going to spend $700, spend it on 3 different graphics cards over 5 years and you'll never have a problem.
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#24Raven2827Posted 11/19/2013 6:16:04 AM
Killur XFalcon posted...
I picked up a 780Ti, but it's my first time buying the latest and greatest. I usually buy whatever is the second best. Find it is it offers near the same performance for a lot less money. For example, my GPU history has been:

Nvidia 6800GT instead of 6800 Ultra
8800GT instead of 8800GTX
GTX 260 Core 216 instead of GTX 280
GTX 570 instead of GTX 580.

This time I had some extra money and just wanted to splurge. The 780Ti is also noticeably more powerful than the regular 780 and "Titan Killer" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? :D


What resolution are you playing on? at 1080 would there even be a significant difference between 770 and 780 regular?
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#25Ch3wyPosted 11/19/2013 6:32:23 AM
I might get one next upgrade. But that all depends on how much CPU tech has progressed, if I also need a new CPU and mobo I'll probably not want to.
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#26Killur XFalconPosted 11/19/2013 7:02:33 AM
Raven2827 posted...
Killur XFalcon posted...
I picked up a 780Ti, but it's my first time buying the latest and greatest. I usually buy whatever is the second best. Find it is it offers near the same performance for a lot less money. For example, my GPU history has been:

Nvidia 6800GT instead of 6800 Ultra
8800GT instead of 8800GTX
GTX 260 Core 216 instead of GTX 280
GTX 570 instead of GTX 580.

This time I had some extra money and just wanted to splurge. The 780Ti is also noticeably more powerful than the regular 780 and "Titan Killer" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? :D


What resolution are you playing on? at 1080 would there even be a significant difference between 770 and 780 regular?


Playing at 1080p 120hz. It's noticeably more powerful than a 770 or 780, especially when playing the latest games in 3D. For the games where it is overkill, it allows me to run Pixar quality anti-aliasing and/or downsampling. lol.
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#27ThePCElitistPosted 11/19/2013 7:11:46 AM
DeanWhipper posted...
The way I've always seen it, $200~ is a good price for a graphics card.

I really can't understand the whole buying a top of the range card that will future proof my computer idea.

If you buy a $700 and expect it to last you 5+ years, you inherently run the risk of something new coming along that your card doesn't support, boom, money wasted.

If you're going to spend $700, spend it on 3 different graphics cards over 5 years and you'll never have a problem.


I buy top tier GPU's in order to keep a solid 60 FPS with my games running on max settings. This is why I upgrade every 1-2 years.
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#28fuzzymanPosted 11/19/2013 7:13:43 AM
In a notebook it is vital

In a desktop not at all
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#29GoIrish80Posted 11/19/2013 8:20:02 AM
fire2box posted...
I never see many people getting the newest, top of the line cards from either Nvidia or AMD. I just never get the fanfare over the newest, the best, the greatest etc.


I can't be the only one tired of the fanboys comparing the top end cards they'll never even own themselves.


You could say the exact same thing about a PS4 as compared to a PS3.

Who really cares? Thankfully there are options for people on both ends of the spectrum. If you can't afford the best, then don't buy it. If you can, then good for you. Spend your money on whatever you want.
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#30jgatlabayanPosted 11/19/2013 9:19:16 AM
780 when it got first released... hoping for further price drop for SLi
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