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Worth upgrading from a 660 to a 770?

#1protools1983Posted 12/5/2013 11:42:32 AM
Here's what I'm thinking:

- I want to run next gen games well. The 660 does fine now but in a few years?

- The 780 and higher seem to be overkill since I will only be playing in 1080. The price difference is enormous and I'm not convinced it's warranted for my situation.

- I could sell my 660 for about half the cost of the 770 so it wouldn't be too expensive.

Thoughts?
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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/5/2013 11:44:49 AM
I think its a good step up for you for sure. I have almost been tempted but really I can wait until the 870 or whatever else. I did buy an AMD 280 for the spare computer and its a pretty decent card as well.
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#3electroflamePosted 12/5/2013 11:58:02 AM
According to this: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

Your 660 was slightly below my 480, so we're kind of in the same boat. I just upgraded to a 770, and it's pretty awesome thus far. I'd totally recommend the upgrade, since (based on numbers, anyway) you get a boost of about 50% of the power of the original card.

I think mine's worth it. The fact that it runs near-silent and very cool helps a lot, too.
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#4SnadadosPosted 12/5/2013 12:04:49 PM
If you are happy with the performance you are getting now then I'd hold off for now as by the time you are no longer getting the performance you desire the next Nvidia series will likely be out and will out perform the 700 series for a similar price.
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#5BogePosted 12/5/2013 12:09:53 PM
I would wait if I were you. A 660 is still quite competent.
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#6QuestofChosenPosted 12/5/2013 12:16:00 PM
The gtx 770 offers about a 40-50 percent boost depending on the game. Is that what you want?

Also you say that you want to be safe for the future, but then you call the gtx 780 overkill. The 780 only offers about 20% more performance than the gtx 770. Get the gtx 780 ti if you want "future proof". I say keep the gtx 660 or buy the gtx 770. Don't bother worrying about future just enjoy your games.
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#7Orestes417Posted 12/5/2013 12:29:09 PM
Boge posted...
I would wait if I were you. A 660 is still quite competent.


Indeed. I'd chill out and wait for the 800 series.
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