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GTX 670 2GB vs GTX 770 4GB for 2560x1440

#1BucklingSpringPosted 12/10/2013 4:03:21 AM
I'm having trouble deciding which card to keep.

The GTX 670 is $200 with $30 worth of games to sell.
The GTX 770 is $350 with $60 worth of games to sell.

I'm going to be playing the latest games like Battlefield 4 and Bioshick Infinite. I'm also thinking it'll hold me off until 800 series which will offer much improvements? Any thoughts?
#2temgunPosted 12/10/2013 4:18:49 AM
There's no reason to go with 2GB with that resolution, or with any resolution anymore. Pick 770, no reason to pick something from old series.

As for 800 series, nobody knows. Could be huge, could be small, but things will improve that's for sure since it's a new architecture.
#3BucklingSpring(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 4:21:40 AM
I would agree about the VRAM, but this benchmark is really throwing me off.

http://alienbabeltech.com/main/gtx-770-4gb-vs-2gb-tested/3/

Another thing is that I'm paying about 70% more for a performance difference of about 20%. Does the VRAM make it worth it?
#4Lonestar2000Posted 12/10/2013 4:46:57 AM
At higher resolutions you definitely want more VRAM.
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#5BucklingSpring(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 5:43:44 PM
bump
#6RequiemPosted 12/10/2013 5:53:19 PM
770 4gb is for sli, really. 770 as a single card doesn't have the capability to fully utilize 4gb of vram.
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#7revolverPosted 12/10/2013 7:52:15 PM
My 2gb 670 rarely maxes out vram and I'm running at 1440p. That said if I were you I'd spend the extra money on a 780.
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#8BucklingSpring(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 7:59:33 PM
revolver posted...
My 2gb 670 rarely maxes out vram and I'm running at 1440p. That said if I were you I'd spend the extra money on a 780.


The 780 is crazy expensive though. It doesn't seem to be a good value compared to the GTX 770. It's like 20% more performance for 50% price increase with less VRAM. Is my analysis incorrect?
#9PhilOnDezPosted 12/10/2013 8:17:09 PM
770s don't overclock particularly well, 780s can hit 35-40% on the reference cooler. The stock frequency is like 863mhz, 1100+ isn't out of the question, not to mention the Lightning model only carries like a $15 premium.
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#10QuestofChosenPosted 12/10/2013 8:19:58 PM
BucklingSpring posted...
revolver posted...
My 2gb 670 rarely maxes out vram and I'm running at 1440p. That said if I were you I'd spend the extra money on a 780.


The 780 is crazy expensive though. It doesn't seem to be a good value compared to the GTX 770. It's like 20% more performance for 50% price increase with less VRAM. Is my analysis incorrect?


Not sure where you are getting a 50% price increase. Most 4gb gtx 770 models are $380-$400. That is really about a 25%-35% price increase versus 20%-25% performance increase. The gtx 780 is also a great overclocker compared to a gtx 770. The gtx 770 4gb isn't good value since the 4gb vram will be never be put to use unless you intend to use sli. The gtx 780 is a much better buy for single card purposes.
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