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

#11MannerHatcheryPosted 12/10/2013 8:23:48 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?


The 780 is only costs ~25% more than 770 4GB, not 50%
#12BucklingSpring(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 9:11:12 PM
I'm calculating the 770 4 GB as $350 - $60 (sold games) = $290 whereas the best price I can see on the 780 is $450. I have intentions on SLIing in the future (1-2 years) when the GTX 770 drops to around $200-$250.
#13fuzzymanPosted 12/10/2013 9:13:39 PM(edited)
If you want more performance Sli or get the 780 or 290 (when all those bitcoiners stop sucking up electricity)

the 2GB just means less AA which you'll be doing anyway to run 1440p

4GB cards don't even make sense until you have 3 or 4 of them
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#14Termin8rPosted 12/10/2013 9:38:04 PM
Get an R9 290 if you want to be playing on resolutions higher than 1080p. It's the same price as a 770 4GB but it actually has a bus width big enough to utilize that much VRAM. That's not taking into account that you will only at best get Battlefield 4 for free with the R9 290 though.
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#15MannerHatcheryPosted 12/10/2013 10:07:52 PM
BucklingSpring posted...
I'm calculating the 770 4 GB as $350 - $60 (sold games) = $290 whereas the best price I can see on the 780 is $450. I have intentions on SLIing in the future (1-2 years) when the GTX 770 drops to around $200-$250.


According to their promo page the 780s should also come with 3 free games, but they are not showing when you actually look at the cards....weird.
#16BucklingSpring(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 10:58:51 PM
MannerHatchery posted...
BucklingSpring posted...
I'm calculating the 770 4 GB as $350 - $60 (sold games) = $290 whereas the best price I can see on the 780 is $450. I have intentions on SLIing in the future (1-2 years) when the GTX 770 drops to around $200-$250.


According to their promo page the 780s should also come with 3 free games, but they are not showing when you actually look at the cards....weird.


However. the $450 is with a 10% code that only works if there's no free games. :/
#17revolverPosted 12/11/2013 5:31:04 AM
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?


My 670 still performs great but if I were shopping for a new card I'd spend the extra $150 on a 780. Next gen is here in the console world which means the average AAA game is going to be harder to run soon, especially at higher resolutions.
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#18RequiemPosted 12/11/2013 5:41:21 AM
Well, let's remember that you're not necessary going to be able to sell the games for $60... more like $40~45 from what I've seen in some forums.

Anyways, the lowest I've seen a 780 (excluding Amazon's pricing error) was $430 for Msi including the $20 rebate, so you might want to look for something like that if you're going the 780 route.
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#19BucklingSpring(Topic Creator)Posted 12/11/2013 3:15:19 PM
Thanks guys. Do you think the GTX 780 will drop in price by late January? I'm thinking of deals around $400? I bought one to use for now at $550, but will probably return it with Newegg's Iron Egg return policy.
#20BogePosted 12/11/2013 3:21:18 PM
It's hilarious that everyone is now saying 2GB isn't enough when just a year ago they were saying 2GB was more than enough.

Everyone doesn't upgrade once a year, ya know?
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