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What should I do? Graphics Card Question

#1Games_AnalystPosted 2/20/2014 10:45:55 AM
So, currently have a GTX 770 (2GB), just bought for $330. Sold my old GTX 570 for $100+ to friend (used for 2+ years so... and friend). So a pretty cheap upgrade. Currently use a 1080 monitor and have no plans to use 4K or 1440 in the next year.

I did read that 4GB is better for later gen so submitted an RMA request and Newegg gave me a no restocking fee since it was Iron Egg.

Which option should I choose:

Keep GTX 770 2GB. Upgrade to 800 series in a year+ or so (hoping that GTX 770 tides over until then)

Return GTX 770 2GB, buy GTX 770 4GB for $90 more.

Return GTX 770 2GB, buy GTX 780 for $180 more.

Thoughts? Going through a dilemma on whether it's just better to keep the GTX 770, sell it down the road for $150-200 (in a year) and then spend $400 on a top line Haswell card.

I'm not a SUPER freak about having max settings, but I want very high quality on games in the next year+. As you can see my processor is fairly old so eventually a complete overhaul will be needed. Doesn't need to be next CPU line, but even going to current 1150 sockets.
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#2KainstryderPosted 2/20/2014 10:54:25 AM
What GTX 770 is it, what brand, are you willing to sell it outside
#3foodeater4Posted 2/20/2014 12:04:56 PM(edited)
I would just keep what you have or get the GTX 780, I never heard of people needing over 2gb at 1080p, especially if your using one screen.

Of course the CPU might be a bottleneck and if your planning on getting an 8 series which might be coming out 3rd quarter this year the earliest or early next year, not sure if its worth the cost unless you can sell again easily when upgrade time comes.
#4AsellusPosted 2/20/2014 12:06:58 PM
Either keep it or go for a 780, no point to the 4 GB 770.
#5Games_Analyst(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 12:25:54 PM
Kainstryder posted...
What GTX 770 is it, what brand, are you willing to sell it outside


It's an EVGA, but again I got the full RMA for it, so really no point in selling outside. Literally used it like 4 days lol.
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#6wildog2006Posted 2/20/2014 12:41:41 PM
I've had a few games go over 2GB VRAM on a single 1080p screen. Granted, it wasn't much over 2GB. Bioshock Infinite went over 2GB without anything other than setting everything to max. And Bioshock isn't exactly pushing the limits of current hardware.
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#7SlaynPosted 2/20/2014 12:47:03 PM
Someone find me a single benchmark showing a significant improvement going from 2gb to 4gb for a 770.
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#8MasterDonGeroPosted 2/20/2014 12:51:28 PM
wildog2006 posted...
I've had a few games go over 2GB VRAM on a single 1080p screen. Granted, it wasn't much over 2GB. Bioshock Infinite went over 2GB without anything other than setting everything to max. And Bioshock isn't exactly pushing the limits of current hardware.


Just because a game can use more than 2 GB of VRAM doesn't mean it needs to.
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#9BogePosted 2/20/2014 1:36:33 PM
http://alienbabeltech.com/main/gtx-770-4gb-vs-2gb-tested/

Go 780, or don't bother returning it.
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#10smelly_boobPosted 2/20/2014 3:47:20 PM
you should be able to play 90-95% of games at max on 1080p with a 2gb 770 gtx... so i say keep it