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Long time console guy, fed up with Xbox One and PS4 performance for price...

#21r0ge00Posted 3/12/2014 12:58:57 PM
SonyHoundDawg posted...
Depending on budget go for the gtx 760 or gtx 770. Don't bother with the AMD cards right now, they are mostly over priced.


Prices are coming down slowly but surely. Newegg dropped a bunch of prices either yesterday or the day before and Tigerdirect has/had a 280X with BF4 for $300.
#22rizzer(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 4:35:04 PM(edited)
so lemme ask you guys this, if I buy a gtx760, today's gaming will be cleaner at 1080p with most fx on max, smoother at 60fps than either Xbox One or PS4 can produce but for how long.. How long does this video card generally last at those levels?

and bonus question, couldn't i down the line buy a 2nd gtx760 and sli for a HUGE power boost? and by then the card will be way cheaper but the performance jump would be pretty sweet right?
#23TimePharaohPosted 3/12/2014 5:29:40 PM
triple s posted...
Your processor should be fine in most cases. I would go for a GTX 770 if you want to shoot for 1080p/60fps in most of your games. It doesn't max EVERYTHING, but it will max 99.9% games out.


No it won't
#24SonyHoundDawgPosted 3/12/2014 6:32:15 PM
rizzer posted...
so lemme ask you guys this, if I buy a gtx760, today's gaming will be cleaner at 1080p with most fx on max, smoother at 60fps than either Xbox One or PS4 can produce but for how long.. How long does this video card generally last at those levels?

and bonus question, couldn't i down the line buy a 2nd gtx760 and sli for a HUGE power boost? and by then the card will be way cheaper but the performance jump would be pretty sweet right?


The gtx 760 should last you this entire console generation. Now will it run the pc versions of console games on full blast the entire gen, no it wont. But since console versions are usually pc versions put in low, especially as we get deeper into the generation and pc games just get that much better, the will still runs games on medium or maybe a mix of high and medium and still prob get some on high depending on the game.

Consoles are only close to a PC maybe in there first year of being out. The gap just widens are new cpu's and new video cards come out.

My old computer had a 9800gtx+ which I got like in 2007 maybe, and it will still run a game on PC better in 2012 then the xbox version would run, like Dishonored or something.
#25SlaynPosted 3/12/2014 6:51:55 PM(edited)
Dual 760's or a single 770. One 760 isn't enough IMO. I know a lot of people don't like SLI, but I love it and highly recommend it. The best bang for your buck is two mid range GPU in SLI. Check out these benchmarks:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_sli_review,8.html

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#26BogePosted 3/12/2014 7:58:05 PM
I wouldn't SLI with your 550w power supply.
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#27SlaynPosted 3/12/2014 8:09:29 PM
Boge posted...
I wouldn't SLI with your 550w power supply.


rizzer posted...
COOLMAX CTI-700B 700W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

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#28rizzer(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 10:31:18 PM
so if the gtx 760 is close to 1080p60fps with my current rig for a while... when that 'while' is up, adding a second 760 in sli will get me back to awesomeness or better off just buying the newest $300 vid card at that time?

What I am asking how powerful of a leap in a few years is sli'ing 2 760s or better jst getting a new fangled $300 card?
#29SlaynPosted 3/13/2014 1:53:17 AM(edited)
rizzer posted...
so if the gtx 760 is close to 1080p60fps with my current rig for a while... when that 'while' is up, adding a second 760 in sli will get me back to awesomeness or better off just buying the newest $300 vid card at that time?

What I am asking how powerful of a leap in a few years is sli'ing 2 760s or better jst getting a new fangled $300 card?


Herein lies the problem. You buy a GTX760... which is a MID range card... after about 2 years you might say "man, I can't hit 60 fps anymore, time for an upgrade!" or you might want to turn up the graphics more. Don't let people fool you, you can't "max" most games with a GTX760. You can probably use high settings and little to no AA, but you won't "max" a game and keep it near 60. And then by that time you won't be able to find another GTX760. So you'll probably move to the 860 or 960 or whatever is available.

I am not saying that is bad at all. I used to do this. This time I went from a 460 to a 660, and I got a decent boost, but I wanted to run games at 1080p at 60 dps with good detail and AA. So I bought a 2nd card and in certain games ( as you can see from above ) my FPS would nearly double.

If you look at the benchmarks I linked, I think the GTX760SLI beat the Titan in every benchmark? So a $500 combo of cards beat a Titan which was like.... $1000? Of course you could run multiple Titan where you are stuck with 760, and then you also have the problem of SLI, which can cause issues. I used to work at a video card company, I think people overblow problems with SLI.

I have been using it over a year, haven't had any issues that I have noticed. I still runs games pretty well at 1440p with my 660SLI setup. Should be able to smoke anything at 1080p easily.
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You can spend $400 on a console and $400 on a cheap PC, or you can spend $800 to build your own and have the best of both worlds.