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Suggestions to upgrade my 560

#1kickthegnomePosted 5/5/2014 9:48:54 PM
I've got a evga geforce 560 in my compute right now, and with my refund check coming in I was considering finally upgrading. I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to upgrading so I figured i'd ask here. What's a solid upgrade from the 560? I was thinking the 760 or the 770 but I'm not sure how big of an upgrade I'm actually getting.

Any advice or recommendations?
#2VIP86Posted 5/5/2014 9:50:28 PM
770 Is the base card recommendation right now. It's roughly 300-330 bucks and you really can't go wrong. Newegg had the Asus DirectCUII 770 on sale for 300, don't know if it still is on sale.
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#3kickthegnome(Topic Creator)Posted 5/5/2014 9:53:38 PM
VIP86 posted...
770 Is the base card recommendation right now. It's roughly 300-330 bucks and you really can't go wrong. Newegg had the Asus DirectCUII 770 on sale for 300, don't know if it still is on sale.


I haven't got the refund yet still waiting on it so even if it's on sale I'll probably miss it.

I know i'm linking this from the evga site but what's the difference between all of these? I know they're all 770s but what exactly makes them different and is there a recommended one? Guess I'm just confused cause I figured their would be 1 770 not 11 of them.
#4VIP86Posted 5/5/2014 9:57:08 PM
Different manufactures have different coolers on them. They are also clocked different. Get a 770 from EVGA, look for the acx cooler.
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#5kickthegnome(Topic Creator)Posted 5/6/2014 4:30:20 AM(edited)
VIP86 posted...
Different manufactures have different coolers on them. They are also clocked different. Get a 770 from EVGA, look for the acx cooler.


But what I just linked were all evga. I could understand different manufactures but when there's multiple from the same manufacturer what's the difference.

Edit: Just realized i never posted the link. Here is what i mean

http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+700+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+770
#6it_r_over9000Posted 5/6/2014 4:55:30 AM
The only card I would recommend off that list is this one:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SuperClocked-Graphics-02G-P4-2774-KR/dp/B00CZIQXBA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399380632&sr=8-1&keywords=evga+770+acx

The reason why is because the first few cards listed there in your link all have 4GB of VRAM on them. But the card doesn't have the power to make use of the extra VRAM. The only reason you would go for those is if you plan on using multiple monitors or gaming at higher than 1080p.
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#7thegreatsquarePosted 5/6/2014 6:38:35 AM
I doubt you'll find better price:performance wise.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8140415
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#8Jprime666Posted 5/6/2014 7:01:23 AM
Can't go wrong with a 770. I have the MSI Lightning one overclocked to 1333MHz and it's pretty good.
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#9kickthegnome(Topic Creator)Posted 5/6/2014 7:06:31 AM
thegreatsquare posted...
I doubt you'll find better price:performance wise.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8140415


how is that compared to the 770?
#10thegreatsquarePosted 5/6/2014 7:14:43 AM
kickthegnome posted...
thegreatsquare posted...
I doubt you'll find better price:performance wise.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8140415


how is that compared to the 770?


Here's a quick comparison of the 770 vs both the non-boost and boost versions of the 7950.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/855?vs=829
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1033?vs=1037

Yes the GTX 770 is better. It isn't ~$140 better.
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