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Nvidia GTX 745?

#1el_DubblePosted 6/16/2014 10:03:48 PM
I'm buying an Alienware X51, and in the specs it lists nvidia GeForce GTX 745 but everywhere I go to look for a review or whatever it only lists the GT 745M.

Can anyone tell me if its a decent card or if I should upgrade it to the 760ti.

Keep in mind this PC is practically for WoW only at the moment, so if the GTX 745 is able to max that at 60 frames i'll keep it in the bundle.
#2SinisterSlayPosted 6/16/2014 10:07:23 PM
Always scary when they make up a new card classification.
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#3mrtywerPosted 6/16/2014 10:07:58 PM
I'd say spring for the 760. The 745 would probably do okay at WoW, but down the line, you are going to want to play something else - a 760 would give you the horsepower to handle a lot of recent (past 2-3 years, easy) titles.
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#4el_Dubble(Topic Creator)Posted 6/16/2014 10:13:58 PM
Sweet, thanks for the advice, ill just upgrade it.

Thought it was a bit sketchy not being able to find it listed anywhere.
#5JonWood007Posted 6/16/2014 10:58:55 PM(edited)
Passmark is a bad benchmark, but it's the only one I can find.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

It puts it around GPUs like the 7770, 6790, 6850,5830, 5850, GTX 460, and GTX 555.

I'd use that as a baseline.

IF ("if" being a key word since passmark is awful) that is accurate than that's an okay card. Nothing amazing, but should run anything at low-medium nowadays. Some games it would technically be at/slightly below minimum requirements, but I'm guessing it will actually run almost anything given it has enough VRAM to do so (1 GB is the absolute minimum I'd go with nowadays, with 2+ being recommended).
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#6el_Dubble(Topic Creator)Posted 6/16/2014 11:15:36 PM
JonWood007 posted...
Passmark is a bad benchmark, but it's the only one I can find.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

It puts it around GPUs like the 7770, 6790, 6850,5830, 5850, GTX 460, and GTX 555.

I'd use that as a baseline.

IF ("if" being a key word since passmark is awful) that is accurate than that's an okay card. Nothing amazing, but should run anything at low-medium nowadays. Some games it would technically be at/slightly below minimum requirements, but I'm guessing it will actually run almost anything given it has enough VRAM to do so (1 GB is the absolute minimum I'd go with nowadays, with 2+ being recommended).

Thanks for looking into it dude. I'm just gonna go with the 760ti so I dont have to worry about upgrading for a little while.
#7mrtywerPosted 6/16/2014 11:24:33 PM
If you're going to get a 700 series, I would go with something other than a reference board - Not that they're bad, but you can get better performance/price ratio if you go with a 3rd party manufacturer.

That being said, I can't find anything about a 760ti that isn't an OEM nvidia board, nor can I find a price for a 760ti.

Go with a 770, great card, still fairly inexpensive compared to a 780 or 780ti, and will last you a long time.
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#8mrtywerPosted 6/16/2014 11:26:27 PM
In fact, it looks like the 760 ti was a rumor at the end of last summer, but no product was ever actually released.
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#9el_Dubble(Topic Creator)Posted 6/16/2014 11:32:33 PM(edited)
mrtywer posted...
In fact, it looks like the 760 ti was a rumor at the end of last summer, but no product was ever actually released.
Weird, its listed in the AU dell alienware website under the X51 i7 version.

the 3 cards you can choose from in that section are:

GTX 760ti 2gb with gddr3
R9 270 with 2gb gddr5
GTX 745 with 4gb ddr3

So which is the best out of those? ._.
I dont know much about stuff.
#10mrtywerPosted 6/16/2014 11:38:22 PM(edited)
Well, one of the cards is made up (760ti, most likely to help drive sales up) and another is less powerful than an $80 gpu (GTX 745) - Personally? I'd take the R9 270. I have the R7 260x, in my build, and I have zero complaints so far, other than I wish I'd spent more on a more powerful card.

That being said, I'd pick whichever is cheaper, and buy a GTX 770 to replace it - It's less than $400 and far superior to anything on the list you can choose from.

Edit: HOLY SIFT ALIENWARE IS GONNA GOUGE YOUR WALLET WITH THESE PRE-BUILTS.

Take the $825 that the one bundled with the 745 costs, BUILD YOUR OWN.

You will get so much better performance and value than a pre-build Alienware.
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