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#1Omegaforce725Posted 6/25/2014 6:19:36 AM
GTX 760 or 770.

The 760's are much cheaper now that the 770's are out. I know 770's are the more powerful/better cards but I can get a VERY comparable 760 for much cheaper. I've had by GTX560 for about 4 years now and am looking to upgrade and futureproof for another 3-4 years if possible. Will a 760 offer this? Also, should I be going for 2GB or 4GB?

Thanks for the advice.
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#2Perfect LightPosted 6/25/2014 6:56:54 AM
A 760 is more than enough. There's no reason to spend way more money for only a minor visual difference.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 6/25/2014 7:01:10 AM
760 4gb if you can sli, 2gb if you cannot sli.

But I always recommend the #60 series because around where I live there is no used market for video cards. Everyone here are console peasants.
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#4Omegaforce725(Topic Creator)Posted 6/25/2014 7:04:22 AM
Thanks for the replies. SinisterSlay, why do you say 4GB /w SLI, 2GB without?
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#5SinisterSlayPosted 6/25/2014 7:06:28 AM
Omegaforce725 posted...
Thanks for the replies. SinisterSlay, why do you say 4GB /w SLI, 2GB without?


It entirely depends on how often you plan to upgrade.
But at present, a 760 can't push the resolutions that a 4gb card would enable you to. So the 2gb is good enough.
But if you plan to SLI, then you would have the power needed to push higher resolutions, so then the 4gb version would be better.
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#6Omegaforce725(Topic Creator)Posted 6/25/2014 7:09:08 AM
SinisterSlay posted...

It entirely depends on how often you plan to upgrade.
But at present, a 760 can't push the resolutions that a 4gb card would enable you to. So the 2gb is good enough.
But if you plan to SLI, then you would have the power needed to push higher resolutions, so then the 4gb version would be better.


Oh okay. So if I'm looking for a single GPU, getting a 4GB 760 would be a waste, then? If thats the case, I'll probably go with a 2GB 760. Should that be able to hold up and run most older/modern games on high settings?
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#7SinisterSlayPosted 6/25/2014 7:10:00 AM
Omegaforce725 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...

It entirely depends on how often you plan to upgrade.
But at present, a 760 can't push the resolutions that a 4gb card would enable you to. So the 2gb is good enough.
But if you plan to SLI, then you would have the power needed to push higher resolutions, so then the 4gb version would be better.


Oh okay. So if I'm looking for a single GPU, getting a 4GB 760 would be a waste, then? If thats the case, I'll probably go with a 2GB 760. Should that be able to hold up and run most older/modern games on high settings?


Every game released up until now at 1080.
I can't predict the future.
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#8monkmithPosted 6/25/2014 7:14:37 AM
i've read the gtx 760 (and 770) doesn't make good use of the extra vram past 2GB, though that doesn't hold true with super modded skyrim (which loves to dump into vram).
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#9Rodders_Posted 6/25/2014 9:51:47 AM
I recently made my first build and went for the 760 because it was cheaper and it works great even in 1440p, I couldn't justify the extra 60 just for an extra 5-10 fps. If you have the money for a 780 get that if not just settle for the 760 as the performance isn't worth the extra money imo
#10Omegaforce725(Topic Creator)Posted 6/26/2014 6:59:32 AM
So I have it narrowed down to these two cards, I'd appreciate the advice.

I was throwing around the idea of getting a 4GB 760 or 770 GTX now, then in a couple years getting another one to SLI, but I'm not too sure. (Thoughts?) Right now I cant really swing a super expensive card, so I figure I'll go with a 2GB 760 or 770 card that will last me a couple years, when I'll be in a better position financially to go for a 4GB SLI or something.

So, these are the two I've narrowed it down to:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932&cm_re=evga_760-_-14-130-932-_-Product

This one ^^^ is a EVGA GTX 760 2GB, a comfortable price and already a hell of a lot better than my MSI 1GB GTX 560. Its a 760, but this puppy could probably last me a good 2-3 years playing most of the games I play on high-ultra in 1080p.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921

This second one is also EVGA, but its a 770, also 2GB. Some people have suggested to get a 770 because its more powerful and will hold up better than a 760. Its a little more than I wanted to spend. Is the 770's performance worth the extra money over the 760?
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