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User Info: Rapscallion84

Rapscallion84
3 years ago#1
Topic. Currently have a GTX 470 so it's overdue an upgrade. I hate buying something expensive only to have the next model come out a month later, but I can't see any concrete information on the 800 series yet.

Saying that, the 470 still runs all of my games on very high / ultra at a good framerate, though I often sacrifice shadow quality.

User Info: digitalwill2000

digitalwill2000
3 years ago#2
i find it risky to get the first iteration of each series. though that said the previous series SOMETIMES get a lil cheaper when the newer ones come out (though nowadays not so much so they encourage you to get the newer thing)
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#3
You realize that the 790 will likely be priced at ~$1000 while the 780 is ~$500, right? Why compare the two?

Personally, I would wait for the 800 series, and then choose a card from there, as long as they are actually 20 nm.
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User Info: Rapscallion84

Rapscallion84
3 years ago#4
Yeah I had a suspicion that the 790 would have a huge price. From what I gather, the mid-tier 800 series will be out in Q1 this year but the 'serious' cards may not come out until the end of the year?

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dementedlullaby
3 years ago#5
They won't be out q1 of this year I don't think. I'd say late Q3/Q4 but of course...Speculation.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
3 years ago#6
If you can wait, it's always better to do so

The GTX 750 and 750 Ti are based on Maxwell. It looks like the high-end Maxwells will be a good improvement over today's cards.
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#7
godplaysSNES posted...
If you can wait, it's always better to do so

The GTX 750 and 750 Ti are based on Maxwell. It looks like the high-end Maxwells will be a good improvement over today's cards.


Sadly, they aren't 20 nm like I hoped. Hopefully, the 800 series actually is.
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Master_Bass
3 years ago#8
Rapscallion84 posted...
Saying that, the 470 still runs all of my games on very high / ultra at a good framerate, though I often sacrifice shadow quality.

It sounds like your 470 isn't doing too badly for you, then. If you can wait a little longer you might as well. If you need an upgrade right now, though, the 780 is just fine.
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User Info: crawdad

crawdad
3 years ago#9
I was deciding between the 780ti and Waiting for 800, and I'm waiting for 800. To me it just made sense,I'm running an OC'd 560ti Right now so I'm in a very similar boat as yourself there.

Apparently the 750ti is based off Maxwell architecture but at the 28nm. It's likely that they're prolly using it to test out some of the drivers and other changes before they roll out the 20nm which would also explain why they made it in the 750ti instead of releasing the 800s now.

Assuming all goes well, Maxwell looks promising, and I hope to get the highest end Single GPU that comes out much like the 780ti.
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User Info: Rapscallion84

Rapscallion84
3 years ago#10
Looking at the advice here I think I will wait for the 800s. My 470 is still going strong so I definitely see it lasting till its steroid-fuelled cousin comes out.
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