Originally Posted by gertruude
Originally Posted by KyadCK Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That would be because the 560ti and 660ti are midrange parts and the 780ti is a top-end part. One of them would destroy your old 660tis in SLI on it's own.
The 970 and 980 basically wrecked the R9 and 700 series cards prices. Now is a really good time to get a top-end card
since ya in a good mood
whats this card like compared to 7950
2560 shaders vs 1792.
4GB VRAM vs 3GB
323GB/s bandwidth vs 240GB/s
64 ROPs vs 32.
It's about 50-60% stronger overall. It doesn't have many features above the 7950 aside from XDMA, and the DCU II cooler for the 290(x) was meh by DCU standards, but it was still a good cooler. Honestly, you're on 1080 60hz, a 290 is made for 4k and can do 1440 60hz on its own in most games, it's overkill. But...*Prepares for all the people who think I'm a diehard AMD fanboy to die of heart attack*
If you were going to spend that much on a GPU and not
upgrade your monitor to a 120/144hz or 1440p, I would recommend the GTX 970 instead. The reasons are simple.
- It's just as strong as a 290.
- It uses less power, and will makes less noise as a result.
- It can be SLI'd easier due to less heat.
- At your current resolution/hz, it is overkill, but you can use DSR to make use of extra GPU power to make your games very pretty.
DSR is basically forced supersampling. It renders the game larger internally, then downscales it to match your resolution. It's the most pure and by far the prettiest form of Anti-Aliasing available.
Depending on the model it also costs the same or a little more as the 290 you linked;
Also, "ti" means "a step above". There is a 750ti and a 760ti as well. Just because the 780ti says ti doesn't make it comparable to other ti models.
Originally Posted by cssorkinman
It really is, I don't know what black friday will bring , but I don't see prices for these top tier older gen cards getting much lower than what I paid.
I've always settled for the cheaper versions of the same gpu , but there is quite a difference once you start overclocking, that's for sure.
Looking forward to playing with the Lightning, should be here Friday. I think it will end up being paired with my z87 mpower/4790k rig, they have the same color theme. Any suggestions for a case that would match the yellow and black board and card? Something that would handle 240 or 280 rad
EDIT : @Johan45 here is the deal i got on the classy http://www.overclock.net/t/1521591/newegg-evga-780-ti-classified-359-99-after-40-rebate-with-borderlands-too
I've done really well in the bargain hunting dept lately, those 2 cards and the Z87 Mpower was only $88 at fry's ( wow, what a board - bios options out the wazoo). The only thing I feel like I spent too much on was the $340 4790k
. But , it's 400 miles to the nearest microcenter, and I got impatient lol.
A shame too since in about a week Microcenter will charge about $180-200 for an i7. They do it every year. I'd have shipped one to you, I've done it for people before. Edited by KyadCK - 11/6/14 at 10:18am