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what a beast drool.gif what happened to it

did asus' bios update because it was boosting too much and was locking up in BF3 (which I was playing alot at the time) so I wouldn't have to keep downclocking it via precision x. the card never worked right after that. clock speed were changing from 502mhz (for real) to 1127mhz during games and performance was stuttery and horrible. then the day after the card was just artifacting on the windows boot screen, well, on every screen. RMA took the whole summer and part of my vacation was spent on the phone with asus. when they finally sent a working replacement I sold it.
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If EVGA manages to successfully pull off their new cooler design, they're gonna ride this refresh to awesomeville.
    
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post #33 of 71
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I feel like these 770 cards are just rebrands of my 670 FTW. Am i the only one who thinks this ?

upgrading from gtx680 or gtx670 to gtx770 not worth at all

i can reach 7100 score in firestrike score with my oc ftw smile.gif
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I cant decide if i should drop the hammer on another 670 for sli or get the 780 on release headscratch.gif
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I cant decide if i should drop the hammer on another 670 for sli or get the 780 on release headscratch.gif

Well it just really depends if the extra VRAM is going to help you (1400p,1600p, or multi monitor), if not; the extra 670 will provide more fps than having to re-upgrade to only a single 780.
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Not that I know of, at least more than a handful if so. The mem comes stock at 7ghz here though with better chips, so 8ghz as the leaker mentions for overclocking could be doable.

Has it been confirmed that they are different chips then the 680 has or is the memory voltage just simply higher?
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Has it been confirmed that they are different chips then the 680 has or is the memory voltage just simply higher?

It's supposed to be a different chip number (GK104-400-A2 = GTX 680, GK104-425-A2 = GTX 770).
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If the 680 drops below £250 ($350) i'll pick one of those up to replace my 470, however if the 770 is less than £350 ($500) then I might just splash out the extra £100.

When can we start expecting to see price drops?

I doubt you will see 680's drop that low at retail at least not till the 8xx series is a month or so from release. Retailers tend to make very small drops on price to try to shift the old stock but rarely do the drops actually mean much (or make the older card seem a bargain). For example only recently has the 580 dropped to £230 at scan and for much of the 6xx series life many retailers were peddling the 580 at best £50 cheaper than prior to the 680 launch. With this generation being mostly a steroid injection on the previous gen I suspect the situation will be the same if not worse.

Ebay on the other hand can be a great place to snap up a cheap x70 or x80 from previous generations in the immediate weeks following a new generation as all the "cool" people dump their previous gen cards causing a temporary glut.
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It's supposed to be a different chip number (GK104-400-A2 = GTX 680, GK104-425-A2 = GTX 770).

I think he's talking about the memory chips.
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It's supposed to be a different chip number (GK104-400-A2 = GTX 680, GK104-425-A2 = GTX 770).

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I think he's talking about the memory chips.

Thank you pure. Yes i was asking about the memory chips
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