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Ok I don't understand why they would make this card 2GB's just like its predecessor. This is a new generation, which should mean newer tech and more horsepower. Yet they slapped the same VRAM and memory bus on it, knowing people are already switching to 3GB's and higher because games are starting to shine past that 2GB mark now.

This is a huge fail for Nvidia. People upgrading now are better off getting a pair of 4GB 670's or 680's or even going AMD if you can deal with the headaches as of right now. I am one who is upgrading and getting 2 770's just seems like a huge HUGE waste of money when I can get 2 4GB 670's. Same memory bus, more VRAM, may not be enough horsepower to utilize the full 4GB's but hell, the 770 wont be able to either so why get 770's??

Nvidia, what were you thinking??? They should have been more patient about the releasing of all this technology and worked on it a hell of a lot more. I have a feeling AMD is going to bounce back bigger than ever with the release of their new line of GPU's and Nvidia will be like AMD is now. Nvidia has seriously disappointed me with this new generation. I am COMPLETELY skipping this one. Staying with the lovely 600's series and about to grab me 2 pretty 670's to throw in my awesome rig.
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The new GTX 770 is just a GTX 680 rebranded with higher clocks
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you mean a rebranded gtx 680 only has 2gb's of vram???


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The new GTX 770 is just a GTX 680 rebranded with higher clocks

Yes which I don't understand why. There is nothing "new" about them at all. just the price tag and a tiny bit higher clocks. Nvidia failed so bad.

They made this 700 series a series of whether you want to say you have a 770 or a 680. Its just down to which ever one sounds cooler to you, which is sad. In that case, 680 sounds cooler to me.
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Yes which I don't understand why. There is nothing "new" about them at all. just the price tag and a tiny bit higher clocks. Nvidia failed so bad.

They made this 700 series a series of whether you want to say you have a 770 or a 680. Its just down to which ever one sounds cooler to you, which is sad. In that case, 680 sounds cooler to me.

They lowered the price on the 770? How is that bad?
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They lowered the price on the 770? How is that bad?

well actually , we don't know anything about any price on any of the 700 series cards. SO that is something that is not true yet.

Either way, even if it is going to be cheaper, why get it? it only has 2GB's of VRAM and that wont cut it for 3 monitors. Come on Nvidia, your engineers are supposed to be world class.
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well actually , we don't know anything about any price on any of the 700 series cards. SO that is something that is not true yet.

Either way, even if it is going to be cheaper, why get it? it only has 2GB's of VRAM and that wont cut it for 3 monitors. Come on Nvidia, your engineers are supposed to be world class.

The Titan and 780 are ment for high res/multi monitor gaming, not the 680 nor the 770.
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well actually , we don't know anything about any price on any of the 700 series cards. SO that is something that is not true yet.

Either way, even if it is going to be cheaper, why get it? it only has 2GB's of VRAM and that wont cut it for 3 monitors. Come on Nvidia, your engineers are supposed to be world class.

I'm afraid I have grim news for you if you plan to run Surround or anything >= 1440p on a 770/680 (considering it has a 2GB buffer).
There is a reason for the 4GB 680, I have reasons to believe we will be seeing a 4GB 770 as well, for the budget builds.

But if you want a multi-monitor setup for gaming, there's already a GK110-based card out there for you, and the 780 will be taking care of that, too.

The reason that you see 2GB VRAM cards with 4 output ports is because not everyone needs all that space for games. ^^
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The least they could do is put 3/4GBs of VRAM on it, 2GB just isn't enough anymore, if you're going to be paying $400 for a GPU it should last for at least a year playing the latest games the absolute highest settings, which it can't since it's 2GBs of VRAM is going to hold it back.
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The least they could do is put 3/4GBs of VRAM on it, 2GB just isn't enough anymore, if you're going to be paying $400 for a GPU it should last for at least a year playing the latest games the absolute highest settings, which it can't since it's 2GBs of VRAM is going to hold it back.

If you want to play the latest games on the absolute highest settings, 770 is not your call. ALSO, with properly coded games it will be okay. *unless ultra-res textures*
Also, if your office workstation requires a huge workspace, you can easily run 4x1200p in a desktop environment without going anywhere near the VRAM bottleneck.

Also, if you want to go surround and play on the absolute highest settings, one GPU won't cut it with latest gen games. No way. Unless a fully unleashed GK110 with uber clock speeds.
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