Originally Posted by Majentrix
What benefit do the additional power phases and VRM bring exactly?
VRM's are the components that regulate/feed the current for the core, memory and the cards additional chipset circuits!
"Power" phases are included in the VRM's: (V
Read a quote from one of my articles:"An 8+2 phase system may not necessarily provide any more current than a 4+1 phase if the amount of amperage capacity through out the VRM system is the same; however, the 8+2 phase system would still do so with more efficiency, stability, and with less heat output.
However, as a practical consideration, many VRMs with more phases can supply more power. I mean, assuming you want to output 64A, it's usually cheaper to use sixteen 8A transistors than four 32A transistors. So more phases makes it cheaper to make the VRM more powerful (usually). So a VRM with fewer phases will often (but NOT ALWAYS) be less powerful, since making it more powerful is more expensive."
Originally Posted by itcharzherp
what's the best version of 780?
And, is this card necessary for gaming set of 4670k or 4770k to play FPS games @ 1080p?
Or does the 770 do enough with 4670k?
I saw a video for crisis 3 playing 750 ti and 770, there was a difference in graphics settings between the two cards.
750 ti, is on ultra which is pretty powerful card to this point, except no Anti-aliasing and 2X ANISOTROPIC FILTERING
770 is more powerful to get ultra settings, MSAA MEDIUM 4x and 4X ANISOTROPIC FILTERING
so it's obvious that 770 has more advantage in more high quality.
My question, what 780 has over 770? since 770 plays the game on ultra.
You need to research a little more about this matter!
Look for 780 reviews and you will see a big difference between the 770 and the 780 (both Oc'ed is around 20-25% average) and will give you higher minimum fps!
GTX 780 = 2304 cores
GTX 770 = 1536 cores
However, for 1080P a single GTX770 is enough for the majority of games, but IMO a 780 will do you a better service if OC is needed for a more harsh game!
Any reference 780 can go up to 1300mhz with the voltage mod and that is more than enough for any game out there! (discounting poorly coded games or driver issues)
Games can be CPU limited or GPU limited, any I5 or I7 is enough for single card with a fair CPU OC, SLI is another matter!
(Team skyn3t)Edited by OccamRazor - 4/21/14 at 6:25am