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To 780 or not to? (step up from 680)

Poll Results: Should I upgrade yo a 780 using Evga's step-up program

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 65% of voters (13)
    Yes! Do it!
  • 40% of voters (8)
    No, don't do it.
20 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
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Hello fellow clockers!
Yesterday I checked Evga website and saw that I could upgrade my 680 to a 780. As the happy overclocker I am, I'm certain that later this year I will probably buy a new graphics card. My current 680 works just fine, but I'm not happy with the oc results I'm getting with this card. So if I'm going to sell my card later this year I know that the price I will be able to sell the card at will be significantly lower than the price I paid about 2.5 months ago. Therefore my question is would it be worth upgrading to a 780 and get 3gb of ram and a load of cuda cores, higher bandwidth and so on for 182 euros, which is the difference in pricing of the two cards according to EVGA's step up program and webshop.

Thank you,

The Doctor

Ps. Sorry if my English is full of errors and what not smile.gif
Edited by DoctorNick - 5/24/13 at 3:15am
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post #2 of 13
Well doc its like this - if you are a real Doc, go ahead as money shouldn't be a problem biggrin.gif

But the longer you leave it your card is going to deteriorate in value. So go ahead and feed the Nvida money gobbling enterprise biggrin.gif


There is one benefit though - you can join the Gtx780 owners club thumb.gif
post #3 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

Well doc its like this - if you are a real Doc, go ahead as money shouldn't be a problem biggrin.gif

But the longer you leave it your card is going to deteriorate in value. So go ahead and feed the Nvida money gobbling enterprise biggrin.gif


There is one benefit though - you can join the Gtx780 owners club thumb.gif

Yea exactly. I was sold when I saw the titan cooler.. Don't know if I am gonna be using my accelero hybrid, but I got it for cheap so I could sell that and go full water if I'm getting haswell aswell wink.gif
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post #4 of 13
Step up ~ (150-200USD ) Yes
Sell old 680 and buy new 780 (Cost 250-300 USD) Nah.
 
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post #5 of 13
Definitely do the step up thumb.gif 180€ is a low price for 30% more performance and way better overclock potential. Can you get ACX SC model (equal to Titan at stock clocks) for around the same price ? It's better than reference 780 cooler, keeps the card 17C cooler according to Guru3D review. You will be fine with the default Titan cooler though.

Used GTX 680 price is crashing right now so I wouldn't sell your 680, just do the EVGA step up.
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post #6 of 13
I had the same prob with an HD5850 - Sold it for £50. I wish I kept it as a backup card or for a second system, maybe that's what the Doc should do thumb.gif
Edited by ladcrooks - 5/25/13 at 1:33am
post #7 of 13
If you're doing the Step-Up program I'd go for it. You'll get amazing performance for the $150-$200 that you spend.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

Definitely do the step up thumb.gif 180€ is a low price for 30% more performance and way better overclock potential. Can you get ACX SC model (equal to Titan at stock clocks) for around the same price ? It's better than reference 780 cooler, keeps the card 17C cooler according to Guru3D review. You will be fine with the default Titan cooler though.

Used GTX 680 price is crashing right now so I wouldn't sell your 680, just do the EVGA step up.

Unfortunately the ACX version isn't on EVGA's step-up list mad.gif (so I have to go with reference)


@ALL:

Thank you all for the quick replys, I'm going for it! thumb.gif
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post #9 of 13
Why not SLI and get even more perf?
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post #10 of 13
Doc - i got this lump in my wallet, what should I do?

Spend spend spend or wait to see what haswell brings?

I'm suffering from all this new tech that is on the horizon biggrin.gif

I'm a happy chappy today - at last the sun is coming out tongue.gif
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