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Its just the upgrade bug, isnt it.. 780 GTX just sounds cooler than 2 670's.. To tell you the truth, when you bought this 670, you probably said to your self, if i ever need more juice ill add another. By now the prices of a new 780 ar 600+, what would a second hand 670 set you back?
Performance/money wise there is but one right solution, the 670. That being said, ok your maxing out vram, but probably only with skyrim, i dont see any heavily modded games out there in the near future that will really make it worth the 780 while. Its just NEVER worth to upgrade one generation to the next with nvidia, 20% increase for 600$? Your gonna get 70% increase for 200$ with the 670. That being said, if you buy the 780 you wont be able to go 880, unless you got spare money and this discussion is futile.
Im still on SLi 480 gtx, they are beast and so is your 670, defenitly when you add a second.
Stop right there criminal scum! Nobody breaks a 40% increase with Sli. Now back up this claim or I haul you away.
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Im running 670 SLI 2gb with 30inch monitor @ 2560x1600 and I love it. I got the second card with the new monitor. Ive thrown everything at my build and I run pretty much everything on max. That said, I dont need x8 MSAA etc. I put that on x2. Farcry 3 I get great FPS. Havent tried crysis 3 yet but 2 runs perfect.

Im kinda hooked on RTS games like sc2 so I wont upgrade until 880 maxwell soni can run all the newer gen games when they come out.

Go 670, the 700series is a waste for 95% of current 600 series owners. The improvement for price is to small
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BF 3 almost maxed out runs 60% higher fps here in SLI vs solo.
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Originally Posted by Helios.be View Post

Its just the upgrade bug, isnt it.. 780 GTX just sounds cooler than 2 670's.. To tell you the truth, when you bought this 670, you probably said to your self, if i ever need more juice ill add another. By now the prices of a new 780 ar 600+, what would a second hand 670 set you back?
Performance/money wise there is but one right solution, the 670. That being said, ok your maxing out vram, but probably only with skyrim, i dont see any heavily modded games out there in the near future that will really make it worth the 780 while. Its just NEVER worth to upgrade one generation to the next with nvidia, 20% increase for 600$? Your gonna get 70% increase for 200$ with the 670. That being said, if you buy the 780 you wont be able to go 880, unless you got spare money and this discussion is futile.
Im still on SLi 480 gtx, they are beast and so is your 670, defenitly when you add a second.

No I didn't mean to buy a 780 without selling my 670. Figure sell the 670 FTW for $260 add the $400 to get a 780 or just spend that $400 to get a second 670 FTW (although I'm sure I could save some money by getting a used FTW or waiting a little for the price to drop).

I do get what you guys are saying about not really considering resale value on PC parts, i never use to do it, but now that I'm upgrading fairly much I realized I can save a little bit of harm on my wallet if I don't hang on to all my old parts.

Just randomly making some of the numbers up I figure I could sell the 670FTW for $260ish today add $400ish to get the 780 and then the sell 780 for $450ish as soon as 8xx cards come out (Just pretending I would want to do that.) Total profit of $50 for the next upgrade.
vs
Buy I another 670 for 390ish new / 260ish used and then, pretending I want to buy an 8xx, sell each of the 670s for maybe 150ish next year. Total for next upgrade being around. Total profit of -90 to 40
dollars for next upgrade

...again that's just totally making nonsense up in my head but you get the point. I never use to sell old parts but it is kind of stupid not to try if you have a bunch of half decent stuff still sitting around all time.

I think I'm over thinking things now tongue.gif
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Stop right there criminal scum! Nobody breaks a 40% increase with Sli. Now back up this claim or I haul you away.

While not always true SLI scaling is usually above 40% especially at the higher resolutions where you are more GPU bound.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/16.html
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While not always true SLI scaling is usually above 40% especially at the higher resolutions where you are more GPU bound.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/16.html

 

Isnt SLI scaling almost always near 95-ish% ?

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Isnt SLI scaling almost always near 95-ish% ?

It varies from game to game but I wouldn't say that's true especially today... That said my old 460 fermi cards seemed to scale very well.

I think a lot of the games people say don't scale well are just being held back because they are CPU limited. If you look at that review the higher the res the better the scaling.
Edited by Accuracy158 - 5/28/13 at 4:52pm
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post #18 of 18
If you really want to go 8xx, the best thing to do is just wait for them and hold on to the 670. Does it go down in resale price? Yes offcourse, but:
Wait for 8 series and sell the 670 then= 680-150= 530$
Buy the 780 now, buy the 880 later= 680-280 -350 (780 gtx sell) +680 (880 gtx)= 730$.. Is the 30% GPU performance increase worth it for one year?
Buy an extra 670 now, costs you 280, and youl probably still smoke the 880.
Just think about it, its nvidia, they're trying to maximize their profit, are you prepared to to buy the 670, 780 and the 880? Theirs tons of other things to buy than to waste your money like that.
I'd be saving up some dollars to renew your mobo, CPU and ram. You'll be having a lot of OC fun with ivy/ the h100, a lot more than 70 FPS vs 55 FPS.
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