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Poll Results: Should I Step Up?

Poll expired: Jun 14, 2013  
  • 18% (4)
    No, buy a single 780 later and sli the 670's at that time.
  • 27% (6)
    Yes, step up to 770 for better performance now and get another later.
  • 54% (12)
    Yes, step up to 780 for much better performance and get another much later(I already work 60 hours a week...dang!).
22 Total Votes  
post #11 of 22
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From the reviews i have read it seems to go a little beyond the 680...the stickler is it is the same price as our ftw cards. I am tempted to list my older 670 ftw on craigslist just to at least get a 770 regardless of my stepup decision. Gotta love the new stuff always tempting us!
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post #12 of 22
if you are not planing to go more then 1080p buy another set of 670 and wait for maxwell.

i think its much better to invest in some nice monitor rolleyes.gif

if you really really want new card i would go for 780
    
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post #13 of 22
The 770 will boost your performance but, the 780 will boost even further. Plus, you get the 3GB of RAM that may not be important right now but, I am sure will be in the future or if you move to high resolutions. So, yeah, GTX 780 absolutely.
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post #14 of 22
MEH.
only time to get vanilla is if your going under water.
but if I had no choice then go for the better GPU and do not settle, GTX 780.
at least you get the Titan style cooler and the extra VRAM over the others.

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post #15 of 22
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I agree about that but I do plan on water eventually but I still want the better binned parts of a ftw edition or even classifed (if thats even true?!?).
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post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdubc View Post

I agree about that but I do plan on water eventually but I still want the better binned parts of a ftw edition or even classifed (if thats even true?!?).
my apologies bro.
I missed the FTW part of the equation.....
that changes things.
I was under the impression these were standard vanilla cards.
post #17 of 22
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Yeah..hard to give up my ftw for a plain 770. If I can sell my other 670ftw I think I will get the 770. Otherwise I will probably wait for a beast of a 780.
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post #18 of 22
if you have a FTW 670 now then you basically have a GPU running at GTX 680 stock levels right.?
then to go through the hassle of upgrading (transition and downtime) even if via step up program
it's needs to be for virtually nothing, free or close to it and that's just for upgrading to the GTX 770.
GTX 770 is nothing but higher clocks and Boost 2.0 over the GTX 680 and like I stated your right behind that or equal too the GTX 680
with your current FTW 670..

the only logical upgrade for you besides going SLi in some circumstances is going for the GTX 780.
unless free and limited downtime even the step up program from eVGA is a wasted side move for minimal FPS gain opn stock card.

try overclocking your current FTW 670 and see how far you can get, then revisit this thought of upgrading again.

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post #19 of 22
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I currently have two 670ftw but only one is available for step up. The other is a year old almost. But yeah it will only cost like $30 to step to the 770.
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post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by gdubc View Post

I currently have two 670ftw but only one is available for step up. The other is a year old almost. But yeah it will only cost like $30 to step to the 770.
sell the old one and then step up with the other....
best of both worlds.
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