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GTX 770 is a GTX 680 with some tweaks, so with that being said, coin flip. 7970 and 680 are both beasts of a card. Personally, nvidia because of smoother FPS in SLI.
 
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GTX 770 is a GTX 680 with some tweaks, so with that being said, coin flip. 7970 and 680 are both beasts of a card. Personally, nvidia because of smoother FPS in SLI.

this ! waiting for tech is futile!


770 is hard to pass atm the price/performance is crazy good...no sli problems and better drivers currently!


that being said the 7970 is also a beast of a card...i had 3 and if it wasnt for the no DVI-HDMI audio and coil whine they had i would have kept them!
    
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post #23 of 34
Coin flip as said, can't go wrong with either, but don't waste your money on a 4GB model 770 or 680.
You won't need that much VRAM even at 1440p, let alone 1080p, plus with the 256-bit bus on those cards it can't fully utilize it anyway.

If you have plans to move to a higher res I'd say stick with a 7970 if you want to spend less, or 780 if you want to sacrifice nothing and don't mind burning a hole in your wallet.
Mentions of the 7950 here are also noteworthy, clock-for-clock to a 7970 it's the best bang for your buck since you can get them at/under $300 now.
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this ! waiting for tech is futile!


770 is hard to pass atm the price/performance is crazy good...no sli problems and better drivers currently!


that being said the 7970 is also a beast of a card...i had 3 and if it wasnt for the no DVI-HDMI audio and coil whine they had i would have kept them!
refreshes are minor performance boosts compared to die shrinks and if one is planning keep a card for awhile it is worth waiting for the HUGE PERFORMANCE INCREASE next generation cards. Considering AMD said screw wasting time on a refresh and instead release the next cards shortly after nvidias refresh that means they are getting way ahead of nvidias maxwel.
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post #25 of 34
1080p

HD 7950 3GB $300-320
HD 7970 3GB $379-399
GTX 770 2GB $400


Save $250 and get a bigger SSD or something. For 1080p, any of those cards will dominate.
post #26 of 34
For a single 1080p monitor a 7950 will suffice, and as a bonus they OC like mad PLUS you can get a second used for dirt cheap and kill a single 7970,770, or 780.

Still hard to beat a 7950 for the price...
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refreshes are minor performance boosts compared to die shrinks and if one is planning keep a card for awhile it is worth waiting for the HUGE PERFORMANCE INCREASE next generation cards. Considering AMD said screw wasting time on a refresh and instead release the next cards shortly after nvidias refresh that means they are getting way ahead of nvidias maxwel.


well the problem is we don't have a date some rumors say fall all the way till spring next year!.....20nm is a drastic jump


i had a 680 and returned it to wait 1 month for the 770..turned out my Lightning 770 gets here tomorrow ..so i almost waited 2 months! .....saved 125$ but waited 2 months ! to be honest i kind of regret it !



imagine waiting 6+ months! thats a LONG time on technology....what if they do spring then he almost waited a year for a upgrade and thats a entire upgrade cycle !


trying to beat technology can be a problem....i personally got a lightning cause of their resale value and the way they are thought after....in 1 year i might jump in Volcanic Islands train




there is rumors of maxwell coming out spring 2014 too....so its a waiting game for everyone on either side!



id say pull the trigger now.... 7950,7970,770 or the 760ti (670) for the 275-300$ thats rumored to come out at (computex started today and im sure you can wait 3 days to see whats up)! to me if the 760ti comes out at 275-300 will be hard to beat!


either way you wont beat technology so make a decision and enjoy it ...either way you go (green or red) they have SOLID choices on both sides!
    
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post #28 of 34
I run with 1080p right now and my 670s eat everything! Plus they are overclocked to about the speed of a 680 biggrin.gif
 
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GTX770.
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780...cause 50% more shaders, ram, and bandwidth than 770. Also, I had a horrible experience with SLI.
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