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Given the recent releases from NVIDIA (the GTX 780 and 770), I am wondering whether or not it would be a good idea to get a 7970 now or wait to see what AMD's new rumored card will have to offer. The 780 looks rather expensive so I'm a bit hesitant to jump in after it, and the 770 doesnt appeal to me that much (plainly personal preference). Of course, nobody knows the exact date of when AMD will release their new card, but I thought i'd ask you guys for some advice on how to go about this. Thanks for all your help!
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Here's how I'd put it:

  1. Do you want a high end card, but not want to pay for the GTX 780? And AREN'T overclocking your GPUs to hell and back? Then go GTX 770.
  2. Do you want a high end card, but not want to pay for the GTX 780? And ARE overclocking your GPUs to hell and back? Then go Radeon HD 7970.
  3. Do you want a high end card, and are willing to pay for the GTX 780? Then go GTX 780/Titan.

Point is, if you want to wait for a new lineup, you will always be waiting. You should only ever wait when there are 100% proven specifications of a card, rather than just rumor mill. Otherwise you'll constantly be waiting to buy. Tech moves so fast that if you want better and better performance, you are just going to wait and wait and wait some more.



TL;DR: If you want something, get it.
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

Here's how I'd put it:

  1. Do you want a high end card, but not want to pay for the GTX 780? And AREN'T overclocking your GPUs to hell and back? Then go GTX 770.
  2. Do you want a high end card, but not want to pay for the GTX 780? And ARE overclocking your GPUs to hell and back? Then go Radeon HD 7970.
  3. Do you want a high end card, and are willing to pay for the GTX 780? Then go GTX 780/Titan.

Point is, if you want to wait for a new lineup, you will always be waiting. You should only ever wait when there are 100% proven specifications of a card, rather than just rumor mill. Otherwise you'll constantly be waiting to buy. Tech moves so fast that if you want better and better performance, you are just going to wait and wait and wait some more.



TL;DR: If you want something, get it.

^ Just as he said. With the Titan and 780 now out, you bet that prices for 7970 and GTX 600 series will be dropping. I personally would pick up a 7970 or a GTX 680 and just hang out for a few years. My GF's GTX 480 is still a viable option and it still handles like a champ @ 1080p.
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if you are from the US, then i recommend not waiting . . .

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-H7970CB

sell the games you don't like. you really do not need to oc the card, especially if you only play using 1080. tax free, too, depending where you're from.

EDIT: use code: TECHPOP for $10 off.
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Given the recent releases from NVIDIA (the GTX 780 and 770), I am wondering whether or not it would be a good idea to get a 7970 now or wait to see what AMD's new rumored card will have to offer. The 780 looks rather expensive so I'm a bit hesitant to jump in after it, and the 770 doesnt appeal to me that much (plainly personal preference). Of course, nobody knows the exact date of when AMD will release their new card, but I thought i'd ask you guys for some advice on how to go about this. Thanks for all your help!

Skip the 780/titan IMO
I would wait for AMD

3-4 months is nothing to wait (we will get more info on it probably in the next couple months)

GTX770 while a good deal, is still only a GTX680 at heart. (pass)


It's not like when the gtx680/7970's came out and you have to wait another year for better cards. AMD cards are coming just like the gtx680 was coming after the 7970 was released. Your telling me everyone should have jumped on the 7970 from day one? Plus who wouldn't want a GCN based card in their rig tongue.gif


What is your current card OP?
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Thanks all for the advice smile.gif
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Skip the 780/titan IMO
I would wait for AMD

3-4 months is nothing to wait (we will get more info on it probably in the next couple months)

GTX770 while a good deal, is still only a GTX680 at heart. (pass)


It's not like when the gtx680/7970's came out and you have to wait another year for better cards. AMD cards are coming just like the gtx680 was coming after the 7970 was released. Your telling me everyone should have jumped on the 7970 from day one? Plus who wouldn't want a GCN based card in their rig tongue.gif


What is your current card OP?

Right now, I'm proudly rocking the Intel 4000 Integrated Graphics smile.gif
post #8 of 11
The waiting game never ends. You can keep on playing it forever. So I'd suggest you to not wait anymore, especially since a new series of cards has already been released.

That being said, I'd suggest you to go the extra mile and get a 780. Overclocking it will give you near about Titan's performance and speaking from personal experience, you'll be more than happy with the performance if you're gaming at 1080p and have a decent system to back the GPU up.
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I'd even say that the GTX 770 overclocks very well. I have mine at 1319MHz/3648MHz. If you're going the $399-459 route, go with the GTX 770.
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GTX780.

Buy the best and forget about the rest.
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