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nVidia 700 series(specifically 780 currently) or wait for AMD 9000 series(volcanic islands)

Poll Results: Which option is better?

 
  • 56% (9)
    Keep GTX 780 SC ACX and wait it out for Maxwell cards(if not worth it, i will SLI my 780s)
  • 6% (1)
    Return my GTX 780, buy a cheaper GPU like the 7970 or 670, wait for the AMD 9000 series, and then buy the GPU that is better.
  • 37% (6)
    Wait more for nvidia 900 series or AMD GPUs after 9000, will probably buy a new GPU by then
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post #1 of 9
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hello guys, today, i literally just got my 780 SC ACX from amazon. I started to get thoughts of regret from the $650 GPU although it is one of the best GPUs right now and will max out almost any game. Option 1: I was thinking about returning it, getting something like a 7970, 670 or some GPU around $400-500, wait for the new volcanic island cards and then see which one i should get. I read that the 9000 cards use a 20mm and all the current GPUs use a 28mm which results in a huge performance difference for less watts and it will kick the nVidia 700 series ass by a long shot. Option 2: to keep the 780, wait even longer for the Maxwell(nVidia cards) in 2014 (maybe a year-year and a half) and then buy one of the 800 cards. 3: wait again for 900 series or new AMD series after 9000 series. If the performance is not worth it in the new AMD cards, then i will probably SLI it . Which do you think is my best option as of right now? I don't want to spend all that money for something that's better.
Edited by geogga - 6/16/13 at 6:13pm
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I vote keep the 780. Many titan owners (including me) are regretting spending $350 more for little to no performance boost.

Maxwell could very well be another fermi->kepler jump with the stacked VRAM.

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Keep the 780 & enjoy it. It will hold its own even when the new cards come out.
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@eXXon alright, so you think that the 780 will so well compared to AMDs top GPU of the 9000 series, the 9970? (Besides the damn 9990)
@Legonut and more VRAM=higher resolution and more monitors right? It wouldn't benefit me much.
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@eXXon alright, so you think that the 780 will so well compared to AMDs top GPU of the 9000 series, the 9970? (Besides the damn 9990)
@Legonut and more VRAM=higher resolution and more monitors right? It wouldn't benefit me much.

No with the stacked VRAM it will be much much faster. Sort of like quad-channel on motherboards. That's what I think it is.

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@eXXon alright, so you think that the 780 will so well compared to AMDs top GPU of the 9000 series, the 9970? (Besides the damn 9990)
@Legonut and more VRAM=higher resolution and more monitors right? It wouldn't benefit me much.

New cards are not coming soon except for the 8970/50 I believe Q3/4 this year.
Looking at the rumored specs of an increase in SP by around 15% and running GCN 2.0, I doubt it will outperform a 780.
And it will not be 400$, more like 500-550$.

When compared to the limited-voltage-control 680s & most voltage-locked 7970s, the 780 is a good 30% faster @ stock speed with stock Bios, which is increased when all cards are oc'ed to their potential.
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Welcome to OCN geogga. smile.gif

We don't know much about the new AMD series except some speculated rumors of specifications and guessing where that would put performance.

If you asked me before you got your GTX 780 ACX which is a very good card btw, I'd have said wait IF you can with your current GPU until AMD releases the competition.

Now that yours is in your hand, keep it. smile.gif

We also don't know pricing on the new AMD cards yet and it may very well be priced at or within $50 of $650 anyway. All guessing if it's really going to be priced in the $500 range. So don't let that price tag bother you if your needing a new GPU.


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Just enjoy what you have instead of always looking towards the next big thing. When you actually have a pressing need to upgrade, do so.
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Welcome to OCN geogga. smile.gif

We don't know much about the new AMD series except some speculated rumors of specifications and guessing where that would put performance.

If you asked me before you got your GTX 780 ACX which is a very good card btw, I'd have said wait IF you can with your current GPU until AMD releases the competition.

Now that yours is in your hand, keep it. smile.gif

We also don't know pricing on the new AMD cards yet and it may very well be priced at or within $50 of $650 anyway. All guessing if it's really going to be priced in the $500 range. So don't let that price tag bother you if your needing a new GPU.


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Hi Arizonian, thanks for the welcoming! I will probably hold on to it for a maybe a year and a half or so, and regarding the pricing of the AMD cards, I think that they will probably price the 9790, the fastest GPU of the 9000 series besides the 9990, at around $500-525 around so you are right. By the way, does the 780 SC ACX have coil whine? Thanks everyone.
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