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Difference between 770 and 780

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I'm in the market to buy a new graphics card. Is the difference between the 770 and 780 huge, or not? I have been looking a certain benchmarks regarding these cards, and the FPS differentials aren't that significant.

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It depends a lot on what you would be using it for. They 780 is basically a cut down titan, and is quite a bit more powerful than the 770, as well as also has 3GB of vram vs 2GB on the 770. For a single 1080p/1440p monitor, a 770 would work just fine. However with surround for example, the 780 really pulls ahead with it's extra power, more vram, and higher bus speed.

It's up to you if you want to pay the difference, either choice is good.
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This video compares GTX 670, GTX 770 and GTX 780, there about 10FPS in it on average from GTX 770 to GTX 780.

Edited by Darylrese - 6/20/13 at 3:30pm
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Video embedding seems to be broken, heres a link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfMYb1Jk0FU
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The GTX 770 is an overclocked GTX 680 that makes use of GPU boost 2.0. It is cheaper than a GTX 680 and from what I have seen has good overclocking potential. The GTX 780 is a Titan light. I personally upgraded from a GTX 670 ftw to an Stock Cooler GTX 780. I did this because I use a 2560x1440 monitor. While my GTX 670 ran the monitor very well there were a few games than pushed the limits of the available vram on my GTX 670. In comparison to my GTX 670 my GTX 780 does show a rather healthy improvement in some of the more demanding games I liked to play.

If you plan on getting a 2560x1440 or surround setup I think the GTX 780 is a worth while investment and will last you a long while. If you only want a 1080p monitor a GTX 770 would fit the bill. My GTX 670 was overkill for most games are 1080p. thumb.gif
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overkill for 60hz 1080p maybe but for 120hz even two GTX 670's in SLI cant keep up with 120fps in all titles.

It depends what monitor you have. I love my GTX 670's they are perfect but i would upgrade to two GTX 780's if i could even at 1080p because i game at 120hz and love the benefits that brings to the table.

Unfortunatly i dont have £1100 to blow on graphics cards right now.

The GTX 770 is an upgrade over GTX 670 so even they would be awesome , whatever you choose you will be pleased.
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overkill for 60hz 1080p maybe but for 120hz even two GTX 670's in SLI cant keep up with 120fps.

It depends what monitor you have. I love my GTX 670's they are perfect but i would upgrade to two GTX 780's if i could even at 1080p because i game at 120hz and love the benefits that brings to the table.

Unfortunatly i dont have £1100 to blow on graphics cards right now.

The GTX 770 is an upgrade over GTX 670 so even they would be awesome , whatever you choose you will be pleased.

Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't aware a single 670 wasn't enough to max out a 120Hz monitor. Obviously, I don't own one. I personally stayed clear because I heard some people can't see the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz. I guess that's something you'd have to test for yourself though. thumb.gif
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