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Hi there! Would it be a good idea to upgrade my Sapphire 7870 to the new NVIDIA GTX 760 or a 770! What's the performance gains between the two anyways? My 7870 is a wonderful card and plays all my games amazingly. So the question is it worth it or not? If I was to upgrade what GPU in the 760 or 770 would you get and why? Thanks everyone who takes the time to answer. Reps to anyone who does! smile.gif
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Bump! Just looking for some nice opinions! Thanks again! smile.gif
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Hi there! Would it be a good idea to upgrade my Sapphire 7870 to the new NVIDIA GTX 760 or a 770! What's the performance gains between the two anyways? My 7870 is a wonderful card and plays all my games amazingly. So the question is it worth it or not? If I was to upgrade what GPU in the 760 or 770 would you get and why? Thanks everyone who takes the time to answer. Reps to anyone who does! smile.gif


I have the GTX 770 and it's a very good card, both for games and for video editing. If you do get it, definitely buy the Gigabyte Windforce3 OC version. (Has 3 fans and is already a bit overclocked).

Don't know much about the 7870, but why do you need to upgrade if your games play very nicely already?
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The 7870, to my knowledge, is as powerful as a GTX 580. If that plays all of your games well enough, then why do you want to upgrade?

I say snag a second 7870 and go for crossfire. tongue.gif
     
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I just like upgrades! My 7870 is a nice GPU! I just like very powerful cards. And besides I want to make my 7870 a backup GPU!
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I really don't know much about the 7870 because I live and breath NVidia cards. thumb.gif Ill use the above post that says its equal to a 580 which is still a powerful card. I have a evga 770 classified 4gb card on the way and that's what I decided to upgrade to and I have a 580. Its going to be a good jump in performance. If I were you I would go to at least a 770 if you want a good jump. Im going to sli 2 of these 770s as soon as I can order another one. Good luck.
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I really don't know much about the 7870 because I live and breath NVidia cards. thumb.gif Ill use the above post that says its equal to a 580 which is still a powerful card. I have a evga 770 classified 4gb card on the way and that's what I decided to upgrade to and I have a 580. Its going to be a good jump in performance. If I were you I would go to at least a 770 if you want a good jump. Im going to sli 2 of these 770s as soon as I can order another one. Good luck.

I made up my mind I'm most likely going to order the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 Windforce! So that'll be my upgrade with this summer. I hear it's a great GPU and comes with 4GB DDR 5 memory. This card will be for my gaming rig! And this card will destroy my 7870!
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I have a 7870, I can play everything on ultra,
I Also the 7870 is compared to the 660 not the 580 although performance wise 580 and 660 are very similar but the power consumption is higher with 580

http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/AMD+Radeon+HD+7870/benchmarks

I'd also suggest getting another 7870 and crossfire them, that way both GPUs are working and you still have one as a backup rolleyes.gif
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I made up my mind I'm most likely going to order the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 Windforce! So that'll be my upgrade with this summer. I hear it's a great GPU and comes with 4GB DDR 5 memory. This card will be for my gaming rig! And this card will destroy my 7870!

Good choice mate. I was impatient and got the GTX 770 at launch, when only 2GB models were available. Didn't think that there would be 4GB models would come out. Then again I'm not sure the advantage is worth the extra 70-100 euros.

Anyway it's a great card. Beware though that it's good enough to max out any game out there, but you will get lower frames obviously. For example I can play GTA IV with everything on maximum, but my frames are about 60-70FPS. Which is fine, of course. Just letting you know though smile.gif
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