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  • 29% (5)
    gtx 770 2gb
  • 52% (9)
    gtx 770 4gb
  • 5% (1)
    gtx 760 2gb
  • 5% (1)
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  • 0% (0)
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  • 5% (1)
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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by BillOhio View Post

Depending on budget you might keep the 7950 in mind. 3GB VRAM and 384 bit bus, plus (probably) 4 top tier games included for free. MSI Twin Frozr 3's are ~$320 up here in Canada.

Yes that's right! Forgot to mention that as well! If you buy a top tier 7970/7950 you will receive a free copy of Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, and Bio Shock Infinite(personally found Bioshock 2 to be a better looking game though) And I am pretty sure if you buy the Sapphire cards you get a free extra, but you will basically pay for it with the extra cash on the card.
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post #12 of 17
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Thanks everyone for responding! I'm leaning towards gtx 770 because my editing software takes advantage of the CUDA cores and i'm not sure if they use AMDs version. I'm wondering should i spend 60 more dollars to get the 4gb version? i believe it helps for video rendering? also is it needed when going at 1440p?

If you are shooting for the nVidia, as I mentioned above, the 4GB is not needed to render the pixels in that resolution, but if you are not like me, who upgrades every year, then the 4GB will definitely be beneficial for longevity. I only know little about Video rendering and how it interacts with the GPU, but I would imagine it would help with it, just as having more RAM for your CPU lets it get more done faster.
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post #13 of 17
the 770 4gb has a 256 bit bus which most OCNers seem to think is to small to actually make use of the 4GB (unless, maybe, you are using 2 of them). The prevailing opinion I've seen here is that you'd actually run out of 'grunt' power (the muscle of the graphics card) before you got any decent use out of those extra 2GBs of VRAM... so... at least from what I've read on the forum it doesn't sound like a great way to go.
Edited by BillOhio - 7/3/13 at 2:32pm
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post #14 of 17
The Gigabyte 770 with 4gb VRAM sounds like a good fit for you. It's only $30 more than the evga SC 770, but has the extra 2gb for "future proofing". I recently went through this dilemma and decided on SLi 760 2gb. They provide 45% more power than a 770 (= to Titan) but are only 25% more $$$. Another good deal is the GTX 680 signature 2 which is at amazon warehouse for $320. That card give you almost all the benefits of the 770 for less money.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B008AFZ0VQ?c=u&qid=1372886726&sr=1-4

If you know you don't want sli EVER, then a single 2gb 770 will be fine. If you might sli one day then the 4gb could be worth it.
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post #15 of 17
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would you suggest an sli of 760s over a 770? and if i sli 760's would you go 4gb since you have more muscle to use it? and what manufacture would you suggest?
post #16 of 17
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the 770 4gb has a 256 bit bus which most OCNers seem to think is to small to actually make use of the 4GB (unless, maybe, you are using 2 of them). The prevailing opinion I've seen here is that you'd actually run out of 'grunt' power (the muscle of the graphics card) before you got any decent use out of those extra 2GBs of VRAM... so... at least from what I've read on the forum it doesn't sound like a great way to go.

I don't know how true this is, but I have heard it around as well. But from my experience, talking with other people who bought the 670 4GB version cards over my 2GB model, did achieve a higher FPS/graphical quality on 5760*1080. Which is the resolution I now run on my 7970, but did run it on 2 670s.
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would you suggest an sli of 760s over a 770? and if i sli 760's would you go 4gb since you have more muscle to use it? and what manufacture would you suggest?

I wouldn't bother with the SLI on anything under a 770, it is better to have one top tier card over two mid tier cards due to driver and gaming issues. (Still can't play Hitman Absolution in SLI mode.)

IMO Gigabyte and MSI have the best after-market coolers and tend to have a higher out of the box OC then competitors.
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Maybe hd 7950 cfx if you find them for 760gtx price range(if you plan ocing the 7950)
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