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Hello guys!

I know i made up a similar topic recently about this but things got changed.. I though i had a GTX 660 TI which is not the case (what a shame that i didn't know exactly what i had... -_-) anyway.

So i am coming from an MSI GTX N560 TI which is 2 years old and i want to upgrade.. I am currently playing on dual monitors config at 1920x1080. Here my system...

Intel i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz
p4p67 Motherboard.. (Not the SLI one)
MSI GTX N560 TI
Antec TruePower 650W

I was looking for theses upgrade path.. i am looking for huge performance in games i plan to upgrade the rest of the stuff later but not this year. I am looking for the best performance for the buck... so the real question here is does it really worth it getting the 780 over the 770 ?

1- Go big! GTX 780 3GB (Rather pricy...)
2- GTX 770 4GB
3- GTX 770 2GB

Thanks a lots for your help !
    
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p4p67 Motherboard.. (Not the SLI one)

then go 780 - no brainer if you are limited to one gpu, not that is a bad thing.
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Thanks for the help! Yes the 780 seem very nice offcourse... even if its a bit overpriced. But i am wondering if my PSU Antec TruePower 650W would handle it.. i understand the 780 required 42A on the rail.. i am exact seeing that the PSU can deliver 54A ?
    
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Thanks for the help! Yes the 780 seem very nice offcourse... even if its a bit overpriced. But i am wondering if my PSU Antec TruePower 650W would handle it.. i understand the 780 required 42A on the rail.. i am exact seeing that the PSU can deliver 54A ?
You'll have more than enough power for a 780.
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Thanks for the help! Yes the 780 seem very nice offcourse... even if its a bit overpriced. But i am wondering if my PSU Antec TruePower 650W would handle it.. i understand the 780 required 42A on the rail.. i am exact seeing that the PSU can deliver 54A ?
You'll have more than enough power for a 780.
yep!

don't get too wrapped up in manufacturer's suggestions:


lets go a bit overboard and say 235 watts and give a very generous 150 watts for overclocking your i5 and fans, hard drives, ram, chipset, ect. you're looking at ~385 watts or (385/12) 32 amps of 12 volts.

you'll be far from stressing that PSU.

i know the 780 is a pretty big step up in price; that is expected whenever you look at the higher end cards compared to mid range. the 770 is a great card to run games @ 1080 and will give you ~80% performance increase from the 560ti you now have. though it is almost pointless to go for a 4gb card, the gpu really doesn't have enough to utilize all the vram. some games may need a bit more than 2gbs* or using a multi monitor setup will perform better with more vram but you will start looking at needing a SLI setup for the latter to push out all those pixels. so getting a single 4gb card is - meh - a bit wasteful.

*imo, folks are freaking out that the next gen of consoles have 8gbs of ram but i think they are forgetting the overhead of the os and game that will be eating alot of that up

the 780 on the other hand, is really a new gpu (gk110) that will be able to take advantage of the wider bus and 3gbs of vram. it will give you a nice smooth game play in all games with 60+ fps except metro 2033, last light and FC3 which will be ~45 fps depending on the AA settings (lower will be more). but unless you're going to spend $1,000 on a 690 or 7990 then any card will not get ~60 fps in the last three games.

it will be a bit longer before you'll be looking to upgrade - but how much longer? - i can't tell because my crystal ball is a little cloudy ATM. wink.gif

i don't want to tell you how to spend your money - but i can say if i had the money i would grab a 780 w/o hesitation.

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Posted this in other thread, but this is perhaps a better place for it.

Ok. So I've got a really old desktop by todays standards. I have dual Samsumg 1920x1080 60Hz 24" LED monitors, until now they were primarily for work, as I need lots of real estate. Driving the PC are a Pentium D and a GeForce 6200. Old stuff. I'm getting my specs together on a i4770k and considreing the EVGA OC w/ACX 770 or 780. Both will likely be such a startling upgrade that its crazy. I would like to get back into gaming some. Never used multiple monitors, and not sure if those that I have ill work well enough. And its probably a hard question, but is there anyway you could characterize the user experience difference between a gtx 770 and 780? Given either one or both of the monitors I have? Trying to determine if the $250+ for the 780 is money well spent or if the 770 has enough juice for me. Again, I'm not a hard core gamer, but would like to pickup a few and enough them on high quality settings. Thanks for the insight.
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I am getting the EVGA GTX 780 SC! Awaiting for it right now. :-) Thanks for the great explanation.. looniam. The reason i choosen the 780 over the 770 is simple.. it got almost same performance as a Titan but for a lots less.. sure the 780 isn't not the best bang for the buck. But that 15% performance increase still worth it i think. The fact that it is a bit overcloacked will make it as good as the titan too.. the other reason is the fact that i might play game on a TV later... so the 3GB VRAM will help here for such big resolutions.
Edited by rushino - 7/31/13 at 4:55am
    
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