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GTX 780 core 1176mhz vs 1306mhz. How big of a difference at 1600p?

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So I'm contemplating if it's worth my trouble to upgrade to a Classified or Lightning 780. 1176mhz core is a typical vanilla 780 OC. Yeah I know some folks can hit 1200+ with an overvoltage....but I'm just talking typical speak here....and iirc, most Classified 780's are around 1306mhz or so. Will the extra 130mhz make a difference in real world gaming usage? Or is it just for epeen and competition?

I hope someone can help me out and provide me with some numbers. Ideally, I'm looking for 1600p resolution, and SLI setups....but if you have something else, please list them. I really want to know if 130mhz over a typical 780 is actually "worth it"

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I'm interested as in knowing as well. My max core OC with an ACX 780 is 1176. Any higher and it crashes pretty hard.
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In my opinion I don't think it'll be much especially at 1600p. I'd say just grab another 780 or sell and buy two 770s. But what games do you play ?
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No. The only reason you should buy a classified is for benching and epeen . The increased core will not be noticeable in gaming performance (unless of course you were actually watching the fps counter as you were gaming which is silly)
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Originally Posted by King Lycan View Post

In my opinion I don't think it'll be much especially at 1600p. I'd say just grab another 780 or sell and buy two 770s. But what games do you play ?

I already have two regular 780's in SLI.

I play mostly all the newest titles. Just a variety of taxing games. I would prefer a list of something like

BF3, Hitman Absolution, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, etc etc....those will be nice numbers for benches....Also the Unigine Valley and Heaven both have AVG FPS at the end of the bench....so those are okay with me, even though they are synthetic.
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1176 to 1306 is an 11% OC. As we all know OC doesn't scale linearly with the clocks. I don't know about GK110 but on average GK104 scaling is about 70-75% . So based on this I expect around 7-8.5% increase.
If you get 30 fps with your current card I expect the card clocked @ 1306 to get about 32.6 fps (30*1.085). And that without taking memory OC into consideration. But GK110 generally doesn't scale very well with memory OC due to having enough bandwidth even at stock, unlike GK104. Outside of benchmarks you might not see a noticeable difference with memory OC.
It is a personal preference if the jump from 30 to 32.6 fps is worth it for you or not. IMHO it is not worth it.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 8/1/13 at 6:33pm
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