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How much did you get the 770? Was it close to $400 or much more?
Even if you got it @ $450, looks like you are trading it in at full value and with those $200 you are adding up to a 780 that retails $650...

Not a bad deal (don't remember what the trade-up option costs ofc).

Yes, the 780 is a healthy upgrade all around. It is nearly a "40-50% better" card in some areas, so yeah it worths the +50% pricetag if you are after ultimate performance. For 1080p tho, I don't know...sounds kinda overkill for me, but then again I don't sweat about 120Hz, having to have everything at ultra with full-on AA etc etc.
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post #12 of 14
The 770 to 780 performance difference is not always 35-45% increase; It greatly depends on the game/application. From my experience, i'll say the performance ranges from 15-45%.

Performance increase in Bf3 can be as high as 35-40%, but on splinter cell blacklist, difference between a 770 and a 780 is about 20% with x4MSAA @ 1200p (according to Techspot)

I'll say, think of the future... Would you be able to afford another 780 for SLI? If you will, then the step-up will be worth it. But if you can't, then i'll suggest 770 SLI when you have extra 200$ thumb.gif
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post #13 of 14
I think it worth the extra $200. GTX 770 & GTX 780 even if the names indicate they are close, in reality they are in totally different planets.
You will go from a bandwidth starved 2 GB card to a 3 GB 384-bit monster with a much higher overclocking headroom. I know some will say blah, blah, blah 2 GB is enough for today's games at uber 7000x7000 resolution. But still the extra 1 GB on the GTX 780 cannot be ignored as a nice extra feature. I expect the GTX 780 to be easily at least 30% faster than GTX 770 in worst cases once both are OC'ed.
In games where the 770 is handicapped by its bandwidth I expect the 780 to be 40%+ better.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 8/29/13 at 8:37am
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post #14 of 14
gtx 780 is far greater, a 770 is just a rebadge of a 680 but much more cherry picked.

GTX 780 is a cut down version of titan which are couple of frames of each other.

Don't forget the reference 780s overclock like crazy with 1.3v and looks great.
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