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Upgrade 670 to SLI 650 Ti Boost?

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Hi everyone.

I've got a GTX 670 that refuses to OC and am thinking about upgrading to something else (I hate this card passionately). I figure I could probably sell it for around $250 which means I'd have about $450 to spend on a new GPU but I can't decide what's best for my 1080p setup.

It seems like SLI'd 650 Ti Boosts are a great price/performance option, but they have the same amount of VRAM as the 670 so would it make more sense to get a 4gb GTX 760 (or even a 2gb 770)? Or is now a terrible time to buy since the new AMD cards are coming out in October (hopefully). Any help making a decision would be much appreciated!
post #2 of 8
i dont think VRAM is an issue at 1080p, unless your a hardcore SKyrim player with hundreds of mods.

I understand the card not OCing at all being quite aggravating, but why not just grab another 670, which would be far better over an OCed 650 Ti SLI?
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Get the 770. Single-card solutions are more stable, and give you more upgrading headroom, and a 2GB 770 will play whatever you want happily enough all day.
 
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I own two 670's & haven't had any issue with them. But if your going to sell them. i would sell them & save for a GTX 780. I was thinking for an upgrade myself. but decided to wait for the next Gen of cards they will release next year & get something in the High end. I've heard alot of people are happy with they're 780's event the 770's cards. thumb.gif
post #5 of 8
I'd say hold out for new models. The current 770's are pretty much 680's with new firmware and your 670 stock isn't that much behind them so not worthy of an upgrade unless you simply want a better OC'ing card and have the extra cash.

I honestly would never switch from a single higher card to SLI lower cards, just MHO.

I'm kind of in the same situation right now. I wanted SLI but I'm finding it hard to find a second FTW+ 4GB 670 at a good price so now I'm just going to hold out a year I think and see what options become available.
 
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I'm also considering getting a 2nd 670, however, without selling my current card I only have about $250 to spend on a GPU so I'd need to find one used (and OCing is half the fun smile.gif )
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Originally Posted by ned99 View Post

Hi everyone.

I've got a GTX 670 that refuses to OC and am thinking about upgrading to something else (I hate this card passionately). I figure I could probably sell it for around $250 which means I'd have about $450 to spend on a new GPU but I can't decide what's best for my 1080p setup.

It seems like SLI'd 650 Ti Boosts are a great price/performance option, but they have the same amount of VRAM as the 670 so would it make more sense to get a 4gb GTX 760 (or even a 2gb 770)? Or is now a terrible time to buy since the new AMD cards are coming out in October (hopefully). Any help making a decision would be much appreciated!

What do you hate about the 670? The GTX 760 is practically the same GPU with one more SMX and a little faster clock.

If you're going for an "upgrade" I think you should shoot for no lower than a GTX 770 or get another 670 and SLI it with the one you have now.

None of the boards you listed will take good advantage of 4GB of VRAM. By the time you get texture loads over 2GB, the card is going to start running out of GPU horsepower.

Greg
post #8 of 8
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Thanks for the fast advice everyone. You've convinced me to wait until the next gen as no "upgrade" really seems to make sense in my price range. If only there was a 750 ti I'd be in SLI business! biggrin.gif
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