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post #21 of 29
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Is it because they have the same GK110 ?

Questions answered, please close thread. Thanks Guys.

They are essentially the same. They are both gk110, however the 780 has less cuda cores and ram. Essentially the same ans ocing can put them on par or above.
post #22 of 29
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post #23 of 29
I would definitely go with an AMD GPU for any 3d work, CAD, etc. The extra ram on the card will do much better and I have found that with those applications AMD works better.
post #24 of 29
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I would definitely go with an AMD GPU for any 3d work, CAD, etc. The extra ram on the card will do much better and I have found that with those applications AMD works better.

Yes, but i definitely don't want give up the sweet gaming performance that Nvidia offers.

So give me a reason to go AMD.

and should i go 7970 over the 770?

or should i just Crossfire 7950s from the start?

Cheers!
post #25 of 29
Seems like you've already made up your mind. I'd go with whatever rocks your boat. The thing with AMD is that drivers can be a hassle at times. Same thing goes for Nvidia but that happens less often. With that said, if you stick to a functioning driver, you probably won't have problems there unless your hardware fails.

Most problems with drivers are as a result of updating to beta versions which aren't perfectly stable most of the time...duh...that's why they are called betas, right?
post #26 of 29
Just realize that the micro stutter and framerate pacing driver fix only works with DX11 games currently. Something to keep in mind before people start rolling out the Crossfire suggestions. There are still plenty of games that don't have DX11. Granted a lot of good games right now, like recent Triple A titles are DX11, any older games you might want to play are not going to have the driver fix work.

Anyway, although Crossfire 7950's is a great option for the price of about $400 and they overclock nicely too. I would still try to consider grabbing a strong single card solution in the mean time and if you find you need the extra power later on you add a second card.

So I would look at a SAPPHIRE 7970 OC With Boost or an EVGA GTX 770 Classified with EVGA ACX Cooler. I would say go with the Vapor-X GHz Edition 7970 but, for the most part it's not worth the price premium when you can just flash the OC model with the GHz bios and get the same clocks out of it.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Just realize that the micro stutter and framerate pacing driver fix only works with DX11 games currently. Something to keep in mind before people start rolling out the Crossfire suggestions. There are still plenty of games that don't have DX11. Granted a lot of good games right now, like recent Triple A titles are DX11, any older games you might want to play are not going to have the driver fix work.

Anyway, although Crossfire 7950's is a great option for the price of about $400 and they overclock nicely too. I would still try to consider grabbing a strong single card solution in the mean time and if you find you need the extra power later on you add a second card.

So I would look at a SAPPHIRE 7970 OC With Boost or an EVGA GTX 770 Classified with EVGA ACX Cooler. I would say go with the Vapor-X GHz Edition 7970 but, for the most part it's not worth the price premium when you can just flash the OC model with the GHz bios and get the same clocks out of it.

I chose the non Classified version, because the performance is marginal. i think i'd go with the GTX 770.

Now i've been thinking. out of pure performance, who wins?

1. EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC
2. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC
3. ASUS DCII GeForce GTX 770

?? please note that i'm not in the USA. ( actually egypt )

Does any of these offer warranty in my country?

Cheers!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by iNfiniGUN View Post

I chose the non Classified version, because the performance is marginal. i think i'd go with the GTX 770.

Now i've been thinking. out of pure performance, who wins?

1. EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC
2. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC
3. ASUS DCII GeForce GTX 770

?? please note that i'm not in the USA. ( actually egypt )

Does any of these offer warranty in my country?

Cheers!

If you are just going to air cool. You'd see the lowest temps with the ASUS. I've heard the ASUS DCII is just an amazing cooler. I chose the 780 classy myself because I wanted to be able to OC as much as possible and I plan on putting the suckers under water. (Currently stable at 1254MH at 1.23 volts.)

As for performance the difference between the three will be marginal. Because their OCs are all so close. As for OCing. It's really just the luck of the draw.

As for the warranty situation. I have no clue if they offer a warranty in Egypt. EVGA has the best warranty. ASUS, from what I have heard, takes a long time, and I've never really heard anything about Gigabyte's warranty. I'm sure EVGA would let you ship it to them and have it RMA'd. I'd just call their nearest location to you and speak with them on the phone about it before I pulled the trigger.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by iNfiniGUN View Post

I chose the non Classified version, because the performance is marginal. i think i'd go with the GTX 770.

Now i've been thinking. out of pure performance, who wins?

1. EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC
2. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC
3. ASUS DCII GeForce GTX 770

?? please note that i'm not in the USA. ( actually egypt )

Does any of these offer warranty in my country?

Cheers!

The performance stock may seem marginal, however the overclocking headroom will be better on the 770 Classified. A 1350MHz core overclock and 8000MHz memory overclock is not going to happen often on any of those models you listed, whereas with the Classified it will be more possible. Additionally it has 4GB of VRAM, and traditionally you will run out of GPU horsepower before you hit the 4GB of VRAM buffer. However, the 4GB of VRAM allows you to add another Classified or possibly even a third down the road where then the 4GB of VRAM can be utilized since you will have the power. Plus if you ever want to get into modding games, you will hit a 2GB of VRAM wall quite quickly. Lastly with the next generation games coming in soon, it doesn't hurt. I wouldn't recommend getting a 4GB 770 unless it was a classified because then at least you will have the overclock head room since it still is on a 256 bit bus interface.

If none of these are concerns for you, I would look at the EVGA 770 SC w/ ACX or Gigabyte 770 Windforce 3X. Which both have proven to give superb overclocks with decent silicon lottery numbers (1280-1350 cores, up to 7800-8000MHz memory clocks) since Boost 2.0 is temperature dependent.

With warranty, most likely your best bet is with EVGA.
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