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I heard they said they won't lower the price of the 770, although even if they did do you think it would come down enough to be in my budget? I'd guess probably not.

Used 7870s are in the $100 range right now though.
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7970 ghz edition is still bang for your buck

pulls ahead of all the nvidia cards under $450
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Used 7870s are in the $100 range right now though.

How is the price of used 7870's going to have any bearing on how much 770 prices will drop by?
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7970 ghz edition is still bang for your buck

pulls ahead of all the nvidia cards under $450

I actually bought and returned a 7970 matrix platinum yesterday as it wouldn't fit in my case. But now after taking it back I am thinking about sticking with nvidia, for the moment at least.
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post #14 of 18
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How is the price of used 7870's going to have any bearing on how much 770 prices will drop by?
I actually bought and returned a 7970 matrix platinum yesterday as it wouldn't fit in my case. But now after taking it back I am thinking about sticking with nvidia, for the moment at least.

oh sorry to hear about that

what about the EVGA 670 SC edition its only 5% slower than the 680 and probs will oc to get to 680 performance
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Ok, I can get a GTX 680 Power Edition for about £230 which is about £100 less than the current prices of GTX 770's. What do you think? Should I just go for it as I don't think I'm ever going to get a 770 or anything better than this card for close to that price. Only thing is I would like more than 2GB VRAM but from what I've read overall it sounds like I won't need it unless I want to play at high res or multiple monitors. Personally I think this seems like a great deal for an nvidia card that's as close to a 770 as it gets apart from the lightning which it basically is anyways. What would you do?
Edited by smaudioz - 10/17/13 at 7:18am
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Ok, I can get a GTX 680 Power Edition for about £230 which is about £100 less than the current prices of GTX 770's. What do you think? Should I just go for it as I don't think I'm ever going to get a 770 or anything better than this card for close to that price. Only thing is I would like more than 2GB VRAM but from what I've read overall it sounds like I won't need it unless I want to play at high res or multiple monitors. Personally I think this seems like a great deal for an nvidia card that's as close to a 770 as it gets apart from the lightning which it basically is anyways. What would you do?

That's a great price I brought the 2GB MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC for £234 about a month ago and it is a great card. The power edition is a better card although not quieter and you don't mind the yellow colour. You should be able to overclock and get close to 770 performance and save £100. The main difference when overclocking is the 680 is voltage limited and the 770 is temp limited.

My understanding is the PE is a rebinned Lightening so probably not going to overclock brilliantly but at the price it is a no brainer vs the 770 and I would always choose over a 760. You don't need more than 2GB vram for your current display and if you did change to a very high resolution solution the GPU itself would not be powerful enough.
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Hmm, what about in the future though? I mean people say my current card - the gtx 570 - is still good enough to run modern games but is only bottlenecked by it's vram (which I personally haven't experienced myself but I don't play loads of different games). But at the time people said 1.25GB would be enough.
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The future is the future. If you get to a resolution that needs more than 2GB vram I would bet the GPU would not cope with demanding games at the resolution. A 680 or 770 is perfectly matched for 2GB.
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