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770 vs waiting for 800 series (@ 1440p)

Poll Results: 800 series worth waiting for at this point?

 
  • 61% (8)
    Nah, buy today, there's always better tech around the corner
  • 38% (5)
    Make do, save the cash, get an 800 series card
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post #1 of 7
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Hey all,
I just got a Korean 1440p QNIX monitor, and my poor little 560ti is struggling (as expected) and am looking to get better frame rates at this res. I can probably spend *just* north of $300 this time around, and was looking at a 770 (this is currently $320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741) but there have been rumors, as always, about a possible Q1 or Q2 2014 GTX 800 series release.

I can still max League of Legends and a few other games I play a lot of, but a few more demanding titles are struggling (Witcher 2, Just Cause 2 MP, Skyrim).

The question is what would you do in my shoes? Do I "make do" for a few to many months in hopes the 800 series is on the way quickly and worth waiting for?

-Odel
Edited by Odel - 12/22/13 at 3:22am
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Difficult situation. We don't have any info about their performance or release date (other than rumours), so you might want to go with the 770. But on the other hand they might be amazing haha biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 7
I'd drop a second cheapest used 560ti you can find to hold you over until 800 series come out.

I was in a similar situation, had a single 660 that I bought at launch, then 8 months later built a new PC, and acquired 1440p monitor. Got a second 'open box' 660 for as cheap as possible, without spending 500+ on a single high end gpu. I'm upgrading once the 800 series are out.
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You will never buy a GPU if all you think is "next gen is going to be better,i'll wait for it", buy what you can now and enjoy it while you can. unless the release date is really close.

P.S you will have to wait at least till Q2 2014 before you see any signs of Maxwell.
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post #5 of 7
At 1440p a 770 will struggle as well. I would either try to find a good deal on a 290/780 or wait for the 800 series.
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There's a lot of speculation of the release dates, you could be waiting for a long time. Also, it's usually not a good idea to buy into new architecture when it first launches. If you're able to make due with the 560ti, the 770 will make things much easier on you, but it still won't beast games at that res. Still it will offer a better gaming experience than what you have. Get the 770, sell off the 560ti, and whenever the 8 series comes out then you can decide what you want to do. And dumping a 7 series card at that time won't be tough. A lot of ppl look for deals on the past generation tech when the new one launches.

Trying to get a great deal on a 780 would put you in a great spot but that's really pushing it with a ~$300 budget. You might have to buy into something merky and end up screwed, so I would go the safe route on a 770 unless you could up the budget a bit for a reasonable used 780.
post #7 of 7
I don't think adding another 580ti will do the trick.
The problem with the 1440p is you need more GPU memory. You should get a card with at least 3GB. Right now when I play BF4 I'm at about 2.2GB and that will only increase as newer titles come out.
I agree with waiting for the next best thing is silly. When the 800 series comes out we'll start hearing about the 900's.
Just get a 780ti and you won't be sorry. Unless you plan on adding a second or third 1440p. Then get a Titan. Remember when you SLI video cards, it doesn't double the video memory, that remains the same. So for multi monitor setups, you'll need allot of video memory for that resolution.
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