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Title sums it up really.

Should I sell my 670 FTWs and buy a 780Ti, or should I wait for Maxwell to release?

As I understand a 780Ti will be pretty much on par with 670 FTW SLi with the added bonus of a single card set up (less noise & heat) and an extra GB of VRAM which will come in handy for Skyrim (highly modified) and BF4.

Your thoughts are much appreciated.
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For yoyr setup, i would wait. You should be all over the 120 fps in Bf4, how does it do in Skyrim with your mods you run?

Maxwell replacements foe the upper end is foing to be a while. My guess is Q3/Q4.

If you can hold out till then, I would. That is just me though.
    
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Thanks for the input. Waiting for Maxwell will be the smart thing to do but its resisting the temptation to upgrade that's the problem smile.gif.

Skyrim runs OK. It's constantly maxed at 2GB VRAM but I manage to maintain a solid 60FPS 99% of the time with the odd spike now and then, usually when quickly turning around or immediately entering a town. It would be nice to have more headroom for more mods and I will probably upgrade to 2560x1440 this year.

Does any one have an idea or able to make an educated guess as to how much VRAM the 870 & 880 will have?
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The best thing is to wait and see what Maxwell brings.
And sell one 670gtx to have a bit more money than selling both cheaper...

What do you think about amd pirate islands?.


Edit:I think that the GM104 with 256bits will have 3.5gb or 4gb

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Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/13/14 at 11:29am
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Yeah, I have to agree with Pontiac on the vram thing. I would be shocked if you dont see 4gb of vram start being the norm.

The only way I would suggest going gk110 now, is if nVidia actually does release the 6gb vram version on the ti. And that is only the if the prices aren't TOO terribly bad.
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Yeah, I have to agree with Pontiac on the vram thing. I would be shocked if you dont see 4gb of vram start being the norm.

The only way I would suggest going gk110 now, is if nVidia actually does release the 6gb vram version on the ti. And that is only the if the prices aren't TOO terribly bad.
in fact the 780ti should be 6gb...the gtx ritan has lower performance(in some cases) and it has 100% more vram
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The best thing is to wait and see what Maxwell brings.

What do you think about amd pirate islands?.

Edit:I think that the GM104 with 256bits will have 3.5gb or 4gb

Quote:
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Yeah, I have to agree with Pontiac on the vram thing. I would be shocked if you dont see 4gb of vram start being the norm.

That's what I was thinking/ expecting/ hoping for. I would be surprised too if it wasn't in the 4GB region.

I'm an impatient person but I have had my 670s for nearly 2 years now- a couple more months won't hurt, it's not like they're scrapping by.

Thanks to both of you who replied. I will try to hold out and see what Maxwell brings to the table. As for Pirate Islands, I don't know much about it.
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That's what I was thinking/ expecting/ hoping for. I would be surprised too if it wasn't in the 4GB region.

I'm an impatient person but I have had my 670s for nearly 2 years now- a couple more months won't hurt, it's not like they're scrapping by.

Thanks to both of you who replied. I will try to hold out and see what Maxwell brings to the table. As for Pirate Islands, I don't know much about it.
it will be the same as gnc .high gpgpu performance(which uses opencl in programs like luxrender,3ds max design,sony vegas,others),more vram for high end cards(5/6gb?).no need of crossfire bridge.and they would go fast if litecoin miners still have high exchange rate of litecoin/usd ratio.
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/13/14 at 12:40pm
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Would a 3GB 780 Ti SC ACX be equivalent to 2GB 670 FTW SLi in terms of performance?

I could do with the extra GB of VRAM from a heavily modified Skyrim and I would love to have less heat and especially noise in my system- the ACX is (I've read) supposed be almost inaudible.

I am also sick to death of poor SLi support: Total War: Rome II for example. In games such as this that do not support SLi I would get a significant boost.

Any news if there will be a 790 before Maxwell releases?
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There are rumors that the 790 will show up soon how soon idk lol.....also 670 sli is still very powerful indeed and the only thing holding it back would be 2gb of vram if you use a lot of AA or games that require lots vram...other than that ur 670 sli is more powerful than a single 780 ti in most caes but creates more heat noice etc...

Imo I would wait a bit longer to see what the 790 looks like or what Maxwell may have to offer....at this point just keep the 670's for a bit longer wink.gif

I just sold my 780 classified to buddy for cheap and bought a single 580 gtx 3gb since im no longer playing shooter games like battlefield anymore for along time and sticking with mmo's you simply don't need a crazy gpu just a good balance of cpu/ram speed and a descent gpu...
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