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Hello all,

I'm in the process of selling my 290X, and I have my NVIDIA card selection down to two of them:

The MSI 780ti gaming, and the EVGA 780ti superclocked with acx cooler. Reading the reviews online, they are pretty much neck and neck, but I was hoping people with these cards can advise me on which would be the better selection overall. I have read that the EVGA card overclocks better. I'm not looking to do any crazy overclocking; only what can be pushed up on the stock voltage. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you guys!
post #2 of 17
don't buy either one, save your money and get a 780 non ti version and overclock it.
the 780ti only gives about 10% more performance in gaming if that, in benchmarks it gives around 20% more performance.
but I care about gaming performance over benchmark performance.
you can overclock the 780 non ti to just about match the 780ti in gaming.
as for brand, get the EVGA over the MSI for quality and warranty
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EVGA if you are buying new. Step-up program and great RMA if you need it.
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EVGA all the way. If you ever have to RMA they'll have a new gpu in your hands within a week.
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don't buy either one, save your money and get a 780 non ti version and overclock it.
the 780ti only gives about 10% more performance in gaming if that, in benchmarks it gives around 20% more performance.
but I care about gaming performance over benchmark performance.
you can overclock the 780 non ti to just about match the 780ti in gaming.
as for brand, get the EVGA over the MSI for quality and warranty

Thank you for the response. What about the new cards that are supposedly coming out in a few months;would I be able to get my money's worth if I sell the one I'm about to buy for those?
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EVGA all the way. If you ever have to RMA they'll have a new gpu in your hands within a week.

Thank you! You all but reconfirmed my original option.
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EVGA if you are buying new. Step-up program and great RMA if you need it.

Thank you for your response, much appreciated! Definitely going with EVGA then
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Thank you for the response. What about the new cards that are supposedly coming out in a few months;would I be able to get my money's worth if I sell the one I'm about to buy for those?


I have not researched any of the new Nvidia 800 series gpu's that are suppose to be out this year.
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post #9 of 17
Yes EVGA is the best one to go with all around over any other company. They have been a fantastic player in the game for a looong time and have never had any complaints. I have the EVGA 780 ACX myself ( for the last 3 weeks) This thing is smoooking fast... I OCed it to 1228mhz easy and no voltage changes.. Its a hell of a GPU
post #10 of 17
As for the 800 series I forgot all about them otherwise I would wait for those bad boys... If your not too anxious.. But the 780s are killer cards and what the guy said above get the non Ti version. Saved me couple hundred $$ and getting almost the same performance for that much less
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