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I just want to know if the 780 is worth the extra money over the 770. I just built my first rig, but I don't have a gpu yet due to lack of funds, and I want to know if It is worth waiting a little longer so I can get a 780, or should I wait for 800 series?
    
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post #2 of 39
Try to get a gtx 780 for around $440 used and it's well worth it.
Roughly 20% more performance than a gtx 770
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Yessir! Why wait...? Buy the best that you can afford and SLI later, your investment goes a longer way. thumb.gif
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post #4 of 39
Yes for sure. We dont have any clue about maxwell but you can wait if you dont have the funds.

Either way 780>770
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post #5 of 39
it sure is -

post #6 of 39
It benches around 30% better, for a little bit more than that gain percentage in cost.

If you're running a single monitor setup, don't bother. If you use triple monitors I don't see why not to go with it.
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Yes thumb.gif

770 is a high clocked 680.
780 is a different card family.
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Sounds good. I will go with a 780!
    
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I both agree and disagree with the used card. if you can find it for cheap enough go for it, however with a brand new card you typically get 1 year minimum warranty. I just picked up a 770 gigabyte triple windforce cooler for $330 shipped. although the price tag of over 500 for a new 780 is not worth it when 2 770s would out perform it by quite a bit in most applications.
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

Yes thumb.gif

770 is a high clocked 680.
780 is a different card family.

how so? I thought the 780 is the same chipset (gk14 or something like that lol) like the rest of the 700 and 600 series
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