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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

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.

 

Or, you can go EVGA B-stock and get a 1 year limited warranty, and it would cost about $400, which makes it very much worth it.

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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post

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

770 = GK 104
780 = GK 110

lol and here I am selling a 17 day old 780 on craigslist and no one wants it...

Anyway from I went from 770 4GB to 780 3GB and it was a good boost, but it depends on your game.. you'll see rougly 15% overall increase without tweaking/overclocking...

for 1080p @60Hz gaming 770 is good enough, 120Hz the 780 helps a good bit
Edited by UZ7 - 4/2/14 at 12:32pm
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post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377 View Post

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.

In what respect ?

780 for 1080p is great for all the bells and whistles - i dont know where people get the idea that these high end cards are a waste at 1080p rolleyes.gif
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But I thought the 700 series was both based off Kepler and using both gk104 and 110
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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

GTX770 is GK104
GTX780 is GK110 (as is Titan and 780ti)
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No it's not worth it. GTX 770 will play all games fine at maximum settings at a respectable resolution (1080p to 1600p) at above 30 fps in single player and 60 fps in multi player games. Overclock it and it will be close to GTX 780 speed, more than enough. If you cannot play at maximum settings then lower the AA (not needed at 1440p or above btw), or find that setting that virtually makes no difference and that taxes your gpu for absolutely nothing.
Edited by Bartouille - 4/2/14 at 12:35pm
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post #17 of 39
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In what respect ?

780 for 1080p is great for all the bells and whistles - i dont know where people get the idea that these high end cards are a waste at 1080p rolleyes.gif

My GTX 550 Ti plays most of my games at 1080p at over 100FPS.
The 770 is capable enough for most games at 1080p, and the OP is asking if it's worth the extra money.

Price to Performance ratio going from a 770 to a 780 is still quite good, as it doesn't raise much, but it's a step up in tier and that's not really needed too much.
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post #18 of 39
weather it's worth it or not is entirely up to the titles you play and your budget. if you only play older games like over 1 year old i would say 770 is plenty. if you plan on purchasing new highly demanding games as soon as they come out in hopes of maxxing it out, go for the 780. 770 is plenty for my second rig running 3x 1600x900 monitors in surround.
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No it's not worth it. GTX 770 will play all games fine at maximum settings at a respectable resolution (1080p to 1600p) at above 30 fps in single player and 60 fps in multi player games. Overclock it and it will be close to GTX 780 speed, more than enough. If you cannot play at maximum settings then lower the AA (not needed at 1440p or above btw), or find that setting that virtually makes no difference and that taxes your gpu for absolutely nothing.

Exactly why i would have a 780 over a 770 - even a titan just gets 62fps in crysis 3 - check

tired - i will go and yawn somewhere biggrin.gif
post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377 View Post

My GTX 550 Ti plays most of my games at 1080p at over 100FPS.
The 770 is capable enough for most games at 1080p, and the OP is asking if it's worth the extra money.

Price to Performance ratio going from a 770 to a 780 is still quite good, as it doesn't raise much, but it's a step up in tier and that's not really needed too much.
What games? This sounds to good to be true smile.gif
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