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why he would buy a worse card?

Yes the 780ti outperforms the 970 on some things.
But he gains DSR, MFAA and other technologies associated with the new maxwell architecture, then there is:
More VRAM
Higher Pixel rate
More render output processors
Lower TDP
Cooler and Quieter

Sure the 780ti will be a beast for what he is doing now. Im not demonizing the 780ti at all, they are still very powerful GPUs.And that price may get the last of a discontinued architecture sold. Still he asked for an Opinion, and thats what I gave him. For 25 dollars difference "I" as in "MY OPINION" would go with the newer architecture and all it brings to the table.
   
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Yes the 780ti outperforms the 970 on some things.
But he gains DSR, MFAA and other technologies associated with the new maxwell architecture, then there is:
More VRAM
Higher Pixel rate
More render output processors
Lower TDP
Cooler and Quieter

Sure the 780ti will be a beast for what he is doing now. Im not demonizing the 780ti at all, they are still very powerful GPUs.And that price may get the last of a discontinued architecture sold. Still he asked for an Opinion, and thats what I gave him. For 25 dollars difference "I" as in "MY OPINION" would go with the newer architecture and all it brings to the table.
for 1080-3GB is enough
He can use DSR on kepler.and SSAA on DSR/Downsampling is enough than just using the propietary filter
The gpgpu compute is the same on kepler.
The gm204 are midrange gpus therefore they have the power consumption/temp of such.
post #13 of 31
The 780ti is still a pretty good card. It is still quite competitive and is generally faster in benching.
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Also note that with newer drivers, performance may go up for the 970. He may not plan to get 4k soon, but who knows. For 20$ extra, I think the more vram, higher resolution support (including DSR) as well as power savings and lower temperature are worth it. That is my opinion.
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OP, you could just get another 4GB 670 for around $150 and SLI. You would out perform both the other cards and retain the 4GB of memory thumb.gif

You could put the extra $150+ towards other stuff.
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$25 difference, I still would have to go for the newer architecture. To many advantages for the price difference. The 780ti is still a heck of a card though. Good luck with whatever you choose. thumb.gif
why he would buy a worse card? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What drivers was tested in this benchmark? It makes a big difference on the 970 they have gotten allot more performance out of it in the last update.




I'd say get the 970 4GB instead. 3GB is not enough I just came off some 7970's and games like farcry 4 and shadow of moridor max out the memory and stutter like hell even on 1920 x 1080.
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im one of those types that doesn't upgrade unless absolutely necessary, but I know ill want to play the new batman arkham knight game and I already preordered the new Resident Evil/Biohazard HD Remake and I can say this much....I have noticed on Skyrim with the HD Texture pack and a whole bunch of mods my gpu suffers just slightly unless I overclock it. the games I play most are first person shooters in the vein of UT and Quake and Doom so those are a bit older, I used to get into Call of Duty MW but haven't really got into any of the newer call of duty games and they don't really impress me too much. I like RPG and such and have yet to play Dishonored even though I purchased it already. I use dual monitors that are 1080p but I have no need or wish to play at 4k and I only use the 2nd monitor to surf the web when playing games on my 1st screen. I have no need to go surround as I just don't have the space to have 3 monitors and that really doesn't bother me so much as I just want to be able to max newer games at 1080p for a while. I am seeking a new card that wont break my bank and don't want to spend much over 350 at all but will allow me to max games at 1080p for at least 2 years. my last video upgrade was from SLI'd 570s to the single 670 4gb FTW that I purchased used off here. I really was shocked to find a GTX 780 TI for that price at microcenter and was really keyed in on buying it but I have not as of yet. I can only imagine that that card wont last for $314.95, but again im trying to be realistic and I want the very best performance I can get for the money or I will just push my 670 4gb ftw a bit harder with an overclock past the 50 MHz I have bumped it on the core and memory. SLI is fun and I do have enough power supply to support it but what happens when my cards go down to literally worth nothing more then $100 per card and I know I sunk over $300 on this very card back almost 2 years ago.
 
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Dual 670s out perform a single 780ti and you would still have more vram than a 780ti. You would use a little more power but you would be saving over $150 if you could find a good price on another 4GB 670. Just my 2cents.gif worth but if I were in your position that is what I would do. If my 680s were 4GB, it would have been a long time b4 I would have considered an upgrade. That is the only reason I am starting a SLI upgrade on my sig.
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I say either SLI 670s or buy a 970. Driver improvements have made a MASSIVE difference in 9x0 series so far. The 970 would also use quite a bit less power (some people don't care for that), have 1GB more VRAM than the 780ti, and would likely run quieter too.
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im not going to SLI again....just nah. I took a big nasty bath on the SLI'd 570s and would rather switch to AMD with an r9 290x then SLI at this point. I was just looking on ebay and I cant find a single 670 4gb ftw video card.
 
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