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The 6GB Version yes ... the 3GB no ... not only 3GB less VRAM but also not so many shaders.

When you find a used GTX970 for about 200$ its a good deal too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-Nvidia-GTX-970-4GB-w-ACX-1664-Cudas-VR-Ready-2-3-Day-Shipping-/122113428710

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-970-4GB-FTW-GAMING-ACX-2-0-04G-P4-3978-KR-/122096403475

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Probably not going to get a whole lot for your 480. I would check the classifieds here and even craigslist. I grabbed a 780ti for $120 on craigslist last week. You're coming from a very antiquated card, anything in the past 3 years is going to blow your socks off. You're just asking to waste money buying pascal or polaris at this point. Latest and greatest is fun, but foolish if you're trying to get bang for buck and pinching pennies.
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Probably not going to get a whole lot for your 480. I would check the classifieds here and even craigslist. I grabbed a 780ti for $120 on craigslist last week. You're coming from a very antiquated card, anything in the past 3 years is going to blow your socks off. You're just asking to waste money buying pascal or polaris at this point. Latest and greatest is fun, but foolish if you're trying to get bang for buck and pinching pennies.

I have to disagree with this statement. The GTX 1060 6GB and RX 480 8GB are not much faster than a 780 Ti (in some cases, the RX 480 is slower.) However, the extra VRAM and newer architectures mean longer support and longer life of the cards. I just got rid of my 780s because the VRAM was just not enough for 1440p+ resolutions. This means that as games become more complex, eventually 3GB won't be enough for 1080p either.

I'm not denying that you got a great deal on the 780 Ti, but people that are looking to keep their cards for more than a couple years should think wisely before settling on a GPU with only 3GB VRAM.
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I hadn't read a lot of the other comments besides the first page however, so far its a lot of great options. Personally I did the same thing, I had a 930 showing its age, reached out to see what I could do to improve. Checked the X58 thread for a long time before I did. I purchased a X5675 and I cranked it up to 4.2GHz , and I get around 120FPS on BF4 on ultra and 90-120FPS on BF1 beta that's out now on my 780 I OCed to 1200MHz, I couldn't be happier on my X5675 purchase. runs extremely fluid ( all games are on my SSD)

EDIT:

As well as I play BF4 on these settings at 1440P with everything cranked up on my 780. 780 or Ti would be a great benefit too, or 960 as suggested above. HBAO off and FXAA on medium, however changing other settings I see 0 difference, I get nothing but fluid motion on all games,
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post #35 of 50
I would not buy something which is out of warranty when i am short of money.

Most used GTX780ti will be out of warranty, when it dies he just wasted the money.

So buying a new GTX1060 3GB/6GB or a GTX970 from EVGA wich has warranty for 2nd,3rd etc. owner is a wiser choice

Plus there will be better driver support for the GPUs that are still being sold by the Etailers.
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I have to disagree with this statement. The GTX 1060 6GB and RX 480 8GB are not much faster than a 780 Ti (in some cases, the RX 480 is slower.) However, the extra VRAM and newer architectures mean longer support and longer life of the cards. I just got rid of my 780s because the VRAM was just not enough for 1440p+ resolutions. This means that as games become more complex, eventually 3GB won't be enough for 1080p either.

I'm not denying that you got a great deal on the 780 Ti, but people that are looking to keep their cards for more than a couple years should think wisely before settling on a GPU with only 3GB VRAM.

That the only bad thing really. For $120 GTX780 Ti is a very good deal for 1080p gaming. Yes 3GB should be more then enough.
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I have to disagree with this statement. The GTX 1060 6GB and RX 480 8GB are not much faster than a 780 Ti (in some cases, the RX 480 is slower.) However, the extra VRAM and newer architectures mean longer support and longer life of the cards. I just got rid of my 780s because the VRAM was just not enough for 1440p+ resolutions. This means that as games become more complex, eventually 3GB won't be enough for 1080p either.

I'm not denying that you got a great deal on the 780 Ti, but people that are looking to keep their cards for more than a couple years should think wisely before settling on a GPU with only 3GB VRAM.

I'm speaking from a standpoint of where OP is coming from (an older than dirt 480). He'll be going up almost 2000 cuda cores and up 3 generations. He really can't make a bad choice as long as he goes 28nm or better. My discouragement of pascal or polaris is strictly price gouging related. It's just not smart financially until prices regulate after 6 months or so.
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I'm speaking from a standpoint of where OP is coming from (an older than dirt 480). He'll be going up almost 2000 cuda cores and up 3 generations. He really can't make a bad choice as long as he goes 28nm or better. My discouragement of pascal or polaris is strictly price gouging related. It's just not smart financially until prices regulate after 6 months or so.

GTX480 to GTX780 TI is ~ 1 generation difference.
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GTX480 to GTX780 TI is ~ 1 generation difference.

3 series 5xx > 6xx > 7xx

Same gen doesn't always mean same performace look at a 780 and a 980, they are both 28nm (same gen)
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3 series 5xx > 6xx > 7xx

Same gen doesn't always mean same performace look at a 780 and a 980, they are both 28nm (same gen)
Nope. 780 Kepler > 980 Maxwell. Not same gen

480 was Fermi and the architecture after that was Kepler.
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