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Upgrade a GTX 670 FTW to a GTX 780?

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April 24, 2013 5:59:56 PM

I'm really interested in getting a GTX 780, I currently am running an i5 3570k @4.2ghz and a GTX 670 FTW. I'm looking for some advice on whether I should buy the 780 or not, money is not really a problem for me, I was thinking about using the 670 for a mobile gaming pc build or just selling it.

I need some opinions, to help make a decision.
(GTX 780 is expected end of May)

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April 24, 2013 6:07:49 PM

Wait for benchmarks first if my guess is correct it won't be more then 15 -20% faster.
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April 24, 2013 6:08:22 PM

It's not a big upgrade .... I'm thinking 15%
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April 24, 2013 6:10:50 PM

My guess is that the 780 will be 10-15% better than a 680 at most. If that's the case, is $500 worth it to you? Why not just get another 670? It's less money for a greater improvement. If money is not an option, you might as well get a Titan. It's 40-75% of an improvement over a 680, even more for a 670.
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April 24, 2013 6:44:06 PM

The articles are saying about 30% increase from a 680.
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April 24, 2013 6:49:14 PM

is that based on actual benchmarks? or speculation based on specs?
usually it is not practical to buy from succeeding generations. better off skipping at least 1 generation, saves money and you will feel the improvement.
if money is not a problem, then sli that thing. otherwise you might end up buying gtx 880 on 2014
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April 24, 2013 6:52:56 PM

Rapple_43 said:
The articles are saying about 30% increase from a 680.
That's just talk not facts or proof i assume. Do you have a link i would be interested in checking it out.:) 

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April 24, 2013 7:05:21 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Rapple_43 said:
The articles are saying about 30% increase from a 680.
That's just talk not facts or proof i assume. Do you have a link i would be interested in checking it out.:) 



Yeah you are right, think I might just go SLI and liquid cool my system.
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April 24, 2013 8:56:42 PM

Rapple_43 said:
bigcyco1 said:
Rapple_43 said:
The articles are saying about 30% increase from a 680.
That's just talk not facts or proof i assume. Do you have a link i would be interested in checking it out.:) 



Yeah you are right, think I might just go SLI and liquid cool my system.
Sounds good do as you please.I just don't see any point in upgrading yet. ;) 

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April 29, 2013 8:18:54 PM

The 700 series is just going to be a refresh of Kepler with slightly higher clocks - I'm highly dubious of any 30% claim unless it's coming from a long time ago, when we thought the 700 series would be Maxwell, in which case it's irrelevant.

As for SLI and liquid cooling... do you honestly need it? I haven't seen anything yet that a 670 ftw honestly struggles with.
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April 30, 2013 4:44:22 AM

Rapple_43 said:
The articles are saying about 30% increase from a 680.


How would it be a 30% improvement over the 680 when the Titan is only 25%?

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April 30, 2013 5:15:27 AM

Rapple_43 said:
I'm really interested in getting a GTX 780, I currently am running an i5 3570k @4.2ghz and a GTX 670 FTW. I'm looking for some advice on whether I should buy the 780 or not, money is not really a problem for me, I was thinking about using the 670 for a mobile gaming pc build or just selling it.

I need some opinions, to help make a decision.
(GTX 780 is expected end of May)


The best Card to upgrade = A card that can let you play the games in the acceptable fps in your mind with the settings pleasing your eyes.

The time to upgrade = When your present card doesn't let you play the games in the acceptable fps in your mind with the settings pleasing your eyes.

If you can wait it is really appreciable as 670 to 680 is not a huge upgrade in performance. Also by waiting to 780 you can gain same power consumption as 670 i think. There is a possibility that first 700 series card might be 780

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April 30, 2013 10:10:41 AM

Mutant, I think you misread his post - he already IS talking about waiting for the 780, not upgrading to a 680.
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May 1, 2013 2:13:44 AM

DarkSable said:
Mutant, I think you misread his post - he already IS talking about waiting for the 780, not upgrading to a 680.


Yes sorry!!!
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