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GTX 780 - worth buying or not?

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May 31, 2013 12:23:44 PM

Hi guys,

I am currently using a 2010 MacBook Pro with a freaking gt330m on it. Since it cannot even handle most games in 2012 well, I guess it's time for me to build a gaming PC.

I came across this inno3D GTX 780 OC with triple fans on it. Test from another site shows that it actually outperforms GTX Titan by 4% overall. This really amazed me, since it's only about half the price of Titan and delivers great value per performance.

The problem is, should I wait until late 2013 for Radeon HD 9970? Leaks say that it will be using a new architecture and could potentially be a game changer as well as a competitor to Maxwell. I dunno man, should i just buy a GTX 780 or wait for another several months?

Sorry for the poor english

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May 31, 2013 12:27:39 PM

Depends if you want the pc sooner or not. TBH both will play games maxed out for a while anyway.
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May 31, 2013 12:31:52 PM

Do you guys have any clue about what is HD 9970 up to? If it only outperforms a little then i wouldnt mind to upgrade to GTX 780 soon, but if the difference is huge then I will probably get insomnia...
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May 31, 2013 12:34:43 PM

marknothree said:
Do you guys have any clue about what is HD 9970 up to? If it only outperforms a little then i wouldnt mind to upgrade to GTX 780 soon, but if the difference is huge then I will probably get insomnia...


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Leaks say..

Never trust leaks, 90% of the time they're bullshit. The only way to really find out is to wait :p 
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May 31, 2013 12:39:52 PM

marknothree said:
Hi guys,

I am currently using a 2010 MacBook Pro with a freaking gt330m on it. Since it cannot even handle most games in 2012 well, I guess it's time for me to build a gaming PC.

I came across this inno3D GTX 780 OC with triple fans on it. Test from another site shows that it actually outperforms GTX Titan by 4% overall. This really amazed me, since it's only about half the price of Titan and delivers great value per performance.

The problem is, should I wait until late 2013 for Radeon HD 9970? Leaks say that it will be using a new architecture and could potentially be a game changer as well as a competitor to Maxwell. I dunno man, should i just buy a GTX 780 or wait for another several months?

Sorry for the poor english


Don't worry there is ALWAYS something better coming.If you get gtx 780 then 4 months later AMD 9970 will be stronger then if you get 9970 4 months later Nvidia Maxwell gtx880 will be better and then again 4months later AMD xxxx..don't worry about that. Gtx 780 is best card now and it will last for years.You want to know how much is good? It outperforms gtx 680 by 20-25%,and gtx 680 is card that runs not even released Unreal Engine 4 in 60fps.Enough said. Go for 780 its a beast,90%of Titan for 400$ cheaper.(yours even outperform it).Price is still ridiculous high but if if you have money go for it,i know i would. New Haswell will probably come in few days+ paired with gtx 780 you have a very nice setup.
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May 31, 2013 12:42:02 PM

MJSBLUES said:
marknothree said:
Do you guys have any clue about what is HD 9970 up to? If it only outperforms a little then i wouldnt mind to upgrade to GTX 780 soon, but if the difference is huge then I will probably get insomnia...


Quote:
Leaks say..

Never trust leaks, 90% of the time they're bullshit. The only way to really find out is to wait :p 


True, but there are things that people are quite certain about Volcanic Islands, such as 20nm technology and greater performance than GTX 780( AMD isn't dumb enough to make a worse graphics card :D ).

I think at this stage it's all about speculation and expectation isn't it?:) 
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May 31, 2013 12:43:08 PM

MJSBLUES said:
marknothree said:
Do you guys have any clue about what is HD 9970 up to? If it only outperforms a little then i wouldnt mind to upgrade to GTX 780 soon, but if the difference is huge then I will probably get insomnia...


Quote:
Leaks say..

Never trust leaks, 90% of the time they're bullshit. The only way to really find out is to wait :p 


I'm not sure about that. Every rumour in past few months for ps4,xbone,gtx 700 series were true
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May 31, 2013 12:51:17 PM

GotR1GHT said:
MJSBLUES said:
marknothree said:
Do you guys have any clue about what is HD 9970 up to? If it only outperforms a little then i wouldnt mind to upgrade to GTX 780 soon, but if the difference is huge then I will probably get insomnia...


Quote:
Leaks say..

Never trust leaks, 90% of the time they're bullshit. The only way to really find out is to wait :p 


I'm not sure about that. Every rumour in past few months for ps4,xbone,gtx 700 series were true


Yeah but they probably leaked them out on purpose to keep the people excited and anticipated. Eh well, I choose not to trust them, but if other people do then what the heck.
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June 1, 2013 12:18:38 PM

Get the 770. It's only like $400 - $450 (I believe) and it gives amazing performance in every game.

It's an all around great card for a build that is good for a 780.
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June 2, 2013 4:35:56 AM

But isn't 770 close to 680, whereas 780 is close to Titan? In some games the difference in FPS can be as huge as 10 FPS (just imagine 36 FPS and 46 FPS)
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June 2, 2013 5:07:32 AM

Even when the new AMD cards will be released, the GTX 780 and 770 will perform like a beast, take for example an ATI RadeonHD 5870, you can max every game with it, considering you have a good CPU, ram, and a high-end mobo.
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