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GTX 780 or GTX 770 SLI?

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June 19, 2013 1:03:13 PM

Hello people, I have just finished building my first desktop and I'm investing on a graphics card, the last piece of the puzzle. I am contemplating about getting a 780 or a 770 and 2-way sli it. I'm longing to play games at the highest settings, such as the upcoming BF4.

Is the 780 and it's TITAN-like performance worth the $670 bucks? Or could I suffice with a 770 and 2-way sli it? I've looked at many benchmarks and reviews, both are great cards yet I can't seem to make up my mind. I just want your opinions, thanks!

PC specs:
CPU: i5 3570k @ 4.2 GHz
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: Topower 800W

Misc:
Corsair Vengeance C70
Corsair H100i

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June 19, 2013 1:06:56 PM

GojiraNeo said:
Hello people, I have just finished building my first desktop and I'm investing on a graphics card, the last piece of the puzzle. I am contemplating about getting a 780 or a 770 and 2-way sli it. I'm longing to play games at the highest settings, such as the upcoming BF4.

Is the 780 and it's TITAN-like performance worth the $670 bucks? Or could I suffice with a 770 and 2-way sli it? I've looked at many benchmarks and reviews, both are great cards yet I can't seem to make up my mind. I just want your opinions, thanks!

PC specs:
CPU: i5 3570k @ 4.2 GHz
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: Topower 800W

Misc:
Corsair Vengeance C70
Corsair H100i



770sli > 780 the price per performance is better with the 770
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June 19, 2013 1:15:51 PM

What resolution are you using? 770 SLI is faster, but the 780 will have more consistent frame variance, be quieter and draw less power. I'd be tempted to go 780 with 1080p @ 60hz, but go 770 SLI if you are trying for 120hz or higher resolutions.
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June 19, 2013 1:16:41 PM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
GojiraNeo said:
Hello people, I have just finished building my first desktop and I'm investing on a graphics card, the last piece of the puzzle. I am contemplating about getting a 780 or a 770 and 2-way sli it. I'm longing to play games at the highest settings, such as the upcoming BF4.

Is the 780 and it's TITAN-like performance worth the $670 bucks? Or could I suffice with a 770 and 2-way sli it? I've looked at many benchmarks and reviews, both are great cards yet I can't seem to make up my mind. I just want your opinions, thanks!

PC specs:
CPU: i5 3570k @ 4.2 GHz
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: Topower 800W

Misc:
Corsair Vengeance C70
Corsair H100i



770sli > 780 the price per performance is better with the 770


I appreciate your opinion. I think 770 sli is the right path! Being as though this whole pc-thing is a first for me, would I have to worry about my power consumption, overheating, driver issues? In other words, any cons of 2-way sli? I've heard that Ivy Bridge mobos heat up fast.
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June 19, 2013 1:19:24 PM

SLI, which I use, is pretty good, but not perfect.

Read through this review of the 7990 which is compared to the 690 and Titan. In all practicality, the 780 is about the same as the Titan. The 690 is very similar to 770 SLI, though the 770 SLI will be a bit faster.

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-...

Here is another one with the 770 SLI compared with the 780 in some of the games:
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-GeFo...
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June 19, 2013 1:21:43 PM

bystander said:
What resolution are you using? 770 SLI is faster, but the 780 will have more consistent frame variance, be quieter and draw less power. I'd be tempted to go 780 with 1080p @ 60hz, but go 770 SLI if you are trying for 120hz or higher resolutions.


Not really in the cutting edge area but my resolution is 1920x1080 along with 1080p @ 60hz. I don't think I'll be upgrading my peripherals in the near future though. I just want to be able to run upcoming games at max settings w/ consistent frames.
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June 19, 2013 1:27:29 PM

Value? 770's.

Simplicity and an easier time cooling (plug and forget vs faffing with spacing and fans) a 780...

It's a question of how much time you have to spend on the install :p 
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June 19, 2013 1:31:29 PM

GojiraNeo said:
bystander said:
What resolution are you using? 770 SLI is faster, but the 780 will have more consistent frame variance, be quieter and draw less power. I'd be tempted to go 780 with 1080p @ 60hz, but go 770 SLI if you are trying for 120hz or higher resolutions.


Not really in the cutting edge area but my resolution is 1920x1080 along with 1080p @ 60hz. I don't think I'll be upgrading my peripherals in the near future though. I just want to be able to run upcoming games at max settings w/ consistent frames.


I'd likely just get the 780. It'll be slightly cheaper than 770 SLI, and will get you great FPS with that monitor. If in the future you want to upgrade, you can add a 2nd one and get great performance.

That said, the 770 SLI would offer more FPS, but that isn't the only thing that counts. Consistent frame times also makes a difference, which the 780 is better at.
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June 19, 2013 1:49:22 PM

bystander said:
GojiraNeo said:
bystander said:
What resolution are you using? 770 SLI is faster, but the 780 will have more consistent frame variance, be quieter and draw less power. I'd be tempted to go 780 with 1080p @ 60hz, but go 770 SLI if you are trying for 120hz or higher resolutions.


Not really in the cutting edge area but my resolution is 1920x1080 along with 1080p @ 60hz. I don't think I'll be upgrading my peripherals in the near future though. I just want to be able to run upcoming games at max settings w/ consistent frames.


Thank you for providing those links, I've come to a conclusion that I'll be sticking with the 770. In terms of 2-way, how identical must the card be? Would an EVGA card + ASUS card in 2-way sli work?

I'd likely just get the 780. It'll be slightly cheaper than 770 SLI, and will get you great FPS with that monitor. If in the future you want to upgrade, you can add a 2nd one and get great performance.

That said, the 770 SLI would offer more FPS, but that isn't the only thing that counts. Consistent frame times also makes a difference, which the 780 is better at.


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