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Is upgrading from gtx 560 ti to gtx 770 worth it?

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July 4, 2013 3:03:57 PM

To be honest it seems like the gtx 560 ti is more than powerful enough for most games but there are a decent amount of them that I am unable to run at max video settings.

I am very tempted to get the gtx 770 but at the same time I feel like I should just wait for the next gen stuff to come out since it's not like my games are unplayable with 560 ti, they just can't be maxed in certain games.

So does anyone have advice on this? I am using a Intel 2600k overclocked to 4.3 ghz so I'm not concerned about bottle necking the GPU.

I just wish there was a more reliable time line for when the next gen stuff was going to come out, and how powerful it would be compared to the gtx 770. I really haven't been able to find ANYTHING about this in my limited searches.

I'm starting to feel like the next gen stuff might not be that much better than 770, for one games are struggling to keep up with the graphical capabilities of high end GPU's due to so many of them focusing on xbox and playstation, maybe the next gen consoles will help alleviate that to some extent. I'm wondering if maybe the GPU companies are having difficulty even creating significantly more powerful cards, it seems they have been working with the same technology and architecture for a bit too long now...

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July 4, 2013 3:11:17 PM

From your accidental thread:

Maxwell (GTX800 series) will be a totally new architecture and performance gains are expected to be huge. If you're not determined to play everything at max settings then your GTX560 Ti should serve you well until that time (which I guess could be anywhere from January 2014 to early 2015). GTX760 currently offers better performance for your money than GTX770, though you may not feel the gain is worth the expense of upgrading.

Expect an average around 55% framerate gain from the GTX760 or 90% gain from the GTX770.
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July 4, 2013 5:29:09 PM

I upgraded from a 6950 with shaders unlocked, which is maybe somehwere between a 560ti and 570 in performance overall to a GTX 760 and the difference was pretty big. I can now crank up the setting a notch or two higher in every game and get more fps than I did with the lower settings. So I imagine the jump from 560ti to 770 would be even greater.
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July 4, 2013 5:33:07 PM

sam_p_lay said:
From your accidental thread:

Maxwell (GTX800 series) will be a totally new architecture and performance gains are expected to be huge. If you're not determined to play everything at max settings then your GTX560 Ti should serve you well until that time (which I guess could be anywhere from January 2014 to early 2015). GTX760 currently offers better performance for your money than GTX770, though you may not feel the gain is worth the expense of upgrading.

Expect an average around 55% framerate gain from the GTX760 or 90% gain from the GTX770.


There is a 35% performance difference between 760 and 770???

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July 5, 2013 1:26:14 AM

EatMyPizza said:
sam_p_lay said:
From your accidental thread:

Maxwell (GTX800 series) will be a totally new architecture and performance gains are expected to be huge. If you're not determined to play everything at max settings then your GTX560 Ti should serve you well until that time (which I guess could be anywhere from January 2014 to early 2015). GTX760 currently offers better performance for your money than GTX770, though you may not feel the gain is worth the expense of upgrading.

Expect an average around 55% framerate gain from the GTX760 or 90% gain from the GTX770.


There is a 35% performance difference between 760 and 770???



Not at all. I knew somebody would think that though :-) It's around 22% faster on average. You can't simply add them though! It's just maths - fire up your calculator and multiply 1.55 (55% over the whole) by 1.22 and see what you get. I'm not a maths teacher but if it helps clarify:

Card A delivers 10fps

Card B delivers 15fps

Card C delivers 20fps

Card B is clearly 50% faster than card A (15/10) while card C is 33% faster than card B (20/15). Add those together and you get 83%, but card C is clearly 100% faster than card A - not 83% faster. Don't worry - it's a common misunderstanding.
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July 16, 2013 4:00:51 PM

Thanks for input guys. Kind of funny thing just happened. So I have been debating upgrading to the 770 for some time now, finally decided to pull the trigger today and got this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I knew that 4gb might be excessive but I just wanted to be extra safe and have lots of room to work with in the future. But the price was $520 and I was waffling a little bit with my decision but decided to add to my cart.

Probably about 15 minutes later and the same card is now $620?! I guess the 470 series is going up in price which really sucks? But $620 almost seems like a mistake or something, I would not pay that for sure...

But luckily I still got the card for $520, still pricey but just in the nick of time I guess haha :) 
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July 16, 2013 4:05:41 PM

Haha lady luck smiles on you :-D You'll be set for a long time with that card - good choice.
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July 16, 2013 5:44:08 PM

Haha now it's back down to $520 what are those goofballs at Newegg up too?
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July 17, 2013 1:04:32 AM

Ah I dunno what any of them are up to. I think they have so many products they can't keep track. Have fun with the new card :-)
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July 26, 2013 3:27:28 PM

Just wanted to post back here that I found this upgrade to be totally worth it!

I am very satisfied in it's performance so far and it lets me play my favorite PC game at max settings with solid 60 fps so I'm happy.

Some benchmark comparisons between 560ti and gtx 770 (running Intel 2600k @ 4.3GHZ):

3D Mark Vantage:
560 ti: P22448 with a frame rate from test: 65 FPS
gtx 770: P36802 with a frame rate form test: 124

3D Mark 11:
560 ti: P5185 with a frame rate from test: 23
gtx 770: P10898 with a frame rate from test: 52

3D Mark:
560 ti: Firestrike 3304
gtx 770: Firestrike 8304


Conclusion: worth the upgrade :) 

Final Thoughts: I'm not sure if it was worth getting the 4gb model for this price. At $450 I think it'd be worth it but $520 really not so sure... I do however multitask like a madman on my computer often times running insane amounts of stuff across up to 3 monitors so maybe it might occasionally help.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This thing is big! BARELY could fit it in my Coolermaster HAF 912! Had to pull some crazy angles to even get it inside the case, felt like miracle to secure in slot :) 

Pic of gtx 770 in case:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=207sso8&s=5

Thanks again guys for the answers I am very happy with this card!

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