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July 9, 2013 8:29:48 AM

Is it worth upgrading from a GTX 480 to 760?
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July 9, 2013 8:31:47 AM

Depends how much gain you want to see. I'd estimate around 35% gain on average, enough to turn 30fps into 40fps.

EDIT: Obviously the GTX760 is much quieter, draws less power and runs cooler.
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July 9, 2013 8:32:39 AM

You will see an increase in performance but it won't be too much. Would be better to go higher.
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July 9, 2013 8:50:42 AM

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_...

U will see around 40% increase in performance. In the above link ur card 480=650ti boost
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July 9, 2013 8:54:04 AM

Hey
it really depends on your other parts my friend. Gtx 760 is a really great gpu. But its performance is really depends on your other parts too.
I hope it helps.
Thank you.
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July 9, 2013 9:02:12 AM

princejeet said:
Hey
it really depends on your other parts my friend. Gtx 760 is a really great gpu. But its performance is really depends on your other parts too.
I hope it helps.
Thank you.


I have a Gigabyte ud3 fx990 mobo,
fx 8320 oc'd to 4.2,
corsair vengance ram 1600mhz,
GTX 480,
Antec 750w High Current PSU
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July 9, 2013 9:16:47 AM

AMDTANK said:
princejeet said:
Hey
it really depends on your other parts my friend. Gtx 760 is a really great gpu. But its performance is really depends on your other parts too.
I hope it helps.
Thank you.


I have a Gigabyte ud3 fx990 mobo,
fx 8320 oc'd to 4.2,
corsair vengance ram 1600mhz,
GTX 480,
Antec 750w High Current PSU


According to ur specs. It will work great with these specs my friend.
good luck for your build.
Thank you.
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July 9, 2013 9:20:52 AM

OF course it is worth it, the 760 is for the new upcoming games and has all of the great new features such as GPU Boost 2.0, which overclocks your GPU based on temperature and makes it get almost 670 type performance, make sure you get a good cooler though, like the gigabyte windforce edition or evga acx cooling.
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July 9, 2013 9:22:45 AM

mbw56789 said:
OF course it is worth it, the 760 is for the new upcoming games and has all of the great new features such as GPU Boost 2.0, which overclocks your GPU based on temperature and makes it get almost 670 type performance, make sure you get a good cooler though, like the gigabyte windforce edition or evga acx cooling.


I agree on the cooler part i was looking at the evga ACX
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July 9, 2013 9:24:12 AM

That is good because it keeps it very cool and has a slightly higher clock speed!

Good Luck!
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July 9, 2013 9:55:11 AM

Is will the preformace be noticeable on games such metro and crysis?
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July 9, 2013 10:13:39 AM

I upgraded from a GTX 460 (SLI) to the Gigabyte Rev 2.0 GTX 760. It's plays Farcry 3 and Crysis 3 on the highest settings (Ultra on Farcry 3), but the biggest CON of the GTX 760 is that CUDA encoding on video converters are NO LONGER SUPPORTED!! I asked on the Nvidia board for help and got a reply from someone that they too noticed that CUDA wasn't supported with their GTX 660Ti card.

So if you enjoy the fast video converting speed using Nvidia Cuda technology in your current converter programs, I would suggest not upgrading to the GTX 760. I even went as far as to re-install Windows 8 to see if there was some other problem that I was experiencing, but that didn't resolve this problem. I thought it was the Nvida video driver that these converter programs would use in order to take advance of the Nvidia GPU (CUDA), but I was wrong. I ended up putting my GTX 460 card back in and low and behold, yes, CUDA was working just fine. So now I put the other GTX 460 card back in as well and I'm back to using them in SLI. I also made a video show how CUDA is no longer available in my programs: CLICK HERE
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July 9, 2013 10:17:51 AM

CUDA is for rendering videos or converting right? He doesn't need those things right now, since he is just gaming, and if he wanted to start doing those things it wouldn't be that bad of a problem, I can assure you that the 760 is the right card to get.
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July 9, 2013 10:21:45 AM

mbw56789 said:
CUDA is for rendering videos or converting right? He doesn't need those things right now, since he is just gaming, and if he wanted to start doing those things it wouldn't be that bad of a problem, I can assure you that the 760 is the right card to get.


Well, you never know, so at least me speaking from being an experienced GTX 760 owner, I can say first hand the issue is with this card. Him going from a 480 to a 760 may not be that much of a performance increase in playing those games he specified. But if he has $270 to blow, then good for him.
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July 9, 2013 10:28:46 AM

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Well, you never know, so at least me speaking from being an experienced GTX 760 owner, I can say first hand the issue is with this card. Him going from a 480 to a 760 may not be that much of a performance increase in playing those games he specified. But if he has $270 to blow, then good for him.
Sorry, but you are wrong on that sir. The 760 is almost like the 670 in performance and i'm guessing that the 480 is like a 660. Now if you look at those benchmarks you'll be happy to see on crysis 3 performs at 40 minimum with the 760, instead of 29 with the 660, now it is the fact about the 760 that makes it have gpu boost 2.0 which changes the performance to higher with it enabled. Now you are just mad about you buying a 760 for the purpose it is not meant to perform well, it is for next gen gaming and current gen.
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July 9, 2013 10:32:00 AM

GTX660 is actually faster than the GTX480. GTX480 is comparable to GTX650 Ti Boost. No need to speculate on the performance of these or stitch together different performance gaps:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

It'll easily do Crysis 3 on 1080p high, but for very high you'd want something a little faster.
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July 9, 2013 10:35:11 AM

Well if that is the case then it is even more fit to go with the 760, because the 760 gets 40 minimum FPS, and the 650 ti gets around 22 minimum, and this makes it more playable. So don't worry about CUDA.
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July 9, 2013 11:00:54 AM

mbw56789 said:
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Well, you never know, so at least me speaking from being an experienced GTX 760 owner, I can say first hand the issue is with this card. Him going from a 480 to a 760 may not be that much of a performance increase in playing those games he specified. But if he has $270 to blow, then good for him.
Sorry, but you are wrong on that sir. The 760 is almost like the 670 in performance and i'm guessing that the 480 is like a 660. Now if you look at those benchmarks you'll be happy to see on crysis 3 performs at 40 minimum with the 760, instead of 29 with the 660, now it is the fact about the 760 that makes it have gpu boost 2.0 which changes the performance to higher with it enabled. Now you are just mad about you buying a 760 for the purpose it is not meant to perform well, it is for next gen gaming and current gen.


Whatever man. I have a GTX 760, you don't. Don't piss on my because I'm trying to relay a little more info to the Original Poster about this card. I also have Crysis 3. I get 59 frames a second, not 40. I have the GTX 760 OC edition, not the reference card, too.
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July 9, 2013 11:24:04 AM

Sounds like you have v-sync enabled and could afford higher settings.
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July 9, 2013 11:27:09 AM

I have a 760 LOL.
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July 9, 2013 11:35:27 AM

mbw56789 said:
I have a 760 LOL.


Well good for you. I bought this card because I wanted to play FarCry 3 in Ultra as it was way too choppy using the GTX 460 SLI. However, I do a more video converting than I do gaming, as I just got the FarCry Game, and Crysis 3. So yeah, I was mad that this card only does 1/2 of what I would like it to do. And now that I'm already bored with both games, I'm pretty much stuck with this card - except I put the 460 SLI back into my rig as it was good enough for my needs. However, the original question the OP asked was whether or not it is worth upgrading from a 480 to a 760. I'm was just adding my .02 as your .02 cents only covers 1/2 of what this card can do. Geez, if gaming was all you guys are after, then go AMD. I'm an Nvidia fanboy.
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July 9, 2013 11:38:37 AM


How is the Overclocking headroom on the ACX edtion card/ would it make enough of a differance to oc the card higher?

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July 9, 2013 2:27:57 PM

bishoplord said:
mbw56789 said:
I have a 760 LOL.


Well good for you. I bought this card because I wanted to play FarCry 3 in Ultra as it was way too choppy using the GTX 460 SLI. However, I do a more video converting than I do gaming, as I just got the FarCry Game, and Crysis 3. So yeah, I was mad that this card only does 1/2 of what I would like it to do. And now that I'm already bored with both games, I'm pretty much stuck with this card - except I put the 460 SLI back into my rig as it was good enough for my needs. However, the original question the OP asked was whether or not it is worth upgrading from a 480 to a 760. I'm was just adding my .02 as your .02 cents only covers 1/2 of what this card can do. Geez, if gaming was all you guys are after, then go AMD. I'm an Nvidia fanboy.


What are some frame rates you are getting on other games?
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July 9, 2013 3:01:40 PM

760 is worth but I would wait a little more to see the new AMD cards.

Its not like your stuck with ati rage...
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July 10, 2013 6:38:50 AM

Still, like I said the 760 is what you need the most, it is what I have at the moment, and it is very good for the price. It has all the great features, and you don't need CUDA, because that is for rendering video, which isn't a need since you're gaming.
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