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Is the 770 gtx enough to play next gen console games on PC ?

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July 19, 2013 10:19:13 AM

-I currently run an AMD Radeon 7770 hd and I want to upgrade to a great video card that lets me play all games and the upcoming next gen games like BF4 for example.

-I want a video card that I just can pickup the game without checking the game requirements.

I would like to play all of my games on high settings.

-From the search that I did the 770 gtx looks nice but I wanted to ask you guys what you think and let me know if this is enough to beat next gen consoles on graphics.

Budget: 450 $



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July 19, 2013 10:26:43 AM

The short and simple answer is "Yes."
The longer answer is, when you consider that next-gen console games will be developed for the AMD hardware that is in them, it is possible that a HD7970 (around $400) will offer a better (but at least equal) experience. I wouldn't worry about it though; although next-gen consoles will be more advanced, I'd still expect PC graphics to blow them away.
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July 19, 2013 10:34:02 AM

The Q6660 Inside said:
The GTX 770 is more than plenty to run next-gen games, it is even a bit faster than AMD's flagship 7970. It will get the job done and even possibly run BF4 on Ultra 1080p with 2XAA, if you like that. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OK then I will buy the 770 then, I just checked and there is a version of the 770 with 4GB GDDR5 but it costs 500 making it a 100 dollar dfference....Is it worth it buying the 4GB GDDR5 version ?? Please tell me its pointless buying this version because I just want to buy the 2GB GDDR5 version that is much cheaper :) )
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July 19, 2013 10:36:39 AM

The 2GB version will be sufficient.

Edit: ROFL, this just reminded me of when people were deciding that 256MB of VRAM was no longer enough, and that 512MB would be needed.
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July 19, 2013 10:38:27 AM

4Gb of VRAM would be a BIG benefit, however, 100$ for it? there has to be another difference, perhaps better coolling, overclock? but yes, next gen with 4GB VRAM is preferred
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July 19, 2013 10:40:35 AM

TidusJames said:
4Gb of VRAM would be a BIG benefit, however, 100$ for it? there has to be another difference, perhaps better coolling, overclock? but yes, next gen with 4GB VRAM is preferred

At 1080p (and often higher) it makes 0 difference, with a single 770, it will run out of steam long before it hits the VRAM barrier.
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July 19, 2013 10:52:27 AM

TidusJames said:
4Gb of VRAM would be a BIG benefit, however, 100$ for it? there has to be another difference, perhaps better coolling, overclock? but yes, next gen with 4GB VRAM is preferred


Here

2gb version:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SuperClocked-Graphic...

4b version:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Classified-Dual-Link-Graphic...

So your telling me that the 4gb one its worth the 100$ difference :/  If I have to wait to make the 100 bucks difference I do it but I just dont wanna buy a video card and then it would be outdated because I was to rushed to buy the 2gb version you know what I mean
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July 19, 2013 11:17:02 AM

cookybiscuit said:

At 1080p (and often higher) it makes 0 difference, with a single 770, it will run out of steam long before it hits the VRAM barrier.

This. I wish I could remember where I just read some articles to this effect, but I can't so I'll take my dings in good humor. Someone did some testing, and they had to work very hard to find settings that needed more than 2GB of VRAM AND those settings became unplayable for other reasons.
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July 19, 2013 2:22:00 PM

I think my best option is to buy the 770 2 gb and then if I need more memory eventually buy another 770 when its cheaper.
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July 19, 2013 2:28:26 PM

@ CarboTrap: Detailed specs of the system would be nice. It's all fair and good suggesting you upgrade to a GTX770 but if the installed CPU and power supply can't handle it or the monitor used is a 720 res TV you're wasting a lot of money.
And SLI memory does not add together:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-33-crossfire...
Onus, your second post-What about the poor old 32Mb TNT2 ;) ?
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July 19, 2013 2:45:01 PM

coozie7 said:
@ CarboTrap: Detailed specs of the system would be nice. It's all fair and good suggesting you upgrade to a GTX770 but if the installed CPU and power supply can't handle it or the monitor used is a 720 res TV you're wasting a lot of money.
And SLI memory does not add together:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-33-crossfire...
Onus, your second post-What about the poor old 32Mb TNT2 ;) ?


It can handle it...here are my specs:

I run a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

Power Supply: TR2 RX 850W

Acer Monitor: 1080p LED
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July 19, 2013 2:56:38 PM

Yup, so it can :) .
Enjoy.
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July 23, 2013 3:44:14 AM

Next gen consoles will perform just like radeon 7850 so if you get a 7870 or a 660ti you will have a pc stronger then the consoles but if you go with the 770 you will have better performance then both consoles together!!
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July 23, 2013 2:14:55 PM

"I think my best option is to buy the 770 2 gb and then if I need more memory eventually buy another 770 when its cheaper. "

It doesnt work that way, in SLI, you dont pool together the VRAM, but rather get the lowest one as total, cause it duplicates all info in the VRAM pool.
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September 5, 2013 10:46:57 PM

In my opinion, I would get the 770 SC ACX and even if this beast card runs a bit slower then you like on next gen games (Watch Dogs, BF4, The Division) Then I would just SLI the baby up!!! That is my plan at least!
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