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Do I buy the GTX 760 or the GTX 770?

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July 28, 2013 3:19:11 AM

Hey everyone

I'm building a computer, and so far, it's estimated to cost me £1000. I was wondering, the GTX 770 seems to have something like a 15% increase over the 760, but it costs an extra £120, is it worth spending the extra money?

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July 28, 2013 3:54:20 AM

Flyingfirepig said:
Hey everyone

I'm building a computer, and so far, it's estimated to cost me £1000. I was wondering, the GTX 770 seems to have something like a 15% increase over the 760, but it costs an extra £120, is it worth spending the extra money?


I would say no......The gtx 760 provides great bang for the buck (much more than gtx 770).
Plus it is better to spend less now and wait for the volcanic islands or Maxwell refresh .....They are expected to bring in high performance gpus at lower costs because they will be die shrinks and new architectures...
July 28, 2013 8:51:36 AM

Hey Flyingfirepig.

I was in the exact same position as your good self and decided in the end to go with the 760 and I'm glad I did.

I put the extra £ towards other parts of the PC such as a higher spec PSU (XFX 850w) and MOBO (Asus z87 Pro).

Just as an example, Crysis 3 pretty much runs on a solid 60fps (max settings at 1280 x 768).

Assuming you'll be using the PC for games, look for reviews of both cards running games you'll be playing and that will help with your decision.

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July 31, 2013 7:57:40 AM
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760 is better value for money, but 770 will last you longer. So the question becomes, does your motherboard and PSU allow you to go SLI?

If the answer is yes, then a potential course of action would be to buy one 760 now and get another for SLI later when the single 760 is no longer fast enough. If you play something like Crysis 3 on full details then you can upgrade to SLI sooner, but if not, the single 760 is probably going to last you a long time -- long enough for the price of the second 760 to drop quite considerably.

If you have no capacity for SLI and you don't want to upgrade again in 2-3 years, I would give more consideration to the 770. That was my situation and I chose the 770 accepting that the extra speed comes at a reduced value for your money.
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