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EVGA GTX 780 SC w/ ACX vs Gigabyte 770

which one should i get ?
is the price of 780 actually worth it over the 770?
and does the 770 have enough bandwidth needed to make use of the 4 GB?
the resolution is 1920X1080,120hz
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  1. You can get an evga 770 sc with acx at 429.99$
  2. Only you can decide whether it is worth it or not. Since you have not provided any information as to what games or applications you wish to run, I recommend you to search for benchmark results for the games you wish to play. If the graphics card runs at a sufficient level, with as big of a margin you are comfortable with (future-proof), then that's the one you should get. If you need more, then get that.

    Just note that, in a few years, the difference between the two will be very small in perspective. If you're looking for an upgrade in the coming years, it won't make That much of a difference in the end. All that counts is what you need now and 1-3 years forward, or how long you wish to have the graphics unit.

    770's video memory's bandwidth is fine, PCIe 2.0/3.0 also fine. No worries.
  3. thanks everyone

    njure said:
    Only you can decide whether it is worth it or not. Since you have not provided any information as to what games or applications you wish to run, I recommend you to search for benchmark results for the games you wish to play. If the graphics card runs at a sufficient level, with as big of a margin you are comfortable with (future-proof), then that's the one you should get. If you need more, then get that.

    Just note that, in a few years, the difference between the two will be very small in perspective. If you're looking for an upgrade in the coming years, it won't make That much of a difference in the end. All that counts is what you need now and 1-3 years forward, or how long you wish to have the graphics unit.

    770's video memory's bandwidth is fine, PCIe 2.0/3.0 also fine. No worries.


    i want my video card to last for at least 3 years at the highest settings the question is if 770 will be able to do that
  4. byogamingpc said:
    I will come close but games like Crysis 3 will eat any graphics card up.


    i saw that 770 was able to max out crysis 3
    but the question is for how much it will hold
    those 20% of 780 look very tempting but i dont know
  5. BigMack70 said:
    None of these cards will run games at highest settings for 3 years. That's just not how PC gaming works. 770 or 780 SLI could probably do that. But consider that 3 years ago the best card you could get was the GTX 480 (or the 580 if you go back just under 3 years - both were 2010 releases). The GTX 580 is no longer sufficient for gaming on highest settings at 1080p.

    In 3 more years, the same will be true of the 770 or 780.

    Buy what you want/need to play the games out now at your desired settings/framerate/resolution, and then upgrade when there are new games you cannot play at your desired settings/framerate/resolution.

    thanks
    can you recommend a good benchmark site ?
    (so that i can see the cards and their frame rates in new games)
  6. BigMack70 said:
    There's tons of benchmark sites but in my opinion TechPowerUp is the best for graphics cards; they test the widest variety of games and their results include up-to-date drivers for all cards, so that you can compare a card being reviewed to many older cards accurately.

    I do not always agree with their conclusions - I think they have a slight Nvidia bias and weight power consumption and noise too heavily in their opinion of cards, but their reviews have the best data for making up your own mind about things..

    Here are links to their reviews of the Gigabyte 770 and the ACX 780, respectively:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_770_WindForce_OC/
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_SC_ACX_Cooler/


    sadly i cant find 1920x1080 in the reviews
    whats the closed resolution to that?
  7. BigMack70 said:
    1920x1200 is pretty much the same as 1920x1080


    Thanks
    looked at the charts its a really hard decision
    is there a real difference between 4XAA and 2XAA?
  8. Best answer
    Another great thing TechPowerUp has is their review database that compiles links to all the reviews on the web. TechPowerUp, Guru3D, HardwareCanucks, XBitLabs, and HardOCP are my go-to review sites (ironically NOT Tom's Hardware, but they are slowly winning me back). There are plenty of other great sites out there as well.

    GTX 770
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA/GTX-770/

    GTX 780
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA/GTX-780/
  9. If your resolution is only 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200, it's not considered that high anymore. A 770 with 2 GB is plenty enough for those resolutions. Get a 4 GB model only if you use 3 monitors or ultra high resolutions.
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