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October 20, 2013 2:16:12 PM

Was wondering. Running a GTX 660 non ti at the moment, with the PS4 coming, i want best graphics I can get for the money. Budget no issue just the decision. should i upgrade to a GTX 780 or wait for the 790 or a year for the 800 series? At the moment I am playing games like BF3, Arma3 , and Planetside 2 .

My build:
CPU: Intel 3570k
Cooler: Corsair H70
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660
SSD: Samsung 840 series 120gb
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
RAM: Kingston HyperX 12GB
PSU: Ultra LSP750 750-Watt
Case: Coolermaster CM Storm Trooper (running 7 fans)

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October 20, 2013 2:25:04 PM

I would get either: a second 66. It should perform almost on par with a 780 for a fraction of the cost. The other option is the radeon R9-290x. It will greatly outperform the 780 and trades blows (and usually wins!) with the titan. It s also rumored to come for $50 less than the 780. It should be released within the next few weeks. Check out these benchmarks: http://videocardz.com/46929/official-amd-radeon-r9-290x...
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October 20, 2013 2:30:21 PM

kirilmatthew said:
I would get either: a second 66. It should perform almost on par with a 780 for a fraction of the cost. The other option is the radeon R9-290x. It will greatly outperform the 780 and trades blows (and usually wins!) with the titan. It s also rumored to come for $50 less than the 780. It should be released within the next few weeks. Check out these benchmarks: http://videocardz.com/46929/official-amd-radeon-r9-290x...

I am big Nvidia guy but won't hurt to consider the opposition. Definitely looking for the best bang for buck deal.

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October 20, 2013 2:33:53 PM

iceo0orokz said:
kirilmatthew said:
I would get either: a second 66. It should perform almost on par with a 780 for a fraction of the cost. The other option is the radeon R9-290x. It will greatly outperform the 780 and trades blows (and usually wins!) with the titan. It s also rumored to come for $50 less than the 780. It should be released within the next few weeks. Check out these benchmarks: http://videocardz.com/46929/official-amd-radeon-r9-290x...

I am big Nvidia guy but won't hurt to consider the opposition. Definitely looking for the best bang for buck deal.



I use NVidia as well (GTX 650Ti Boost) but NVidia's offerings are not as competitive as I think they should be. The 290 and 290x are amazing value.
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October 20, 2013 2:35:30 PM

It's very rare for high end GPUs to go on any type of special sale on black Friday. Price cuts should be coming with the 290x/780 ti releases, but I wouldn't expect anything more than like $10 off the 780 for black Friday - if even that.

As for the should you upgrade question - you should upgrade when your current GPU can no longer play your desired games at your desired settings/framerate/resolution. If that's not the case, no point in upgrading now.
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October 20, 2013 2:36:54 PM

kirilmatthew said:
iceo0orokz said:
kirilmatthew said:
I would get either: a second 66. It should perform almost on par with a 780 for a fraction of the cost. The other option is the radeon R9-290x. It will greatly outperform the 780 and trades blows (and usually wins!) with the titan. It s also rumored to come for $50 less than the 780. It should be released within the next few weeks. Check out these benchmarks: http://videocardz.com/46929/official-amd-radeon-r9-290x...

I am big Nvidia guy but won't hurt to consider the opposition. Definitely looking for the best bang for buck deal.



I use NVidia as well (GTX 650Ti Boost) but NVidia's offerings are not as competitive as I think they should be. The 290 and 290x are amazing value.


Granted. Not going to lie though, The 3 game bundle with Splinter Cell: Black List, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Assassin's Creed IV is something that is buying me, hahah. can't get distracted though.
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October 20, 2013 2:41:23 PM

BigMack70 said:
It's very rare for high end GPUs to go on any type of special sale on black Friday. Price cuts should be coming with the 290x/780 ti releases, but I wouldn't expect anything more than like $10 off the 780 for black Friday - if even that.

As for the should you upgrade question - you should upgrade when your current GPU can no longer play your desired games at your desired settings/framerate/resolution. If that's not the case, no point in upgrading now.


Frames definitely are something that have been bugging me with BF4 coming out. Want a card that could have me at a steady 60fps and more.

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October 20, 2013 2:41:43 PM

iceo0orokz said:
kirilmatthew said:
iceo0orokz said:
kirilmatthew said:
I would get either: a second 66. It should perform almost on par with a 780 for a fraction of the cost. The other option is the radeon R9-290x. It will greatly outperform the 780 and trades blows (and usually wins!) with the titan. It s also rumored to come for $50 less than the 780. It should be released within the next few weeks. Check out these benchmarks: http://videocardz.com/46929/official-amd-radeon-r9-290x...

I am big Nvidia guy but won't hurt to consider the opposition. Definitely looking for the best bang for buck deal.



I use NVidia as well (GTX 650Ti Boost) but NVidia's offerings are not as competitive as I think they should be. The 290 and 290x are amazing value.


Granted. Not going to lie though, The 3 game bundle with Splinter Cell: Black List, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Assassin's Creed IV is something that is buying me, hahah. can't get distracted though.


AMD has some good games too. Not sure yet how many games will be included though, but it will be at least 3 and up to 8 (Like the radeon 7990). I think probably 5 or something, of which BF4 might even be part of.
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October 20, 2013 2:42:57 PM

iceo0orokz said:
BigMack70 said:
It's very rare for high end GPUs to go on any type of special sale on black Friday. Price cuts should be coming with the 290x/780 ti releases, but I wouldn't expect anything more than like $10 off the 780 for black Friday - if even that.

As for the should you upgrade question - you should upgrade when your current GPU can no longer play your desired games at your desired settings/framerate/resolution. If that's not the case, no point in upgrading now.


Frames definitely are something that have been bugging me with BF4 coming out. Want a card that could have me at a steady 60fps and more.



The radeon for sure. Mantle is supported on BF4. This allows direct access for the game to AMD cards. According to AMD, it can process data up to 9 times faster.
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October 20, 2013 2:44:34 PM

kirilmatthew said:
iceo0orokz said:
kirilmatthew said:
iceo0orokz said:
kirilmatthew said:
I would get either: a second 66. It should perform almost on par with a 780 for a fraction of the cost. The other option is the radeon R9-290x. It will greatly outperform the 780 and trades blows (and usually wins!) with the titan. It s also rumored to come for $50 less than the 780. It should be released within the next few weeks. Check out these benchmarks: http://videocardz.com/46929/official-amd-radeon-r9-290x...

I am big Nvidia guy but won't hurt to consider the opposition. Definitely looking for the best bang for buck deal.



I use NVidia as well (GTX 650Ti Boost) but NVidia's offerings are not as competitive as I think they should be. The 290 and 290x are amazing value.


Granted. Not going to lie though, The 3 game bundle with Splinter Cell: Black List, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Assassin's Creed IV is something that is buying me, hahah. can't get distracted though.


AMD has some good games too. Not sure yet how many games will be included though, but it will be at least 3 and up to 8 (Like the radeon 7990). I think probably 5 or something, of which BF4 might even be part of.


kirilmatthew said:
iceo0orokz said:
BigMack70 said:
It's very rare for high end GPUs to go on any type of special sale on black Friday. Price cuts should be coming with the 290x/780 ti releases, but I wouldn't expect anything more than like $10 off the 780 for black Friday - if even that.

As for the should you upgrade question - you should upgrade when your current GPU can no longer play your desired games at your desired settings/framerate/resolution. If that's not the case, no point in upgrading now.


Frames definitely are something that have been bugging me with BF4 coming out. Want a card that could have me at a steady 60fps and more.



The radeon for sure. Mantle is supported on BF4. This allows direct access for the game to AMD cards. According to AMD, it can process data up to 9 times faster.


thanks for the feedback guys. helped alot on my thoughts for some holiday season buys.
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