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Graphic card update - need help to find the right one

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October 24, 2013 5:29:45 PM

Hi

I have an old GTX 460 - and Battlefield 4 is coming out soon, so I want to upgrade. I've been looking at the GTX 770, but should I take the 2GB or 4 GB? Or do you guys have any other suggestions in kind of the same price point? (The card costs 2700 DKK here in Denmark, and that is about 500 dollars )

I have 2 1920x1080 monitors, and would like to add a 1280x1024 when I get a upgrade.

I should also point out, that I had an Radeon 5970 before, it was loud, bad drivers and so on. For the first 2 months when I got it, it got blue screen of death every time I tried to overscan so it fitted my screen. That is why I'm leaning more towards Nvidia, as many of my friends have Nvidia and don't have any problems, and I haven't ever had one with my 460 (Besides it getting old)
So if you recommend a AMD, I need some good reasons haha :) 
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October 24, 2013 5:40:25 PM

Why are you wasting your money on the 3rd monitor?? I would suggest you use this money, plus the one you are willing to spend on a 770, sum them up and get a GTX 780 (if you can afford one).

By the way, I'll prefer a higher VRAM i.e 4GB for the 770.
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October 24, 2013 5:46:15 PM

Either 2 or 4Gb will work fine, if in the budget I'd go the 4GB as I expect you'll want it to last 2-3 years anyway and it will be better with three monitors, and as far as I'm concerned, not a thing wrong with 3 monitors, I do it, have even seen some gamers doing it, I find they come in very handy ;) 
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October 24, 2013 5:47:47 PM

Id say the 4GB 770 for sure with the extra displays.

If SLI is an option you could get two 760s in SLI which would be roughly $500 and deliver better performance but sounds like they might cost more in your area. Two 7950s in CF would deliver similar performance as the 760s and would cost you less than the 770 if you snagged the ones that are currently selling for under $200. AMD has made some progress with CF issues if you're willing to forgive your previous problems.

But multiple card solution would require a PSU/case/motherboard that would work for it.

But yes I would go for the 4GB 770 or wait and see about the 290x pricing in your area or how the price of the 780 drops if at all.
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October 25, 2013 12:11:15 AM

IAMEXTREME said:
Why are you wasting your money on the 3rd monitor?? I would suggest you use this money, plus the one you are willing to spend on a 770, sum them up and get a GTX 780 (if you can afford one).

By the way, I'll prefer a higher VRAM i.e 4GB for the 770.


It's an old monitor I have, and I used it back when I used the 5970, but the GTX 460 only support 2 monitors, so that's why :) 

What about the new 780 Ti?

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October 25, 2013 1:05:08 AM

The 780 won't be released until mid November but if you're willing to wait around and see what it's all about do that. In the mean time the 290x is looking real pretty considering it's more or less powerful than a titan and about $400 cheaper.
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October 25, 2013 2:16:13 AM

780 is almost x2 of the 770 in terms of the price, is it really worth it for the (as I can see it/find on the internet) 10-15 fps extra?
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