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December 24, 2013 5:29:51 AM

hey guys! i would like to know a great upgrade to my gtx 760 ! my budget is 350 USD and was wondering if anyone got any ideas? i got a 650w PSU and a i5.

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December 24, 2013 5:39:44 AM

seansna kaiser said:
hey guys! i would like to know a great upgrade to my gtx 760 ! my budget is 350 USD and was wondering if anyone got any ideas? i got a 650w PSU and a i5.


Why do you want to upgrade a 760? It is a brand new card and will be enough for at least the next year. If you want to upgrade your GPU wait for Maxwell ( next-gen Nvidia cards)
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December 24, 2013 5:47:33 AM

Wait till something new comes out, an upgrade to a 770 or 280X in my opinion isn't going to be worth it.
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December 24, 2013 6:02:26 AM

the reason why i want to buy a new card is because the gpu i have now it really inconsistent and gets some real bad frames sometimes.
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December 24, 2013 6:06:55 AM

seansna kaiser said:
the reason why i want to buy a new card is because the gpu i have now it really inconsistent and gets some real bad frames sometimes.


It maybe be because you don't have the most recent drivers
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December 24, 2013 6:30:33 AM

i have the latest drivers. its frustrating cause this is the ASUS direct CU 2 card! its getting 20 to 30 fps on sleeping dogs for some reason
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December 24, 2013 6:42:10 AM

What's the rest of your system? It may be bottlenecking your GPU.
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December 24, 2013 6:44:11 AM

i5 4570 and 8 gb 1600 mhz ram with h87 performance fatality mobo
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December 24, 2013 6:58:05 AM

What are the temperatures of your CPU?
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December 24, 2013 7:23:17 AM

There is two ways that I can interpret your statement. First is that you get FPS drops that drops the frame per second as low as 20-30. In this case, I would say it's a common problem, because no matter how good the driver is, Any card will have drops. Placing the game file on an SSD can be pretty helpful, but will definitely not going to fix the issue entirely. The second case, being the 20-30 frame per second as average, I think this is pretty much underperforming, Do you really think it is underperforming?
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December 24, 2013 7:29:49 AM

temperature is all normal and yes i think its underperforming.
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December 24, 2013 7:41:33 AM

My Logical guess would be it's a driver conflict. Try a clean install to the latest driver and see if it may help. But if that didn't help then my guess would be the PSU not delivering enough power. Although it may be unlikely and a bit illogical, It'll be nice if you tell me what your PSU is. If both didn't help, then it's a defective card.
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December 24, 2013 6:35:21 PM

just did a clean install for the card.... still nothing. my PSU is a 650w corsair gx 2 or 3
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December 24, 2013 6:44:34 PM

To rule out some possibilities;

Do you have a tool which can monitor GPU activity? If not get one and run it in the background while you play sleeping dogs, after some time you have experienced the bad frame rates get back to the tool and see whether the card is running at 100% and whether the GPU memory usage is at 100%.

If the GPU usage is less than 80-90% then something else is responsible for the slow down.
If the GPU memory usage is almost 95-100% then the memory is less.
Otherwise there is a possibility that the GPU has gone bad, and you may RMA it, if ASUS accepts it under such conditions in your region.
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December 24, 2013 7:09:40 PM

i do use a gpu monitor program. and some times the card heats up to 75 to 80 degrees celsius! i dont know whether thats normal but thats the issue.
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December 24, 2013 7:21:20 PM

Do try the tests I recommended aside from the temps. Temps can be mitigated with better airflow or custom fan profiles, if those don't cut it and you don't have a higher ambient temperature then its the GPU which is at fault.
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December 24, 2013 7:32:21 PM

all right ill try. if the fault is with the card, can u recommend a upgrade? my budget is 350 USD
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December 24, 2013 9:05:49 PM

Is that 350 plus the refund?
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December 24, 2013 11:43:01 PM

naw man. just 350
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