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February 4, 2014 6:30:52 AM

HI, I have a MSI GTX 770 Lightning I was wondering what is my best option for next gen game on 1440p. Shall I buy a second one( that is being rare to get or they are selling the same price as a GTX780) or sell it and buy a GTX780 TI or R9 290X. My GTX 770 lightning is only 6 months old

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February 4, 2014 6:44:35 AM

For 1440p gaming you need a powerful card, i would pick a 780Ti if i have it under my budget. Considering 770 lightning is of the same price as 780 you're better off with a single card with more VRAM as well. Try to find something in 3-4 GB. 3 is sufficient for 1440p.

If budget is the issue, then make sure you have a buyer lined up for this old card, so that you can calculate your next move.
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February 4, 2014 6:47:00 AM

I already have the GTX770 lightning, what solution you offer me
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February 4, 2014 6:53:10 AM

Joenathan said:
I already have the GTX770 lightning, what solution you offer me


In this order of preference. GTX 780 Ti >R9 290X>GTX 780 > Get another 770.
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February 4, 2014 6:53:43 AM

Sorry if i wasn't clear. I already gave you my suggestion which is to go for 780 or 780 Ti version with more VRAM and power, R9 290x is another choice. They're meant for 1440p gaming. And if your budget is tight you can sell this 770 & add up the amount you need for the next card.

I wouldn't go with SLI due to the same price thingy you mentioned.
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February 4, 2014 6:55:32 AM

cococabana, 2 770s will easily beat a single 780 Ti...

Just get a second 770, will be a great improvement :)  not to mention cheaper than all of those options. You don't need to get another Lightning, just a 770. EVGA, ASUS, or an MSI Gaming will do just fine :) 
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February 4, 2014 6:58:42 AM

With SLI, he will lose the higher clocks and performance that comes with Lightning since SLI picks the weakest link and then syncs the cards. Also with SLI his VRAM will still remain 2GB. These days there are some games that take more than 2. And future games will most likely go with the same trend.
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February 4, 2014 7:01:11 AM

Even at 4k the 770 SLI pair performs MUCH better than a single 780 Ti. VRAM is not as big of an issue as people think, unless you are playing with crazy amounts of mods.

Even with slightly lower clocks, the 770 SLI will perform much better than a 780 Ti, there's no debating that.
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February 4, 2014 7:01:31 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
cococabana, 2 770s will easily beat a single 780 Ti...

Just get a second 770, will be a great improvement :)  not to mention cheaper than all of those options. You don't need to get another Lightning, just a 770. EVGA, ASUS, or an MSI Gaming will do just fine :) 


2x 770, vram bottleneck. If money is no problem then he can go for an ASUS ROG Dual GPU 760 MARS.

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February 4, 2014 7:12:01 AM

I have check , It say on reviews that the GTX 770 lightning has a second bios that can be overclock to be as same perfromance as GTX780 even better, then if I get another GTX 770 lightning and overclock both I will be good. Now my issue where to find a GTX 770 Lightning. It seem that all the store is out of it. Don't want to buy from ebay . Anyone has a suggestion where I can a second GTX 770 lightning in USA right now for a good price
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February 4, 2014 7:12:19 AM

As I said and showed, VRAM isn't as big a problem as most people think. If VRAM was such an issue, the 770 SLI pair would drown in the 4k test, yet perform just as much better over the 780 Ti single as they did in the 1440p test.

In the end, I don't care what he does, but telling him 770 SLI is worse than a single 780 Ti is just factually inaccurate. If he had no GPU yet, I would be all for a single 780 Ti. But he already has a 770, so going SLI would be the best price/performance no question.

And if money is no problem, why not just recommend 780 Ti SLI lol
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February 4, 2014 7:17:48 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
As I said and showed, VRAM isn't as big a problem as most people think. If VRAM was such an issue, the 770 SLI pair would drown in the 4k test, yet perform just as much better over the 780 Ti single as they did in the 1440p test.

In the end, I don't care what he does, but telling him 770 SLI is worse than a single 780 Ti is just factually inaccurate. If he had no GPU yet, I would be all for a single 780 Ti. But he already has a 770, so going SLI would be the best price/performance no question.

And if money is no problem, why not just recommend 780 Ti SLI lol
"I would be all for a single 780 Ti. But he already has a 770, so going SLI would be the best price/performance" Resale might be a bi***, but touche.

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February 4, 2014 7:22:21 AM

Good everyone , I have already say that the GTX 770 lightning on the second bios beat a GTX 780 , Now anyone have an idea where I can get a second one as it seem that its vanished from the market
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