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GTX 460 in SLI vs GTX 770 2GB

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May 5, 2014 3:31:34 PM

Hello all,

I'm building a new rig since I need to upgrade from Vista to W7. The base system will have a Gigabtyte G1 Sniper Z87 MOBO, and the Intel I5 4670K. The only issue I'm having is whether to stay with the 2 GTX 460's in SLI, or get the Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB OC (OverClock) as a stand alone. I do a fair amount of gaming, as well as PhotoShop and Video editing. Right now it seems a no brainer with the cuda cores.

I was thinking of going with 2 GTX 660's in SLI, but for $30 less, I can get the GTX 770. Any suggestions and help, would be greatly appreciated.

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May 5, 2014 3:34:26 PM

Get the 770 over the sli 460's itll save you alot of heat alot of power and will have a way lower frame time variance and no compatibility issues. Take the 770 hands down
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May 5, 2014 3:39:59 PM

770 > 460 SLI.

"I was thinking of going with 2 GTX 690's in SLI, but for $30 less, I can get the GTX 770. Any suggestions and help, would be greatly appreciated."

The GTX 690 has about double the performance of a 770, and the 690's little brother, the 680 was just rebranded as the 770. There are two 680's on a 690, and getting 2 690's are for sure more than 30$ more than a 770.
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May 5, 2014 3:40:31 PM

That's what I was thinking. But your comment about power and heat from the SLI 460's, didn't even come to mind. And they do put out a bit of heat when rendering photos or videos.

Thanks for the reply.
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May 5, 2014 3:46:23 PM

AgentTran said:
770 > 460 SLI.

"I was thinking of going with 2 GTX 690's in SLI, but for $30 less, I can get the GTX 770. Any suggestions and help, would be greatly appreciated."

The GTX 690 has about double the performance of a 770, and the 690's little brother, the 680 was just rebranded as the 770. There are two 680's on a 690, and getting 2 690's are for sure more than 30$ more than a 770.


Actually, the price difference between 2 690's and the 770 is $29. With the package "bundle" discount with another part and the 2 690's, it is that. No discount using the 770 in the same part "bundle".

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May 5, 2014 3:50:17 PM

Marine0326 said:
AgentTran said:
770 > 460 SLI.

"I was thinking of going with 2 GTX 690's in SLI, but for $30 less, I can get the GTX 770. Any suggestions and help, would be greatly appreciated."

The GTX 690 has about double the performance of a 770, and the 690's little brother, the 680 was just rebranded as the 770. There are two 680's on a 690, and getting 2 690's are for sure more than 30$ more than a 770.


Actually, the price difference between 2 690's and the 770 is $29. With the package "bundle" with another part and the 2 690's, it is that. No discount using the 770 in the same part "bundle".



That is insane! You must be buying a insanely overpriced 770 or a really underpriced 690.
If anything, the $30 difference for the 2x 690's are HUGELY worth it.

Here's the prices for the cheapest 770 and 690's.

GTX 770:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($310.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $310.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 18:49 EDT-0400)

GTX 690:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $999.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 18:50 EDT-0400)
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May 5, 2014 4:14:31 PM

AgentTran said:
Marine0326 said:
AgentTran said:
770 > 460 SLI.

"I was thinking of going with 2 GTX 690's in SLI, but for $30 less, I can get the GTX 770. Any suggestions and help, would be greatly appreciated."

The GTX 690 has about double the performance of a 770, and the 690's little brother, the 680 was just rebranded as the 770. There are two 680's on a 690, and getting 2 690's are for sure more than 30$ more than a 770.


Actually, the price difference between 2 690's and the 770 is $29. With the package "bundle" with another part and the 2 690's, it is that. No discount using the 770 in the same part "bundle".



That is insane! You must be buying a insanely overpriced 770 or a really underpriced 690.
If anything, the $30 difference for the 2x 690's are HUGELY worth it.

Here's the prices for the cheapest 770 and 690's.

GTX 770:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($310.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $310.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 18:49 EDT-0400)

GTX 690:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $999.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 18:50 EDT-0400)


Ah crap... my bad. Did a recheck on my "wish list", and they were GTX 660's. Don't know why I was thinking 690's. I'll have to edit that.

Thanks for putting that up, it is a HUGE difference. (enter face palm)

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May 5, 2014 4:29:45 PM

Marine0326 said:
AgentTran said:
Marine0326 said:
AgentTran said:
770 > 460 SLI.

"I was thinking of going with 2 GTX 690's in SLI, but for $30 less, I can get the GTX 770. Any suggestions and help, would be greatly appreciated."

The GTX 690 has about double the performance of a 770, and the 690's little brother, the 680 was just rebranded as the 770. There are two 680's on a 690, and getting 2 690's are for sure more than 30$ more than a 770.


Actually, the price difference between 2 690's and the 770 is $29. With the package "bundle" with another part and the 2 690's, it is that. No discount using the 770 in the same part "bundle".



That is insane! You must be buying a insanely overpriced 770 or a really underpriced 690.
If anything, the $30 difference for the 2x 690's are HUGELY worth it.

Here's the prices for the cheapest 770 and 690's.

GTX 770:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($310.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $310.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 18:49 EDT-0400)

GTX 690:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $999.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 18:50 EDT-0400)


Ah crap... my bad. Did a recheck on my "wish list", and they were GTX 660's. Don't know why I was thinking 690's. I'll have to edit that.

Thanks for putting that up, it is a HUGE difference. (enter face palm)



Two 660's are stronger than a 770, about 10-15% more.
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