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Hi i have a Radeon hd 7970 Atm but i think nvidia is a better brand and i wanna upgrade from my radeon hd 7970. Should i get a

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May 7, 2014 11:35:58 AM

Hi i have a Radeon hd 7970 Atm but i think nvidia is a better brand and i wanna upgrade from my radeon hd 7970. Should i get a gtx 770 4gb version or a gtx 780. i am a big nvidia fan and my amd card runs to hot for my liking my pc specs are

Cpu- i5 3570k
700 watt psu
rosewill challenger case
gskill 1600 ram

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May 7, 2014 11:38:32 AM

If you are gaming on 1080p no need for 4gb VRAM and go with gtx 780 instead.
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May 7, 2014 11:39:48 AM

no point, nvidia is not a better brand, they are about equal. you will be paying $300-$500 for ~15%-25% performance, and all cards get hot, you might just have a reference card with a stock cooler which can be replaced by an aftermarket cooler.
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May 7, 2014 11:40:38 AM

GTX 770 would be a decent upgrade, but personally I don't think that would be worth it.

A GTX 780 would be a significant upgrade, and is worth it. If you get an EVGA version with ACX cooler, or ASUS dcu2, your temps should never even go into the 70's.
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May 7, 2014 12:56:48 PM

Why do people suggest 4 gigs is always a wash. I monitor my vram on my 280x and its constant using more than 2 gigs on bf4 and titanfall...games like that.
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May 7, 2014 1:06:50 PM

I recently replaced my 7970 with a 780 ti, and I am so glad I did, the performance shot through the roof, not to mention all the goodies that come with NVIDIA. I went with a 780 ti over a 780 because I plan on getting 2 more monitors for gaming. I was not very impressed with the AMD drivers, and when I tried to OC my 7970 the stable OC was so minimal it was not even worth it (maybe I just had a bad GPU I don’t know). Unless you plan on moving up to a higher resolution 3gb of ram is plenty for 1080p gaming. I think 1440p and up looks good, but at the current price and performance hit you take I will be sticking with 1080p @144hz for a few more years.
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May 7, 2014 1:27:09 PM

Yes, AMD cards can run as fast as Nvidia cards, but they have to use more voltage to do so and will run much hotter. Just as intel cpus vs AMD cpus go, AMD stuff just isn't as refined nor as advanced as thier competitors. But that is why they are able to beat their competitors on price.
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May 7, 2014 9:17:38 PM

it might take me awhile to get the money for a gtx 780 thats what my thing is is i dont know if i should save up and get 780 or should i get the 770 and just Sli it later?
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May 8, 2014 3:39:57 AM

the 770 is still a powerful GPU that will run games like bf4 on ultra around +/- 75 fps on ultra preset. but if you are looking to future proof your system, I think yous best bet is to wait and save for the 780. at least you still have a decent GPU to play games right now.
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May 8, 2014 3:56:36 AM

MistTactic said:
it might take me awhile to get the money for a gtx 780 thats what my thing is is i dont know if i should save up and get 780 or should i get the 770 and just Sli it later?


A 770 is a sidegrade, not worth your time.

You would want a gtx 780 or better as an upgrade to your 7970.

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May 8, 2014 4:52:42 AM

maxalge said:
MistTactic said:
it might take me awhile to get the money for a gtx 780 thats what my thing is is i dont know if i should save up and get 780 or should i get the 770 and just Sli it later?


A 770 is a sidegrade, not worth your time.

You would want a gtx 780 or better as an upgrade to your 7970.



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May 8, 2014 9:09:23 AM

MistTactic said:
it might take me awhile to get the money for a gtx 780 thats what my thing is is i dont know if i should save up and get 780 or should i get the 770 and just Sli it later?


If your big problem with your AMD card is the heat it puts off, then why not just watercool it?
Or place a small but efficient fan on the outside of your case where the exhaust slots are. That would get as much of the heat out of the case as possible.
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May 8, 2014 7:00:11 PM

what is a good cheapish gtx 780 then?
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May 10, 2014 2:43:45 PM

This is a good card for a good price (20 dollar rebate):
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...

If you are the type of person that doesn't complete the rebates, then just get it off amazon for $10 more:
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX780-SuperClocked-...

The SuperClocked version is a higher binned card and the ACX coolers are great. Plus EVGA has really good customer service.
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