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R9 270X to a GTX 770 - Is the upgrade worth it?

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June 27, 2014 11:11:32 AM

Looking to upgrade from my R9 270X to a GTX 770, specifically for gaming. Would the upgrade be worth it for next gen/future PC games?

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June 27, 2014 11:16:19 AM

That depends. If you're happy with 30 fps, the R9 270X will likely last through most of the next generation on its own. If you're aiming for 60 fps, then the GTX 770 would put you a lot closer next gen, and it'd be a worthwhile upgrade. The GTX 770 is a bit stronger than the R9 280X, so you'd be moving up more than a full card tier.

Having said that, the R9 270X should be performing well enough for now, so in your position I'd wait 6 months to a year until the GTX 800 series releases. Worst case scenario, the GTX 770 price drops and you get it for cheaper. Best case scenario, you'd pick up a GTX 870 for the same or lower price than the 770 is now.
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June 27, 2014 11:22:39 AM

Rationale said:
That depends. If you're happy with 30 fps, the R9 270X will likely last through most of the next generation on its own. If you're aiming for 60 fps, then the GTX 770 would put you a lot closer next gen, and it'd be a worthwhile upgrade. The GTX 770 is a bit stronger than the R9 280X, so you'd be moving up more than a full card tier.

Having said that, the R9 270X should be performing well enough for now, so in your position I'd wait 6 months to a year until the GTX 800 series releases. Worst case scenario, the GTX 770 price drops and you get it for cheaper. Best case scenario, you'd pick up a GTX 870 for the same or lower price than the 770 is now.

Thanks for the detailed answer. I think I may just go for the 770 because of the worthwhile upgrade for good performance. I'm a very impatient person, so I will pass on waiting for the GTX 800s.
Do you know of a good quality GTX 770 for a good price?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2014 11:30:11 AM

Demuny said:
Rationale said:
That depends. If you're happy with 30 fps, the R9 270X will likely last through most of the next generation on its own. If you're aiming for 60 fps, then the GTX 770 would put you a lot closer next gen, and it'd be a worthwhile upgrade. The GTX 770 is a bit stronger than the R9 280X, so you'd be moving up more than a full card tier.

Having said that, the R9 270X should be performing well enough for now, so in your position I'd wait 6 months to a year until the GTX 800 series releases. Worst case scenario, the GTX 770 price drops and you get it for cheaper. Best case scenario, you'd pick up a GTX 870 for the same or lower price than the 770 is now.

Thanks for the detailed answer. I think I may just go for the 770 because of the worthwhile upgrade for good performance. I'm a very impatient person, so I will pass on waiting for the GTX 800s.
Do you know of a good quality GTX 770 for a good price?


This one's great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wanted a 4GB version (won't really matter now, but may help as we get further into the PS4 life cycle), then there's this one.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6EAN7U/?tag=pcpapi-20
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June 27, 2014 11:33:34 AM

Rationale said:
Demuny said:
Rationale said:
That depends. If you're happy with 30 fps, the R9 270X will likely last through most of the next generation on its own. If you're aiming for 60 fps, then the GTX 770 would put you a lot closer next gen, and it'd be a worthwhile upgrade. The GTX 770 is a bit stronger than the R9 280X, so you'd be moving up more than a full card tier.

Having said that, the R9 270X should be performing well enough for now, so in your position I'd wait 6 months to a year until the GTX 800 series releases. Worst case scenario, the GTX 770 price drops and you get it for cheaper. Best case scenario, you'd pick up a GTX 870 for the same or lower price than the 770 is now.

Thanks for the detailed answer. I think I may just go for the 770 because of the worthwhile upgrade for good performance. I'm a very impatient person, so I will pass on waiting for the GTX 800s.
Do you know of a good quality GTX 770 for a good price?


This one's great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wanted a 4GB version (won't really matter now, but may help as we get further into the PS4 life cycle), then there's this one.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6EAN7U/?tag=pcpapi-20

Any opinions on this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2014 11:42:02 AM

Demuny said:
Rationale said:
Demuny said:
Rationale said:
That depends. If you're happy with 30 fps, the R9 270X will likely last through most of the next generation on its own. If you're aiming for 60 fps, then the GTX 770 would put you a lot closer next gen, and it'd be a worthwhile upgrade. The GTX 770 is a bit stronger than the R9 280X, so you'd be moving up more than a full card tier.

Having said that, the R9 270X should be performing well enough for now, so in your position I'd wait 6 months to a year until the GTX 800 series releases. Worst case scenario, the GTX 770 price drops and you get it for cheaper. Best case scenario, you'd pick up a GTX 870 for the same or lower price than the 770 is now.

Thanks for the detailed answer. I think I may just go for the 770 because of the worthwhile upgrade for good performance. I'm a very impatient person, so I will pass on waiting for the GTX 800s.
Do you know of a good quality GTX 770 for a good price?


This one's great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wanted a 4GB version (won't really matter now, but may help as we get further into the PS4 life cycle), then there's this one.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6EAN7U/?tag=pcpapi-20

Any opinions on this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA is the official partner of Nvidia, and makes some of the highest quality Nvidia graphics cards and VGA coolers.
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June 27, 2014 11:45:06 AM

Rationale said:
Demuny said:
Rationale said:
Demuny said:
Rationale said:
That depends. If you're happy with 30 fps, the R9 270X will likely last through most of the next generation on its own. If you're aiming for 60 fps, then the GTX 770 would put you a lot closer next gen, and it'd be a worthwhile upgrade. The GTX 770 is a bit stronger than the R9 280X, so you'd be moving up more than a full card tier.

Having said that, the R9 270X should be performing well enough for now, so in your position I'd wait 6 months to a year until the GTX 800 series releases. Worst case scenario, the GTX 770 price drops and you get it for cheaper. Best case scenario, you'd pick up a GTX 870 for the same or lower price than the 770 is now.

Thanks for the detailed answer. I think I may just go for the 770 because of the worthwhile upgrade for good performance. I'm a very impatient person, so I will pass on waiting for the GTX 800s.
Do you know of a good quality GTX 770 for a good price?


This one's great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wanted a 4GB version (won't really matter now, but may help as we get further into the PS4 life cycle), then there's this one.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6EAN7U/?tag=pcpapi-20

Any opinions on this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA is the official partner of Nvidia, and makes some of the highest quality Nvidia graphics cards and VGA coolers.

I'll go for that, then. Thanks for the help :) 
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