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EVGA GTX 670 FTW vs MSI GTX 770 GAMING PLEASE HELP

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June 13, 2013 7:24:39 PM

looking to buy a gpu since my amd one was DoA, if you have any other suggestions feel free to list them below

i have a 3570k and 8gb ram

i will be running at 1920x1080 single screen

i want to run maxed out (or almost) battlefield 4, gta V, watchdogs, total war rome at 60fps and games that will come out in the near future.

is the 770 worth the £60 price difference? does it have a bigger overclocking headroom compared to the 670 since the 670 is already overclocked? ease of rma between the two? would it be more future proof to go for the 770?

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB GDDR5; £270

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr IV Gaming 2GB GDDR5; £330

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

all help is appreciated


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June 13, 2013 7:50:57 PM

from what i've been told, and have read online, the 770 might as well be a re branded 680 that can overclock better. So yes the new 7xx series are much better overclockers, i recently got a 780 and can get a performance increase of anywhere between 15-20% from the highest stable overclock i managed to achieve, i was never able to get an increase anywhere near that with previous cards.

i have a link to a comparison between the gtx 670 and 770
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/829?vs=830

in terms of nvidia the only card better then the 770 IS the 780, which is pretty hefty price climb,(of course the titan and 690 fit this bill to but those are incredibly expensive)
So yes the 770 would be more future proof.
as for RMA that is completely dependent on your location, could be a day or two to RMA it, or it could be weeks. And EVGA really have the better customer support out of the two. At least from my experiences and research
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June 13, 2013 8:29:38 PM

MSI is fairly timely with their RMAs, they take approximately 2 weeks, from my experience. However, their RMA service isn't very good in terms of reliable replacements. I'm on my third R7870 HAWK right now. First one crapped out within a month, second one started emitting a burning smell after 7 months, the third one I got ran really hot, but not hot enough for MSI to actually accept an RMA for temperature issues, so I had to reapply the thermal paste myself to get the temps down to acceptable levels.

I'd say if you want to get the 770, find another manufacturer, or pray you don't need to use MSI's RMA service, they don't do a really good job.
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June 13, 2013 9:48:50 PM

thanks king , i live in the uk and i think there is an rma for msi here and in germany for evga. your comparison is of a stock 670 vs stock 770, the evga 670 is the ftw edition, so its factory over clocked. and supernova i see that some people have had shocking rma experiences with the msi, but im still not certain on which one to purchase :/ 
June 14, 2013 1:30:15 PM

ryfty said:
thanks king , i live in the uk and i think there is an rma for msi here and in germany for evga. your comparison is of a stock 670 vs stock 770, the evga 670 is the ftw edition, so its factory over clocked. and supernova i see that some people have had shocking rma experiences with the msi, but im still not certain on which one to purchase :/ 


well i looked for a comparison, but 670FTW is about on par with a 680, and another comparison on the same site has the 680, which is beaten out by the stock 770.
So all in all, i would recommend the 770, but not from MSI, try EVGA or ASUS both are the best when it comes to nvidia cards and i've dealt with customer service before with ASUS and they were great, never had to deal with EVGA but as i said all i hear about their customer service is that it's amazing. And EVGA normally have higher clock speeds, ASUS has the best cooling by far on a non-watercooled card.
June 14, 2013 8:38:26 PM

ryfty said:
looking to buy a gpu since my amd one was DoA, if you have any other suggestions feel free to list them below

i have a 3570k and 8gb ram

i will be running at 1920x1080 single screen

i want to run maxed out (or almost) battlefield 4, gta V, watchdogs, total war rome at 60fps and games that will come out in the near future.

is the 770 worth the £60 price difference? does it have a bigger overclocking headroom compared to the 670 since the 670 is already overclocked? ease of rma between the two? would it be more future proof to go for the 770?

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB GDDR5; £270

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr IV Gaming 2GB GDDR5; £330

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

all help is appreciated





Hello
I have been a professional gamer for many years now and from my experience with many different graphics cards is that they all have a certain threshold, what a lot of people don't realise is that most tv's are only 60hz, meaning any frames above 60fps you will not see, what I would suggest is, and i'm running this in my newly built £8000 rig is running the STG-2000.

This card is the top of the range and runs many of your listed games at 1fps
I run Watch dogs on a staggering 0.01 fps.
Hope this was helpful
June 14, 2013 9:27:53 PM

Adam Barakat said:
ryfty said:
looking to buy a gpu since my amd one was DoA, if you have any other suggestions feel free to list them below

i have a 3570k and 8gb ram

i will be running at 1920x1080 single screen

i want to run maxed out (or almost) battlefield 4, gta V, watchdogs, total war rome at 60fps and games that will come out in the near future.

is the 770 worth the £60 price difference? does it have a bigger overclocking headroom compared to the 670 since the 670 is already overclocked? ease of rma between the two? would it be more future proof to go for the 770?

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB GDDR5; £270

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr IV Gaming 2GB GDDR5; £330

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

all help is appreciated





Hello
I have been a professional gamer for many years now and from my experience with many different graphics cards is that they all have a certain threshold, what a lot of people don't realise is that most tv's are only 60hz, meaning any frames above 60fps you will not see, what I would suggest is, and i'm running this in my newly built £8000 rig is running the STG-2000.

This card is the top of the range and runs many of your listed games at 1fps
I run Watch dogs on a staggering 0.01 fps.
Hope this was helpful


This guy tells it like it is.
Totally not a troll.
December 31, 2013 9:36:23 AM

not trying to thread jack just looking for a quick opinion.... would someone (including OP) see any benefit in a 670 ftw 4gb with a water block vs a 770 on air? Or would the 770 on air still win? Thanks!
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