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Upgrading my 2 SLI 560 TI's, looking to buy a single card.

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December 1, 2013 3:57:36 PM

I want to upgrade to a single card, but I am having troubles comparing video cards. AnandTech doesn't have much choices as far as comparing SLI 560 TI's to anything newer such as a 770 GTX.

So, I am sort of flying blind. I want to spend under $500 for a video card, but I am unsure how much better something like a 2GB 770 GTX would be over 2 560 TI's. I want a card that will be a noticeable upgrade from these two, not just something to break even. Does anybody have some good recommendations for a card under $500 that can retire two 1 GB SLI 560 TI's?
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December 1, 2013 4:16:14 PM

I found that a single 660Ti is about equal to 560Ti's in SLi if that helps.
December 1, 2013 5:18:37 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I found that a single 660Ti is about equal to 560Ti's in SLi if that helps.


Thank you very much, sir. Comparing the 660TI to the 770, it looks like a pretty nice upgrade overall. The bump to the 780 doesn't feel worth the price, so I think I will get this guy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the 4GB looks like a sweet deal over the 2GB ones, but I really don't know how that extra GB manifests itself visually. Higher numbers has to mean better, right? :p 
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December 1, 2013 5:20:41 PM

nightly1029 said:
Mousemonkey said:
I found that a single 660Ti is about equal to 560Ti's in SLi if that helps.


Thank you very much, sir. Comparing the 660TI to the 770, it looks like a pretty nice upgrade overall. The bump to the 780 doesn't feel worth the price, so I think I will get this guy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the 4GB looks like a sweet deal over the 2GB ones, but I really don't know how that extra GB manifests itself visually. Higher numbers has to mean better, right? :p 

As far as VRAM goes, no not always.
December 1, 2013 5:30:55 PM

just games that can utilise it bf4 @1080p will use over 2gb of vram so if your monitor is higher 1440p it will start eating more vram up and so fourth.
December 1, 2013 6:07:59 PM

MadRetch said:
just games that can utilise it bf4 @1080p will use over 2gb of vram so if your monitor is higher 1440p it will start eating more vram up and so fourth.


I am running 1440p. The GB is how much information it can display at one time? If that's the case I can see why 1440p would be more intensive. Do you think 4 GB is plenty for 1440p?
December 1, 2013 8:54:31 PM

yes i would swing for the 4gb version if your running that resolution. what card are you looking at 770 4gb?
December 1, 2013 8:56:47 PM

MadRetch said:
yes i would swing for the 4gb version if your running that resolution. what card are you looking at 770 4gb?


Yeah I'm looking at one like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am not sure if I want this specific one, but this is the price/performance range I am looking for.

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