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Windows 7: Is this GPU upgrade worth it?

04 Nov 2013   #1
Wiking

Win 7 64 bit home
 
 
Is this GPU upgrade worth it?

Hi

Is it worth upgrading from a Asus ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 to ASUS GeForce GTX 770 2GB PhysX CUDA ?

Upgrade reason is to get max out of BF4 :) ?

Other spec is

Win 7 64 bit home
Intel Core i7 Quad Processor i7-950
ASUS P6X58D-E, Socket-1366
Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MHz 6GB
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Seasonic M12D Powersupply 750W


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04 Nov 2013   #2
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

id recommend an amd r9 280x, only 1 or 2 fps in it but for alot cheaper, also at higher res the amd card pulls ahead!
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04 Nov 2013   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
id recommend an amd r9 280x, only 1 or 2 fps in it but for alot cheaper, also at higher res the amd card pulls ahead!
Might be wasting money for a rebranded HD 7970, go for the R9 290X!
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04 Nov 2013   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Lets just slow things down here guys. OP what is your budget for a starter?

Devlin recommends a 280X but infact they are not much cheaper now at all. The 770 just had some big price cuts and is an excellent card.

Rooster, I bought a 290X last week along with a 780, I spend hours testing both out and the 780 won, I would not recommend a 290X right now, mine hit 94C in benchmarks and sounded like a jet plane no joke.

Edit: In answer to the original question, the 770 would be a nice upgrade, I think they were basically rebranded 680s with a few tweaks so it would perform very well in all the latest games.
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04 Nov 2013   #5
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

My brother just bought an r9 280x, he had two HD Radeon 6950's 2gb, there was around a 25% increase, Theres around £60 difference according to the cards they have on SCAN, it also has more ram, performs better at higher resolutions, my brothers runs pretty cool under load, for me id take the r9 280x but if your an nvidia man, then go for that one, both are excellent cards, im just voicing my opinion, these guys on here will be able to tell you alot more than me, just going by my brothers experience and articles ive read, good luck and enjoy your new card when you get it!
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04 Nov 2013   #6
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

i recomended a 280x over the 770. its cheaper. just make sure to get either the Asus or Gigabyte one..... not the MSI one. The MSI ones have major coil whining problems
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04 Nov 2013   #7
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

the gtx 770 is just a rebranded gtx 680 pretty much, 5% performance increase from the 680 to the 770
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04 Nov 2013   #8
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

cards cheapest to most expansive:

R9 280x
gtx 770
7970

cards least powerfull to most powerfull

7970
r9 280x
gtx 770


IMO the r9 280x is the best bang for buck. especially with mantel coming out soon. do note, these cards are all pretty much within 10fps max from each other. depends on game. also you really need more than 2gb of vram. in bf3, skyrim, etc, ive gone over 2gb of vram. the 280x has 3gb.
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05 Nov 2013   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wiking View Post
Hi

Is it worth upgrading from a Asus ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 to ASUS GeForce GTX 770 2GB PhysX CUDA ?
Yes it certainly is, the 770 is a great little card especially now prices have dropped.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wiking View Post
Upgrade reason is to get max out of BF4 :) ?
Not quite sure it will max out BF4 (my 780 handles everything on ultra) but you'll definitely get very high performance.
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05 Nov 2013   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
also you really need more than 2gb of vram.
No you don't. If you did then 90% of the GPUs out there wouldn't be playing these games.
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