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Worth Upgrading GTX 670 to GTX 770 Lightning ?
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Default Worth Upgrading GTX 670 to GTX 770 Lightning ? - 12-02-2013, 20:28 | posts: 139 | Location: Scotland

I don't know if it's really that much of an upgrade in all honesty.

I currently have an MSI 670 Power Edition OC.

I could sell it towards the new one but I'm not so sure of the performance gain I would receive.

Am I right in thinking 770 is basically a 680 ?
   
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Default 12-02-2013, 20:29 | posts: 5,130 | Location: FLA,USA

The simple answer is no.
   
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Default 12-02-2013, 20:29 | posts: 17,834 | Location: New Jersey, USA

why dont you grab another 670 for sli. that will spank a 770
   
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Default 12-02-2013, 20:36 | posts: 5,130 | Location: FLA,USA

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why dont you grab another 670 for sli. that will spank a 770
Don't think his motherboard supports SLI.
   
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Default 12-02-2013, 20:40 | posts: 17,834 | Location: New Jersey, USA

its a xfire m/b only. nevermind then
sell that 670 and grab a 780
   
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Default 12-02-2013, 20:41 | posts: 139 | Location: Scotland

I did consider SLI but then I'm thinking it's more hassle driver wise.

A single solution is easier to manage.

I'm upping my MOBO soon too btw ;o)

I'll see what's going down on Fleabay and may get a secondary 670.

Do I have to match my card like for like or can I get away with other references of the same card ?
   
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Default 12-02-2013, 20:45 | posts: 17,834 | Location: New Jersey, USA

you can use any brand reference 670
   
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Just make sure you get the same VRAM size as your current.
   
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Default 12-03-2013, 19:37 | posts: 50 | Location: jakarta 10320

@ 1440p from palit 670 oc to msi 680 tw oc it does feel so much smoother, but only if you find good bargain upgrade
   
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Default 12-03-2013, 20:53 | posts: 220 | Location: Netherlands

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@ 1440p from palit 670 oc to msi 680 tw oc it does feel so much smoother, but only if you find good bargain upgrade
no, just no.
   
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Default 12-03-2013, 23:37 | posts: 243 | Location: /

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I don't know if it's really that much of an upgrade in all honesty.

I currently have an MSI 670 Power Edition OC.

I could sell it towards the new one but I'm not so sure of the performance gain I would receive.

Am I right in thinking 770 is basically a 680 ?
The GTX 770 is better, but only a bit. I would definitely go with Gigabyte GTX 770 OC 4GB Windforce. You would definitely need more than 2GB of video ram, unfortunately.
   
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Default 12-03-2013, 23:52 | posts: 2,863 | Location: Canada

No .
   
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Default 12-04-2013, 02:12 | posts: 25,801 | Location: Hampshire UK

Nope
   
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Default 12-04-2013, 04:13 | posts: 3,468 | Location: Collierville, Tennessee

Recently added a second 670 myself. It really does make a difference.
   
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Nope.
   
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Default 12-04-2013, 11:58 | posts: 2,161 | Location: canada

Another No here as well. SLI would be your best option but not if you have to factor in the cost of a new MB... if you're going to replace the MB anyway, get another 670.
   
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Default 12-04-2013, 12:07 | posts: 11,864 | Location: new jersey

Well am going across the grain and say....hell no.
   
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Default 12-05-2013, 15:15 | posts: 238

A no here as well, I owned a 770 and even though it was a great card I'd say upgrade the mobo and get the sli 670's and you'll be good to go.

I'm currently awaiting my 780 to get here I would say as a single card solution the 780 is really nice right now with the price drop.
   
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Default 12-05-2013, 22:35 | posts: 139 | Location: Scotland

Thanks for all your replies fellas.


Looks like it's not worth getting a new 770 then.
I do now have a new MOBO, an MSI Z87-G45 capable of SLI so an additional 670 may be the route, although SLI driver issues do still casue me concern.

On the other hand I just built my kid a rig with my old Sandybridge 2500 and ASUS mobo.
I bought him a Sapphire R7 260X 2GB to put in inside it. He will be well chuffed with it as it will run Minecraft but...

I could give him my 670 and then I could get the 770....hmmmm food for thought.
   
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Still No...
   
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Default 12-05-2013, 22:51 | posts: 25,801 | Location: Hampshire UK

if it saves you buying the 260x, you might as well. I would still go with a gpu with more than 2gb vram though, you have a nice rig there, Sli is a possibility in the future and having only 2gb of vram would definitely put me off of even considering Sli in the future.
   
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Default 12-05-2013, 23:04 | posts: 7,225

Why not wait until the January sales? Aftermarket 290's should be coming out by then, you might be able to pick up a bargain.
   
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Default 12-05-2013, 23:16 | posts: 238

Yeah Jan. sales will be nice for Radeon and that's something to think of. But if you wanna give that 670 to yer boi a 770 4gb card should be ok but I still wouldn't like to go that route maybe if you got the dough a 780 is a better performance gain and as they are on sale for around 500$ now it's a better upgrade.

I just sold my 770 to get the 780 as a Christmas present : ) but I game at 1080p and am totally satisfied with v-sync 60hz 60fps. I don't game competitively like in BF4 or other games that need that kind of FPS so 60FPS is great for me at 1080p.

The 770 at 1080p is a great card I had the 2gb version and it played everything well at 60fps except for Far Cry 3 had to turn shadows down but other than that every game max ( Didn't play Crysis 3 at all or BF3 with it though).
   
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Default 12-05-2013, 23:59 | posts: 4,857 | Location: Netherlands

SLI would be a good upgrade, most if not all big titles will have good SLI support anyway.

So you won't get into much problems with SLI.
   
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Default 12-07-2013, 06:46 | posts: 109 | Location: Topeka

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Thanks for all your replies fellas.


Looks like it's not worth getting a new 770 then.
I do now have a new MOBO, an MSI Z87-G45 capable of SLI so an additional 670 may be the route, although SLI driver issues do still casue me concern.

On the other hand I just built my kid a rig with my old Sandybridge 2500 and ASUS mobo.
I bought him a Sapphire R7 260X 2GB to put in inside it. He will be well chuffed with it as it will run Minecraft but...

I could give him my 670 and then I could get the 770....hmmmm food for thought.
I have not run into a single game that has any driver problems at all and have been running my GTX670 setup sing January. So far it has been great.
   
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