GTX 760 or 770

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Sir Galahad, Jan 2, 2014.

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GTX 770 or GTX 760

Poll closed Jan 7, 2014.
  1. GTX 760

    15 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. GTX 770

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    64.3%
  1. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    Hello. Been a long time since my last post.

    It's that time again and I'm looking to upgrade my GPU.

    I basically just want some advice on whether it's worth the extra money to go for the GTX 770 over the GTX 760.

    I'm still rocking my Q9650 at 4GHz So I Suspect that a GTX 770 will be bottlenecked by my CPU in some if not most games but I'm not really impressed with the benchmarks of the GTX 760 especially in Far Cry 3 and would prefer a frame rate closer to 60.

    I don't plan on upgrading my CPU anytime soon and my next PC will probably be a complete build from the ground up so if I go for the GTX 770 it will be staying with my Q9650 for good.

    Another concern of mine is power consumption. My PSU in about 5 years old now and I'm not sure it can cope with the extra wattage requirement of the GTX 770.

    I game at 1920x1080 btw.
     
  2. SLI-756

    SLI-756 Banned

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    for 1080 the 770 is obvious choice.
     
  3. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    just grab a 760 if you have no intentions of upgrading that cpu
     
  4. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    I second the 760. Get a better GPU when you upgrade your CPU
     

  5. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    I run a 670 GTX along side a Q9550 at 3.8GHz and it is very good at 1080p, the 760 GTX would be a similar experience.

    The 770 GTX would also run nicely in your PC but the gains over the 760 would be minimal, a couple FPS at most.

    I would take the 760, pocket some money for maybe a future CPU/MoBo overhaul and if you go this route the 760 will shine a little more with some extra CPU power behind it.
     
  6. machete

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    lol just noticed your spec.. yeah id go with 760.
     
  7. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    I wouldn't be too quick to judge. A Q9650 at 4GHz is the same as a i5 2500 at stock.
     
  8. anub1s18

    anub1s18 Member Guru

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    yea but doesn't the i5 have a ton more memory bandwith?

    it's not a lot in most games but some games benefit greatly from some extra memory bandwith (biggest example is total war shogun... probably rome as well)

    i'm wondering kinda the same though, from benchmarks i see that in a unbottlenecked system atleast the 770 is able to get 60+ in most games where the 760 is generally dabbling at 55.

    it's only a few frames but it's the difference between v-sync/noticeable tearing
    or if the game is built well no v-sync required/minimal tearing... on a 60Hz monitor
     
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  9. eclap

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    this. no point it spending more if you are not upgrading that cpu.
     
  10. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    no its not, had a qx9650 rig for years running at 4ghz, it bottlenecked an old 580 at the time.
     

  11. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    Yeah, you've got me there. The bandwidth is far superior.

    For what it's worth though my bandwidth is not bad for 775. I've got my memory at about 10000 MB/s on both read and write. I'm using Corsair Dominator 1066MHz 5-5-5-15.

    The effect of memory bandwidth on games though is fairly minor:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-latency-gaming,3409.html
     
  12. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    As far as I know they are about the same performance if the q9650 is at 4GHz and the i5 2500k is at stock.

    Of course if you were to overclock the 2500k it would smoke the q9650.
     
  13. V@IO

    V@IO Master Guru

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    Id go for the 770 in your case, since you are not upgrading the cpu/mobo soon, you would want a GPU that can last you as long as possible, well untill you next full build anyway. Also you PSU although old should manage.
     
  14. eclap

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    not even close.

    nope, the 2500 at stock will mop the floor with a q9650 @ any speed.

    this makes no sense. if anything, he wants to spend as little as possible, otherwise he's now paying top dollar for something that's not being utilized.
     
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  15. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    you have a source on that because from personal experience with both 2500k and 2600k at stock will be way faster than a socket 775 quad at 4ghz. and btw the memory bench you linked was for ddr3 ram. the 2500k I bought as a backup cpu a long time ago.
     

  16. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Even though there will be a bottleneck I'd still get the 770. Makes more sense to get the fastest card you can and then upgrade the platform later.
     
  17. V@IO

    V@IO Master Guru

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    You have your opinion,i have mine.
    Poll speaks for itself.

    +1
     
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  18. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    I can't find anything. So you may well be correct.

    I just seem to remember it from reading on the forums a few years ago.
     
  19. antonyfrn

    antonyfrn Maha Guru

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    A 4GB 760 if you want to save a little cash
     
  20. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    agree.

    And 770 isnt really that strong anyway..Its a midrange GK104 chip.



    Imo better upgrade would be a custom R9-290 nonx.
     

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