HD5850 to GTX 750ti: Worth it?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Irish Pilot, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Irish Pilot

    Irish Pilot Master Guru

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  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Cant you just reach for GTX760?
     
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    one doesn't just reach to a 760 now c'mon now.
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  4. Fender178

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    It is worth the upgrade but if you can push your buck a little further than you can get a 760.
     

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    single 760 will see you through bf4, probably struggle with tomb raider more.
    watch dogs I imagine would be sketchy but doable on a 4gb with compromises but not in texture dept. at least.
    I never bothered when I was single card on a x8 borked mobo lane.
     
  6. Undying

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    I would recommend a R9 280 that performs better, have more vram and cost less but this is nvidia section, right SLI?
     
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    imo that's fine what you said.
     
  8. Darkest

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    I second this.
     
  9. DerSchniffles

    DerSchniffles Maha Guru

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    As long as its okay with SLI :D

    Yes a 750ti would be a decent upgrade, but if you can, it will be more worth it in the long run to get a better card, especially when you do decide to upgrade the rest of your aging system.
     
  10. Irish Pilot

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    Thanks fellas. I should have clarified further I suppose. I recently upgraded my whole system with a modest build with the intentions of a new gaming rig next spring.

    I got a good deal on the 750ti, but wasnt sure what kind of boost I would see over the 5850. I know its not a leap, and I could certainly stretch further...but I wanted a bump without getting in too deep seeing as I will do a more serious gaming build in the foreseable future.
     

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    I can understand where you're coming from, but in the long run it's a lot cheaper to simply buy the gpu you want the first time unless the case can't accommodate the card. I've leapfrogged before, upgrading every time, and it's just a big waste of money in the long run.
     
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    Then go for it the 750ti is still a solid card and should last you a good while.
     
  13. mahanddeem

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    Less than a 770 and it's garbage for a serious gamer at 1080p who can't stand xbox or ps3 graphics and aliasing. Just my 2 cents.
     
  14. IcE

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    The 750Ti is about as fast as a GTX 480 in games, which isn't that much faster than a 5850. So no, it really wouldn't be worth it unless your 5850 is near death or running really hot.
     
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    If you still have a e8400 I wouldn't get anything more than a 750ti.
     

  16. Agent-A01

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    Huh?

    750ti is $130, 280 is $215. Did you bother to research before you spat out that bs? lol

    750ti has a ton of OC potential, 40% more performance is quite achievable on air.
     
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    Compared to 760 that SLI recommended.......

    @OP: not worth the upgrade. Stretch further.
     
  18. IcE

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    This is true, but it's fighting tiny memory bandwidth right out of the gate. So some games don't get the same level of boost. At least from what I saw. I haven't seen any benches of what they can really achieve. I played with one in person for a bit and its default boost was 1320Mhz, which was pretty insane.
     
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    A ref review here at guru3d had hit 1372 boost on stock.

    These cards scale well after bios unlock + extra volts, 1.25ish, and 7ghz memory.
     
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    i would get either GTX 760 or 770. no less than that. though 750ti is cool too, it can be oced like Agent A01 said a lot, i've seen people ocing it by at least 30%.
     

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