Worth Upgrading GTX 670 to GTX 770 Lightning ?

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  1. keasy

    keasy Banned

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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 ?
     
  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    The simple answer is no.
     
  3. ---TK---

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    why dont you grab another 670 for sli. that will spank a 770
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Don't think his motherboard supports SLI.
     

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    its a xfire m/b only. nevermind then
    sell that 670 and grab a 780
     
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    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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    you can use any brand reference 670
     
  8. Loophole35

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    Just make sure you get the same VRAM size as your current.
     
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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
     
  10. deluxe

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    no, just no.
     

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    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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    Nope
     
  14. dshramek

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    Recently added a second 670 myself. It really does make a difference.
     
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    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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    Well am going across the grain and say....hell no.
     
  18. CronosX9x9X

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    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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    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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