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Graphics GTX 780 and 770 price drops..

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AlienwareAndy, 28 Oct 2013.

  1. Harlequin

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  2. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Well given the way that Battlefield 4 is kicking my pc's nuts in, I may have to upgrade my graphics cards next month.

    What do you all make of these as I cannot seem to find a decent review of them.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-...z-gddr5-gpu-993mhz-boost-1046mhz-cores-2304-d

    I may possibly be able to get 2 of them next month, or would it be better to just buy 2 of the normal EVGA cards and then get some waterblocks and backplates for them?
     
  4. AlienwareAndy

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    That beta was quite frankly shocking.. I ran it and it was just completely broken. For a giggle I blew up a tree and it half disappeared into the road lol. The collision detection was also totally Donald Ducked. I would summise it was from absolutely ages ago really.

    If you're talking 780s then please, wait for the Radeon 290. Not the X, but the vanilla ever so slightly cut down 290. It should achieve a couple of things. 1 - price. It should be £300-£350. 2 - performance, it should be a whisker away from the 290x.

    Whatever happens I think Nvidia are not going to be able to leave their prices 'as is'. Once the 290 hits it's going to slap the 780 right in the face.

    Now Nvidia may do what they always do (leave prices £50 higher because of Physx, better SLI etc. If they do though? well then like the 7970 vs the 680 the AMD card will just be solid win.

    Whatever happens I don't think we are done yet. AMD still have cards to show ;)
     
  5. law99

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    is the 7970 the same pcb design as the 7950? I forget... I have a reference 7950. I should dig out the model of the waterblock later. Perhaps I can replace my 7950 with boost with a 7970 for no good reason.
     
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    Well I need to wait till next month anyway to see what money I have, and if I don't have enough next month then I will have to give the money to my grandad or someone to save it, for me so I don't spend it and wait for Maxwell and just add to it each month.

    I will be sticking with Nvidia since I want EVGA cards for my next ones and they don't do AMD cards.
     
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    Can't fault that brand loyalty, i've been using EVGA for a number of years.

    It's just sad that the ACX is a little too noisy for my needs.
     
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    Some of these prices are really tempting me :D
     
  9. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    I am mightily tempted too! I desperately need some graphics horsepower injected into my aging rig!
     
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    docodine killed a guy once

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    depends which 7950

    later revisions and higher end models used the 7970 PCB. you can tell by the power connectors, if it's 8pin+6pin pci-e it's got the 7970 pcb.
     
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    what games do you most play ?
     
  12. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    GTA V.
     
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    I've always wondered if they get the cards and the coolers seperately? Because EVGA always have had reference models with lots more HS paste as opposed to other manufacturers.
     
  16. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    I couldn't contain myself any longer!

    Just bit the bullet and ordered an Inno3d GTX 770 "Titan Cooled". It is going to look awesome in my case! The cooler was the deciding factor and I am not the least bit ashamed to admit that!
     
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    Thats the first GTX770 that I've seen with a GTX780/GTX Titan-style shroud on.

    Was wondering where these had got to, would have gone SLI with GTX770's too. :duh:
     
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    It go back to £400 now!:waah:
     
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    bugger. It's two 6pin. Cheers for the tip.
     
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    plan to play ;) ?
     

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