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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 31 May 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    The best thing about this card its what it'll do to prices.
     
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    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    It's dropped the prices of the 680's, but it has also killed the resale prices of the 680's I think as well to the point I won't be bothering selling my 680's when I come to upgrade and will put them in dad's pc.
     
  4. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    So glad I sold my 680 a couple of months ago.

    I am quite suprised (in a good way) to see the pricing level of this card, it's where I always thought the 680 should have been.

    Also nice to see Bit-Tech getting another review up nice and early in the morning rather than too late in the day. So much better than having to go elsewhere for the info.
     
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    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    But (and it's quite a big but), a 7950/70 or 670 can be overclocked to beyond stock 770 levels, so if you already own one or more of these the 770 is literally an incremental step.

    Since the second hand values of these cards seems to have dropped as low as £160 for the 7950, and around £200-220 for the 670/7970, it makes positively no sense for owners of these models to upgrade at this stage (unless you have a trust fund and can afford the silly top tier models).

    I'm assured that it would have been published at 14:00 yesterday but for the problems they were having with the site. It's good to see Bit getting stuff done in time for these big releases, that's what it's all about.
     
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    I'm going to wait for the 4GB version before deciding but I may buy two if these to replace my 2 570GTX's.

    That being said there's still the niggling doubt in the back of my mind that reminds me these are a stop-gap solution and Maxwell may be out in 12 months. Not a terribly long wait.
     
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    booo would have been nice to see some GTX 570 and 470 numbers , so show just how much of a bump this would have been :D
     
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    Anandtech has 570 numbers. Its a sizeable jump, especially as you get into higher resolutions. 85% in places.
     
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    It's easy to forget how much of a jump there is.
     
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    I know anand does but would have been awesome for BT to do it ;)
     
  11. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    It might not be that long. Don't NV normally release in the first quarter? I'm not counting the 700 series because the 780 is just a crippled Tesla and the 770 is a rebadged 680.
     
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    That's why I have not bought a GTX 780 or Titan because when I do my full rebuild hopefully, Maxwell will either be out or just around the corner.
     
  13. GeorgeK

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    I'm hoping the prices of 680s will plummet so I can SLI :D (unlikely in the short term I know) - of course I would need a higher resolution screen to make the most of two 680s... Damned upgrade bug...

    One niggling thought though is the lack of vram - I'm already seeing close to 2GB usage in some games at 1080p... I'm surprised that nvidia haven't gone for more as standard
     
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    Similar reasons to my own Maxwell is likely closer than alot think and the 700 series just seem like a rebrand in places and a cut down titan in another.

    No one who brought a 680 14months ago is looking at the 770 and regreting there purchase, Yeh its £100 cheaper but whats a £100 / 14 months of ownership ( £7 ish its cost me £14/month to own 2 for sli purposes instead of waiting 14months to save some cash said £14 i can live with that ) And id guess most other buyers could as well.

    770 performs well but the choice between it and a 7970ghz edition which can be had for similar cash at the moment with a better game bundle is a tough one. £328 for the 770 £340 for the ghz edition how much that game bundle is worth to you will determine your card choice id imagine.

    you said in your review the 680 and 7970ghz are £50 more expensive where is this at out of curiosity as the prices for the 7970ghz have not changed in recent months and the 680 is now the exact same price as the ghz edition around £340 ( all prices are from scan.co.uk)
     
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    GTX685 anyone? Seriously though, as much as this is a great card they need to sort out their naming conventions. AMD, I'm including you.
     
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    more like GTX 680 ghz edition.
     
  19. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Haha! This. Or a GTX680+...

    I'm not sure why they've stuck with 2Gb of VRAM, either - 3Gb standard was one of my main reasons for going AMD again :)
     
  20. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    I've been having a look at the prices this morning and have noticed that none of the 770's for sale at Scan have the Titan style cooler. I'll be honest, if I wanted one (which I don't) I would want it with the Titan style cooler as per the review.

    Is there any reason why the retail cards don't have the Titan style cooler?
     
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