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#1 Edited by valium88 (4455 posts) -

Hey guys!

So I decided that my gtx 560 finally has to go, and I will need to replace it. I'm leaning towards the GTX 780, since I've been drooling over that since it shipped and now it got a decent drop in price. Only thing I'm worried about is next-gen and how it will perform once the real demanding titles ship out like The Witcher 3 etc. Is there a real advantage in going for the 780ti at all, and will it bottleneck me? What do you think about the R9 290x as an alternative? From what I've gathered it gets pretty hot, but I dunno.

Gaming at 1080p btw

specs: Z68 ATX, i7 2600k 4.0 Ghz, Coolermaster V8 CPU cooler, 850w PSU, 12 gb RAM.

#2 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3803 posts) -

I wouldn't bother with the 780Ti.

The 290X seems like a nice card but I'd wait for the aftermarket coolers.

Either wait for the above or get a really good 780 like the Asus DCUIIOC or EVGA Classified.

I support the latter.

#3 Posted by Horgen (110079 posts) -

I wouldn't bother with the 780Ti.

The 290X seems like a nice card but I'd wait for the aftermarket coolers.

Either wait for the above or get a really good 780 like the Asus DCUIIOC or EVGA Classified.

I support the latter.

Of course you do...

TC are you in a hurry to upgrade? I think 290X with aftermarked coolers should be released in time for christmas. You could wait for those to be released then make your decision between the 290X and 780.

#4 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (3803 posts) -

@horgen123: There is always this to consider

Trololol. :)

#5 Posted by PredatorRules (7802 posts) -

Depends on your budget high end GPUs I recommend are R9 280X>>>R9 290>>>GTX780>>>GTX780ti>>>7990

What ever you do don't get the 290X edition it's weaker than the 290 and cost much more (160$ more)

#6 Edited by valium88 (4455 posts) -

Thanks for the input guys, I don't think I can wait for the new cooling for the AMD cards, and from what you confirm they don't really seem to outperform 780, so I think I will go for the 780 DCUIIOC as mentioned above, my Asus 560 of the same has been a great card and I need a new HDD (making weird noises as we speak) so I'll just order the GPU while I'm at it. So Asus 780 DCUIIIOC new HDD and an SSD it is. Ahhh can't wait!

Thanks again!

#7 Edited by Horgen (110079 posts) -

Depends on your budget high end GPUs I recommend are R9 280X>>>R9 290>>>GTX780>>>GTX780ti>>>7990

What ever you do don't get the 290X edition it's weaker than the 290 and cost much more (160$ more)

Been watching linustech reviews?

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (7802 posts) -
#9 Posted by Postmortem123 (7669 posts) -

^290X is ~10% faster than 290.

#10 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2567 posts) -

There's a rumor floating around that certain 290s can be unlocked into a 290x with a bios flash.If i were you,i'd look into that but you are going to need an aftermarket cooler.Otherwise just stick to a 280x or a gtx 770.

780 and 780ti are a waste if you ask me.

#11 Posted by kungfool69 (2576 posts) -

still dreaming of upgrading my GF's GTX 275......that gives me an excuse to upgrade my 5770.

#12 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3803 posts) -

Otherwise just stick to a 280x or a gtx 770.

780 and 780ti are a waste if you ask me.

280 = 7970 (old line)

770 = 680 (old tech/256bus)

780 a waste ? What card do YOU have?

#13 Edited by bigfootpart2 (95 posts) -

@horgen123 said:

@PredatorRules said:

Depends on your budget high end GPUs I recommend are R9 280X>>>R9 290>>>GTX780>>>GTX780ti>>>7990

What ever you do don't get the 290X edition it's weaker than the 290 and cost much more (160$ more)

Been watching linustech reviews?

Yeah the way linus reviews video cards is really dumb. Only testing them overclocked tells me pretty much nothing, as you may not be able to replicate his overclocks on your own.

#14 Posted by spittis (1875 posts) -

The Asus GTX 780 DC II gives you the most for your money spent at the moment, when taking into consideration performance, overclocking, temps and noise levels. It can quite easily be clocked to perform on par with 290X while maintaining low noise levels.

#15 Posted by Horgen (110079 posts) -

@horgen123: True to that XD

They got a good OC on the 290 and an awful one on the 290X...

@horgen123 said:

@PredatorRules said:

Depends on your budget high end GPUs I recommend are R9 280X>>>R9 290>>>GTX780>>>GTX780ti>>>7990

What ever you do don't get the 290X edition it's weaker than the 290 and cost much more (160$ more)

Been watching linustech reviews?

Yeah the way linus reviews video cards is really dumb. Only testing them overclocked tells me pretty much nothing, as you may not be able to replicate his overclocks on your own.

My thoughts as well. Luckily plenty of sites gives scores at stock settings.