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#1 Edited by Arthas045 (5274 posts) -

So, the time has come to buy a new GPU. I am currently using a 7750 in my PC and the card has been great. But I have since upgraded my PC and the GPU is the final piece. I am currently looking into something mid range. I want to spend about $250.

I was looking at the GTX760, but was thinking about the 750TI. The reason I bring up the 750TI is because my monitor is not a 1080p monitor. My monitor max resolution is 1650x1050. The monitor is fine and I am happy with everything about it.

The last thing I ask is should I just wait? Will the GTX760 drop in price since the new line of Nvidia cards are rumored to be released in the summer?

Any help is appreciated!

#2 Edited by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3904 posts) -

The R9 270 launched at around $180-200 and the R9 270X was around £200-220 and if they were still that price I would recommend them in a heart beat but they aren't the 270 is now the same price as a GTX 760 and the 270X is $50 more. So for $250 the only GPU is the GTX 760.

The GTX 760 would give you literally twice the performance of your HD 7750 so it would be a huge upgrade.

Like you mentioned the new Nvidia GPU's are sheduled for release in the next few months so if you can wait then wait but if you can't then I would go for the GTX 760.

The GTX 750 Ti is a great card for the price but the GTX 760 is worth that extra $80.

#3 Edited by Horgen (110153 posts) -

And the 750 Ti is slower than 650 Ti boost I think... Definitely go for 760 if you need the card right away.

#4 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4044 posts) -

Maybe a used 770?

#5 Edited by Arthas045 (5274 posts) -

I don't need the card right away just being impatient I guess for something new. The 7750 is doing fine for medium graphics quality. If I could find a used 770 for that price I might think about that, but always like having the safety net of something being new.

#6 Edited by PredatorRules (8201 posts) -

I think you should wait for the new Maxwell GPUs line, and see if they can offer better GPU than the excellent GTX760, also if you do choose to pick the GTX760 after all I can recommend you getting EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Dual Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX Cooler

#8 Edited by 04dcarraher (19689 posts) -

@horgen123:

Depends on the GTX 750ti if its an vanilla then its faster then then GTX 650ti. If the 750ti is an overclocked one with an extra 6 pin power its faster then 650ti boost and only 5% slower then GTX 660.

Example

#9 Edited by Postmortem123 (7711 posts) -

Don't bother. Get a 760, it's worth the extra.

Or even a used 670 if you can find one, even better.

#10 Posted by 04dcarraher (19689 posts) -

@Arthas045:

If your not limited by your psu, a GTX 760 is the way to go right now. The 760 stock vs stock is only on average 10% slower then a GTX 670, If you get your hands on one that has a decent cooler they are already overclocked some which put them on par or slightly better then a GTX 670. Now those with a good cooler tend to overclock beyond 1.2 ghz allowing then to reach GTX 770 speeds. I have mine at 1.3 ghz best $245 upgrade.

#11 Posted by Arthas045 (5274 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

@Arthas045:

If your not limited by your psu, a GTX 760 is the way to go right now. The 760 stock vs stock is only on average 10% slower then a GTX 670, If you get your hands on one that has a decent cooler they are already overclocked some which put them on par or slightly better then a GTX 670. Now those with a good cooler tend to overclock beyond 1.2 ghz allowing then to reach GTX 770 speeds. I have mine at 1.3 ghz best $245 upgrade.

Yeah I have been reading about that. I think I may wait until this summer and see what comes out with this new line unless you think the GTX760 will stay the same price or something better at the same price range will not come out.

#12 Posted by 04dcarraher (19689 posts) -

@Arthas045 said:

@04dcarraher said:

@Arthas045:

If your not limited by your psu, a GTX 760 is the way to go right now. The 760 stock vs stock is only on average 10% slower then a GTX 670, If you get your hands on one that has a decent cooler they are already overclocked some which put them on par or slightly better then a GTX 670. Now those with a good cooler tend to overclock beyond 1.2 ghz allowing then to reach GTX 770 speeds. I have mine at 1.3 ghz best $245 upgrade.

Yeah I have been reading about that. I think I may wait until this summer and see what comes out with this new line unless you think the GTX760 will stay the same price or something better at the same price range will not come out.

Nvidia's 20nm line wont come out until late summer and will only be the high end ones at first GTX 870 880 etc. so your $250 budget is void. the 760 prices may drop another $20 but you cant go wrong by getting one now.

#13 Edited by PredatorRules (8201 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

@Arthas045 said:

@04dcarraher said:

@Arthas045:

If your not limited by your psu, a GTX 760 is the way to go right now. The 760 stock vs stock is only on average 10% slower then a GTX 670, If you get your hands on one that has a decent cooler they are already overclocked some which put them on par or slightly better then a GTX 670. Now those with a good cooler tend to overclock beyond 1.2 ghz allowing then to reach GTX 770 speeds. I have mine at 1.3 ghz best $245 upgrade.

Yeah I have been reading about that. I think I may wait until this summer and see what comes out with this new line unless you think the GTX760 will stay the same price or something better at the same price range will not come out.

Nvidia's 20nm line wont come out until late summer and will only be the high end ones at first GTX 870 880 etc. so your $250 budget is void. the 760 prices may drop another $20 but you cant go wrong by getting one now.

I agree, the GTX760 is successful GPU, it won't go below the 200$ price range.

#14 Edited by Bikouchu35 (7458 posts) -

Def. 760 now and is perfect for 1050 resolution, if you want more performance than sell it later. Always go for the mid range card vs budget cards, the performance per dollar gain is well worth it, and can yield satisfactory results as oppose to dialing down the settings all the time.

#15 Edited by Arthas045 (5274 posts) -

GTX760 it is! Thanks everyone for the information.

#16 Posted by mastershake575 (8354 posts) -

Third party GTX 760 is a great choice ($250 USD for stock GTX 670/7970 performance + free games).

#17 Posted by insane_metalist (6248 posts) -

Great choice, 760 won't disappoint! (Keep in mind it's a great overclocker).

#18 Posted by adamosmaki (9657 posts) -

If you can wait a couple of days for R265 to launch then its the faster card at $150 by a good amount . Sure 750ti has excellent power efficiency but at its current price is not worth it and is not like the r265 is a power hog

At your monitor res r265 is a good 13% faster and if you are gonna upgrade to a 1080p monitor the r265 is in an even better position