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    Old 05-10-2014, 04:27 AM
    L1mited_Editi0n L1mited_Editi0n is offline
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    Hello everyone, I want to get a new GPU. I am currently using a EVGA GTX 570.

    I was going to wait till the 800 series comes out to get a new GPU however I think I will just bite the bullet and get a 700 series GPU.

    Would this be a good upgrade?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921
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    Old 05-10-2014, 10:46 AM
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    That would be a great upgrade. The EVGA GTX 770 superclocked is an exceptionally good card and the ACX cooler keeps the temps down very nicely. Probably the only thing that might hold you back is if you think you might upgrade to a 1440p or 4K monitor then the 2 GB of ram could be a problem but for 1080p you're set for a few years.

    btw You can get a better deal on that card at Amazon right now and free shipping.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 01:17 PM
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    the 770 is still a hell of a card, but if you can wait the few months for the 800's if you went to the 870 it would last longer than the 770 and that is really the choice you are making.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 01:48 PM
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    What Belimawr said is true and I also expect Nvidia will have 4 GB of ram standard on the GTX 870. The best guess that I've seen so far on the tech sites is that it will come some time around the end of this year but it will be on the 28nm process and not 20nm as was originally planned. That will come later. But Maxwell even at 28nm will still easily beat a Kepler GPU even using less power.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 02:13 PM
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    thats why I'm waiting for the 880, my 470's are still holding up well enough for the time being so may as well just wait the few months as it is only really the VRAM that is holding my 470's back since they are only 1gig.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 03:08 PM
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    Yea I really want to wait for the 800 series, but I thought Nvidia pushed it back to 2015? I really wanted to go all out and get an 880.
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    Yea I really want to wait for the 800 series, but I thought Nvidia pushed it back to 2015? I really wanted to go all out and get an 880.
    really it comes down to how you feel about the card you have now, if it is still doing well enough hold out until you find something that doesn't run well enough, even if the new cards aren't out prices may have went down.

    so really it all comes down to how comfortable you are with your gaming performance.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 03:39 PM
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    My GTX 570 seems to still be chugging along fine I guess your right, might just try and hold out for the 880, I just hope Nvidia launches it early 2015.

    One last question what do you guys think about this monitor?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
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    My GTX 570 seems to still be chugging along fine I guess your right, might just try and hold out for the 880, I just hope Nvidia launches it early 2015.

    One last question what do you guys think about this monitor?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
    It's good if your looking for a fast, smooth response time, especially effective in fast moving first person shooter games like Battlefield 4 etc... Being a TN panel It will lack the picture quality of a slower response time IPS panel monitor, so it's really personal preference of which you prefer.
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    Here is a good comparison between a GTX770 and GTX570. Youd be almost doubling your performance.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/831?vs=829


    As for waiting, dont bother. No matter how long you wait, something newer, shinier, better and cheaper will come out a week after you buy so just buy what you need/want when you nee/want it. If your 570 isnt giving you the performance youre wanting, there is no reason not to buy a new GTX770 or GTX780 or whatever now.
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