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I currently have two 550ti sli one is asus 1gb and one is evga gtx 2gb along with i7 CPU and 16gb gskill sniper ram. I want to be able to run bf3 with higher settings so I'm thinking about buying a new card but am not sure which one to get.. I was thinking a gtx 670 or something like that.. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 26
You forgot to mention how many monitors and what resolution? 3D or 120hz ? Just 1080p 60hz?
post #3 of 26
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Most the time just my 3d panasonic 50 inch plasma 600hz 1080p I forget what 1920 by 1080
post #4 of 26
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I have been looking at the evga 670 superclocked 4gb but would rather not pay 430 bucks if I can find something sweet for a little cheaper.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mikeclough24 View Post

I have been looking at the evga 670 superclocked 4gb but would rather not pay 430 bucks if I can find something sweet for a little cheaper.

I'm running two EVGA FTW GTX 670 in SLI to a Panasonic plasma (non-3D) and they work great! My cards only have 2GB of VRAM which is plenty for single-monitor gaming at 1080p. If you plan to play heavily modded Skyrim, the 4GB model may be worth it but otherwise go with the cheaper model.

I figure I'll wait to upgrade my GPU sometime next year when the true next-gen games start to hit the market.
post #6 of 26
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So I grabbed a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb. Should that be able to run bf3 on ultra?
post #7 of 26
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So I grabbed a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb. Should that be able to run bf3 on ultra?
post #8 of 26
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So I grabbed a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb. Should that be able to run bf3 on ultra?
post #9 of 26
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So I grabbed a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb. Should that be able to run bf3 on ultra?
post #10 of 26
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So I grabbed a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb. Should that be able to run bf3 on ultra?
post #11 of 26
So which card did you get?
post #12 of 26
I think he grabbed a a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb.

That's the scuttlebut anywhoo.biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mikeclough24 View Post

So I grabbed a geforce nvidia 660ti superclocked 3gb. Should that be able to run bf3 on ultra?

Good choice! I'm sure you can run BF3 with Ultra settings at a nice framerate with that card and the 3GB VRAM will last you a good while.
post #15 of 26
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Haha my iPhone was cracking out. Thanks vpn it comes tomorrow and i can't wait!
post #16 of 26
The 660 TI is about as low as I would have gone (for current gaming) and a good choice on the 3GB model for not much more $, I am already considering selling my 2GB gtx680oc to get the 4GB version (I run multiple displays and 3D).

Best of luck,
Jason
post #17 of 26
Isn't Nvidia rumored to release the 700 series soon? Or are they just rebadges, because we don't need no stinking rebadges!

http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/nvidia_geforce_gtx_780gtx_770_and_gtx_760_ti.html
post #18 of 26
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Aw damn.. So should I return my 600 series? When they first come out are they overpriced for a while?
post #19 of 26
Well if they are coming soon a 780 (110) 5GB for under $600 would be very nice indeed.


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Originally Posted by Mikeclough24 View Post

Aw damn.. So should I return my 600 series? When they first come out are they overpriced for a while?

I don't think you'll gain much unless you would want to jump up to the $400 770. The 760 ti is still on 104.

Jason
post #20 of 26
I just read the new cards may be announced May 16th!

Who knows, the grass is always greener
post #21 of 26
I've been waiting on the 8000 series amd cards to be released before I upgrade anything. They've taken their sweet time to drag out this cycle.
post #22 of 26
The 8000/700 series cards are all just rebadged 7000/600 cards. You are waiting for no reason. New silicon isn't coming until the next-next refresh.
post #23 of 26
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The 8000/700 series cards are all just rebadged 7000/600 cards. You are waiting for no reason. New silicon isn't coming until the next-next refresh.

Not quite. The 780 is the Titan LE with 5gb of VRAM, the 770 is a 4gb card, and the 760Ti is a rebadged 2gb 670. So really only 1 card is a true rebadging. Now the 8000s idk yet, haven't seen a press release on them yet, just that they're coming, and the OEM models are rebadges.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post

Not quite. The 780 is the Titan LE with 5gb of VRAM, the 770 is a 4gb card, and the 760Ti is a rebadged 2gb 670. So really only 1 card is a true rebadging. Now the 8000s idk yet, haven't seen a press release on them yet, just that they're coming, and the OEM models are rebadges.

+1

There's nothing 'rebadge' about that 780, that actually sounds like it's going to be THE single card solution for those not wishing to invest in a Titan (most of the performance for 60% of the price).

Jason
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

+1

There's nothing 'rebadge' about that 780, that actually sounds like it's going to be THE single card solution for those not wishing to invest in a Titan (most of the performance for 60% of the price).

Jason

Yeah the 780 sounds mighty tempting! I just got a 2nd 670 card to run SLI so I'm good for now, but I can't help wonder how soon it will be before games start demanding more than 2GB of VRAM at 1080p resolution.

Hoping I can hold out till next summer and upgrade to the 800-series, preferably a card with 6GB of VRAM.
Edited by vpn75 - 5/11/13 at 9:47pm
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by vpn75 View Post

Yeah the 780 sounds might tempting! I just got a 2nd 670 card to run SLI so I'm good for now, but I can't help wonder how soon it will be before games start demanding more than 2GB of VRAM at 1080p resolution.

Hoping I can hold out till next summer and upgrade to the 800-series, preferably a card with 6GB of VRAM.

That being the case, just wait till next summer for a price drop and pick up a 780 5gb, for cheap-ish. It's close enough, or maybe by then the Titan itself will be cheaper.
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