Upgrade from GTX 560TI

shredz

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I upgraded my computer and am giving my old computer to my kids. I had a 560Ti which will be going to the kids so I need a new card. I think I want to stay with nvidia only because I've had zero issues playing any games for the last 10 years with nvidia. I have two 1920x1200 monitors for productivity, but I only game using one.

I'm thinking GTX770 even though it is probably overkill for my resolution because I'm hoping this card will last for a few years. The 760 doesn't seem like a huge upgrade from my 560ti. I'd like to play everything maxed.
 

SlickR12345

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What is your budget? I'd say for the most performance at decent prize the GTX 770 is the best option.

As you said the GTX 760 TI isn't a worthy upgrade, while the GTX 780 is a bit too expensive for the performance it gives, so that leaves the 770 as the best option outside of going for AMD GPU.
 

shredz

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Well, don't really have a budget but I always look for value and don't need bragging rights. I was thinking 770 as well. Specifically the gigabyte windforce because it is supposed to be quiet (really want a quiet pc). My two concerns are 1) the GTX 770 seems loud at idle across the board 2) why have the prices of GTX 770 been so static - there are never any good deals on them and they seem to have been out for a LONG time.

Anandtech did this roundup of MSI, EVGA and Gigabyte that I am referencing for my noise concerns (load noise levels). These seem like really loud cards even at idle and would possibly be the loudest things in my pc at idle.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7392/the-geforce-gtx-770-roundup-evga-gigabyte-and-msi-compared/6

I found a review of the GB windforce at legitreviews that compared all 4 card noise levels. http://www.legitreviews.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-770-windforce-3x-2gb-video-card-review_2218/12

Looks like this:
idle load
GB 41.1 47.0
Asus 42.8 48.2
EVGA 42.5 50.2
MSI 43.3 44.7

Funny, MSI is quietest at load by a good margin but loudest at idle!! Idle is probably most important to me and my quiet pc desires. But there isn't much spread between EVGA, GB and Asus at idle temps.

So probably I need to go by warranty and support for this purchase. Too bad the prices seem so high and no sales around.
 
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RaistlinZ

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Prices have been static because prices on its direct competition, R9 280X, remain higher than MSRP. So there's been no reason for Nvidia to lower the price on the 770 any further.

As far as idle noise you can control that yourself with fan speed settings. I have an MSI 770 and it's very quiet at idle and 45% fan speed.
 

shredz

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Prices have been static because prices on its direct competition, R9 280X, remain higher than MSRP. So there's been no reason for Nvidia to lower the price on the 770 any further.

I was hoping that with the decline of bitcoin driven sales, the prices would come down.

As far as idle noise you can control that yourself with fan speed settings. I have an MSI 770 and it's very quiet at idle and 45% fan speed.

Good point...I kinda overlooked that capability.
 

Deders

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Going from a 560YI to a 670 (760 is close in terms of performance) for me was definitely a worthy upgrade but I had to overclock it considerably to get the performance I desired so yeah a 770 would give you decent out of the box performance.
 

KaRLiToS

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I think you'd be better going with a GTX 780 (non-ti) if you want your card to last you a couple of years.

Just keep in mind that the GTX 770 is EXACTLY like a GTX 680 (both are GK104 (year 2012)) except its clock higher.

(And the GTX 680 is by far the worst high-end card I used the past 3 years)

The 560ti gets around 29fps in that benchmark. (Notice the difference between the GTX 770 and the GTX 780. It,s night and day)

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