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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2048 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 30, 2013.

  1. sergionography

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    So all for sudden 5% advantage is a big advantage? I think it all comes down to what games one plays the most aa those average numbers are very subjective and in most cases removing a game or two from the list might greatly change the average numbers
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    5% ? are you comparing last-gen high-end to the newly released card? by that logic: gtx 690 vs. gtx 770
     
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  3. sergionography

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    Sorry I wasn't very clear, im comparing 7970ge to 770, as for this Gen those are the main competitors, the 780 is on a higher tier
     
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    It's on a new tier made up by Nvidia to charge more.
     
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  5. HumanSmoke

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    Ah, the perennial every silver lining has a cloud argument trotted out once again. Feeling sorry for etailers, distros, and the IHV over the customer ? Don't be. Just like any other EOL'ed SKU's, they'll be shipped off to some third world/tier markets, or bought up and sold on eBay by people whose country of residence has either limited distribution of high-end graphics and/or horrendous import and customs tax (Yes, I live in one such country). Even with price cuts you’ll see that the cheapest GTX 680 is still ~ $US 550 thanks to a 15% goods and services tax and increased shipping costs.
    I think you'll find the price is $100 more than that.
    Talking of $100 discrepancies, how about a prediction for the 760 Ti. I think I’ve worked out a formula to find out the true launch price. Remove $100 from your estimate!
    $500 for the GTX 770
    $700-750 for the GTX 780
    Unsurprising. You always see a bigger problem on Nvidia. If the company launch at a high point then they’re gouging the customer. If the company launch at the same price point as previously then they aren’t offering the customer any benefit. If the company launch at a low price they’re killing themselves , hurting middlemen, and devaluing the previous series for their owners. Classic no win.
     
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    Glad you could finally chime in on this big occasion! True don't like rose colored glasses. And I must say I'm taken-a-back by this refreshing price reduction, why did they have to wait till now and not have something 6-8mo's ago?

    Thank you, I did a big flub of a mistake on that Sapphire VaporX 7979Ghz 6Gb! Was considering the 3Gb and then though ended-up looking at the 6Gb, below should've discerned that was way-off-base, I sure wouldn't pay an extra $100 for 3Gb of extra ram.

    Now I'd be saying the same thing if the shoe was on the other foot, perhaps there's way of pulling such inventories’ back as you suggest. While it's hard to know if Nvidia had been limiting inventories for the last months, perhaps why pricing held so firm. Mess with faith-full customer base is one thing... for those unhappy ones, someone else feels like they got the deal, although mess with E-tailers, business’s and they may hold a grudge as that's their money on sitting on those racks.
     
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    It's just the nature of the beast...

    • $1000 GTX 690/Titan OMGz think of the children!
    • $650 GTX 780 65% of the price almost all of the Titan performance, OMGz new tier.
    • Cheaper and faster GTX 770 OMGz think of the GTX 680 prices + insert random OpenCL benches.
     
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    The only reason people buy cards with slight performance gains (at the consequence of more power consumption) at these higher prices, with a "new generation", is because they are supported by the review community almost unanimously.
     
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    So, the green eyed hairy beast has been hibernating... I suppose
     
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    Nice review. Good performance for price.

    Right now, it is around 420-430$ here in Canada, like 80$ more than a GTX 670 standar. So it is cheaper than the GTX 680... Hope there will be a huge price drop, cause the stock will stay xD
     
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    A 7970GE can OC much higher and you get free games. The only great thing about the 770 is the price, which is very nice!

    I think it is best to pick a 7970GE over 770, only 3-5% performance difference, the games more than makes it up for the Radeon one.
     
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    It could have also gone back to Fermi pricing. GTX 470 & 570 where introduced at $349.99 MSRP.

    GTX 770 @ $399.99 no bundle
    Radeon HD 7970 @ $399.99 w/ 4 games value $169.99 (AMD Tomb Raider - Level up / AMD Gift FARCRY3 Blood Dragon CRYSIS3 BIOSHOCK )
    Radeon HD 7970 GHZ @ $449.99 w/ 4 games value $169.99 (AMD Tomb Raider - Level up / AMD Gift FARCRY3 Blood Dragon CRYSIS3 BIOSHOCK )


     
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    False economy. The game bundles (as well as Nvidia's Metro Last Light coupon codes) are available on eBay for cents on the dollar.
    The four games are actually worth $30-40
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    How come it uses less power than the 680 if the TDP is 230W vs 195?
     
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    Only thing i can think of is a reading while its throttling...

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    nope, the 7970GE sounds like a jet engine on take off, and much higher temps/TDP, you can keep your 7970ge, no thanks.
     
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    Rename this card to GTX760ti
     
  18. Fluffmeister

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    Cool... whatever floats peoples boat, but that would be just that bit more embarrassing for the competition.
     
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    $170 bucks of joy right there. Expensive for AMD though :p
     
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    Guys it's still a GK104!!!
     
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    Shouldn't affect AMD too much- they should have sold a card for every coupon being sold. Just takes away the WOW! factor for marketing to others who might buy a card - although judging by the number of people on forums who attribute the full retail face value to the games makes me wonder how well some people investigate their prospective purchases.
    Thanks for the heads-up. I think that information hadn't been confirmed until you said it.
     
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    this is such a fail argument this whole jet engine crap, as if anyone will get the reference amd 7970.
    Not to mention when I game with my 5.1 surround sound I hardly notice anything going on in the background let alone some gpu fan the. Its only a problem if its way too hot or noisy lik Fermi 400 seilries was when heating almost 100degrees celcius but that's far from the case now
    I think the only reason these reviews me took sound and consumption is because they have to be objective and pretty much they will look for the slight difference to talk about it. Otherwise if u are an enthusiast and ur psu is less than 700w at the very least then ur not doing this right. And if u pay 500+ for a graphic card and r worries about an extra couple bux on ur electric bill then ur also not doing this right.
     
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  23. Xzibit

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    Not to mention most of these reviews are done on an open air test bench.

    So there will be variances between whats reported in a review and actual use due to the variations of cases and setups, positioning to objects/walls and air-flow. Not to mention the distance to your seating position.

    If your on Air only. I dont think you'll be too happy pumping 60C-80C inside your case for hours during gaming sessions.

    Enthusiast can't be bothered with such non-sense.
     
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    My reference 6870 is loud as hell when the fan ramps up to 100%, but it almost never does that, and when it does it moves more air than any other cooler I've used. If it's too loud for you, change the fan profile and optimize the airflow in your case. There are things you can do to air cooling to make it not nearly as loud and still work perfectly fine.

    Otherwise you can do what I do and just use noise cancelling headphones, in that case it doesn't really matter how loud the fans are, does it? :p
     
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    Noise was half the reason I traded in my 7970 Lightnings for a pair of 780s. Even at undervolted stock clocks the top card had to sound like a wind turbine to keep the card below 85C. I just got sick of it.

    For a single card I'm sure it would have been find but in crossfire it was just obnoxious.

    GK104 would never tempt my wallet though... I really dislike this card and always have.
     

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