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770 or 670

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Fops, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Fops New Member

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    Now you might be thinking this is a stupid question but as many of you know,gtx 680 is an overclocked 670 and 770 is just an overclocked 680 please tell me if im rong.my question is is it even worth getting a 770 when i could save my money and just overclock a 670?
  2. MxPhenom 216

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    The price you can get 770s for. Just get one. They are already faster then a 680, which is already faster then a 670. the 7GHZ memory speed seems to be helping it out a lot.
  3. Vario


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    670 is a 680 with less shaders (locked) and lower clocks. A 770 is an overclocked 680.
    They are all the same architecture: GK104. A 660ti is also a GK104, but even more locked than the 670.

    Lowest to highest performance: 660ti-670-680-770

    The highest performing architecture is the GK110: this is found on the Titan and the new 780.

    Nvidia's naming convention is very confusing. A 660(gk106) is not as closely related to a 660ti(gk104) as a 660ti is to a 670. A 770 is not a new architecture but is actually an overclocked 680..
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  4. alwayssts


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    It's worth saving your money because 660ti/670 (and likewise 7870XT and 7950) are the best value configs (compared to 680/7970ghz msrp) before hitting diminishing returns, as well as being enough to play pretty much anything at 1080p if you're willing to overclock them. It's doesn't mean over-all parity because of the config differences, but yes, similar (to stock 680s) and adequate performance can be had for less.

    People are right that currently a 770 is a better deal than 670 (if willing to go over 225w and 10 inches), but the inevitable $300 1059/6008mhz 760ti (670 redux) waiting in the wings to directly challenge 7950B and HainanPro (88xx) brings everything back to where it should be. Like-wise 660ti is actually a stronger configuration (just barely though) than the upcoming 760, but prices will likely settle for the later slightly cheaper to compete better with 7870 and/or Hainan LE/pro.

    Point being, pretty soon there shouldn't be a bad option from ~200-400. You'll likely get what you pay for when all products are launched (relatively shortly) and older products readjusted to fit into niches compared to the new competition. That said, as we are currently in the middle of a transition, strange overlaps will occur so when prices fall (ex: 680 dropping to $350 when HainanXT launches, or said 760ti/670 price v Hainan Pro) there is dramatic effect.
  5. shovenose


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    I love my Sparkle Calibre GTX 670 2GB - plays everything I've thrown at it smoothly including GTA IV at all the max settings.
  6. Grnfinger

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    I would have to agree with this, I have bought 4 7870's since December. With the game bundle it's the best bang for the buck when run in Crossfire.
    Under $500 for XT cards, and over 250 in games, pretty easy decision if you ask me

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