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Secondly, there was no real 8th generation from Nvidia so the 700 and 900 chips are one generation apart.
I was just about to say this. The generations went Tesla -> Fermi -> Kepler -> Maxwell -> Pascal -> Volta

GTX770 is Kepler
GTX950 is Maxwell

So really only one architectural generation apart.
 
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Hi all, thankyou for all the recommendations and help! Sorry about the lateness of all this, but I've had some internet troubles (all fixed). I enjoyed reading through all your posts, and as it stands now the 770 looked liked the better choice. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get it as it sold for around $120 AUD (All my prices are AUD) and the 950 also sold for around $90 odd. But in some good news I was able to pick up a used R9 280x Dual x card for $110 AUD which was a good price (I think) and as a temporary card its good enough for what I need currently. In the next month or two I'll probably be looking to upgrade to sometihng more significant (gpu wise) and perhaps might upgrade my cpu to a 3770 (used). When that times comes I'll be looking to your help again! Cheers!
 
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Above your price range & now the sale is over I think, but MSY had an EOFY special Sapphire Nitro RX 570 8GB AUD$299 & Asus Strix RX 580 8GB AUD$350 - both brand new...
 
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Yeah I saw that sale, but my tax return will be paying for this new gpu later on and perhaps CPU, but it will arrive in the coming month hence why I bought a temporary card.
 
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R9 280X is a good card. Very similar to 7970 Ghz and R9 380X. It will perform the same or better than the 770. You should be able to run 1440P on medium or 1080P on high of course tweaking or disabling some things such as anti aliasing as needed.
 

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R9 280X is a good card. Very similar to 7970 Ghz and R9 380X. It will perform the same or better than the 770. You should be able to run 1440P on medium or 1080P on high of course tweaking or disabling some things such as anti aliasing as needed.
Considering a 380/X is a Revised R9 285. Yeah should be great, just keep them COOL!
 
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It should be taken into account that the 770 is 5 years old and all components have a lifetime.

GTX 950 - 20th August, 2015
GTX 770 -30th May, 2013

That doesn't mean the age difference isn't real and does not have actual consequences. The 950 would still be covered by the 3 year warranty.

So yes, while ... if limited to those two choices and no other costs involved, **I** would choose the 770; but I recognize that my priorities are not necessarily everyone else's. I think it's a better approach to present the relevant information and let the person spending the money on which option best suits their particular situation.
 
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Hi there, I'm looking at a temporary card to buy between these two as my other one has just failed. Being a 6670.
The options are a Gtx 950 Msi 2gb and a Gtx 770 Direct CUII 2Gb

950 priced at $60
770 Priced at $60
Both used but not for prolonged period.
Looking to buy a temporary card to last maybe 6-8 months until I can afford to buy a newer type!

My psu is a Antec 550w.
Given your PSU, the 770 is a tough sell. A 950 might be better if you're worried about taxing your PSU to hard. However, that aside, everyone above is correct about the 770. Completely the better performing card.

It should be taken into account that the 770 is 5 years old and all components have a lifetime.
As long as extreme overclocking is not a thing, this will not be a problem until the card is more like 10 - 15 years old and by then the concern will be academic.
 
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It should be taken into account that the 770 is 5 years old and all components have a lifetime.

GTX 950 - 20th August, 2015
GTX 770 -30th May, 2013

That doesn't mean the age difference isn't real and does not have actual consequences. The 950 would still be covered by the 3 year warranty.

So yes, while ... if limited to those two choices and no other costs involved, **I** would choose the 770; but I recognize that my priorities are not necessarily everyone else's. I think it's a better approach to present the relevant information and let the person spending the money on which option best suits their particular situation.
hmm lower performance with warranty or higher performance without warranty, Id take my chances with better performance, 950 is crippled

so what are you going to do with your 280 VaporX, I mean it is working now is it not?
 

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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
But in some good news I was able to pick up a used R9 280x Dual x card for $110 AUD which was a good price (I think) and as a temporary card its good enough for what I need currently.
you end up better, that video card might perform better than the 2 nvidia's competitor you had, if possible give a deep clean, take apart cooler, repaste and enjoy, AMD Radeon cards usually heats a bit moar compared to nvidias ones ! keep it well cooled.


In the next month or two I'll probably be looking to upgrade to sometihng more significant (gpu wise) and perhaps might upgrade my cpu to a 3770 (used). When that times comes I'll be looking to your help again! Cheers!
i was in the same train with the same CPU, looking for some options to upgrade, then saw some reviews, comparisons and also the performance i get from it while gaming, i rather to improve cooling, case and video card if possible, processor is still strong for me,

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In the next month or two I'll probably be looking to upgrade to sometihng more significant (gpu wise) and perhaps might upgrade my cpu to a 3770 (used). When that times comes I'll be looking to your help again! Cheers!
I've owned a 3570k and a 3770K and they are basically the same thing in the real world, indistinguishable in games. I'd get a used i5 3570K sell your i5 3330 to finance the upgrade and it might even be free. Personally I am not paying the i7 premium again, the hyperthreading was never useful for me (just gaming, web browsing).
 
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My cpu still runs perfectly fine and such and from what I've read it still fairs pretty strongly. So then the question would be to not upgrade it to a i7 3770? Or maybe up to a 3570k or just leave it as it is? I've been looking around and on average the 3770 (used) goes for around $130 - $170 whilst a 3570k (used) goes for around $70 - $90.
More than likely the selling of my current cpu would pay for it anyway, but whether it's worth it, I don't really know, bottlenecking shouldn't be an issue when I do upgrade the gpu. Plus the R9 280x has good resell value again. At the moment though, it's running superbly (Average idle temp of 28-30--Average in use temp of 50-60), so I'll just see how we go.
 
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My cpu still runs perfectly fine and such and from what I've read it still fairs pretty strongly. So then the question would be to not upgrade it to a i7 3770? Or maybe up to a 3570k or just leave it as it is? I've been looking around and on average the 3770 (used) goes for around $130 - $170 whilst a 3570k (used) goes for around $70 - $90.
More than likely the selling of my current cpu would pay for it anyway, but whether it's worth it, I don't really know, bottlenecking shouldn't be an issue when I do upgrade the gpu. Plus the R9 280x has good resell value again. At the moment though, it's running superbly (Average idle temp of 28-30--Average in use temp of 50-60), so I'll just see how we go.
3770K has Hyper Threading, 3570K does not, do some research and determine if you really need Hyperthreading or not
 
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To anyone who could come through this thread in the same situation, I recommend him to get an RX 460, unlock it to RX 560 then overclock the hell out of it! Now you have a GCN 4.0 card which is nearly on par with the gtx 960 with the lowest possible power consumption and I think it's in the same price bracket.
 
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Okay, so it says 600 watt psu. So my Antec 550w VP won't be enough then?
I've ran overclocked GTX 970 SLI with my 500W PSU without problems. Those "requirements" are pure BS.
 

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To anyone who could come through this thread in the same situation, I recommend him to get an RX 460, unlock it to RX 560 then overclock the hell out of it! Now you have a GCN 4.0 card which is nearly on par with the gtx 960 with the lowest possible power consumption and I think it's in the same price bracket.
Too much trouble to unlock cards. Since he is having a tough decision on a 3770K or 3570K he has bigger fish to fry. He already has a 280X which seems to work just fine.
 
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So then the question would be to not upgrade it to a i7 3770? Or maybe up to a 3570k or just leave it as it is?
I say leave it as is and maybe overclock a little if you need a boost in performance. That i5-3330 is a good CPU. For gaming, the GPU matters most, and with a 770, or even a 760, you'll be good to go for a while.
 
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I say leave it as is and maybe overclock a little if you need a boost in performance. That i5-3330 is a good CPU. For gaming, the GPU matters most, and with a 770, or even a 760, you'll be good to go for a while.
Overclocking non-K CPUs is pointless, you may gain a 1-2% boost which isn't worth it.

For those GPUs, a 4GB version is recommended, at least in the case of a 770. I had a 680 back in the day, which was the 2GB version and VRAM was the bottleneck, not the GPU. And as 770 is just a rebrand, the same goes with it.
 

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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
My cpu still runs perfectly fine and such and from what I've read it still fairs pretty strongly. So then the question would be to not upgrade it to a i7 3770? Or maybe up to a 3570k or just leave it as it is? I've been looking around and on average the 3770 (used) goes for around $130 - $170 whilst a 3570k (used) goes for around $70 - $90.
More than likely the selling of my current cpu would pay for it anyway, but whether it's worth it, I don't really know, bottlenecking shouldn't be an issue when I do upgrade the gpu. Plus the R9 280x has good resell value again. At the moment though, it's running superbly (Average idle temp of 28-30--Average in use temp of 50-60), so I'll just see how we go.
@Dovah88 : In my humble opinion, i5 is your best call, no real needs for a unlocked i5, your board might no be the better one for OC, also OC requires better cooling and better power, a locked i5 could easy handle gaming with your new card,

the other competitor, i7 is a great source of performance, but you have to analyze if the given performance over your i3 and also compared with the i5 justifies the $130 bill you claim it costs, i would totally go for the i7, cuz i like to game, edit picitures, videos and other monkey stuff, but is your call which one to get, i7 paired with the new card will be a interesting rig that could be serving more time,


also a final advise, could be getting the i5 and also adding a SSD to your system, this will boost everything, but it might need a new win install, are you able to get the licence for your current OS? (if legal) cuz it can be transfered to a new fresh install via phone call to windows, claiming the truth, hard disc replacement due failure,

I say leave it as is and maybe overclock a little if you need a boost in performance. That i5-3330 is a good CPU. For gaming, the GPU matters most, and with a 770, or even a 760, you'll be good to go for a while.
Great, He is just beginning in this new world and you advise it to go pro, OC and sh*t... Cmon, read the post, he already have a Radeon card, and overclock wont solve a cr*p here...
 
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I wouldn't bother with either CPU. But if you have to, get the 3570K and sell the current to fund the cost so you don't pay anything out of pocket. The 3770K would be a waste of money, IMO.
 

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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
The 3770K would be a waste of money, IMO.
i like i7's for HT, useful for working and plenty moar things, making your rig a bit moar capable,
also i7s tend to be strong enough a bit more, compared to i5, since they have better clocks, bgger cache and so...
You get the most of the money with them, also compare the price for the i5 and the price for the i7 un this particular situation, just a comment by the way, i do respect your point of view,
 
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i like i7's for HT, useful for working and plenty moar things, making your rig a bit moar capable,
also i7s tend to be strong enough a bit more, compared to i5, since they have better clocks, bgger cache and so...
You get the most of the money with them, also compare the price for the i5 and the price for the i7 un this particular situation, just a comment by the way, i do respect your point of view,
I had them both personally and they are both great chips.
 
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For those GPUs, a 4GB version is recommended, at least in the case of a 770. I had a 680 back in the day, which was the 2GB version and VRAM was the bottleneck, not the GPU. And as 770 is just a rebrand, the same goes with it.
There are few games that need more that 2GB VRAM that will also run well on a GTX6xx or GTX7xx card. So he should be good with a 2GB version.
Great, He is just beginning in this new world and you advise it to go pro, OC and sh*t... Cmon, read the post, he already have a Radeon card, and overclock wont solve a cr*p here...
Didn't read anywhere that he was new to computing, nor will I treat him like a child/moron. If he wants to apply an OC, it's not a difficult thing given the board in his specs. And if he needs a bit of help, he's got the whole internet to do research with, including asking here.
 
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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
Didn't read anywhere that he was new to computing, nor will I treat him like a child/moron. If he wants to apply an OC, it's not a difficult thing given the board in his specs. And if he needs a bit of help, he's got the whole internet to do research with, including asking here.
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There are few game that need more that 2GB VRAM that will also run well on a GTX6xx or GTX7xx card. So he should be good with a 2GB version.
In Far Cry 4, 2GB VRAM was the bottleneck, not the GTX 680 itself which I had then.
 
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