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Should I get a GTX 770 now or wait?

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OP did you decide on something? Briefly read through the thread and jm just seeing a lot of bickering.
 
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Then later it was actually announced you will need a new GPU to have access to all the features DX12 offers.
Huh, don't remember seeing anything about that. Was that announced in April?
 
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It runs at 72 degree C. You can always trade temps for less noise.

From W1zzard's review:

  • High multi-monitor and Blu-ray power consumption
You are using only 1 monitor, aren't you?
He said "What does worry me is the very high power consumption during multi-monitor usage and media playback". I think he didn't mean media playback WITH multi-monitor. But I guess only he can clarify any doubts. But he did mention high idle noise, which I absolutely don't like.

OP did you decide on something? Briefly read through the thread and jm just seeing a lot of bickering.
Haven't made any final decisions about what to get, but the Galaxy is sure out - not a single user seems to have any idea about it and I'm not feeling good about that. The Asus 280X is looking good, but I'd have liked to stick to the green side. The electricity bills I get are outrageous. Can't do anything about the bickering bit, man - inevitable, and not my fault.
 

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Over in hong kong there are loads of retailers and merchants that sell galaxy branded graphic cards. My opinion is that they are decent. But not earth shatteringly amazing like some of the more popular brands. Galaxy mainly cater towards the asian market but obviously export some of their cards overseas.

For instance.... Remember they days when people wouldnt touch motherboard manufacturers like Biostar because they mainly made boards for oems and had very little footprint on the more commercial part of the market? Biostar are quite big in Asia though.

This is more or less the same situation right here. There is no reason why the galaxy is a lesser card than the rest. All the cards come from amd or nvidia first before partners like Msi, gigabyte or Asus slap their own cooler on it and sell it on, they probably roll off the same production line. Only thing you have to worry about is if ita a non reference design
 
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Over in hong kong there are loads of retailers and merchants that sell galaxy branded graphic cards. My opinion is that they are decent. But not earth shatteringly amazing like some of the more popular brands. Galaxy mainly cater towards the asian market but obviously export some of their cards overseas.

For instance.... Remember they days when people wouldnt touch motherboard manufacturers like Biostar because they mainly made boards for oems and had very little footprint on the more commercial part of the market?

This is more or less the same situation right here. There is no reason why the galaxy is a lesser card than the rest. All the cards come from amd or nvidia first before partners like Msi, gigabyte or Asus slap their own cooler on it and sell it on, they probably roll off the same production line. Only thing you have to worry about is if ita a non reference design
True, but the thing is, most of the popular brands make a HUGE noise about their solid caps and long-life chokes and all, but I couldn't find any such claim about the Galaxy even on their product pages. They are obviously cutting costs somewhere.
 
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I have the Sapphire R9 290 tri-x card, and its bloody amazing:clap::peace:
 

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True, but the thing is, most of the popular brands make a HUGE noise about their solid caps and long-life chokes and all, but I couldn't find any such claim about the Galaxy even on their product pages. They are obviously cutting costs somewhere.
Sometimes the chinese aren't too incredibly descriptive when it comes to marketing their product towards a non asian market and a lot of the detail gets lost in translation. That doesnt mean that their cutting corners because their pr team doesnt english good. Honestly, you wont know if the cards are good till you try them out
 
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Sometimes the chinese aren't too incredibly descriptive when it comes to marketing their product towards a non asian market and a lot of the detail gets lost in translation. That doesnt mean that their cutting corners because their pr team doesnt english good. Honestly, you wont know if the cards are good till you try them out
I think I'm going to pass this one. I wouldn't mind testing one if it was free to try, but there's no way to do that here.