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  1. Hawklord

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    I currently have a Palit GTX680 4 GB jetstream which has been serving me very well. I have been gaming at 1920x1080, but, I have just invested in a Perfect Pixel 27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll Matte monitor which will be delivered next week.

    Will my current card be able to cope with the higher resolution at ultra settings on the most common games (CPU is an i7 2700K @4ghz)?

    If it's likely to struggle what are my upgrade options?

    My current card is now EOL so it will be hard to find another one to sli. Will a GTX 770 4GB be able to be linked with a GTX680?

    Should I just sell the current card S/H and invest in another card. What could I expect to recoup?

    I have a budget of £300 to spend so would like any pointers please.

    thanks in advance for any advice given. [​IMG]
     
  2. jassco

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    Personally I'd wait until the 800 series are released and go for an 880
     
  3. Hawklord

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    What's the time frame for when the 880 will be available?
     
  4. Tall_Paul

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    Possibly late this year, wouldn't expect to see them before Autumn. Have a look in the classifieds, you should be able to pick up another 4gb 680 to sli for well under £300.
     
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    you wont be ultra'ing with a single 680.

    no you cant sli a 770 and 680.

    either get another 680 (or 2 even), if your psu and mobo allows it, or grab a 780, a 290, or wait for the 8 series.
     
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    You "can" SLI cards of different types together, but it is a hack as such, have a read of the following - SLI with different cards | TechPowerUp Forums and make up your own mind if it's for you.
    You could always try that with a 770 in SLI, it doesn't work, sell your 680 and get another 770 to match. Sorted.
    But like said above, next generation do shortly - maybe wait for some benchmarks and people moving on from their 7xx's ?
     
  7. Hawklord

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    What can I expect to get for my current card on the S/H market? Might sell it on and put that towards a 780ti.
     
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    160 if youre lucky, a 780ti would be an ideal upgrade
     
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    I'd guess at about £180-190, the cheapest 770 4gb version new is £300 so maybe up to £200. There aren't many 4gb versions about though so hard to know. Have a look on the bay and the classifieds here for sold prices. 780ti is availible for £499 the 780 for £360 new.
     
  10. Hawklord

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    what's the difference between a GTX780 and the 780TI apart from the extra£100+? Is it worth the difference?
     
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    more power :D, to some yes, to some no, its not a clear cut
     
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    780ti is about 20% faster than the 780 on average. Also the fastest single gpu on the market.
     
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    If you but a 780ti make sure your arms and feet remind inside the vehicle at all times.

    The card is just fabulous.
     
  14. Hawklord

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    Which 780TI does anyone recomend? I'm currently SFF so cooling needs to be good;)
     
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    I wouldn't have thought it would make that much difference which you go for but EVGA or Asus would be a good starting point.
     
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    get the evga and be done with it :)
     
  17. Hawklord

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    its a good card, at what i think is a reasonable price, not used that store though, so couldnt comment on them.
     
  19. Tall_Paul

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    If you're using a SFF case you might (depending on the case layout) be better with the stock cooler as it exhausts all the hot air outside the case. That cooler will dump everything inside the case.
     
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    good point :)
     

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