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WaltonsMountain 820 34 July 5, 2016 at 09:40 AM
hey there i have a nvidia 770 and was thinking of upgrading soon...been out of the game for a bit. whats the cycle on the new cards coming out? any recommendations on a card? really like nvidia so probably want to stick to that but open to suggestion. thanks!

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The 1080 series looks rather amazing. If it isn't out now the home model should be out soon at a very tempting price in comparison to the 900 series TI's.

Outside of that, the 970 is a good amount of horsepower and the 960 has a good cost/performance score.

I would only go NVidia at this point.
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OP Budget? Budget is everything with a GPU. You can spend $500+ on a card very easily especially in todays inflated market.

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The 1080 series looks rather amazing. If it isn't out now the home model should be out soon at a very tempting price in comparison to the 900 series TI's.

Outside of that, the 970 is a good amount of horsepower and the 960 has a good cost/performance score.

I would only go NVidia at this point.
AMD has the 480 which is the best performing frame per $ card for 1080p. It all depends on what your goal is, resolution, gaming etc. If OP isn't playing a lot of games it probably is hard to justify $500+ on a 1080, especially if thye are only playing at 1080p.
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OP Budget? Budget is everything with a GPU. You can spend $500+ on a card very easily especially in todays inflated market.



AMD has the 480 which is the best performing frame per $ card for 1080p. It all depends on what your goal is, resolution, gaming etc. If OP isn't playing a lot of games it probably is hard to justify $500+ on a 1080, especially if thye are only playing at 1080p.
Agreed on the price, that's why I mention the 960 and 970.

Reason I go with Nvidia is mostly for support. I keep finding that while some AMD cards give better benchmarks, they actually perform worse than they have any right to for me. If the game is built specifically for Nvidia and Nvidia gives you specific driver updates for the game then it makes sense that it will just work better.

My $0.02, could be wrong. I tried to save some money on my last build by going AMD and it just didn't go well.
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Agreed on the price, that's why I mention the 960 and 970.

Reason I go with Nvidia is mostly for support. I keep finding that while some AMD cards give better benchmarks, they actually perform worse than they have any right to for me. If the game is built specifically for Nvidia and Nvidia gives you specific driver updates for the game then it makes sense that it will just work better.

My $0.02, could be wrong. I tried to save some money on my last build by going AMD and it just didn't go well.
I just don't find that to be the case for AMD Graphics, and don't think you have any strong evidence to support it. As far as support for the card many manufactures make both lines of cards so if you like Sapphire you buy one of theirs etc. Drivers ya some games optimize to one platform than the other. As far as processor I totally agree go Intel generally, AMD these days is mostly for budget builds.

Personally I think I am in the market for a new 480 as it's the best performance per $ card right now. I am waiting to see what the 1060 performance is like before I make a buy.
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i would wait a few months until the prices stabilize.
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Last 2 cards I had were AMD. I am never buying AMD again (at least give them a decade to get their stuff together). Games are never optimized great for them.
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hey there i have a nvidia 770 and was thinking of upgrading soon...been out of the game for a bit. whats the cycle on the new cards coming out? any recommendations on a card? really like nvidia so probably want to stick to that but open to suggestion. thanks!
Are you planning to get into the latest greatest games at >1080P resolution? I ask because a GTX 770 is not a bad card at all (and I'm sure you're aware of that). Unless you are really pushing games hard the GTX 970 vs a 770 isn't a night-and-day upgrade or anything. Maybe a 30% increase in framerate?

If you're just getting back into the same games you played before then the best option of all might be to wait for the 1070/1080 to get a little more affordable and then make the leap. That's where you really start making the serious gains pushing towards a 100% performance increase from what you have now. Maybe at least give the 770 a try and see how it does with what you have in mind?
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