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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3 GB Graphics Card Review: +30% Everywhere

Started by: Teemu Ruskeepää | Date 06/21/13 04:24:46 AM
Comments: 9 | Last Comment:  09/07/13 02:29:53 PM

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So I have two generations to go until I upgrade this GTX 580 to GTX 980. I made a bad deal in January 2012, when I bought this at full price, 400 euros. GTX 680 was released in April. I still don't have any trouble with ultra settings.
0 0 [Posted by: Teemu Ruskeepää  | Date: 06/21/13 04:24:47 AM]
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How did you manage to buy a GTX580 for 400 euros in Jan 2012 when HD7970 was released Dec 21, 2011 and was known to be launching in retail on Jan 9, 2012?

Good thing you are reading Xbitlabs now. You will know from news/rumors that new GPUs are coming. There is no way your 580 will last until GTX980 if you mean 980 to be Volta (2016).
0 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 06/25/13 03:04:42 AM]
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I do not think GPU's crash and burn in a couple of years.
1 0 [Posted by: Teemu Ruskeepää  | Date: 06/30/13 01:55:37 AM]
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It's not about crashing and burning. You mistimed your GPU purchase. An overclocked 7970 destroys a GTX580 overclocked:

http://www.hardocp.com/ar...nce_review/7#.Udval_n-HYE

400 Euro for a GTX580 in January 2012 is a big time rip-off. Do you not follow the GPU industry closely?

Your upgrading strategy is also all wrong. It's a lot better to buy 200-250 euro GPUs and resell them, recouping most of the cost and reinvesting that $ into a new generation, rather than to buy a 400 euro GPU and keeing it for 5-6 years.
0 2 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 07/09/13 02:42:07 AM]
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I don't want to have a perfect strategy and sell my extra GPU's.

I just want to buy a fast card as a good deal.
0 0 [Posted by: Teemu Ruskeepää  | Date: 09/07/13 02:29:53 PM]
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+30% Everywhere...

What I would have want to read is:

+30% performance, same launch price than a GTX 680, GTX 680 gets a -20% price drop and Titan gets a -20% price drop.

680's would have sold out in days, 780 would have sell like crazy and Nvidia would have win back it's honor.

After reading this, I took my Radeon 7970 out of its case, cleaned the fans, gave it a big hug, thank myself for the good investment and put it back in the case with a smile on my face.

Nvidia's still providing the "smoother" gaming experience, anyone owning both Radeon & Nvidia cards know what I'm talking about, but in the end, their price/performance ratio makes it hard to pick them.
3 3 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 06/21/13 05:36:43 AM]
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"The new card is an average 30-31% faster than the GeForce GTX 780 without antialiasing and 37-38% faster with antialiasing turned on."

I think you meant "faster than the GeForce GTX 680"
2 0 [Posted by: Papoulka  | Date: 06/26/13 12:30:01 PM]
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