worth upgrading from GTX 670 video card with i7-960 processor?

hitbyambulance
hitbyambulance
edited October 2016 in Hardware / Software Hell
i have what is now what is mostly an old setup, comprised mostly of secondhand parts. i'm still not seeing a compelling reason to get a new machine, so i'm thinking of keeping this going a while longer, but possibly with a (used) video card upgrade. i'm assuming i can go two levels up from the GTX 670 i got (used) two years ago: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

example: just tonight i saw a GTX 780 on Craigslist for $150 (replacement card shipped from EVGA, never opened) - would something like that be worth upgrading from a GTX 670 on an i7-960 setup? i was thinking the [GTX 780, 780 Ti, 970, Titan] tier would be best, but maybe i could go [GTX 1060, 980, 690, Titan Black] or higher if i overclock.

another example: i also saw on craigslist a GTX 670 for $90, which i probably could SLI with my current card.

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  • Punisher
    Punisher
    GT Member
    GTX 1050 Ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133639
    $150
    Much better option than the $150 780
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    on 1477919170:

    GTX 1050 Ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133639
    $150
    Much better option than the $150 780


    I haven't checked benchmarks of the 1050 specifically, but I would be very cautious about getting any X50 card from Nvidia...they tend to be based on chipsets that are at least a couple years old and severely underpowered. That may have been corrected in this year's model, but be sure to check before you buy.
  • hitbyambulance
    hitbyambulance
    GT Member
    http://hwbench.com/vgas/geforce-gtx-1050-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-780

    unless i'm missing something, i am very doubtful the 1050 Ti is a 'much better' option. *if* the above is true, i could live with -4% 'raw performance' when the power consumption is better. other sites are giving the impression that this card isn't much better than the one i'm currently using.
  • Punisher
    Punisher
    GT Member
    hmm..
    Maybe I got my cards mixed up then. There is a new gen card where performance is supposed to be about as good as the last gen higher end cards, but at a lower price point.
  • Victoria Raverna
    Victoria Raverna
    GT Member
    on 1478010974:

    hmm..
    Maybe I got my cards mixed up then. There is a new gen card where performance is supposed to be about as good as the last gen higher end cards, but at a lower price point.


    GTX 1060? Come with 2 version, a 3 GB and 6 GB ones. The 3 GB one is not actually the same chip as the 6 GB version. 1152 shaders vs 1280 shaders.

    Both versions have better performance than GTX 970. Slightly lower than GTX 980. Much better than 780 Ti.

  • DOSHIGH
    DOSHIGH
    GT Member
    I'm a little late but if your willing to wait I'll be replacing my EVGA GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 4GB within a few weeks. Still runs like a champ and probably would sell it for a $100 to a forum member.
  • hitbyambulance
    hitbyambulance
    GT Member
    on 1478268257:

    I'm a little late but if your willing to wait I'll be replacing my EVGA GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 4GB within a few weeks. Still runs like a champ and probably would sell it for a $100 to a forum member.


    i will definitely go for that
  • hitbyambulance
    hitbyambulance
    GT Member
    new EVGA nVidia GTX 970 FTW is installed and nuDOOM looks a bit nicer (all settings maxed out now).
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    Nice! It's always fun to go back to games to crank up the settings and still get better framerates. :thumbsup:
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