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GTX 780 Ti or GTX 970


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#1 antoniu200

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:26 AM

Well, to start, I have to say that I have an Athlon 750K, which will bottleneck both of these 2 cards, but I hope not much, so the question is: How much will this CPU bottleneck the GPU?
And now, finally which of these 2 GPUs should I buy? I have a 768p monitor, so theoretically, I don't need neither of these GPUs, but since I can FINALLY afford one of these, I would like to buy one. I saw some benchmarks and both were really close, sometimes the GTX 780 Ti winning, sometimes the GTX 970. I'm interessed in running Minecraft with Shaders and realistic mods and Need for Speed Underground 3. Which is the best and, if the CPU bottlenecks a lot, then what CPU and motherboard should I get, both for really tight budget, 'cause I won't be affording much after buying one of these.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:01 AM

I'm not entirely sure how much they CPU will bottleneck the GPU... but with the games you want to play I kind of doubt you'll notice. Even if it does bottleneck a bit, you'll have a good card for when you upgrade your CPU.

 

With regards to the two cards, you could save a bit of money and go with the 970 over the 780 TI. If you go with the 780, I would then consider going with the GTX 980 since it is only a little more (less than a 100) and has better performance.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:33 AM

The thing is that the GTX 980 Ti is a lot more expensive than the GTX 970 in my country (GTX 970=1400 lei=GTX 780Ti and GTX 980 Ti=2500 lei or even 4000 lei; 1$=3.9 lei). So the CPU is good. That's a relief. A big one... So, which of the 2 equal cards (in my wierd country) should I buy?

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:36 AM

The thing is that the GTX 980 Ti is a lot more expensive than the GTX 970 in my country (GTX 970=1400 lei=GTX 780Ti and GTX 980 Ti=2500 lei or even 4000 lei; 1$=4.2 lei). So the CPU is good. That's a relief. A big one...

Not the 980 TI, but the standard 980. Shouldn't be much more than the 780 TI. At least that is how it is in the US (the 980 TI is quite a bit more than the 980 as well). Can't speak from where you are from.

 

Yeah your CPU should be fine for now. It is a little old, but you shouldn't have any problems. I have a almost five year old CPU now paired with the 980. It hits near max usage on some games (Witcher 3, Battlefield 4/hardline etc). But I don't have performance issues because of it. So I think you'll be okay for the time being.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:43 AM

Ok, so there apparently is only one version of GTX 980 in my country: the standard one. And yep, that's how expensive is the GTX 980 standard in comparation with the GTX 970 and 780 Ti. And as you have seen upper, the GTX 780 Ti and the GTX 970 have the same price, so which of these?
And BTW, when was the 750K made?

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

Since the 970 and 780 TI are around the same performance, I'd probably opt for the 970 since it is newer architecture. Only a year old compared to the two+ year old of the 780.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

Thanks a lot.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 11:17 AM

No problem.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 01:19 PM

And BTW, when was the 750K made?

 

Launched 2012.



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 04:07 PM

 
Launched 2012.

Thanks. I forgot to ask about this, in GTA V, if I'm gonna ever play it, how much is the CPU gonna bottleneck? In FPS, please, not percentage.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 05:04 PM

There really is no way to know unless someone did a specific comparison with your exact hardware.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 12:50 AM

Alternatively get an r9 380x and a 1080 monitor, the 750k will bottleneck the 970 for sure



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Posted 13 April 2016 - 03:38 AM

I strongly advice against getting a such a high end card with that CPU.

GTA V is very CPU intensive and i strongly advice you getting a GTX 960 or R9 380 + CPU & Motherboard.

 

For CPU i would look either at the i3 6100, i3 4170 or i5 4460. 

And for motherboard i need to know the formfactor of your case.

 

Also i think you will be better of getting the 970 over the 780ti, and the 980 doesn't make sense out of price per dollar, not to talk about that you won't see a major performance increase because of the weak CPU.



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Posted 13 April 2016 - 06:21 AM

No, no, no I don't have the money for all of this. I can search for the CPU and for motherboard by myself, thanks for trying to help. And, as I said in a previous thread, I won't be replacing the monitor until it dies and can't be fixed anymore.

I will replace the CPU after a while, but for now, it's great for me. I really can't compare it to what I actually had (Intel Pentium G2020 and Pentium B950 on my laptop). I actually thought about buying an A10 octa-core, didn't remember its full name, but an octa-core really is something.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 09:55 AM

Apparently, I totally forgot. It's a FX8300, not an A10.




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