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Old 03-02-16, 03:31 PM
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GTX 780 vs 970?

Hello I currently own 2 GTX 780's. Would swapping to 2 970s be a good upgrade, or an upgrade at all?

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Old 03-02-16, 03:35 PM
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It would be an upgrade, but I wouldn't exactly say it's worth the money. You get half a GB VRAM more and a bit more performance though.
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Old 03-02-16, 03:44 PM
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OK thanks.
I was under the impression that the 970's performance was a little less but the power consumption was a lot less.
How come the 780 costs more than the 970?

MSI are offering to swap my problematic 780 Twin Frozrs for GTX 970 4GD5T OC. I'm trying to work out if I should be biting their hand off on that offer or not. Seems like the card they're offering is the lower tier 970.

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Old 03-02-16, 04:09 PM
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Ask for two 780 Lightning's

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Old 03-02-16, 04:16 PM
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Actually the 970 is equal to the 780 in some scenarios, and faster in others. If it's a free upgrade from MSI away from a problematic 780 then I see no reason not to do it.
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Old 03-02-16, 04:18 PM
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970 = cooler, +.5gb vram, less power use, more efficient, about 15% faster, no driver derping.

If you were to ask me if it was worth upgrading and paying for it? absolutely not.

If you were to ask me if I would do it for free? absolutely yes. Go ahead and bite their hand right off (and gnaw it a little for me).
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Old 03-02-16, 04:27 PM
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Ok thanks fellas. Well I'll see if I can at least squeeze the Twin Frozr models out of them before I accept the offer.

@AlienALX, what do you mean by no driver derping? Is the 780 known for driver issues?

@JR23, Is that a serious reply?
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Old 04-02-16, 12:57 AM
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The 970 will be supported longer by nVidia given the 780s age.

The 970 should be faster in every game you play. You can even OC it to get titan black/980 performance if you get a decent one.
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Kepler was derped when Witcher 3 released. It took quite a while for them to fix it. Some say it was deliberate....
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Old 04-02-16, 02:01 PM
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Kepler was derped when Witcher 3 released. It took quite a while for them to fix it. Some say it was deliberate....
I find that very hard to believe considering Nvidia support cards all the way back to the 400 series at this point in time and that's nearly 6 years old.

It's just that they code the drivers for their newest cards, the fact that older cards don't benefit as much from this is not their main focus. It's like old Windows versions, you'll still get security updates, just don't expect new features on an old platform.
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