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Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
09-20-2013, 05:18 PM,
#1
Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
I've been wanting to upgrade my 560ti for a while now. Today I saw the EVGA 770 SC ACX cooler 2GB on sale for 379.99 after rebates and 5% off. Should I pull the trigger, or lose the deal and see what AMD is announcing this week?

I hate always waiting cuz there's always something new on the horizon, what do you guys think?
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09-20-2013, 05:32 PM,
#2
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
If you're not in a rush, wait for AMD's announcement. Even if you don't buy from them, the price on Nvidia cards is likely to drop in order for Nvidia to stay competitive.
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09-24-2013, 02:34 PM,
#3
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
FYI, I just noticed that AMD will be announcing the 9000 series tomorrow, 9/25! Most articles estimate a mid-October release. So...at least wait 1 day?

Also a consideration, is AMD has been bundling their GPUs with a crap load of free AAA games, and I've seen rumors that the 9000 series will include keys for Battlefield 4. Only rumors, but still...
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09-24-2013, 02:53 PM,
#4
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
Looks like I've got more work cut out for me Tongue
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09-25-2013, 05:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-25-2013, 05:49 PM by Rapajez.)
#5
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
Booyah! http://www.pcworld.com/article/2049397/a...-gpus.html

Not a lot of hard specs, but hopefully those are soon to follow...

New naming sceme though. Just to keep things confusing. Actually, I never liked their current scheme. Too easy to mix up 9790 with 9970 and what not.
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09-26-2013, 12:30 PM,
#6
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
Prices look competitive for the performance, I just wish that they'd announce the release dates... Dodgy
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09-28-2013, 08:56 PM,
#7
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/167309...ler-leaked

More speculation, but neck and neck with the Titan, at a rumored $600 price-point. With a game bundle? Good time to be in the market for a new GPU... Smile
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09-29-2013, 01:48 PM,
#8
Re: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
I heard of mid October or late October for the launch. Hopefully with good quantities so they are widely available at launch.

Whenever benchmarks are out, I'll check them out. When the cards are available, I'll update the best video cards for your money article.
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10-10-2013, 12:37 PM,
#9
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
In the end, looks like the R9 280x, especially the overclocked versions from ASUS and Sapphire, trade blows and even outperform the GTX 770,while costing less.

The Sapphire R9 280x toxic should be the fastest version of the R9 280x, but also the most expensive. The overclocked ASUS R9 280x should be nearly as fast and quite a lot more affordable, much closer to the expected prices for the R9 280x, around $310,as opposed to $350 for the Sapphire R9 280x toxic.

Expect an update to the best video cards for your money tomorrow, as the "new" AMD video cards launch.

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10-15-2013, 12:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-15-2013, 12:45 PM by Rapajez.)
#10
RE: Buy 770 now or wait for AMD announcement?
Great to hear about any competition in the market. These cards look like they'll kill, at the current price points. Want to here more about the flagship 290X though.

Also, I don't see any of the crazy game bundles yet. I guess they figure people will buy enough cards out of the gate before they need to add incentives.

I personally can't wait to switch from Nvidia surround to the latest latest Eyefinitey. Surround is fine for gaming, but screws up a lot of my desktop/work applications. (Surround emulates one giant monitor vs Eyefinitey which maintains 3 separate displays.) Windows will put popups and right-clicks on the far edge of the end monitors, remote desktop just doesn't work, etc...etc...
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