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Posted: 10/2/2014 1:34:40 PM EST


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2048 CUDA Cores
Base Clock: 1291 MHz
Boost Clock: 1405 MHz
Bus: PCI-E 3.0
2-way, 3-way, 4-way SLI Ready

Memory

Memory Detail: 4096 MB GDDR5
Memory Bit Width: 256 Bit
Memory Clock: 7010 MHz
Memory Speed: 0.28 ns
Memory Bandwidth: 224.3 GB/s

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NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution Technology
NVIDIA MFAA Technology
NVIDIA GameWorks Technology
NVIDIA GameStream Technology
NVIDIA G-SYNC Ready
NVIDIA SHIELD Ready
Microsoft DirectX 12
NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0

NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
NVIDIA Surround Technology
NVIDIA SLI Ready
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
OpenGL 4.4 Support
OpenCL Support
HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Dual-link DVI-I
PCI Express 3.0
EVGA ACX 2.0 Cooling
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Did we just turn into GPU central?
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Originally Posted By duhflushtech:
Did we just turn into GPU central?
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This is the gaming subforum and these are products geared towards gaming
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Originally Posted By dangerdan:


This is the gaming subforum and these are products geared towards gaming
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Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Originally Posted By duhflushtech:
Did we just turn into GPU central?


This is the gaming subforum and these are products geared towards gaming


I'm just messing with you. I saw the three GPU threads and was like "wait, what?"

I agree with Quintin that the ACX cooler is...less than impressive so far.
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Originally Posted By Quintin:
I'm all ready for a 970, but I think I'm gonna wait until the MSI or ASUS cards come back into stock, or Black Friday, whichever comes first.
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I talked to Newegg today and they got a boat load of cards (970/980) in on Thursday that should be in stock middle of next week.

And I canceled my backorder with Amazon and will be picking up an ASUS 980 Strix or maybe reference when they are available.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:28:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MrVegas:

I talked to Newegg today and they got a boat load of cards (970/980) in on Thursday that should be in stock middle of next week.
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Originally Posted By MrVegas:
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I'm all ready for a 970, but I think I'm gonna wait until the MSI or ASUS cards come back into stock, or Black Friday, whichever comes first.

I talked to Newegg today and they got a boat load of cards (970/980) in on Thursday that should be in stock middle of next week.

And I canceled my backorder with Amazon and will be picking up an ASUS 980 Strix or maybe reference when they are available.

Is the 980 really worth the 200+ extra over the 970?
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:29:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Gibsonn:


And I canceled my backorder with Amazon and will be picking up an ASUS 980 Strix or maybe reference when they are available.

Is the 980 really worth the 200+ extra over the 970?
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Originally Posted By Gibsonn:
Originally Posted By MrVegas:
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I'm all ready for a 970, but I think I'm gonna wait until the MSI or ASUS cards come back into stock, or Black Friday, whichever comes first.

I talked to Newegg today and they got a boat load of cards (970/980) in on Thursday that should be in stock middle of next week.


And I canceled my backorder with Amazon and will be picking up an ASUS 980 Strix or maybe reference when they are available.

Is the 980 really worth the 200+ extra over the 970?


Price to performance ratio doesn't seem to be there based on benchmarks, especially because you can get near 980 performance with a conservative overclock (though the 980 can of course overclock beyond that as well). But that has always kinda been the case with the 70 vs 80 versions of nvidia cards. For the folks that want those last few frames and don't care how much it costs to get it, the 980 is the way to go (or wait for the inevitable ti version). For the vast majority of folks, the 970 would be the better choice by a mile. Spend that money you save on some other upgrades.

Bleeding edge GPUs are never cost effective because they are always far more expensive for only small gains over the next tier down, plus an even newer bleeding edge card is always on the horizon waiting to supplant it. Within 6 months, or maybe less, we'll probably see a 980ti card that will make the regular 980 seem pretty pedestrian.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 2:19:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By duhflushtech:


Price to performance ratio doesn't seem to be there based on benchmarks, especially because you can get near 980 performance with a conservative overclock (though the 980 can of course overclock beyond that as well). But that has always kinda been the case with the 70 vs 80 versions of nvidia cards. For the folks that want those last few frames and don't care how much it costs to get it, the 980 is the way to go (or wait for the inevitable ti version). For the vast majority of folks, the 970 would be the better choice by a mile. Spend that money you save on some other upgrades.

Bleeding edge GPUs are never cost effective because they are always far more expensive for only small gains over the next tier down, plus an even newer bleeding edge card is always on the horizon waiting to supplant it. Within 6 months, or maybe less, we'll probably see a 980ti card that will make the regular 980 seem pretty pedestrian.
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Originally Posted By duhflushtech:
Originally Posted By Gibsonn:
Originally Posted By MrVegas:
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I'm all ready for a 970, but I think I'm gonna wait until the MSI or ASUS cards come back into stock, or Black Friday, whichever comes first.

I talked to Newegg today and they got a boat load of cards (970/980) in on Thursday that should be in stock middle of next week.


And I canceled my backorder with Amazon and will be picking up an ASUS 980 Strix or maybe reference when they are available.

Is the 980 really worth the 200+ extra over the 970?


Price to performance ratio doesn't seem to be there based on benchmarks, especially because you can get near 980 performance with a conservative overclock (though the 980 can of course overclock beyond that as well). But that has always kinda been the case with the 70 vs 80 versions of nvidia cards. For the folks that want those last few frames and don't care how much it costs to get it, the 980 is the way to go (or wait for the inevitable ti version). For the vast majority of folks, the 970 would be the better choice by a mile. Spend that money you save on some other upgrades.

Bleeding edge GPUs are never cost effective because they are always far more expensive for only small gains over the next tier down, plus an even newer bleeding edge card is always on the horizon waiting to supplant it. Within 6 months, or maybe less, we'll probably see a 980ti card that will make the regular 980 seem pretty pedestrian.

This is true. I'm planning a X99 build now. Don't know if I want to wait for Ti cards to come out or just buy now. I can get 2 970's for just about the price of 1 980.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 2:34:00 PM EST
I've been holding off in hopes of a 28nm 990 or 980ti.
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Originally Posted By MauserMark:
sounds lame, but I'm almost tired of the graphic cards rat race. Every year it seems I get a game that on highest graphic settings my card from last year doesn't cut it.
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I upgrade GPUs about once every two years (which is really more often than you need to), and I usually get the 60 or 70 versions of cards rather than the super extreme hardcore 980/290X/etc. I think it's really a matter of whether you always want to be right on the very top, or whether you are willing to deal with slightly lower graphics settings by year 2. For me it doesn't matter though because it's still worlds better than what a console is outputting.
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Originally Posted By duhflushtech:


I upgrade GPUs about once every two years (which is really more often than you need to), and I usually get the 60 or 70 versions of cards rather than the super extreme hardcore 980/290X/etc. I think it's really a matter of whether you always want to be right on the very top, or whether you are willing to deal with slightly lower graphics settings by year 2. For me it doesn't matter though because it's still worlds better than what a console is outputting.
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Originally Posted By duhflushtech:
Originally Posted By MauserMark:
sounds lame, but I'm almost tired of the graphic cards rat race. Every year it seems I get a game that on highest graphic settings my card from last year doesn't cut it.


I upgrade GPUs about once every two years (which is really more often than you need to), and I usually get the 60 or 70 versions of cards rather than the super extreme hardcore 980/290X/etc. I think it's really a matter of whether you always want to be right on the very top, or whether you are willing to deal with slightly lower graphics settings by year 2. For me it doesn't matter though because it's still worlds better than what a console is outputting.

This. I can get 2+ years out of a GPU. I have a GTX 770 now and the only reason I am upgrading is I want a X99 build. My 770 runs everything I want very well.
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