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NVIDIA GeForce 900-Series (Maxwell) | 990 980 970 960 950 | Discussion

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    http://anandtech.com/show/8526/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-review

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  2. GumbyNoTalent

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    800 Series == 700 Series Mobile version
     
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    It'll be lower power draw and about 10% boost over their best card , same thing every time. but hopefully cheaper :D
     
  4. Zenskas

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    Really looking forward to these, with maxwell the improvements in efficiency has been fantastic so far (GTX 750 etc).

    Keen to pick up a GTX 950 or 960, hell maybe even 970, with the Asus strix cooler - passive at idle or low loads, very quiet at full load. Perfect for building an almost entirely passive gaming PC :D
     
  5. PapaDom

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    Super pumped for 2 of these.
     
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    Time to sell the 670's! They have served me well.
     
  7. anthonyl

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    Don't get too excited just yet!

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/g...980-will-not-beat-geforce-gtx-780-ti-insider/

    The amount of rumours spread about performance of graphics cards based on the GM204 graphics chip (which were first known as the GeForce GTX 880/870/860 and later it turned out that Nvidia will call them GeForce GTX 980/970/960) was rather incredible this spring, but none of the rumours was close to reality. As expected, the GM204 is set to replace the GK104 graphics processing unit (which powers GeForce GTX 780/770/760/680/670 solutions), which is why it was naïve to expect it to outperform graphics boards based on the fully-loaded GK110 (GeForce GTX Titan Black, GeForce GTX 780 Ti).

    “Speculation is [the GeForce GTX 980] replace 780, not 780Ti,” said Mr. Gibson. “Performance wise, my lips are sealed on how it compares to 780Ti, but of course 980 is quicker than 780 for sure!”
     
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    Little birds tells me the cards start arriving with disty next week just in time for launch and from what I've seen the prices are very reasonable.
     
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    Will be awaiting these eagerly, replace the 660 with a 970 or 980...

    Just need to decide on the chipset though :sick: :confused:
     
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    eh glad i got my 770 but yeah would have been nice to have a newer card.
     
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    You are not wrong! Not to mention the fact that they can't keep a standard platform for testing. i3 for the 970, i5 for the 980. What were the rest of them run on?!?!
     
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    I didn't notice that! What the hell were they smoking??

    Just so Google can index it, videocardz.net cannot produce a proper comparative benchmark to save their lives.
     
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    Well they can't spell cards right so...



    Plus super hyped for the 9 series, I think one of my 670's is on the way out so good timing. Hope the prices are good.
     
  17. aussie-revhead

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    Awesome, another incremental gain, but what else could we expect...

    Does the 204 chipset mean the 980 will be a super mid range card like the 680 was? If so this shoild be fun (and hopefully priced well). Then when can we expect a flagship card?

    :)
     
  18. Saiyan_Overlord

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    I think the reason we are largely seeing the GPU market as a whole only be incremental performance leaps and more efficient design/TDPs (which don't get me wrong, can only be a good thing) is largely due to the fact that TSMC have huge yield problems ramping up production of new process node technology (In fact I think I remember reading an article sometime ago that the situation won't really be all that well under control until 16nm FINFET production kicks in, with Nvidia and AMD investing some significant resources into the production method themselves)

    Either way, I am due for a new GPU soon and am really desperate to move back to team green because the feature sets are becoming ever so attractive - shadow play, h.265 encode/decode support.

    There are also other reasons I am moving back too, such as the fact that for streaming if you want to use OBS there is currently no support for AMD's VCE (even intel quicksync just got a nice update for OBS and combined with the new Haswell GPU drivers gives it a good bump in a lot of areas just from software updates alone) and the fact that whenever I use vegas or photoshop alongside my Intel GPU, I can sometimes get lock ups/BSODs, whereas the NV driver has been built with optimus in mind for a long time now that it shouldn't have that much an issue working alongside an intel GPU.
     
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    780ti still strong as hell.
     
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    I just want a small, power efficient low profile GPU for some light gaming. GT 840 would be sweet :thumbup:
     

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