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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Releases June 2nd in Aus, $999-1049aud)

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Yerolo, May 29, 2015.

  1. WishBone17

    WishBone17 Member

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    in all honesty guys, do you think i will benefit upgrading my GPU (see sig)
    I do plan to move away from 1080p to 4K, however if i spent $1k on a GPU, i doubt i'd get a 4k monitor anytime soon, which means id be sitting on 1080p 60hz for a while.

    Is a worthy investment, or should i just SLI my 780 (non ti)
     
  2. shadow85

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    For 1080p the 980 ti/titan X would be overkill. These cards are definatly aimed at 4K gamers. You should probably hold out atleast until AMD drop their Fiji XT cards koz that may change the market a lil.
     
  3. Wozzajeep

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    Agreed on the "wait for a while" advice, although any price changes to the 980 Ti would take a long while to trickle down, especially locally.

    1080p would be overkill, but if that's what you're used to, then enjoy maxing out every game you own, whilst you save for a new monitor.

    Although 4K appeals to me, I think the sweet spot for a single 980 Ti is maxed out 1440p, with heaps of headroom for future games. Ti-Sli on the other hand... would be 4K goodness.
     
  4. sTeeLzor

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    Id pick up a second hand 780. I am sure you could get one for $150 or so. That would bring you close to similar performance in well optimized games.

    FWIW, I run 7970 Crossfire and manage 50 fps in mostly ultra settings in Witcher 3 at 1080P. I am tossing up between 1440P and 4K for my next desktop monitor too and I cant decide.
     
  5. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    There's no way you'd get a 780 for $150. A 680, maybe.

    Almost pulled the trigger on a 780Ti yesterday for $350 and that was a good price in itself.
     
  6. onthepulse

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    Anyone ever heard of GST? Add that to the converted price...
     
  7. dr_deathy

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    Oh dont be like that. They need to bitch about the cost of "living" and how hard their lives must be lol.

    $1000 is fair without AMDs card. If you want to pay 700 to 800 wait for AMDs card.
     
  8. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Yep, if the Fury runs at 15-20% performance improvement for the same price, they 980Ti will have to drop down to compete.
     
  9. waynos.com

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    Replacing my GTX 780 (non Ti) tonight with a Gigabyte 980 Ti. Will let you know how it performs.
     
  10. WishBone17

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    Sweet man. let me know.
    but im guessing your not on 1080p are u
     
  11. RyoSaeba

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    Pascal is probably when we'll see 4k@60fps on a single card with dx12, just wait if you're keen on 4K.
     
  13. sanjeevlives

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  14. RyoSaeba

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    Catch is that single card is still a better way to go than mucking around with SLI. And there's the VRAM issue.
     
  15. sanjeevlives

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    I used to feel that way but every new game recently (mordor, wolfenstein, gta v, witcher 3 and more) has had sli ready drivers either before day 1 or close to it.

    The 980ti is also a 250w card so 2 x 970s (290w together) wont be much more power draw either. So really just case space and heat are the drawbacks.
     
  16. Rubberband

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    Pondering on getting one of these or setting a second 980 Strix for SLI to drive a Predator.

    Witcher 3 is running really well at 1440 at Ultra but not 60+ fps and I don't think a single Ti will achieve that consistently.
     
  17. waynos.com

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    Not really... It is a bit confusing but I have 2 pretty high end gaming rigs. The second one is 1080p 144Hz though, which is now running SLI 780s. My main rig is 1440p 144Hz which is now running (currently...) a single 980Ti.

    The results, purely from the Firestorm test in 3DMark are that the main rig (moving from 780 to 980Ti) went from 10125 points to 15082, and the 780 was overclocked. Will try overclocking the 980Ti tonight to see the extra gains.
    My second rig then gained the spare card so went from a 780 to a 780 SLI config. The scores were about 9000 and 14000 respectively.

    If anyone wants I can do more tests or give you more info on the setups. Specs of Main are in my sig.
     
  18. trippinonprozac

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    I just ordered an EVGA 980Ti SC ACX from CPL. They are supposed to come into stock today so fingers crossed they dont screw me around with the availability.
     
  19. waynos.com

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    Will be interesting to see what a EVGA SuperClocked can further overclock to compared to a stock Gigabyte like mine. My guess is that they will overclock the same. Will try for 1250MHz/8GHz tonight.
     
  20. AEKaBeer

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    No they only screw people around when it comes to warranty.
     

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