GTX 980 advice needed!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Toothfairy, Mar 2, 2015.

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  1. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    awe unlucky dude :slightly_sad:, at least you will get your money back :). Good luck with the next card :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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  2. Hobo189

    Hobo189 Active Member

    So! final update time! I got my money back a while ago, and decided i would save a bit more and wait a bit longer to get a slightly more reputable one!

    I finally have a GTX 980 Jetstream Palit, 400 euros. About double what I originally set off to pay for, but I wanted to post the price here so people get a idea of what is a legit cheap price(and less likely to be a scam!). Thanks again to everyone for the advice and input! Peace!
     
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  3. Glad to hear it all worked out in the end dude! Can't beat a good high end beast :D Love my 780ti :heart: Hows the 980 flying?
     
  4. Hobo189

    Hobo189 Active Member

    I need to run some diagnostic software to get some proper stats, but its running pretty cool and quiet :) I ran a few stress test programmes for stability and opened up a few games on max to see how it handled, didnt even drop a frame :heart: But then again I was running a GTX 560 before so not exactly difficult to see the improvement!
     
  5. Think that was a big jump? I went from a N280GTX to an 870m then a 780ti :eek: My eyes nearly burst LOL
     
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  6. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    Palit is not that good. :slightly_sad:
     
  7. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Wow. That is one of the best 980 in the market.
    Palit is one of the few brands that make their own custom PCB, rest of the brands either get the custom PCB made by someone else or use reference PCB but Palit's custom PCBs are built entirely by them. I used to own a Palit 250GTS long back and it is still running fine in my friend's pc.
     
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  8. Hobo189

    Hobo189 Active Member

    I was sceptical too, hadn't heard too much of the brand but the reviews are all pretty good, and I'll be honest, the board is really performing well. Dying light on max everything in the dark for example just got INTENSE!
     
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  9. Hobo189

    Hobo189 Active Member

    I'm really surprised they don't get more press or publicity to be honest, really solid brand, I'd definitely get another from them!
     
  10. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    I have been wondering that for years. They were quite famous in Asia but due to MSi and Asus taking up all the market they lost publicity here as well. I have owned cards from MSi, Asus(currently), XFX, Sapphire, Zotac and Palit but only Palit had issues and is still working. Zotac replaced once and died in 5 years, XFX replaced 3 times and sold, MSi replaced once and is a backup card, Asus replaced with upgrade from 560GTX to 560Ti, Sapphire replaced once and sold and Palit, no issues even after 4 or so years.
     
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  11. PeterB

    PeterB Active Member

    Ok so I understand that having a GTX 980 sounds all great and fancy but I can tell you now that it is not worth it. I spent at least two weeks researching the bang to buck and everything I could weigh up. Long story short instead I bought a Gigabite G1 GTX 970 and clocked it up to 1300 mhz, not far off the GTX 980 clock. I get 2-5 frames less than the GTX 980 for £200 less. Honestly unless you want your PC to run 4k or a 144hz monitor at ultra settings the GTX 970 will last you 2-3 years (who doesn't upgrade before then)

    TL:DR
    GTX 970 instead of 980
    Clock 970 to 1300mhz (due to quality cooling on the Gigabite G1)
    Last until an upgrade which you would probably want to do with a GTX 980 anyway, just you wont want to spend after the cost of it.
     
  12. PeterB

    PeterB Active Member

    Oh, well i just realised that I was a little bit late there but hope what I said might help someone else.
     
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  13. Aleali

    Aleali New Member

    I do have that gtx 980. Best card I've ever had!
     
  14. Aleali

    Aleali New Member

    Yea but only having a card for 3 years isn't worth it. Future proof it and get the 980
     
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  15. PeterB

    PeterB Active Member

    You can't furture proof, there is no point because in three years there will be new technologies which the 900 series won't support (Direct X, resolutions, whos knows maybe even a new PCI port) I bought a 660 lasted me three years but there is no way I'm running these new titles to my satisfaction like GTA V etc.
    I would say and I'm know many other experienced people would agree that you can't take a card through more than three generations.
     
  16. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Clock is not the only thing that matters.
    Here is a comparison:
    GTX 980: 2048 Cores, 128 Texture Units, 64 ROPs
    GTX 970: 1664 Cores, 104 Texture Units, 56 ROPs​
    As you can see the 980 is far more superior and it is not the 970 that can overclock, 980 too can overclock and now 970 doesn't stand a chance in front of it.
    Totally depends on your resolution and settings. You wont get the fps difference until you break the limit of what your card is capable of doing.
    Tell me how long DirectX9 was used in games after DX11 came?
    Technically resolution is something that will never be fixed in the market but for your display it is and hence it shouldn't affect you unless you are one of those money bag who runs after new technology without using their brain.
    New PCIe slots are all backward compatible so that is wrong too.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  17. SouLess

    SouLess New Member

    Should be a second hand buyer. Or even stolen.
     
  18. HyperGamers

    HyperGamers Active Member

    At least you used PayPal on ebay, they sort everything out in no time! I once bought a game that turned out to be fake (still worked though) but the seller's account got closed.
     
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  19. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Just along these same thought lines -- the only graphics card brand I've owned that has never had issues, lasts years and years and just keeps on trucking no matter what ... EVGA. I had one for around 8yrs before I upgraded and now it's still running very strong in my youngest son's machine - I think that card has been going for roughly 12yrs now. It's VERY outdated... but the performance (on older games, or on lower settings) is still as good as when I first bought it. :)
     
  20. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Yay mommy is back :D
    EVGA is a great brand too, if my memory is right they were the first to offer lifetime warranty, right?
     
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