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GTX 980

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by LemonSpider, Mar 15, 2015.

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  1. LemonSpider

    LemonSpider Member

    I currently have a GTX 750 Ti. I play games from LoL to AAA Titles like BF4 or Far Cry, and plan on getting games like Hardline and Witcher. Is a GTX 980 a worthy future proof investment, or not?
  2. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    not too sure, i got one but thinking there might be a jump to 4k in the not so distant future and not too sure that 1 of these will be enough to get high frame rates @ 4k in v.high or ultra settings in new games. could always get a 2nd tho if needed when that time comes and price will prob be lower by then
  3. Metacomet10

    Metacomet10 Member

    If your case allows for an SLI then I think it is a future proof investment like @elite said.
  4. Ragnar_Lothbrok

    Ragnar_Lothbrok New Member

    i have sli 760s. better than a single titan. I max every game i play. ill be good for the next 3-5 years.
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  5. greatking0527

    greatking0527 Active Member

    Go for the Nvidia Titan X, lol
  6. LemonSpider

    LemonSpider Member

    I don't even wanna know how much that things gonna cost
  7. dirtbikerxz_no_id

    dirtbikerxz_no_id Active Member

    forget titan z, do what I did and have a dual Titan Z setup
  8. can you quad Titan Z?
    (Dream of running Crysis 3 Ultra Settings with 300 FPS)
  9. dirtbikerxz_no_id

    dirtbikerxz_no_id Active Member

    you probably can, right now with dual titan z's im getting about 80 - 100 fps on 4k battlefield 4. Of course sometimes it just derps out and gives me a 60 fps on 4k for a few seconds but always jumps right back up
  10. LemonSpider

    LemonSpider Member

    how terrible, 60 FPS, how dare they :eek:
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  11. dirtbikerxz_no_id

    dirtbikerxz_no_id Active Member

    Haha. well when you have dual titanz you dont expect it to be that low... but i guess 4k takes a lot of power
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  12. dave.zhong.bz

    dave.zhong.bz New Member

    Honestly my thoughts on GPU upgrades, get what you can afford =)
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  13. If budget is a factor, I strongly suggest the GTX970. Its the most bang for your buck GPU out there currently. It can run Far Cry 4 and Evolve on max settings with 60fps easily without breaking a sweat, and costs half as much as the 980. (Source: Myself)

    However, if budget isn't a problem, feel free to go for the 980. You won't regret it. You may SLI it in the future if you really want to play games in 4K.
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  14. dirtbikerxz_no_id

    dirtbikerxz_no_id Active Member

    Exactly. I mean the only reason i have this epic setup is because I got the first titanz for free, and the second titan z for 40 perecnt off. So i really did spend much.
  15. PersonSuit

    PersonSuit Member

    Here is the thing about the 900 series GTX cards. They were not a big jump at all. I currently run some 780Ti's and if you use gpuboss.com it will show you that at the end of the day the 780Ti still pulls more FPS than the 980. Which is probably why they discontinued it.

    Having said that, the difference between the 750Ti and the 980 is pretty huge. +38FPS on Crysis3, +67FPS in BioShock3 plus you can SLI the 980 as I have heard you can't with the 750Ti. If you do this jump you will notice a huge difference. As for future proofing well that's never going to happen. Games get more demanding every year and the only way you could future proof something is to SLI multiple Cards. Example; if you SLI'ed two 980's, that's more powerful than a Titan X and will probably be as good as the next gen's top card allowing you to run Ultra on games for the next two years, rather than one 980 and ultra is just this year.

    If your talking 4K, none of the graphics cards today are going to future proof that. Even if you went all out and bought 4 980's and SLI'ed, while you definitely would get enough FPS to run any game in 4K in ultra it would cap at 60FPS. The new trend is 120-144Hz monitors. Current DisplayPorts found in all video cards only use DisplayPort 1.2, this can push 1080p, and 1440p (2K) at 144Hz. But DisplayPort 1.3 has not been adopted yet, so if 120-144Hz is your thing, which it should be if you were really going to do 4 graphics cards lol., then you probably want to wait till next gens release as it should have 1.3 and do 4K at 144Hz.

    In closing to this ramble, for you a 980 would be a huge jump, you'll experience ultra settings and still getting around 50-60+ FPS on most newer games, and have SLI as an option if you choose to do it. If I was you I would get the 980, unless you have $1000 then get the Titan X, or if you have $1300 then get two 980's and SLI them.
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  16. Verthaa

    Verthaa Active Member

    At the current price, I would say get it if you have the money. But if you would have to save for it, get the 780 and in three years when the 980 price is low, upgrade.
  17. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Many suggestions and all failed to take few important factors in to consideration. Your CPU, Resolution and what settings you intend to play on, without these information it is impossible to suggest a card or even tell you whether you even need an upgrade.
  18. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    He wasn't asking for card suggestions :). He is asking is a GTX980 a future proof investment :)
  19. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    We don't want him to overkill, do we? SLI GTX980 will be more future proof but it depends on his needs and remaining set up whether he will ever use the processing power or not.
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  20. PersonSuit

    PersonSuit Member

    The only way to future proof anything in graphics cards is to SLI them. If he SLI'ed two 980's he would probably be good for the next two years Vs 1 of what ever the top card is during that time.
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