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970 memory allocation issue revisited (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by morbias, Jan 29, 2015.

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  1. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    I believe an oc 780ti can match a stock 980 too. Bring on gm200.
     
  2. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I won't give you **** like some. I'll just say good luck with the 290X. Hopefully things go better than with past AMD cards.
     
  3. Memorian

    Memorian Ancient Guru

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    It's still 970 because it's the best card at its price-range right now.
     
  4. Undying

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    Not really. With recent drivers its barely faster than 970 (it was quite faster before) but thats another controversy and another talk...
     

  5. Memorian

    Memorian Ancient Guru

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    NVIDIA hasn't released a performance driver for Maxwell yet.
     
  6. ---TK---

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    780ti was always just a tad faster than a 970.
     
  7. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    What is that telling you? Kepler cards ware crippled, they performed better before. 780ti is all of sudden slower than 970 and was fast as 980 not long ago. How?
     
  8. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    Both cards are on par with each other, even when overclocked. I have a 290x that moved from this PC to my HTPC and onto the kids i5 PC where it gets some good use.

    At least you have principles and stuck to them.
     
  9. eclap

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    for me it would have to be the 970. if I was to go with 290x, it would have to be Vapor-X, but that's quite an expensive card. They're both good cards. I just think certain things are easier done on nvidia atm. Then again, AMD have the upper hand in other things.
     
  10. ScoobyDooby

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    Wait a minute.. Why aren't you freaking, ripping your hair out and demanding satisfaction?!?!?

    Fall in line!!!

    /s
     

  11. The Phoenix

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    ummm what had happend wuz.......my games ran smooth i know imagine that lol *lowers head* i am so ashamed *sniffle*
     
  12. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Laugh all you want, I get the satisfaction and $154 as a bonus.

    Even if it actually affected very few people in terms of actual usage, nVidia have tarnished their reputation. This one won't be as easily forgotten as some of you think.
     
  13. 53RKZ

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    Haha, that's all that matters. Considering that's a price difference of nearly 50%, I suppose you can easily overlook the OC potential.
     
  14. eclap

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    Bro, do you even relax?
     
  15. keasy

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    I've spent more on cars that report/advertise to have higher performance than they actually had.

    Tens of thousands of pounds worth of automotive BS.

    Never bothered me though, I knew I wasn't buying a Lamborghini.


    As for the 970, still performs as well as I bought it for and it was sub £300 !

    :/

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    Also read recently that auto manufacturers have been amplifying the sound of engines through the car stereo speakers.. Been happening for a long time apparently too..

    There is misleading going on EVERYwhere. ALL the time..

    People are acting as if AMD has given users everything they've paid for, and as a past AMD user, let me tell you, I did NOT feel like I got what I paid for when I Crossfired cards.. They performed terribly and had horrible driver support.

    Maybe that was just my own experience, and I was unlucky, but it tarnished AMD for me.. So honestly, just use whatever works for you and don't sweat stuff like this.. You'll live longer, and in the grand scheme of life, its such a non-issue.
     
  17. CPC_RedDawn

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    Its not as if BOTH AMD and NVIDIA have not been selling dual GPU cards for years now and selling them with X amount of VRAM on the box when in fact its half that.

    ie 8GB VRAM on a dual GPU is 4GB VRAM mirrored....
     
  18. Daftshadow

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    But it's the fact that the 970 beats it in a lot more games than vice versa @ 1080p if that's your preference. Other than that, these two cards are usually neck-to-neck in performance. If you only game at 1080p, I would say you made a mistake returning your 970. Regardless the 970 is still a beast.
     
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    Sent my Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gamer back and bought a Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290. At least I'm sure I'll now have 4 fullspeed gigs of Vram.
     
  20. Neo Cyrus

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    My monitor is 1440p. Even if I lost performance, for $154 saved I can live with that. According to G3D benchmarks the 290X wins anyway in some games I was going to play like Tomb Raider.

    That and I just noticed that AMD's newer drivers allow for 10 bit colour, a nice feature to have considering I actually have a 10 bit monitor. Yes I know 99% of stuff out there is 8 bit but it's still nice to be able to make full use of my monitor.

    This specific PowerColor model I got appears to have a decent cooler and some proper VRM skins on it, so it should get a reasonable overclock. I guess I'll I'll find out.
     
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