New card suggestions

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Mr_pepsi, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Mr_pepsi

    Mr_pepsi Member

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    So I have a Gigabyte 560Ti, and looking for a new card.

    Was thinking at first about the new 960s and going SLI but it works out cheaper for a single 970, 970s only come in 4GB of ram, which is good if your 4k gaming, as of right now I'm still doing 1080 gaming.

    I run a BenQ 24" RL2455HM monitor, which is only a 1080 max res anyway.

    So suggestions?
     
  2. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    if you can afford a 970, go for that. it is the most powerful card you can get sub £300. if you want to save a bit, look into the AMD r9 290. They're cheaper and perform really well.
     
  3. bdub5886

    bdub5886 Master Guru

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    A single 970 would give you good performance.
     
  4. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Maha Guru

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    If you have an option between a single card, or SLI of a lower-end card. Always go for the single-card. A single strong card is always better than two mid-range cards. So as suggested above go for a Single 970.

    I would suggest an AMD Card, but this is for future-proof's sake, the 970 is a DX12 card, both on the hardware and software level you should be safe, when DX12 starts being used by developers.
     

  5. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    There's a lot of sales going on for 290X cards right now, you can find them cheaper than GTX 970s. So if cost is an issue I'd suggest that.
     
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    Tried a AMD before wasn't too impressed with it, are the drivers still a but sketchy on them?
     
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    Ok so, how about this one: the EVGA GeForce GTX970 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 256BIT DVI-I HDMI 1342 MHz
     
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    cowie Ancient Guru

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    ^that will work I am sure
    if its cold where you live get a 290x if its warm get a 970....yes there is bugs with amd drivers but a lot better then the past, its about the same now between the companys

    my ref 290x with gpuz redering on can warm up my whole loft the 970 not so much if it like my 980.
     
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    290x is a moot option imo, the 290 will perform almost identically and cost a fair bit less.
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    The drivers are more sensitive to BS "tweaks" than NVidia's....if that's what you mean....

    Unless your current card is failing, I'd hold out a couple more months and see what AMD releases as opposed to settling for a previous gen card. If you're actually considering AMD that is.

    If you're intention is 4K gaming, plan to go multi-GPU..... There is nothing currently on the market capable of 4K gaming at reasonable settings, at reasonable framerates in a single GPU solution.
     

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    Ya noticed that the 290x's are only DX 11.2 cards, while the 970 and 980 cards are ready for DX 12. Going by EVGA's website it says the 04G-P4-3978-KR (970 FTW+) version comes with a pre-installed backplate, so that sounds like a viable option for little $$ over one that doesn't have a backplate.
     

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