To Refund Or Not GTX 970

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

  1. Daftshadow

    Daftshadow Maha Guru

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    Need advice from my fellow Gurus. So I'm sure a lot of your read the news about Nvidia misleading consumers on the detailed specs of the GTX 970 about the whole VRAM and such. For now my GTX 970 has been fine, haven't run into major issues. My concern is if this card is future proof and won't have performance hits in future games.

    I only use a single gpu and only game at 1080p. Don't plan on anything at 4k or higher than 1080p. With this said, should I return my card for a refund? I have until the end of the month to return it.

    If I do return it, is the r290x a comparable card or go all the way with a 980? 980 a little pricey for the matter.
     
  2. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Do your top games run over or to 3.5GB vram barrier?
    If not, then keep it, but be sure not to pass that barrier ever.
     
  3. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Did you want a refund before you heard the news? If no, then no.
     
  4. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    If that's your only reason for returning it, then keep it. Especially if it's been problem free and meeting your expectations.

    I wouldn't hesitate picking one up simply because the performance is very good for the price.
     

  5. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    If you do not go beyond 1080p then No I wouldn't replace your gtx 970 for a r9 290x or a 980. Eye candy such as AA or MSAA would raise your VRam usage but I don't think @1080p you would reach even close to the 3.5gb barrier if you use that kind of eye candy in any of the games you are playing.
     
  6. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    Unless you heavily modify games the memory shouldn't be an issue, in fact you'll run out of GPU power long before you run out of memory.
     
  7. eclap

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    Refund and get what? 980? That'll be £200 out of your pocket for 10% performance increase. 290x? Overclock both and they're equal.
     
  8. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    If you're getting the performance you expected to get, I don't see what the issue is.
     
  9. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Apparantly performance dropped when the l2 cache and rops became known.
     
  10. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I noticed. My PPD in F@H dropped from 198K to 70K last night after reading the PCPerspective article. Now I wish I hadn't read it.....then I'd still have that extra performance..... (yes, I'm being sarcastic here....)
     

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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Funny I have passed that barrier a number of times and never once incurred stutter or a performance hit.

    Shadows Of Mordor runs totally maxed out with hi res pack at 60fps and never dips and it using 3.7-3.8GB VRAM.

    Same for Wolfentstein, totally maxed out 60fps and only using 1 of my 970's as its not SLI capable due to its engine limits and it uses 3.9GB VRAM and thats running the game at 2K res using DSR as well.
     
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    eclap Banned

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    Have you tried these games since the nvidia fiasco yesterday? apparently the performance dropped dramatically since this discovery.

    /sarcasm
     
  13. D4rKy21

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    The new dying light videogame raises my gtx 980 vram over 3800 mb on full hd.

    Same as lords of the fallen it takes my full 4gb vram.
     
  14. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    trololol
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    OMG, the "FULL" 4gb 290x is behind the 970. You crazy bro? Oh guess what? The 6gb Titan is lagging behind the "3.5gb" 970. You clown. You make me laugh.

    EDIT: Not to mention that the 2gb 690 pisses all over the 6gb Titan. Your point was? Again, you fail. Like... every time... you fail.
     
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  15. Seketh

    Seketh Ancient Guru

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    Guys, it's not about the performance, it's about the marketing. You could easily get a refund if you wanted to, since your product is not as described/advertised (specs).

    Should you care? Well, that's up to you.
     

  16. Gaizokubanou

    Gaizokubanou Maha Guru

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    I'm getting 970 purely based on benchmarks (should arrive in few days), not even bother reading about specification (I'm too hardware illiterate for it to matter to me unless someone spoonfeeds me exactly how certain specs would affect performance by linking actual testing) so outside of Nvidia being scummy, as far as consumer end goes it seems like one of least damaging corporate scam.

    Still douche ass move on Nvidia but just saying it also doesn't really matter to so many of us, whether that's a good thing or not.
     
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    Grow up.
     
  18. eclap

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    I loled
     
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    Can u read ?
     
  20. Darkest

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    You never did learn about the difference between required memory and allocation. I'd explain but I seem to recall going through this with you in the past on multiple occasions, and I'm not the only one that's tried to explain it to you.

    A lost cause I guess.
     

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