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Is it worth it? 280x ----> 970

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Posted · Original PosterOP

title says all. here in my country the 970 retails for $400 +-, my 280x will probably sell for $290... is the 970 worth the price gap? 

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Nope, why would you want to get a GTX 970 when the 280X is still a perfectly viable GPU???


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Nope, why would you want to get a GTX 970 when the 280X is still a perfectly viable GPU???

 

slightly better performance, less power consumption.


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nope, what's the point? Unless the money means nothing...

 

It's not about having the latest and  greatest, it's about having a good gaming experience. The card serves the games

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slightly better performance, less power consumption.

Exactly my reasoning for saying nope, actually lower FPS according to TweakTown, but the 100W TDP decrease is quite appealing but I'm not sure how much that would affect your power bill. 


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does power consumption really matter tho?


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title says all. here in my country the 970 retails for $400 +-, my 280x will probably sell for $290... is the 970 worth the price gap? 

 

Depends. What resolution are you gaming at? Does noise bother you, and if so is your 280X loud?

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not in my opinion. Not great enough to be worth it


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To be fair, I upgraded from a GTX 770 to a 780. It was a great upgrade considering I had so many mods on Skyrim.

 

Honestly though, if you're still gaming on 1080p, I'd recommend buying a new monitor at 1440p first.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

To be fair, I upgraded from a GTX 770 to a 780. It was a great upgrade considering I had so many mods on Skyrim.

Honestly though, if you're still gaming on 1080p, I'd recommend buying a new monitor at 1440p first.

Are you using a 1440p screen?

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Are you using a 1440p screen?

No lol. Almost everything my 780 is running, ran perfectly fine on my 770.

I mainly own it because I had a lot of hours in Skyrim, and with mods, it's exceptionally demanding.


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