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Two GTX 970's or a single 980Ti?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i 've heard that dual GPU config in SLI or crossfire can be a draw back when compared to Single GPU horsepower, But if this configuration was considered (with an i5 & 8 gig ram) Which one do you think would do good in Long term, Future gameplays(sli supported)

 

Any help & reccomendations or even refferal to benchmarks(read a few but still) is appreciated,

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For me, I'd go with GTX 980Ti.

In the future, you can SLI it :3 (if you want)


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970 SLI seems to perform a bit better for a bit more (usually).


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Both cards support dx12, while 2-way SLI is not that problematic 3-4 way SLI yield minimum to no performance improvements.

 

Dual 970's are more powerful than a single 980ti but the latter is a more 'elegant solution' and you can always SLI 980ti's in the future if you find it necessary!


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The answer is always the same: Get the more powerful single card.


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970 SLI is better performance wise, but I always prefer a single powerful GPU over 2 lesser ones.


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The answer is always the same: Get the more powerful single card.

Not really. if you are using folding@home or bitcoin mining, dual 970's are gonna yield more

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980ti is better. The performance is nearly identical and you get to avoid SLI issues plus you get 6GB of VRAM.

in dx12 if im right memory stacks so that's 7 GB of fast ram and 1GB of slow ram on the 970's

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in dx12 if im right memory stacks so that's 7 GB of fast ram and 1GB of slow ram on the 970's

Is it confirmed, that the VRAM stacks? not that I am concerned, I switched from 970SLI to a 980Ti

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in dx12 if im right memory stacks so that's 7 GB of fast ram and 1GB of slow ram on the 970's

I don't think it does stack, that wasn't actually true about DX12


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980 Ti has more VRAM and can be overclocked to match performance of 970 SLI


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980 Ti has more VRAM and can be overclocked to match performance of 970 SLI

Yet to see a single 980ti match performance of dual 970's when overclocked. Right now the gap is larger than you would think. Oc for oc the 970's still more powerful by around 10% on 3dmark.


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Yet to see a single 980ti match performance of dual 970's when overclocked. Right now the gap is larger than you would think. Oc for oc the 970's still more powerful by around 10% on 3dmark.

but the 980 Ti will last longer cos of the whole VRAM issue with the 970s


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but the 980 Ti will last longer cos of the whole VRAM issue with the 970s

lel, maybe i should wait for pascal hbm2 ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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lel, maybe i should wait for pascal hbm2 ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

Good idea, only need to wait until March 2016 (GTC) 


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Good idea, only need to wait until March 2016 (GTC) 

yeah i've made  a thread on it before this one actually, i'm actually still confused , if that pumps out a lot more performance than this years maxwell, i'll seriously be dissapointed, but still haven't decided to buy which one or wait for a later one..

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If you're not having issues with your GPU setup for the games you're playing, then you can afford to wait.

 

We all understand that itch to upgrade because "reasons". 

nope, this a solid upgrade for me, like literally from beneath the ground rig to a high end build, not just the "upgrade noao" bug bite..

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I would usually prefer a single card since SLI configs usually have some driver issues in certain games (eg Advanced Warfare), and it also draws a bit more power. For 4k the extra VRAM of the 980Ti would be great since you only have a single 4GB VRAM available in SLI  :)

 

SLI is still a great option if you only have enough for a single 970 and want to get another 970 later on.


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what are you guys even talking about? VRAM doesnt matter at all by the end of the MONTH. Neither the size nor the Speed. 


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