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GTX 980 reference vs GTX 970 non-reference

Hi everyone,

I'm looking into upgrading my rig, and I'm torn between these two cards: Galax GTX 980 V2 (reference) and Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming

 

They both fit my budget and the price difference isn't much, I game in 1080p at the moment, but I'm looking into changing my monitor for a 1440p one. I would like to point out that I'm not looking into doing any OC or SLI in the future. Also, my current psu is a generic 550W, would you advise to replace that too?

Your opinion would be of great help. Thanks.

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PSU is enough and for 1080p/1440p the 970 is more than enogugh :)

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If you arent looking to sli the 980 would be better obviously. Especially at 1440p. Although i would reccomend saving up a bit more to get a non-ref version. The MSI Palit and zotac ones are usually pretty cheap and pretty good.

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I forgot to mention those prices are in Australian dollars, so the 980 would be 504 USD and the 970 would be 411 USD.

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I forgot to mention those prices are in Australian dollars, so the 980 would be 504 USD and the 970 would be 411 USD.

Funny how the difference is only 90USD...here a 970 costs 380€ and a 980 almost double - 736€

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1440p - get a 980

staying at 1080p - get the 970

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Funny how the difference is only 90USD...here a 970 costs 380€ and a 980 almost double - 736€

GTX 970-$565 in my area, almost $1000 for a GTX 980.

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Man, I love the lightning fast responses on this forum! I think I'll go for the 980 now and switch to 1440p sometimes later.
Thanks everyone!

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Man, I love the lightning fast responses on this forum! I think I'll go for the 980 now and switch to 1440p sometimes later.

Thanks everyone!

Surely, if the price difference is that small, go for the 980. As I said, here it is almost double the price, that is a lot and I am far better of with my two 970s in SLI :)

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