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GTX 970 SLI vs GTX 980Ti


I need a second opinion on what you would choose. Keep in mind that selling my current GTX 970 is not an option for me.

 

Option 1 

 

Option2 (SLI w/ Current GTX970)

So what do you think, is the $270 price difference worth it?

 

 

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The 970's are more powerful combined. If you already have one, get another one, it's cheaper. If you didn't have one I'd recommend either R9 390/290X crossfire or a 980Ti.

Btw. if you get a 980Ti you won't be able to use your current 970 so why selling it is out of the question?

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Some games don't support SLI/Cross-Fire think about it that way + you can always SLI 980 TI's xD

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970 Gaming SLI on air, stock bios

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If you're buying a Ti you want a classified or lightning le

Core I7 5960X / Gigabyte X99 SOC Force / Kingston 16GB DDR4 3000 / EVGA GTX 980 Classified's In Quad SLI / EVGA 1600W G2

Core I7 6700K / Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Hero / Corsair 16GB DDR4 3000 / MSI R9 290X Lightning / EVGA 1600W T2

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970 Gaming SLI on air, stock bios

Any glaring issues with that setup? Such as stuttering in games or such?

 

 

The 970's are more powerful combined. If you already have one, get another one, it's cheaper. If you didn't have one I'd recommend either R9 390/290X crossfire or a 980Ti.

Btw. if you get a 980Ti you won't be able to use your current 970 so why selling it is out of the question?

I already invested $160 worth of watercooling components on it and it would be pretty difficult to sell a GTX 970 with a waterblock already on it.

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Any glaring issues with that setup? Such as stuttering in games or such?

I already invested $160 worth of watercooling components on it and it would be pretty difficult to sell a GTX 970 with a waterblock already on it.

No stuttering whatsoever. I had 3 way and it performed great.

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While yes 2 970s are faster than 1 980ti, there are SLI issues with some games. One I have personally encountered is CS:GO, that game HATES SLI, at least for me. It runs worse and stutters like crap even with GSync running. Granted one of either GPU is more than enough for CS:GO it gets annoying turning it off before you play and then remembering to reactivate it later.

 

However if you already have a 970 and NEED more performance I would just not bother getting a new GPU since you said you are unable to sell it and just get another and SLI, I got a second 770 off EVGA B-Stock just for the hell of it and I really only enable SLI when I know I need it and the game doesn't have problems with SLI

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While yes 2 970s are faster than 1 980ti, there are SLI issues with some games. One I have personally encountered is CS:GO, that game HATES SLI, at least for me. It runs worse and stutters like crap even with GSync running. Granted one of either GPU is more than enough for CS:GO it gets annoying turning it off before you play and then remembering to reactivate it later.

However if you already have a 970 and NEED more performance I would just not bother getting a new GPU since you said you are unable to sell it and just get another and SLI, I got a second 770 off EVGA B-Stock just for the hell of it and I really only enable SLI when I know I need it and the game doesn't have problems with SLI

You don't need sli for counter strike

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You don't need sli for counter strike

Hence my "Granted one of either GPU is more than enough for CS:GO" part

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