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I edited and replaced my above post instead of adding a new one below, like I meant to do. Anyway, what I said is:

 

 

Some changes have happened in the PC gaming industry standards since the last generation of GPU hardware, including 4K gaming, and a greater consumption of VRAM. New graphics cards are going to reflect the sudden jump in GPU demands, and will surely feature a notable jump in their capabilities.

 

So, if a person is able, I would hold off getting a new GPU until whenever in 2016 that the new gen of graphics GPUs release.

Hi everyone,

 

I might buy a GTX 970 soon, as it is not a brand new model I was wondering about new cards that might come out in a near futur...

 

What do you think ? Should I wait... ?

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a good time to buy is when you have the money

but a r9 390 would be better

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no, pascal is coming soon and 390 is better anyway

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I work with alot of Adobe Softwares isn't NVIDIA better?

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Even when Pascal does come out, your GPU will still be as powerful as it is now, plus Pascal is highly likely to not be as powerful as the hype has us believing. Buy when you have the money, even though an R9 390 would be better, GTX 970s are smaller, so I wish you all the best. 

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I work with alot of Adobe Softwares isn't NVIDIA better?

Adobe support OpenCL IIRC so it makes 0 difference

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Even when Pascal does come out, your GPU will still be as powerful as it is now, plus Pascal is highly likely to not be as powerful as the hype has us believing. Buy when you have the money, even though an R9 390 would be better, GTX 970s are smaller, so I wish you all the best. 

Considering Nvidia like to "forget" about older gens and focus on the latest cards I'd say the 970 isn't worth with Pascal coming this summer

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Well Premiere Pro uses CUDA. Does AMD has CUDA ?

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I work with alot of Adobe Softwares isn't NVIDIA better?

 

For Adobe software, most of the time, Yes.

 

Considering Nvidia like to "forget" about older gens and focus on the latest cards I'd say the 970 isn't worth with Pascal coming this summer

 

They'd still be powerful and well-optimised. Nvidia is only likely to forget the 970 because of the whole RAMgate thing, the rest will still be well-supported. Plus, these cards are likely to be consumer friendly anyway, and NV understands this.

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Even when Pascal does come out, your GPU will still be as powerful as it is now, plus Pascal is highly likely to not be as powerful as the hype has us believing. Buy when you have the money, even though an R9 390 would be better, GTX 970s are smaller, so I wish you all the best. 

Whats Pascal?

 

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For Adobe software, most of the time, Yes.

 

 

They'd still be powerful and well-optimised. Nvidia is only likely to forget the 970 because of the whole RAMgate thing, the rest will still be well-supported. Plus, these cards are likely to be consumer friendly anyway, and NV understands this.

Not really, look at the 780 Ti - when the 980/970 came out, the 780 Ti was 10% faster than a 970. Now, even the 960 beats it in 2-3 games.....

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Well Premiere Pro uses CUDA. Does AMD has CUDA ?

 

Stick with Nvidia if you're going to use Adobe products. They far prefer CUDA.

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Well Premiere Pro uses CUDA. Does AMD has CUDA ?

Premire Pro supports OpenCL, allowing GPU acceleration with AMD cards

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Some changes have happened in the PC gaming industry standards since the last generation of GPU hardware, including 4K gaming, and a greater consumption of VRAM. New graphics cards are going to reflect the sudden jump in GPU demands, and will surely feature a notable jump in their capabilities.

 

So, if a person is able, I would hold off getting a new GPU until whenever in 2016 that the new gen of graphics GPUs release.

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Whats Pascal?

The next release of Nvidia GPus (The 1000 series, or whatever they are going to call it), Current gen is Maxwell, previous gen is Kepler.

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Not really, look at the 780 Ti - when the 980/970 came out, the 780 Ti was 10% faster than a 970. Now, even the 960 beats it in 2-3 games.....

Only due to hardware enhancements.

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Stick with Nvidia if you're going to use Adobe products. They far prefer CUDA.

Not entirely. Here is a comparison of OpenCL vs. CUDA on the same GPU (650m) 

Premiere+Pro+Performance+HD.png

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Well according to this, I should really stick to CUDA or CPU only :D

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I edited and replaced my above post instead of adding a new one below, like I meant to do. Anyway, what I said is:

 

 

Some changes have happened in the PC gaming industry standards since the last generation of GPU hardware, including 4K gaming, and a greater consumption of VRAM. New graphics cards are going to reflect the sudden jump in GPU demands, and will surely feature a notable jump in their capabilities.

 

So, if a person is able, I would hold off getting a new GPU until whenever in 2016 that the new gen of graphics GPUs release.

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Not entirely. Here is a comparison of OpenCL vs. CUDA on the same GPU (650m) 

 

 

All I see are huge gains on CUDA platform for when the GPU is actually utilized. 

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Hi everyone,

 

I might buy a GTX 970 soon, as it is not a brand new model I was wondering about new cards that might come out in a near futur...

 

What do you think ? Should I wait... ?

You should wait unless you can snag one for a good deal. I was able to get mine for $194 (USD), but the stars had to align a bit.

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