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should i consider a lesser gpu?

KabuTheFox

prior to this i was going to get a nvidia 980 ti (specifically the msi gaming series version) upon further thought it would seem this card might offer no higher benefit than some of the lesser ones for my usage, but i am not entirely sure.

for this kind of setup;
dual screen monitor build (both 1920x1080p @ 60hz) for use with gaming and rendering.

((upgrading from a single monitor with a 500 series gpu))

would the 980 ti be a wasted investment ? if so what would be an appropriate gpu? (i would perfer to stick with nvidia, im loyal what can i say)
 

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depending on the amount of rendering

 

if you'd consider yourself professional than stick with the 980TI.

 

if its light/medium then get a 970/980.

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More fps with the 980ti may be slightly overkill but may last you longer too. Also the ti renders very nicely. 

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depending on the amount of rendering

 

if you'd consider yourself professional than stick with the 980TI.

 

if its light/medium then get a 970/980.

do not consider myself professional, but i would greatly like to be some day. fresh out of college and my current rig is reaching its end of usefulness to fit my needs.

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do not consider myself professional, but i would greatly like to be some day. fresh out of college and my current rig is reaching its end of usefulness to fit my needs.

In that case you can pick up the 980TI now, and make high quality content with the insane gear you have, and hopefully have that boost yourself into a future in whatever field you are looking to get in.

 

(edit: 980 would probably suffice too but price/perf sucks compared to 980TI)

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More fps with the 980ti may be slightly overkill but may last you longer too. Also the ti renders very nicely. 

i imagine due to the increased cuba cores and the 6gb, haveto wonder if its worth the extra $100-200 though. with my current 500 series, nearly everything is an upgrade 

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basically comes down to im not sure if i should save up to spend on a 980ti or just buy a 980 with the money i do have. odds are prices are gonna plummet as soon as pascal comes out but no clue when thats gonna be

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basically comes down to im not sure if i should save up to spend on a 980ti or just buy a 980 with the money i do have. odds are prices are gonna plummet as soon as pascal comes out but no clue when thats gonna be

 

I wouldn't expect prices on 9 series card to fall much, if any, when next gen comes out (pascal are going to be enterprise cards as far as we know). You'll get more for the money by going with the Ti at 3840x1080.

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Id keep the ti, but that depends on your gaming needs. If it can keep a game maxed out at 144 frames then I would keep it. I know my 980 I have now cant even do that at 120 frames.

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Id keep the ti, but that depends on your gaming needs. If it can keep a game maxed out at 144 frames then I would keep it. I know my 980 I have now cant even do that at 120 frames.

monitors im using maxes out at an overclocked 75hz anyways, so doubt that will be an issue. do not really require more than that and better monitors are not in my price range.

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monitors im using maxes out at an overclocked 75hz anyways, so doubt that will be an issue. do not really require more than that and better monitors are not in my price range.

It´s fairly easy. If you can afford the GTX980Ti and you want to set yourself for a good while on a save path for FHD, then just get it. If you have to look on how much money you can spend I´d consider everything from GTX970/R9 390 to GTX980.

 

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980ti is significant overkill assuming you're only going to be gaming on one of the two monitors.

If money isn't a major factor then definitely get one, as it is relatively future-proofed (it runs at 4k pretty well).

 

Note that for 1080p 60Hz gaming, a 770/280x would be enough to run at around 60FPS in pretty much any game, anything above that is just future-proofing.

 

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A 2 Display Setup is useless for Gaming. Get 3 or one Ultrawide.

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A 2 Display Setup is useless for Gaming. Get 3 or one Ultrawide.

the dual screen part is mostly for casual use, or rendering/design. gaming is goign to be on one unless i decide to grab a 3rd monitor in the future

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Well that's really on you then. Where you would put the money getting somewhere else? That extra power could help down the road even though. Any other card people have mentioned will do fine. If you're rendering, have you considered a used Titan black? I know no one will like me bringing that up though.

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