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Go from GTX1000, to a GTX900 series?

Ksandur
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As the title states,

I was thinking of replacing my current GTX1050Ti with a 980 or 980Ti, that's one of the things i'm not sure about.
Seeming that the 980 already outperforms the 1060 6GB, i find this odd but is anyone able to confirm this?
And is the overall switch to an older platform worth it? I might add that I don't have a big budget...

Cheers!

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I personally wouldn't do it. You should save up some more money and get a 1070, or if you're patient wait until early next year for the 2060.

 

A used 980 or 980 Ti is going to be out of warranty, and driver support for these cards is now a low priority for Nvidia since they're two generations old.

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The 980Ti is comparable in performance to a 1070 so would be a good step up in performance over a 1050Ti. It will draw a fair bit of power though, so check your PSU can support it, or you might need to budget for an upgrade there also. Assuming you have to buy used, fans would be the thing that might wear out so check that if possible. No funny noises when starting cold for example.

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3 minutes ago, KsandurWi: said:

As the title states,

I was thinking of replacing my current GTX1050Ti with a 980 or 980Ti, that's one of the things i'm not sure about.
Seeming that the 980 already outperforms the 1060 6GB, i find this odd but is anyone able to confirm this?
And is the overall switch to an older platform worth it? I might add that I don't have a big budget...

Cheers!

benchmarks say that the 980 ti is about 35% faster than the 1060 so if you can definitely go for it

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16 minutes ago, KsandurWi: said:

Seeming that the 980 already outperforms the 1060 6GB, i find this odd but is anyone able to confirm this?

Why is it you find this odd? 1060 is a mid range card but the 980 was high end, albeit last gen. It's a good card to have.

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