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well just to update, fixed my issue with 4k resolution. was something with my reciever.
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Hello 980 owners, I need your help.

I currently have 2 x reference Titan-X in SLI, and I'm massively underwhelmed. Despite the huge 12gb VRAM, the cards are slower and don't overclock as well. My friend and colleague at work demonstrated a Firestrike bench where he achieved 24.5k with two 980s in SLI, for reference, I can push 26k absolute maximum at OC.

His FPS in GTA V are comparible to mine at similar settings (minus the MSAA).

So now I'm thinking, I can sell the Titans, get 3x980 in SLI and pocket about £200 ($300) in change thumb.gif

I know 3-way SLI scaling won't be as smooth, but DX12 coming and the ability to finally stack VRAM, the 3-way setup might be a smart and cost-effective solution. I'm not as keen on the forthcoming 980ti as for the likelihood is I won't save much money and the card itself is just a cut-down Titan.

Two questions for you guys: How have you found GTX 980 x 3 to perform in-game, especially at 4k resolution, and, am I absolutely nuts for considering this?

Appreciate your advice. biggrin.gif

I run 2x gtx980's in 4k and so far so good, 3rd would be better imo though.
GTa V it runs at 60fps pretty much constant with all grahpics options on very high. no stuttering or ill effects.
3 would probably run a little better, especially if you have a higher hz monitor
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A couple for you all, Played a little Witcher 3 at 1440p on Ultra everything and was arond 60 - 70fps until the Driver CRashed. rolleyes.gif So I am not sure what to expect at 4K .

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A couple for you all, Played a little Witcher 3 at 1440p on Ultra everything and was arond 60 - 70fps until the Driver CRashed. rolleyes.gif So I am not sure what to expect at 4K .

TCO

I've read quite a few reports of the recent driver not being all that great. Personally, I had to DDU the entire thing and rolled back to the previous (GTAV) one.
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Hello 980 owners, I need your help.

I currently have 2 x reference Titan-X in SLI, and I'm massively underwhelmed. Despite the huge 12gb VRAM, the cards are slower and don't overclock as well. My friend and colleague at work demonstrated a Firestrike bench where he achieved 24.5k with two 980s in SLI, for reference, I can push 26k absolute maximum at OC.

His FPS in GTA V are comparible to mine at similar settings (minus the MSAA).

So now I'm thinking, I can sell the Titans, get 3x980 in SLI and pocket about £200 ($300) in change thumb.gif

I know 3-way SLI scaling won't be as smooth, but DX12 coming and the ability to finally stack VRAM, the 3-way setup might be a smart and cost-effective solution. I'm not as keen on the forthcoming 980ti as for the likelihood is I won't save much money and the card itself is just a cut-down Titan.

Two questions for you guys: How have you found GTX 980 x 3 to perform in-game, especially at 4k resolution, and, am I absolutely nuts for considering this?

Appreciate your advice. biggrin.gif

Stock cooling on the Titan X sucks and will hold you back of so much more power. Going backwards to 980's just won't be the same. I put my titans under water and the difference is night and day. Don't buy the Titan X unless you plan to liquid cool them.
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Stock cooling on the Titan X sucks and will hold you back of so much more power. Going backwards to 980's just won't be the same. I put my titans under water and the difference is night and day. Don't buy the Titan X unless you plan to liquid cool them.

How did you get past the 110% power target on the Titans? I'm seeing my 2x980s under water getting really close to 2xTx on air also. I was going to wait for the EVGA waterblocks for the logo but it might take forever and I might just go EK instead.
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How did you get past the 110% power target on the Titans? I'm seeing my 2x980s under water getting really close to 2xTx on air also. I was going to wait for the EVGA waterblocks for the logo but it might take forever and I might just go EK instead.

The block they use is just an EK block with the EVGA cut out. No performance difference but sure does look neat. I couldn't wait tongue.gif. I haven't had a need to get past the 110% but I'd imagine just wait for updates on afterburner or just use a custom bios. After putting mine underwater I didn't bother pushing much further since the cards are overkill for everything on 1440p. Hope it helps!

Also remember that you're getting close to the Titans ON AIR. That stock cooler sucks beyond anything. You put that baby under water and you'll easily see the difference smile.gif
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Why would u want that? I have a PNY 980 OC2 and its wonderfull. Extracted bios and put hard OC in there so i dont need to use software OC and its boosting to 1480 stable and +400 mem without voltage increase.
Only use it for gaming tho not benching but if it does this OC on stock voltage i bet it can go alot higher with just the standard voltage increase.
because i like the idea of stop fans of the strix
But if it is not possible I will leave in stock values
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The block they use is just an EK block with the EVGA cut out. No performance difference but sure does look neat. I couldn't wait tongue.gif. I haven't had a need to get past the 110% but I'd imagine just wait for updates on afterburner or just use a custom bios. After putting mine underwater I didn't bother pushing much further since the cards are overkill for everything on 1440p. Hope it helps!

Also remember that you're getting close to the Titans ON AIR. That stock cooler sucks beyond anything. You put that baby under water and you'll easily see the difference smile.gif

I'll need to push mine a little harder because I'm using 4k res. I was not able to get past 110% though, it would start to throttle me down. I don't really want to use custom bios cause I'm scared. Not sure if this is going off topic guys but it is related to gtx 980 (which my wife will be using) comparing it against titans. Let me know if it's getting out of hand, thanks.
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The block they use is just an EK block with the EVGA cut out. No performance difference but sure does look neat. I couldn't wait tongue.gif. I haven't had a need to get past the 110% but I'd imagine just wait for updates on afterburner or just use a custom bios. After putting mine underwater I didn't bother pushing much further since the cards are overkill for everything on 1440p. Hope it helps!

Also remember that you're getting close to the Titans ON AIR. That stock cooler sucks beyond anything. You put that baby under water and you'll easily see the difference smile.gif

I'll need to push mine a little harder because I'm using 4k res. I was not able to get past 110% though, it would start to throttle me down. I don't really want to use custom bios cause I'm scared. Not sure if this is going off topic guys but it is related to gtx 980 (which my wife will be using) comparing it against titans. Let me know if it's getting out of hand, thanks.

If your cards have a dual bios, you can flash with little worry of bricking, because you can always flip the switch. I am not sure I would have flashed mine (980s) without the dual bios (worked flawless though) because of some of the trouble I had flashing my 7970s (also had dual bios).
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I'll need to push mine a little harder because I'm using 4k res. I was not able to get past 110% though, it would start to throttle me down. I don't really want to use custom bios cause I'm scared. Not sure if this is going off topic guys but it is related to gtx 980 (which my wife will be using) comparing it against titans. Let me know if it's getting out of hand, thanks.



It throttles because it needs better cooling. Not sure how it would preform with 4k, I run 1440p so wouldn't be much help to you. I like my 144hz W/ Gsync smile.gif. Put it under water and see if stable 1400mhz (or more depending on your oc) is enough. Honestly with the Titan reference cooling, a custom bios wouldn't be something to id consider. Bottom line, if you want stable speeds and no throttling get it under liquid.
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