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Ok, I currently own one GTX560. Should I go with SLI 960 or SLI or single 970, or make do with a single 980?
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even a single card of either of the three would be a huge step up from what you have. Also you may want to step that cpu up a little unless you want to extremely bottleneck, unless you have got your upgrade system already
Edited by hartle4 - 9/23/14 at 9:26pm
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I'm not finished with upgrading my computer. I'm going to buy a Intel Core i7 4790K in February to sit on my Asus Maximus VII Gene.
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Hey Blackspots,

Definitely get that i7 before upgrading the video card, or at the same time! For 1080p, the 960 should be fine for the next 2 years or so, the 970 is worth considering for more future-proofing, and the 980 is simply overkill. I wouldn't SLI any of them for 1080p. Good luck. smile.gif
Edited by synge - 9/24/14 at 7:43am
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Hard to speculate on the 960, but between the 970 and 980. Go for the 970.
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Hard to speculate on the 960, but between the 970 and 980. Go for the 970.

960 will almost certainly fall in between 770 and 780... my guess is just a little faster than 770.
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960 will almost certainly fall in between 770 and 780... my guess is just a little faster than 770.

There is a fair amount of variance in there, also what price point would it be at? 200? 250?
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There is a fair amount of variance in there, also what price point would it be at? 200? 250?

Nobody really knows! It's all speculation. But I think it's fairly safe to bet that Nvidia plans the GTX960 to be a direct competitor to the upcoming R9 285X. My guess would be about 10% faster than GTX770, launch price $249. A few months later, we'll likely see GTX970 cut to $299, GTX960 cut to $199, and a GTX960TI launched at the $249 price point.

EDIT: This is just my educated guess based on talk I've seen around the web on both the GTX960 and R9 285X, but I expect that both cards will come in around in around 8-10% faster than GTX770, about 8-10% slower than GTX780 and R9 290, and about 15% slower than GTX970... we'll see.
Edited by synge - 9/24/14 at 11:05am
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I was originally going to do dual SLI GTX760's, but the GTX970 and 980 release surprised me because a week earlier I was reading it wasn't supposed to be out till 2016.

I might go with the GTX970 with water cooling. Probably the 04G-P4-1972-KR EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit Superclocked G-SYNC and the EK GTX670 waterblock fits this.

Definitely a huge difference:
http://www.hwcompare.com/18066/geforce-gtx-560-vs-geforce-gtx-970/

I currently own this GTX560 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130661
Edited by Blackspots - 9/24/14 at 4:44pm
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why get an even MORE cut down card of the GM204?! ignore the 960...
ideally 980 or the 970
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