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post #11 of 16
I'm in the same boat as the OP and I don't know if I should upgrade to a 970 or a 980. Any inputs would be appreciated.
post #12 of 16
670- SLI to 970 SLI is definitely worth it, its more or less 2x performance. Going to a single 970/980 however is very much a side grade where its going to perform better in some cases and worse in others.

I am in the same boat, as is another thread on here. I think its kind of worth it but I also dont want to add anotehr $150 for waterblocks as well. I know that this is the refresh card, I know the big jump is 14nm and that is hopefully next year, but its 2x performance and just about meets my criteria for an upgrade.

I am kind of not sure if I want SLI again however, its not been bad like 7970 crossfire was but recently there have been quite a few games that just didn't utilise it even though they needed it and with latency being a concern more and more for me it just doesn't seem a good idea again.
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The problem I have with GTX 970 is more or less all of them have after market coolers. This dumps hot air inside your case, something that I don't like about my current GTX 670 SLI. I've seen my top card reach 86c and its almost winter! At least with reference cards you can easily buy water blocks and the heat is extracted out the back.

If they did GTX 970's with the TITAN style reference cooler, i'd be all over it.
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In the UK EVGA, PALIT and GALAX have a 970 with a blower but it is there own design. OCUK has a 970 with the total style 980 blower.


Http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-205-OK&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1010
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Ah cool thanks. I'm a bit of a brand snob though, I want either EVGA or ASUS.

GTX 970 SLI would destroy my current cards but its finding something that runs cool and quiet and will eventually go under water.
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Hmm I still cant decide...

GTX 970 SLI seems like a good idea value wise, but i'm worried the custom coolers are going to run too hot in SLI like my current Direct CU II Cards.
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