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Makes perfect sense to me why buy the 980 when something great could come out early 2015 ill just buy myself a nice monitor and wait for q1 015.

Thanks guys

http://hexus.net/tech/news/displays/74897-amd-freesync-monitors-available-q1-2015/

wait for Q1 2015 and you are likely to see FreeSync monitors launch along with the R9 390X. Whatever monitor you buy you have to choose the GPU vendor first. For Nvidia its G-Sync monitors which are already available while for AMD its FreeSync monitors in Q1 2015. thumb.gif
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post #22 of 33
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http://hexus.net/tech/news/displays/74897-amd-freesync-monitors-available-q1-2015/

wait for Q1 2015 and you are likely to see FreeSync monitors launch along with the R9 390X. Whatever monitor you buy you have to choose the GPU vendor first. For Nvidia its G-Sync monitors which are already available while for AMD its FreeSync monitors in Q1 2015. thumb.gif

G-Sync monitor? Like the Swift that you cant find anywhere. I think we need $300-400 G-Sync before we can say they are available. Yes those that want the best will have $800 for a monitor but even then with G-Sync/FreeSync Battle its hard to pick sides and drop $.
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post #23 of 33
If u wait past the 980gtx for the R300's, why not just wait for the 780 equivalent of Maxwell, the real 980 (like the 580 vs the 680 vs the 780)
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post #24 of 33
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If you're not patient, go for that 980, but if you were prepared to wait for r300 then why not see what gets announced?
That 7970 of yours is not really going to be challenged with current gen games. Or are you thinking 4k?
This.

If you're willing to wait, then wait. If not, I'm sure the 980 will make you happy.
     
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post #25 of 33
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If u wait past the 980gtx for the R300's, why not just wait for the 780 equivalent of Maxwell, the real 980 (like the 580 vs the 680 vs the 780)

its most likely that Nvidia will release a GM200 based GTX 990 or GTX Titan 2 in Q1 / Q2 2015. so yeah a purchase can be made after both the cards launch and are compared in reviews.
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post #26 of 33
I don't really see any reason to get 980s over 970s. They perform too close together for the 200 dollar price difference. Plus I think pirates islands and big maxwell will crush them. I did just pick up a 970 for my gaming/folding HTPC though.
post #27 of 33
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Makes perfect sense to me why buy the 980 when something great could come out early 2015 ill just buy myself a nice monitor and wait for q1 015.

Thanks guys

Personally I would wait. The reviews of the 970 and 980 are great and they seem to perform really well but AMD appears to do better with certain titles on the much older R9 290 and 290x at 4k. Check out this Shadows of Mordor performance review: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Middle-earth-Shadow-Mordor-Performance-Testing/4K-Testing-and-Closing-Thought

It could be contributed to the memory bandwidth or just driver issues(Although game has NVIDIA LOGO) but, with a game like this using so much Vram, I see this being a necessity in the future.

Surely others agree less than 4gb Vram is not very future proof? Like others have said wait it out for a bit.
post #28 of 33
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Get two 970s and a nice 2560x1440p monitor.

I recently just got a 1440p 32 inch monitor and love it. My singel 780 TI pushes it pretty good. Two 970s will max out a 1440p monitor pushing consistent 60 FPS.
I already push most of my games at 60 FPS on a 1440 with a single 290.
post #29 of 33
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I already push most of my games at 60 FPS on a 1440 with a single 290.

Most recent AAA games can't be maxed at 1440p with a 290. If there are some recent games that max it out it's without any AA (non-FXAA)
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post #30 of 33
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Most recent AAA games can't be maxed at 1440p with a 290. If there are some recent games that max it out it's without any AA (non-FXAA)
What?
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_970_g1_gaming_review,15.html
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