Originally Posted by MagicBox
You want GPUs that are made 10 years from now on to come with their own all-in-one nuclear power plant requiring to offer up one room of your home to house it? Over the past years PSU wattages have been increasing to obscene levels that's getting close to braker limits.
Based on that observation, since Fermi anyone with a Nvidia gpu should need a 2000 watt psu to run their GTX980!
Like others have said, I don't hate efficiency, but I would rather sacrifice a little of that efficiency for more performance.
Originally Posted by ku4eto
Aaah , and people complaining about 300W to come GPU , that is supposedly to be better in all aspects compared to a 980. When the 980 actually can peak to 270 W , where the 290X peaks at 300W. Not much of a difference i would say. You want something more powerful, but at the same time to produce less heat , noise and require less power than its previous generation ? Get in the line for miracles. 980 is only by a small margin better than a 780 Ti and 290X. This would mean 2 things = 980 is not really worth the money , stay instead at 780 Ti , and AMD offers better price for a GPU , but the power bills would later ( that means 1-2 years of intensive gaming on demanding games ) would be taken out. People bragging around that nVidia or AMD are better , can't take an opinion against their own. I would still pick AMD , as it offers more power for a LOT cheaper
, where gaming on my side is not that intensive and not ETHUSIANTIST level...
To be fair, cheaper thanks to the GTX970.Edited by criminal - 1/14/15 at 12:47pm