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Originally Posted by hawkeye071292 View Post

So many games just don't work well with SLI. I noticed it when I went from 1x 660ti to 2x. Granted in benchmarks the 970 SLI wins, but a single 980 should be fine. When it isn't, you'll be able to pickup a second one for cheap.

But the 980 will probably get 60 fps when the 970 gets 50 fps?

So many games don't work well with sli, yet you are saying pick up another 980 for cheap biggrin.gif

There's just no value in the 980 compared with 970 sli for $500 however you ( I ) look at it.
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post #22 of 28
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I was thinking about it, but im not sure if my 750w can handle the draw of crossfire 290x.
Yes it likely can.

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post #23 of 28
Don't buy or upgrade anything now.
Wait until AMD's HBM card(s) (390X) and the nvidia's 980 Ti are released then decide.

3.5GB VRAM and even 4GB VRAM may not be really good for eye candy stuff those days smile.gif
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post #24 of 28
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i some how ended up walking out with a titan x

Just saw this..........

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All's well that ends....ok-ish.
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post #25 of 28
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i some how ended up walking out with a titan x

Well, that works as well.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

a Titan X to a 290x cf is sidegrade.unless you run out of vram,

and a 850w psu nowadays is 60usd AR, just selling your current psu and getting a 2nd 290. and you are fine,also there are some freesync monitors for about 600
Pretty sure two R9 290X will demolish a single Titan X.

When they work that is.
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post #27 of 28
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Pretty sure two R9 290X will demolish a single Titan X.

When they work that is.

Not even stock vs stock does two 290x's "demolish" a Titan X and especially not 4GB variants. They are about 10-15% faster stock vs stock and then when you clock them all up (Almost all Titan X can do 1400 core/7.5-8GHz memory, most 290x can do 1100-1150/6GHz both air cooled) the Titan X wins out in a lot of games even when you aren't VRAM bottlenecked. It's somewhat of a "sidegrade" only if you are factoring in a perfect crossfire profile and less than 4.1GB of VRAM being used.
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post #28 of 28
It's unfortunate that more people do not disclose where they purchase or can purchase these deals.

I've seen similar post on other sub forums on this site and people are tight lipped.
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