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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

That modest boast...

Well, I work 100+ hours a week for two weeks straight. I work hard and am paid well for it. I have earned my toys.
 
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post #62 of 78
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Well, I work 100+ hours a week for two weeks straight. I work hard and am paid well for it. I have earned my toys.

lol I worked 12hour days for $9 an hour

Boasting bout money is never cool
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post #63 of 78
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lol I worked 12hour days for $9 an hour

Boasting bout money is never cool
Taking stuff out of context isn't either tongue.gif He responded to someone challenging him to chasing the fairy tale of maxing all games with the best hardware. He explained he is and he does smile.gif
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by Anateus View Post

I saw no difference in gameplay on 780 Ti and 980. People are overreacting when it comes to VRAM these days.

Can't speak for GTA V but in SoM I can max everything @1440 except Ultra textures. Turning that on creates a stutterfest and my unscientific conclusion is not enough VRAM on my 780's.
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If you feel you must chase that ever elusive fairy dragon of maxing everything in every game and having it also run at max framerates/resolutions then good luck on that neverending quest brother!

It's not hard. I bought two 780's when they first came out and have been smashing titles since. The first game I haven't been able to max out is SoM due (I think) to VRAM constraints. I'm really hoping the 980 Ti's will be reasonably priced so I can grab a couple of those and keep on going but we'll see, it's rare I have that much disposable income on hand.

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How do you fellow owners feel about your 980, a 290x even keeps up.

My 980 is probably one of the best single card solutions I've ever purchased because of a monitor upgrade... going all the way back to CGA days.

I bought my 980 because I bought a 21:9 3440x1440 monitor. With a really decent overclock... 1520 / 8000-ish, it pushes most games maxed with 2xaa. I'll play Crisis wonderfully and C3 even better. Games like Dying Light, GTA V and FC4 all run 2xaa with a mix of high / ultra settings @ 60fps with a few dips into the high 40's... but lately I've been running at 2560x1080 just so I can max everything... scaling on my monitor is actually fairly good.

I've always kinda been a resolution geek... I've almost always been the first to jump to higher resolution and then playing GPU catchup as cards advance... not this time. For once, I bought a new higher res monitor and the single GPU solution I buy to support it performs very well.

I will probably upgrade to Pascal or Fiji or whatever as my 980 is slightly underpowered for maxing everything at 3440 x 1440, but it's one hell of a beast of a card... and I've been having lots of fun with it since it released. It was a good decision too, because I would have upgraded for Dying Light and if I bought AMD I would have been screwed.

I don't care who makes my graphics card... only that I get the performance that I paid for and I'm extremely happy with my single 980. Was a great purchase for me. Hopefully next time I upgrade AMD will have something that interests me.
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I literally just bought a new rig and a 980 last week! Came with Witcher 3 so I played it for about 4-5 hours after work. I feel like I got kicked in the mouth. That 980 runs the game like s***. I am pretty disappointed. Until I play some other games that are seemingly better optimized. There are a TON of settings in this game that seemingly have no effect. On a side not, the movement controls are very clunky. Not something I would expect from a PC game. Its like playing Skyrim on a console instead of pc. There is essentially no strafing, and combat when you are out numbered is clunky as well with so many targets (That might just be because I'm just not used to the controls though)
 
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post #67 of 78
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On a side not, the movement controls are very clunky. Not something I would expect from a PC game. Its like playing Skyrim on a console instead of pc. There is essentially no strafing, and combat when you are out numbered is clunky as well with so many targets (That might just be because I'm just not used to the controls though)

Over-hyped AAA title.

It's only singleplayer too....lol

It's the kind of game you are better off buying for $10 on a steam sale in a year or two.

(IIRC I got witcher 2 for under $10)
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post #68 of 78
Witcher 3 is poorly optimized and GTA V is vram limited.

The 980 is still very capable at 1080 and 1440p.


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Oh and don't use MSAA in GTA V.

You should be able to max out everything except grass at 1080p and get 60fps.The game is optimized very well.
Edited by John Shepard - 5/20/15 at 12:26am
post #69 of 78
very interesting debate going on here... good read

I feel that a large contributing factor to 'mid rage' opinions on the 980 must be partly down to the state of some of the releases that have been coming out

on a pure hardware basis, the 980 is high end and more than capable and you would expect it to chew up any title that is thrown at it (depending on resolution)

in my opinion... too many studios do not care enough about getting a properly optimized release out there for the PC market

sure, they might patch it somewhere down the line, but for release.... pffffft they don't care
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post #70 of 78
I got the game for free with my graphics card. It just doesnt make sense since the 980 is the recommended spec, not to mention IT CAME WITH THE CARD.
 
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