Originally Posted by rhymer362
It's is pwr. And ok thanks. Just wondering why the card this one replaced never did this . One more question. If I decide to go with the 980ti classified 2.0 is there a water block made for this card yet? And would I need to getv2 of these right off the bat or could I just buy one for now and save my money and run it in sli. I think the classified would run at the settings of the hc but it just seems there is so much more performance potential with the classified and kingpin
"Much more performance potential" is a loaded term. Potential, yes, but you're ultimately going to be at the mercy of the silicon lottery. I'd imagine your current card is probably running in the 1470-1490mhz range, which means that realistically you're probably only looking at an improvement of 30-50mhz with the stock cooler.. If you're seriously into min-maxing and getting the absolute most out of a card that you can, then sure... go for it -- especially if you can either return your current card or sell it for roughly what you spent without having to pay any sort of commissions or whatnot. But if you eBay it, you're looking at an extra $150-500 to upgrade to the Classy or KPE after you pay your eBay and PayPal fees...,so unless money simply isn't an issue, at some point you have to question whether the modest (literally maybe a difference of 1-2fps in games) is worth the cost premium.
If you do decide to go that way and get the EVGA Classified, the EK 780 Classy block is compatible with the 980ti version as well.