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Is there a performance difference between gtx980 sli vs r9 290 xfire?

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Looking to switch out my 290 xfire setup to an nvidia sli setup of faster performance. Is a gtx980 sli setup faster then r9 290s in xfire? Or should i opt for 980ti's ??
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If you're using the 1080p display in your sig I see no need to move to anything for a long time. The performance will increase with the 980's but I doubt it would be something you could take advantage of at the resolution. Heck, a single 290 at 1080p 60 hz is enough for 98% of the titles out today depending on the filters you choose.
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Almost certainly the 980ti's if you have the money. What resolution are you wanting to play at?
   
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I went a different direction... i got 980Ti's instead... just to make sure there will be a nice performance jump.. thanks guys
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I went a different direction... i got 980Ti's instead... just to make sure there will be a nice performance jump.. thanks guys

At 1080p?
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Stock 980s vs 290s i would say 5%-10% gain not more but you know those maxwell is OC monster you can overclock to +1500mhz under AIR and in SLI

once you oc to +1500mhz the difference will be +20% at least over the 290s plus the power consumption way lower that 290s less heat less driver problem faster new game support ...

but at the end my advice hold on those 290s untill the new card in 2016 14nm and HBM or grab used 980s for cheap price thumb.gif
   
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I switched 290 for 980 @1440p and the performance jump was good, but nothing really revolutionary. 980 doesn't have as many fps dips, with 290 the frame rate is often all over the place so you're getting high avg but there are frame drops. 2x290 to 2x980ti ? that's not a gap, it's a chasm. What framerate are you getting with a couple of 980ti's at 1080p anyway ? I expect you're hitting 200 in everything biggrin.gif
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I switched 290 for 980 @1440p and the performance jump was good, but nothing really revolutionary. 980 doesn't have as many fps dips, with 290 the frame rate is often all over the place so you're getting high avg but there are frame drops. 2x290 to 2x980ti ? that's not a gap, it's a chasm. What framerate are you getting with a couple of 980ti's at 1080p anyway ? I expect you're hitting 200 in everything biggrin.gif



Your right on frame drops, I was noticing that in the graphs I was looking at earlier comparing 980 SLI and 290X crossfire.

Am i just missing where he said he was playing at 1080??????????
   
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Your right on frame drops, I was noticing that in the graphs I was looking at earlier comparing 980 SLI and 290X crossfire.

Am i just missing where he said he was playing at 1080??????????

Lol I've mentioned it twice now and I get no response wink.gif
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for now yes, ill be on a 1080 screen .... 1440p screen coming by end of month... SLi 980Ti's should be great for that res
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