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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

You'll be good to go at 1440 and 980ti in sli for many years.

Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by newls1 View Post

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
I hope you're getting a 144hz one. For 60hz even one oc'd 980ti is plenty.
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cool, i like overkill wink.gif ... hoping the b-stock from evga will be a good purchase.. ill update when both cards arrive
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just wondering this... will the performance difference be noticeable going from the 2 290s (non X's) to the 2 980Ti's?
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just wondering this... will the performance difference be noticeable going from the 2 290s (non X's) to the 2 980Ti's?

You're going to get higher fps that's for certain. But you're going to need 1440p at 144 hz or better before sli 980 ti's justify themselves. IMO smile.gif
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Is a gtx980 sli setup faster then r9 290s in xfire?

It's faster in some, slower in others.
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Or should i opt for 980ti's ??

980Tis are really the only upgrade decisive enough to be worthwhile, from the config you've got.
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It's faster in some, slower in others.
For my personal experience of owning a 980 for a month it was faster in every game I tried. The question is CF vs SLI, and frankly I don't see as many people complaining about underperforming SLI setups as there are those who got problems with CF. The reviews often say that SLI provides smoother performance, even though CF has good avg fps numbers.
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For my personal experience of owning a 980 for a month it was faster in every game I tried. The question is CF vs SLI, and frankly I don't see as many people complaining about underperforming SLI setups as there are those who got problems with CF. The reviews often say that SLI provides smoother performance, even though CF has good avg fps numbers.

SLI is more consistent from game to game, but there are definitely games where CFX 290s will beat SLI 980s, assuming stock or near stock clocks, in both frame rate and actual frame interval consistency.

Anyway, the point is that going from CFX 290s to SLI 980s is generally not going to be worthwhile...to much of a sidegrade to justify the time and expense, especially since selling a pair of used 290s will only get you enough money for a single GTX 980. Moving to 290X, 390, or 390Xs is a decided sidegrade as well, while the Fury is generally unimpressive at it's price point. So, SLI 980Ti or bust in this scenario.
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SLI is more consistent from game to game, but there are definitely games where CFX 290s will beat SLI 980s, assuming stock or near stock clocks, in both frame rate and actual frame interval consistency.

Anyway, the point is that going from CFX 290s to SLI 980s is generally not going to be worthwhile...to much of a sidegrade to justify the time and expense, especially since selling a pair of used 290s will only get you enough money for a single GTX 980. Moving to 290X, 390, or 390Xs is a decided sidegrade as well, while the Fury is generally unimpressive at it's price point. So, SLI 980Ti or bust in this scenario.

this thread is about SLi 980Ti's... so no bust for me thumb.gif
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this thread is about SLi 980Ti's... so no bust for me thumb.gif

that is one serious upgrade. congrats and enjoy your 1440.
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