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Currently I have two Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-x Tri-x cards, in crossfire.
ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula Z motherboard.
EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 power supply.
AMD FX 8379E CPU.
32GB 1600 RAM.

The motherboard and CPU upgrades will be in the spring, and I've already decided on an X99 and 5960X and undetermined if RAM will be touched or not yet, but my graphics card has me stuck. There's so many versions of the exact same card, and so many cards trade blows back and forth on benchmarks and scores...

Been looking at the R9 Fury X, GTX 980 Ti, and the Titan X for the most part. But there's page upon pages of different models of the same cards.
I've been looking between them, such as this comparison

From what I've gathered on my own, the Titan X seems pointless to get over the 980 Ti with the only real bonus being the 12GB it has, but do games even use that much? Ever? Cinema 4D only uses the GPU for previews, and the final render will be CPU intensive and not care about the GPU.
So now I'm looking at the Fury X and 980 Ti and a few other cards that I see here and there on newegg, and I'm pretty much stuck between the various options just within 1 single card choice.


I game in 1080p on three monitors NOT in eyefinity (only center screen is used for game) but in some games I will enable eyefinity for, all monitors are 144Hz.
I have future plans to purchase three 1440p monitors, also at 144Hz for my gaming. Plus an additional fourth monitor for 4k, to use with Cinema 4D, Sony Vegas, Autodesk, and other media software.


With that, what do you guys think? What cards should I be looking at here? The Fury X, or the GTX 980 Ti? Or something completely different?
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That will be an awesome build...to be honest I think you should save money and get a 6700k or 5820k and just get two 980ti's as you will see the most benefit from SLI'ing.

The difference between the 5960x and 5820k or the 6700k for gaming is not that noticeable. Now if you are using it to render or multithreaded apps go for the 5960x...

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i7-5960X_5930K_5820K_Comparison/6.html
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Originally Posted by Outlaw4lf View Post

That will be an awesome build...to be honest I think you should save money and get a 6700k or 5820k and just get two 980ti's as you will see the most benefit from SLI'ing.

The difference between the 5960x and 5820k or the 6700k for gaming is not that noticeable. Now if you are using it to render or multithreaded apps go for the 5960x...

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i7-5960X_5930K_5820K_Comparison/6.html

I was originally looking at the 6700k, but I do a fair amount of rendering, so ended up deciding on the 5960X, but stuck on the GPU now.
But I do plan on getting a second of whichever card I end up chosing.

The plan is basically, get 1 card now, save up money over the winter until I can pick up CPU, motherboard, and 4K monitor all at once. Then continue saving until 3 1440 monitors, and if the single card is unable to handle the resolution increase, throw a second card at it.
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Alright, today is upgrade day.

I'm looking at the 980 Ti for my GPU upgrade, but I'm still having an incredibly hard time finding any data that supports it's the better card, vs my crossfire 280x.
Everybody seems to agree it's the better card, but no data.

Anybody got some math, or numbers, or graphs between these two?
post #6 of 7
Not a direct comparison but if you superimpose the titles that are the same you should see the difference more or less (280x CF = 7990)

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7990/

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_980_Ti/11.html
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Originally Posted by Outlaw4lf View Post

Not a direct comparison but if you superimpose the titles that are the same you should see the difference more or less (280x CF = 7990)

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7990/

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_980_Ti/11.html

I completely forgot about the 7990! This is exactly what I was looking for, many thanks.
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