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So with all the new games coming out, Fallout 4, Star Wars battlefront, The Siege, The Division, etc in the next few month, is the gtx 780 still decent at 1440p for these games coming out?

I know for most modern games like Witcher 3 I have to turn things to medium-ish to get decent framerate. Is jumping to a 980 worth it? My friend told me to get a 970 because of the price/performance than the 980 but I feel the 970 is barely an upgrade from a 780 and doesn't the 970 only have like 3.5GB vram or something like that?

Anyways let me know what you guys think. My Budget is basically the price of 1 gtx 980 (around $450), not including selling the old 780 (around $200ish)
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980 will be noticeably better. But with 450+200 you can choose 980Ti, which will be 2x faster than 780. Maybe more. Or go 2x290X.
I'd pick:
1) 980Ti - by far the best option, believe me, this card is a wrecking ball
2)2x290X
3)980
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I'd wait for Pascal cuz I'm kind of in the same dilemma with my 290X as it performs just like your 780 @1440p in most games so I say just hold off until the next generation of video cards like Pascal. I game @1440p too and most new games run just fine with almost everything maxed out without Gameworks and AA.
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Yeah any idea of when they might announce the next card lineup?

Also will a 980 be fine with a 550W PSU?

Just tempted to get a new video card since I've had this thing for 1.5 years now.
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Same boat with my 780 with 1080p/120Hz. Considered going SLI for more frames but the hype for next generation and VR is putting me off investing in moar keplar cores.
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970 is a sidegrade at best, you gain .5GB RAM and that's about it. The 980 is better and certainly faster than an overclocked 780 but it's not night and day. Either go all out and get a 980Ti or wait for Pascal.
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get a 390x
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I went 780 -> 970 (temp) -> 980Ti (current).

Only in the most demanding games with max eye candy (specifically TW3, MGSV with frame rate unlock) did I see a solid performance difference at 1440p/110hz. For 1440p/60hz you can probably get by just fine with slightly lowered or disabled settings like AA/AF.

Maybe you can hold out and see if there are any good discounts/open box deals during BF/CM in a few weeks.
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post




get a 390x
290x better, why would he pay 40% more for a 5% faster rebrand. I'd still suggest sth much faster if he still wants to feel the real difference. 780-390X ain't that much.Like I said, 290X CF or 980Ti.
Edited by Klocek001 - 11/9/15 at 10:41pm
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Sounds like the OP only has a 550w PSU so crossfire 290x isn't going to happen.

I had two 780 classifieds running at 1300mhz in SLi. Ran that setup with my 1440p 144hz Swift panel and I had plenty of power. Given this was with water cooling, but have you at least tried to overclock your GPU to squeeze out more performance? What 780 do you have exactly?

If that isn't an option you would entertain, I would move towards a R9 Fury (non X) or a 980. If you don't mind buying used or refurbished, I think a 780 Ti could be an option as well unless you are hitting that 3GB of VRAM cap.
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