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Morning all,

So, i'm looking into getting a new GPU as my R9-290 is slacking a bit and it's 2 years old now.

I'm looking into the GTX970 SLi or a single 980ti, which would be the better option? I'm guessing the 970SLi.

OR should I get another R9-290 and go xfire?

Cheers

Comps
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with an i5 . . . you'd be better off with a single 980Ti.
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Oh don't worry about that, it's overclocked to 4.8Ghz @1.25v . The CPU won't be an issue.
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Oh don't worry about that, it's overclocked to 4.8Ghz @1.25v . The CPU won't be an issue.
he means because DX 11 API overhead plus higher FPS rate will cause a higher CPU load.

the best thing would be and hold for 2016 cards, they will be more power efficient than current 980Ti and Fury X and will performs 20% faster than a 980 Ti at same price tag, expect that the midrange and high end also increase the performance/watt

if you are playing at 1080, and you dont want to wait get nvidia
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I would take the 980TI option.
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Oh don't worry about that, it's overclocked to 4.8Ghz @1.25v . The CPU won't be an issue.

so long as you stick to single threaded games.
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Yeah,

The difference in FPS between an i7 and an i5 is negligible. Pontiac, that's actually a good idea, I forgot we're in November now so waiting 3 - 6 months would be ok. I can max out fall out 4 on ultra and get 60+ FPS so

Cheers for the advice.
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