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post #11 of 20
well, from your point of view there's nothing in the $300 range that will make you go wow having owned a 7970. 970 will be a nice improvement, but it's not gonna be that much faster, I guess if your games were running in mid 40s on 7970 then 970 will bring you close to 60 fps,but that's it. 980 deliver the kind of performance increase I would be looking for, but it is out of your price range and frankly it's not a good value card. I've seen oc'd 980Ti almost match reference 980 SLI in new titles.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by WizardontheJob View Post

Except the 390x is currently about $400.

For $300 its down to the R9-390 (non X) and the GTX 970.

Again, this may help you make a choice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9cKZiJw6Pk

Thanks!


What price range do you think is worth it? eg. GTX970 at $280 or at $350 vs R9 at $290 or at $360?

I have a bunch of gift cards that I need to use.
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 2/4/16 at 12:05pm
post #13 of 20
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I wouldn't get 970 now, this card will be oblivion once 16nm GPUs hit.
When you say oblivion - do you mean massive price drop or the 16nm will be a huge performance improvement?
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I wouldn't get 970 now, this card will be oblivion once 16nm GPUs hit.
I've been through 290->980->980Ti path last 12 months. If 970 doesn't deliver 40% over 7970 then I wouldn't bother. 290 -> 980 was a big jump, but still not really worth paying twice as much. If I knew in advance, I'd skip the 980 upgrade and go from 290 to 980Ti directly. 290 -> 980 = twice the price (1200PLN->2300PLN), about 40% performance bump. 290 -> 980Ti =2.5x the price (1200PLN -> 2900PLN) for almost twice the pefromance of 290.


Looks like a regular GTX970 is about 46% better than a regular 7970 at 1080p? (~100% / 66%)

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well, from your point of view there's nothing in the $300 range that will make you go wow having owned a 7970. 970 will be a nice improvement, but it's not gonna be that much faster, I guess if your games were running in mid 40s on 7970 then 970 will bring you close to 60 fps,but that's it. 980 deliver the kind of performance increase I would be looking for, but it is out of your price range and frankly it's not a good value card. I've seen oc'd 980Ti almost match reference 980 SLI in new titles.

I was looking for performance improvement + power consumption decrease, because I actually downgraded my PSU to a lower wattage, quieter + higher efficiency model. That was the main reason I'm looking at the GTX9x0 over the R9 series.

Hmm, so I should just stick to my cheap 5850 to hold me over till the next gen?
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bluescreendeath View Post

When you say oblivion - do you mean massive price drop or the 16nm will be a huge performance improvement?
Looks like a regular GTX970 is about 46% better than a regular 7970 at 1080p? (~100% / 66%)

that's 34% (one third faster) buttkick.gif
and with "oblivion" I meant performance improvement.
post #16 of 20
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because I actually downgraded my PSU to a lower wattage, quieter + higher efficiency model.
May i ask what you got as you have not filled out your system under your sig?
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post #17 of 20
Of course opinions differ and I don't wanna impose, but I'd rather wait and save $100 more to raise your budget for $400 for a card that'll run +50% faster than $300 for a card that runs +30% faster.
post #18 of 20
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that's 34% buttkick.gif

66 is 34% less than 100, but 100 is 50% more than 66.

66 * 1.50 = ~100

So saying a GTX970 is 50% faster than a 7970 is the same as saying a 7970 is 34% slower than a GTX970.

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May i ask what you got as you have not filled out your system under your sig?

i7 2600k, 16GB DDR3, Samsung SSD + HDD, W7, Antec Trupower550 and/or CX600
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 2/4/16 at 12:15pm
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Antec Trupower550 and/or CX600
Hope you did not get a CX.
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Hope you did not get a CX.

I have both. biggrin.gif My Antec is in the rig, my CX is a backup.
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