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Hello,

I'm holding out for the next NVidia release. I currently have the 780 EVGA and while I like it, could use some more power. I considered the 980 and that might get me close to where I want to be today it still might fall a little short so I'm holding out for the new GPUs. Would the GP100 be comparable to a single GPU flagship model as fare as the line up goes. The 780 was king of the single processor nvidias and for a long time the 980 was. I'm not sure if they'll call their next one a 1080 or not.

Thanks. Hopefully I've explained what I want clearly enough.
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The GP100 should be another Titan GPU. Expect it to cost $1,000+.

I wouldn't buy a 980 now. Also, the 980 (GM204) was never really a top end GPU. It's upper mid ranged Maxwell. Top end Maxwell is the Titan X/980 ti (GM200).
     
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If anything, I would go for a 980Ti.
Is your current card a normal 780 or a 780Ti?
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Its an overclocked 780- comparable speeds to a TI. I'd need about a 50% increase in speed to make the next purchase worthwhile. That would require a dual gm200.
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Its an overclocked 780- comparable speeds to a TI. I'd need about a 50% increase in speed to make the next purchase worthwhile. That would require a dual gm200.

Then the 980 just might be what you're looking for

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1493?vs=1442
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Its an overclocked 780- comparable speeds to a TI. I'd need about a 50% increase in speed to make the next purchase worthwhile. That would require a dual gm200.

I came from a GTX 780 to a GTX 980 ti and was amazed at how much more performance I got at 1080p. It caused me to move to 1440p. At 1440p my 980 ti out preformed my GTX 780 at 1080p. Now at 4k and my 980 ti is finally getting put in its place. tongue.gif

I still wouldn't recommend upgrading from a 780 to any current gen hardware with the new stuff around the corner. You've waited this long. See how the new stuff turns out. If anything maybe you can get a really good deal on a 980 ti after the new stuff hits.
     
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Then the 980 just might be what you're looking for

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1493?vs=1442

Thanks. I guess I wasn't stating it as I should have I'd need a minimum of 50% increase to get where I want to be on my current games - ideally closer to 100%. I'll be getting new games later this year and I imagine the demand will be far greater so I don't want to be stuck with a card I want to replace in 6 months. I want to finally play even old games like FEAR with all the bells and whistles cranked 100% at 2560x1440 and hit 40fps average. I have an i7-6700k, 16GB of DDR4 and an SSD but with the 970 OC with the latest drivers, it still averages about 18fps.

I want as quiet of a system as possible so i'd prefer a quiet single card solution.
Edited by boed - 2/9/16 at 12:28pm
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Thanks. I guess I wasn't stating it as I should have I'd need a minimum of 50% increase to get where I want to be on my current games - ideally closer to 100%. I'll be getting new games later this year and I imagine the demand will be far greater so I don't want to be stuck with a card I want to replace in 6 months. I want to finally play even old games like FEAR with all the bells and whistles cranked 100% at 2560x1440 and hit 40fps average. I have an i7-6700k, 16GB of DDR4 and an SSD but with the 970 OC with the latest drivers, it still averages about 18fps.

I want as quiet of a system as possible so i'd prefer a quiet single card solution.

In that case i'd wait for the next Nvidia cards, Pascal.

However regarding this part
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I want to finally play even old games like FEAR with all the bells and whistles cranked 100% at 2560x1440 and hit 40fps average. I have an i7-6700k, 16GB of DDR4 and an SSD but with the 970 OC with the latest drivers, it still averages about 18fps.

How is that possible? I was able to run FEAR at 3360x2100 with constant 60fps on a gtx 660.
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In that case i'd wait for the next Nvidia cards, Pascal.

However regarding this part
How is that possible? I was able to run FEAR at 3360x2100 with constant 60fps on a gtx 660.

Thanks. I suppose if they had an EVGA acx or something as quiet (nothing with that stock NVidia shop-vac noise generator) TitanX I could get the performance I want today but unless they had one for under $600 I'd pass.

My guess is you didn't try turning on every bell and whistle you really have to dig through it to turn on everything that can make the graphics action look better - not compressing anything.
Edited by boed - 2/9/16 at 12:56pm
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I think you spelled out what you need to do right out of the gate - just wait.

Until the new cards drop, we just don't know.
Plus if you don't like what you see you should be able to get a 980/Ti cheaper if you'd rather go that route.
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