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I'd sooner mod the vbios and limit AA to 2x, as vast amounts of AA arent needed on smaller panels to begin with.

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/6729-nvidia-maxwell-vbios-mods-900m-series-overclocking-versions/

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first validation nets you within grasp of the GTX 980, this information has been out for over a year. So no, I wouldnt waste several hundred dollars because I couldnt spend a few hours learning what others have already done.
    
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I'd sooner mod the vbios and limit AA to 2x, as vast amounts of AA arent needed on smaller panels to begin with.

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/6729-nvidia-maxwell-vbios-mods-900m-series-overclocking-versions/

3dmark11 graphics score = 31314

first validation nets you within grasp of the GTX 980, this information has been out for over a year. So no, I wouldnt waste several hundred dollars because I couldnt spend a few hours learning what others have already done.

It may net you within grasp in bench marking but not in gaming (since if you set the GTX 980 with 2xAA it also gets a boost in fps), it all depends on what the OP needs it for and how much he's actually paying for it.

Hey OP, how much is the upgrade you're looking at (at least from 980m to GTX 980)? If it comes out to the price of the GTX1070 might as well get that!
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It may net you within grasp in bench marking but not in gaming (since if you set the GTX 980 with 2xAA it also gets a boost in fps), it all depends on what the OP needs it for and how much he's actually paying for it.

Hey OP, how much is the upgrade you're looking at (at least from 980m to GTX 980)? If it comes out to the price of the GTX1070 might as well get that!

Generally the PPI will be much lower on desktops if were to go with the typical 24" 1080p monitor versus the 15.6 or 17 inch 1080p monitor which is why vast amounts of AA arent as warranted.

Regarding your other statement, you'd have to substantiate it. Arguing 400+ USD for 10-15% potential increase when one can simply do a few google searches on how to bridge the gap with the hardware already owned.

Unless of course, OP is just looking to burn money, then by all means, not my hardware, not my money.
    
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post #14 of 19
I'd wait for a month until everyone that wants the latest and greatest gets their 1070 and 1080's and grab a 980 used for $200 !
post #15 of 19
I mean, I wouldn't, unless I had money to spare...I'd be super content with a 980M all around. Isn't it pretty much desktop 970 performance?

But right now, since the new stuff just came out, I'd wait a few months to let the new stuff saturate the market, and hunt one down cheaper on ebay? if you really must.
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post #16 of 19
DO NOT DO THAT. You'd have to be high to get a GTX 980 when you could get a 1070 or catch a 980ti on a firesale.
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I ended up getting a Titan Black for its high performance while overclocked and mainly the FP64 performance. My buddy sold me one for $200 so I couldn't pass that up. I get 11,000 on Firestrike Now compared to 8,000 and things like universe Sandbox 2 works extremely well when FP64 is used. Will be good for 3D modeling and content creation as well.
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I gotta agree with the others posts you would be insane to by a 980 when Pascal just launched...
Wait a bit, 980Ti and up only IMO!!!

NVM just read your last post.
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I gotta agree with the others posts you would be insane to by a 980 when Pascal just launched...
Wait a bit, 980Ti and up only IMO!!!

NVM just read your last post.

Well I still actually plan on getting a 1070 or 1080 but the Titan Black is really good for FP64 for $200 so I couldn't pass that up.
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