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980ti vs RX480 Sapphire Nitro

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I'm more than ready for an ascension of my GPU (currently running a GTX760). I have an LGUC88-B which has freesync, originally I was planning on getting a RX480 Sapphire Nitro, but after looking at the debacle that is trying to purchase a 1080/70... I don't want to wait 6 months etc to purchase a 480 at MSRP (as in I won't be overpaying just to have one). And then there is the fact that we don't have a confirmed date of availability.

My question is would I be better suited to purchase/wait for a 480 Sapphire Nitro to hopefully utilize freesync or should I drop the money and get a 980ti without FS obviously. Now, I will admit I have never experienced freesync in action so its possible that I "don't know what I'm missing" but looking at benches the 980ti seems to be a much more powerful card when compared to the 480... but I won't get to utilize freesync. Thoughts?
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If I were you, and I could afford both, I'd get the 980Ti.
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480 is more available than 1070/1080. I don't think you will have trouble getting the Nitro for it's MSRP
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If I were you, and I could afford both, I'd get the 980Ti.

May I ask you to elaborate on why you would go with the 980TI. It would be a no brainer IMO if my monitor didn't have the FS
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480 is more available than 1070/1080. I don't think you will have trouble getting the Nitro for it's MSRP

Although I hope you to be right, I disagree. There isn't even a date on the Nitro and the hype for it is high which is to be expected. Its supposedly going to be in the $249 range and I would never pay over MSRP. I guess I could wait, but thats what we PC gamers always tend to have to do. Wait. By the time you wait long enough then there is an "announcement" due in six weeks for the next best thing etc etc.
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Nitro should be out this or next week, not sure. It's MSRP is $259, not $249. $20 above the reference
post #7 of 18
depends on how long you plan on keeping the card. longer term, 980ti purely because more vram, will hit perofrmance wall beofre you run out, short term 480 for price and performance. whats the price difference between a 980ti and a 480 where you live?
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depends on how long you plan on keeping the card. longer term, 980ti purely because more vram, will hit perofrmance wall beofre you run out, short term 480 for price and performance. whats the price difference between a 980ti and a 480 where you live?

Nitro has 8GB of VRAM, so 2 more than 980ti. Also, 480 has serious performance gains from DX12/Vulkan, so it should be a better long term investement. Now with that said, 980ti is faster, and will stay faster, but it's more expensive ofc.
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Nitro should be out this or next week, not sure. It's MSRP is $259, not $249. $20 above the reference

What makes you think its this week or next, I would imagine if it were this week news would've dropped by now. Hype generally translates to sales I doubt they are going to announce it and release that evening. $259 is still great, under $300 with tax! But then the 980ti can be had for about $100ish more... it seems like a beast.
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May I ask you to elaborate on why you would go with the 980TI. It would be a no brainer IMO if my monitor didn't have the FS

Because playing at 120 FPS without FS is better than playing at 40 FPS with FS. 980Ti is still among the fastest cards in the world.
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