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Upgrade 980 to 980 Ti - Would it be Worth it?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by bogieman987, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. bogieman987

    bogieman987 New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I'm mostly just looking for opinions at the moment on whether or not it would be worth to upgrade my 980 to the Ti at some point after its release.

    Personally the main reason would be for the 6gb VRam vs the 4gb, I feel that will be more useful in the long run.

    I don't play at anything above 1080p, but on some games I wouldn't mind down-sampling from 2/4k so in general that isn't really a concern, I don't know when I'll start playing at 4k, atm 1080p is fine for me.

    One thing that bugs me is that it seems many games out can max out the 980, GTA V for instance, with for the most part, everything maxed, I don't have much VRam headroom, and this can only worsen.

    And price wouldn't be an issue, I have a bit of money saved and I could sell the 980 for a fair chunk of the total price.
     
  2. Omar

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    No, I would recommend to wait for the next generation "Pascal" that is totally worth it. I still have GTX 670 and I will upgrade for Pascal.
    hexus net/tech/news/graphics/83801-nvidia-tsmc-allegedly-tape-next-gen-14nm-pascal-gpu/
     
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    Not worth it imo. Unless your doing it because you want to and not because of the performance boost (you probably wont even notice) then I would say go for it.
     
  4. bogieman987

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    Sorry for the late response.
    Forgot about Pascal, waiting for Pascal does indeed sound like a better option with the whole stacked Ram thing.

    Thanks, when it comes to something like this, I try not to put it down to "because" I want to, that way, there's less chance I may regret it.
    I prefer weighing the pros and cons 'n' all that.
     
  5. Sebastian

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    If you're fine with 1080p "at the moment," then don't bother. The 980 maxes everything at 1080p easily, and will for a while. Wait at least until the next generation of cards, or until 1080p isn't good enough. The other thing to keep in mind, however, is cost. If you upgrade your resolution in order to merit upgrading your GPU, then you have to include that cost as well. So spending $650 on a 980 Ti is sort of pointless unless you spend another couple hundred dollars on a decent 1440p or 2160p monitor.
     
  6. bogieman987

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    True, I've put more thought into it since my last post, I'm gonna wait, perhaps for the 2nd iteration of Pascal, so that it's fleshed out.
    Should put enough time between to make it more worth it.
     
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    No, I would recommend to wait for the next generation.
     
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    980Ti of bust IMHO :p

    Like the others have said, I would wait for Pascal. The only reason an 'upgrade' would be an option is if you win it in a competition or your current 980 dies (but then you could just send it back for a replacement assuming you bought it new with full warranty).
     
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    The 980 plays with all setting rancked up in demandings games, like GTA 5 and Witcher 3 even at 1440p resolution. No need for upgrade for a long time.
     
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    I would have to join in with the others recommending waiting for 2016 card releases. While you would get a small increase in current performance, but nothing noticeable especially at 1080p
    I don't even think the Ti is good enough for 4k, not from the benchmarks I have seen with framerates way below 60.
    Having joined the 144Hz club last year, I now want to see frames in excess of 100 for my gaming needs.
     
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    No Wait for Pascal!
     
  12. iseultiple

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    Gtx 1080 ti :)
     
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    wait for 1080 ti announcement with benchmarks and price before deciding, also new AMD GPU's will put pressure on nvidia to maybe lower RRP's
     
  14. TheAnimelord

    TheAnimelord New Member

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    I´ve the Ti-Version, its a great graphic-card, but like most of the people say. I would wait for the new Pascal-thing ^_^
    I also wait but, I have much time, the card is really good and the new cards are to expencive for the generell use if you already have a great
    card ^^

    MfG
    TheAnimelord
     

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