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    Default Quick Question

    Do you think it's a good idea or even worth it to sell my titan and get a Gtx 980 or 2 970's in SLI? i know i lose to 2gb of Vram but the 970's and 980 seems to overclock higher and are more efficent.
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    Default Re: Quick Question

    A lot would depend on whether you realistically see yourself playing at resolutions that the memory drop would affect. A pair of 970s puts up some very gaudy numbers. And that is the other thing, gaudy numbers are nice, but are also not perceptible to the human eye in most cases. If you are playing at 1080p or 1200, you are going to be hard pressed to push your Titan into a situation where it isn't smooth in the first place, so you won't actually be seeing any difference, you'll just be getting bragging rights and a much cooler looking setup. If you happen to be using your Titan in software that takes advantage of the Titan's computational abilities (very unlikely, I know, just saying), that goes away, also.

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    Default Re: Quick Question

    i guess you saying it aint really worth it.
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    Default Re: Quick Question

    I'd say definitely wait because AMD will be coming out with their stacked memory GPUs soon as well, which will prompt Nvidia to probably release a 980ti version. I think once those things happen you'll have a better gauge on the market, plus better pricing, and like Ciarlatano said: If you don't have any intention of going 4k in the near future, then the Vram loss isn't going to hurt you at all.

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    Default Re: Quick Question

    Your Titan may be less valuable,.............the longer you wait,

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    Default Re: Quick Question

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    i guess you saying it aint really worth it.
    No, just pointing out the factors that need to be in the decision.

    You mentioned the "loss of VRAM" - I'm just saying that if you aren't going to be gaming at resolutions that it affects, the 970 SLI will put up much better performance regardless of that "loss of VRAM" (aka, the crutch that AMD guys use in defense that actually means absolutely nothing to 99.9% of gamers in actual usage). In the 970 SLI tests that Tech Powerup did, the Titan couldn't touch 970 SLI at any resolution. I was really saying "don't worry about the supposed loss in VRAM".

    But, I was also saying that you shouldn't necessarily expect to actually see anything. When you are already running a game at 65fps, jumping to 105fps is a nice number but not perceptible to the human eye. However, the 970 SLI will have you prepared for newer, more demanding games.

    And a pair of 970s sure as Hell looks cooler, but also has the expense of another block.

    Neil is very correct, the longer you wait, the less you will get for your Titan.

    So while it may not be immediately worth it from a performance perspective, it is probably a very smart move for the long term.

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    Default Re: Quick Question

    I just sold my EVGA GTX-680 2GB cards and some other stuff to get a pair of GTX-970s. The 970s are very compelling.

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    Default Re: Quick Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    No, just pointing out the factors that need to be in the decision.

    You mentioned the "loss of VRAM" - I'm just saying that if you aren't going to be gaming at resolutions that it affects, the 970 SLI will put up much better performance regardless of that "loss of VRAM" (aka, the crutch that AMD guys use in defense that actually means absolutely nothing to 99.9% of gamers in actual usage). In the 970 SLI tests that Tech Powerup did, the Titan couldn't touch 970 SLI at any resolution. I was really saying "don't worry about the supposed loss in VRAM".

    But, I was also saying that you shouldn't necessarily expect to actually see anything. When you are already running a game at 65fps, jumping to 105fps is a nice number but not perceptible to the human eye. However, the 970 SLI will have you prepared for newer, more demanding games.

    And a pair of 970s sure as Hell looks cooler, but also has the expense of another block.

    Neil is very correct, the longer you wait, the less you will get for your Titan.

    So while it may not be immediately worth it from a performance perspective, it is probably a very smart move for the long term.
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