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News Gigabyte launches 3-Way GeForce 980 WaterForce bundle

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 11 Dec 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. fingerbob69

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    Yeah ...but can it play Crysis?
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    I've maxed Crysis with single 970 at 2560x1440 with 4x AA, getting a steady 40-50 FPS.

    But not so sure about this 3-way SLi........
     
  4. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    Good luck with the drivers for that one
     
  5. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    The pricing is insane you could do your own water cool setup for £500 less. Most manufactures will even keep your warranty in place if you do it yourself.
     
  6. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    What's the point? It looks hideous, and they're charging an insane premium for a cooler that's likely barely mediocre for that price tier. For that money you could have 3, or 4 gtx 980's AND a custom loop that would look better and likely perform better, if not the same.

    Sorry if my math is off but it's off the top o' my head.

    Sent from my Galaxy S5 using tapatalk
     
  7. bawjaws

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    What's the point? Just because!
     
  8. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    April already?
     
  9. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Three GTX980 with proper wc would be cheaper.
     
  10. Fat Tony

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    I've had no end of issues running 2 x GTX970's - random freezes and crashes, and yes I've gone through a full range of tests etc - don't want to rain on Gigabytes parade - I think it's a fantastic product, and I'd buy one in a shot - but they need to talk to nVidia to ensure the drivers support the operation, and work very carefully on the BIOS's
     
  11. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    This has been said.

    Hell, ever four would be cheaper. Though, not by much.
     
  12. Anfield

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    Serves me right for commenting without reading previous comments.

    Four way SLI (as well as four way crossfire) is a complete waste of money anyway, scaling from three to four gpus is next to none, then spend the money for the fourth card on a bigger ssd, or weed.
     

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