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Graphics The GTX 980 Thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shirty, 31 Oct 2014.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I suspect this thread won't grow to the proportions of the 970 thread, owing to the disparity between performance gained versus extra money spent, but the 980 appreciation club is now live.

    Have you decided upon this generation's current flagship? If so, what swayed you over the 970 or something else?

    I went for the 980 because I needed a card that will last me a few years, and the power consumption, stock cooler and blistering performance, coupled with my ITX setup, meant that I was happy to pay the premium this time around.

    What an epic performer though, seriously - and it overclocks like a monster too, to the extent that it will trouble the 690 and even the 295x2 in some scenarios.

    Come along and gush, or bash the 980 master race if you think we're all a bunch of tossers - I know I am :D

    The little home mine inhabits:
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  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    [​IMG]

    3x DisplayPort + passive mode, and a very good price i got it for.
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    OH THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO ON!

    L33T 970 G4MRZ F.T.W
     
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  4. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I won't deny that for the vast majority, the 970 is the no-brainer choice. I just got lucky with a few chance eBay sales and a pricing error on Aria ;)

    That said: my card is faster than yours! Ner ner ner ner ner!
     
  5. DeckerdBR

    DeckerdBR Active Member

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    Om nom nom nom! Very Nice. Love the hum of hardware :)

    I like the small form factor of that case, I will deffo consider ITX next time I look to change case.
     
  6. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Just out of interest can someone run valley or heaven just wont to compare to a 780ti
     
  8. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Count me in. Just replaced a Gtx970 with this : Palit gtx980 Super JetStream. [​IMG]

    Hopefully next week I will have time to do a rebuild to tidy things up lol
     
  9. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    I need to find something spectacular at the end of march to celebrate having paid off my debts and to waste some of my new pay bracket - and potentially a 980 may be just the ticket. Though - I imagine there will be a new flagship by then :D Though maybe if the planets and my current and new pay date collide nicely maybe it will be the end of february (oh and if my car sails through it's MOT - which it won't.)
     
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    You have an amphibious car?

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  11. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    At stock on the 347.09 drivers:
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  12. N17 dizzi

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    I best post as I have two of these beasts, with titan coolers too :)
     
  13. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    That's likely to be the reason that I won't have a 980 in about a month's time :D
     
  14. Kronos

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    I am fifty pound closer to owning one as of 5 minutes ago.
     
  15. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    When I eventually get enough money for a full upgrade, I'll possibly get some of these... or whatever the new current iteration of the high power cards are.
    For now I guess I shall plod along on my 670, though that doesn't do too bad for what I mostly play.
     
  16. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    I Like that, what case is it?
     
  17. rainbowbridge

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    KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 Hall of Fame Edition here.

    Trying to do a video on the upgrade experience from the 780ti, but unable to upload it as virgin basically cut off all its ADSl customers.

    For me its a huge upgrade matched with my 4ghz cpu over clock.

    Its a great upgrade but its not for every one, if you have a 780ti I would recommend to stay with it, the difference is big but you need to have money to throw up a wall to do it.

    I have noticed less judder with the 980 in dk2, I hope to find out how to oc this cpu to 4.4 soon as I am just doing the asus utility oc which gets to 4.08ghz


    980 is a solid card
     
  18. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Couple of Gigabyte G1 gaming editions here. I was going to put them under water, but with only two cards they are inaudible anyway. If I get a third (which I may) then they will have to go under water. There are radiators in the case waiting for that day....

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  19. Taua

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    Cable management was...testing! >_< Everything fits nicely now though. PSU and GPU draw air from the bottom/side, and the cpu and 2x 120mm roof fans draw air over the rest.

    have 1556 boost core atm, not touched memory. By FAR the best GPU I've ever bought, and the smallest/most powerful PC I've built...the nvttm cooler is a thing of beauty, and essential in a build this small. I look forward to the day when I look at my 980 and realise there are £70 Cards than can beat it :waah::hehe:
     
  20. MSHunter

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    Before I post pics does a GTX 980m count?
    P35x v3 ;)
     

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