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GTX 970

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:32 pm
by EWJ
Ok folks, advice is needed.

Do I pop for a gtx 970 now or do I wait till the 1000 series is released and go for the lower range card.

Currently running a gtx 660 and I've usually waited for 3 series before splashing the cash.

All advice appreciated.

Re: GTX 970

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:02 am
by Flare
Is there any reason you need to upgrade ? Games not playing properly ? Occulus Rift in the house (needs a 960 or better to work, Vive needs even better I heard) ?

I would wait IF you have no immediate need and get a 980 later when its not on the top end, the iterations of these cards offer minor power upgrades and so you often pay more for so little.
Wait till you have a need to upgrade or replace, I have GTX780 but I was doing fine with the old GTX580 but that card fried when the power cables feeding the cooling got knocked out the card by the case side panel and I failed to notice :/

Re: GTX 970

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:36 am
by hagz
I went from a Geforce 650 to a 970 for ED Horizons the difference was plainly evident especially on planetary landings. there never is a good time ot upgrade as there is always something bigger and better round the corner.

Re: GTX 970

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:54 am
by Flow'Tastix
Hi mate,

To be honest, if the 1000series are going to be released soon i should prefer to wait for it, cause of the new updates on it, should also check the site and compare the differents of it,
Or check the prices, and compare those, otherwise choose whats best for your comp atm, with the spec's you have.

Re: GTX 970

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:51 am
by Binerexis
I'd say it depends on how fast you want to upgrade.

If you want to play newer games with pretty pixels right NOW, get the 970.

Otherwise, wait.

Re: GTX 970

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:26 am
by EWJ
Bit the bullet 3 weeks ago. MSi gtx 970 purring away.

Re: GTX 970

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:27 am
by hagz
970 = great card