Answered Should I upgrade GTX 970 to 980ti..........

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  1. petrolhead

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    .............or should I now wait for Pascal?

    Card used for playing games at 3440x1440 but also after a good Cuda score for Adobe Premier Pro
     
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    It's a fairly minor benefit of 40% or so, unless you're in a situation where you really need that I'd wait another year for the Pascal/Polaris version of the 980ti/Fury X to be released.
     
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    Thnaks
     
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    Waiting for Pascal is the sensible option...However....
    I've just upgraded from a 970 to 980ti. I had recently updated to a 1440p/144hz monitor and wanted to make the most of it.
     
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    £550 odd for around 34% performance bump.......

    The sensible choice is Pascal imo
     
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    I would wait for Pascal
     
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    I was looking at about £430 for a used one and get about £200 back for my existing GTX 970
     
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    Neither tbh. I'd sell the 970 and get a r9 390 . If it's for 1440p why would you want to spend (I predict more silly nvidia pricing) silly money for a pascal gpu when the 390 does it easy. FYI I just tried bf3 at ultra 1440p and get 130+fps.

    I personally recommend the sapphire nitro r9 390 if it will fit in your case as it's quite a size but it's worth it. Runs cooler than my previous msi 970 , doesn't buckle on ARK like my 970 did . Save your money and get the 390 NOW !
     
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    For 3440x1440 you'll want more power than a 390, since it's a re-badged 290(x). Running cool isn't what it's about, it's the heat it dissipates. The 970 dissipates less and as such, runs quieter/cooler depending on the fan profile. Best to wait for the next generation of NVidia and AMD cards.
     
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    Sorry I thought it was just 2k resolution. My bad
     
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    2K resolution is 2048x1080 by definition, and is more commonly referred to as 1080P (1920x1080). The same with 4K, it is by definition 4096x2160, however is more commonly referred to as 3840x2160.

    I don't mean to be a pain, however it's a really annoying habit most YouTubers use and it's just not true :p

    2560x1440 (WQHD) is more of a 2.5K since it's a quarter of the amount of pixels of 5K (1080p is 1/4 of 3840x2160)
     

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