GamerGround Radeon Fury X vs. GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Are They Sti


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2/6/10
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http://www.techspot.com/review/1329-buying-gpu-radeon-fury-geforce-980/


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So Is It Worth It?
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti is clearly still a rather capable graphics card and this is why many that bought one back in 2015 haven't bothered upgrading to the GTX 1070 or even the GTX 1080 just yet.
Comparing a stock 980 Ti is a little misleading as few would have purchased a reference card and those that did likely ended up overclocking it as there is so much more performance to be had. Our overclock was extremely easy to achieve and boosted the performance on average by 20% -- that's huge.
So while the GTX 980 Ti might have been 4% slower than the Fury X on average, once both graphics cards were overclocked it was 11% faster.

Although I only benchmarked half a dozen games for this article, those tested showed competitive results between the GTX 1070 and Fury X. This should have made for a fair comparison between the 980 Ti and Fury X.
Compared to the GTX 1070, the overclocked 980 Ti was on average 7% faster than the Gigabyte G1 Gaming model. So again, perhaps this is why 980 Ti owners are waiting for something faster like the 1080 Ti or Vega before they upgrade.
Today's cheapest GTX 1070 cards are selling for $375, though I should note that last week Gigabyte's Mini ITX OC model was selling for as little as $360. Given those prices, I recommend purchasing the Fury X for no more than $300 and since you'll be buying the 980 Ti second-hand, I don't recommend spending over $300 on that card either, especially since it probably won't be warrantied.
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8/28/02
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Thanks for posting, 980TI still beasting :) I have the MSI Gaming 6G and it handles pretty much anything I throw at it at 1080p and holds up favorably with "high" settings and above when downsampiling from 1440p. I have a similar overclock as the article writer and Maxwell overclocks very well(though I have a ASIC quality of 76.7% and may be able to push those clocks even higher).

We'll see what effect the mid-gen upgrades like the Pro and Scorpio will have on ports. But my current thinking is that I'll keep riding the 980TI till volta comes out and I make the move to 4k , probably next year.

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Thanks for posting, 980TI still beasting :) I have the MSI Gaming 6G and it handles pretty much anything I throw at it at 1080p and holds up favorably with "high" settings and above when downsampiling from 1440p. I have a similar overclock as the article writer and Maxwell overclocks very well(though I have a ASIC quality of 76.7% and may be able to push those clocks even higher).

We'll see what effect the mid-gen upgrades like the Pro and Scorpio will have on ports. But my current thinking is that I'll keep riding the 980TI till volta comes out and I make the move to 4k , probably next year.


Absolutely the smart thing to do! the 980ti was and still is a fantastic card. top dog last year with the titan and now still only beaten by the Titan XP and 1080. Fantastic investment!