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


2/15/17 3:17 PM
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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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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.

2/16/17 12:07 PM
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MITman2k - 

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!
2/21/17 1:57 PM
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I'm still on a GTX 570, which has actually been fine until now since I generally play 2-3 year old games.

Was thinking of replacing with a GTX 1060 or 1070, but now I'm thinking maybe I should buy a whole new rig, since mine is 6 years old now and has an i5-2500 processor which isn't all that anymore. I wouldn't even know if a 1060 or 1070 would work with my motherboard, or if my power supply is beefy enough.

Right now I'm still only playing on 1080p but I was considering a new monitor as well.
2/23/17 8:12 AM
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In related news it looks like nvidia is teasing the 1080TI release

http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/102757-the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-countdown-begun/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3173030/components-graphics/geforce-website-countdown-teases-nvidia-gtx-1080-ti-graphics-card-launch-at-gdc.html

I guess they got tired of waiting for AMD to release Vega and have decided to just send out the 1080TI  now for a shit load of money and gobble up more marketshare.

2/23/17 10:53 AM
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Does anyone have a G-Sync monitor? I'm considering buying a new monitor and this feature sounds cool but also seems to add a couple hundred bucks to a monitor's cost. Also my current video card (GTX 570) wouldn't take advantage of it, although I would probably upgrade relatively soon.
2/23/17 7:26 PM
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MITman2k -

In related news it looks like nvidia is teasing the 1080TI release

http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/102757-the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-countdown-begun/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3173030/components-graphics/geforce-website-countdown-teases-nvidia-gtx-1080-ti-graphics-card-launch-at-gdc.html

I guess they got tired of waiting for AMD to release Vega and have decided to just send out the 1080TI  now for a shit load of money and gobble up more marketshare.

If the price is not below 750$ they can go get hit by a car!

2/23/17 7:27 PM
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Tomato Can - Does anyone have a G-Sync monitor? I'm considering buying a new monitor and this feature sounds cool but also seems to add a couple hundred bucks to a monitor's cost. Also my current video card (GTX 570) wouldn't take advantage of it, although I would probably upgrade relatively soon.

I have had 2 different gsync monitors... honestly I rate it higher than ssd as a impactful change in my gaming.... gsync was a milestone for me .

 

you can't watch videos you have to experience it and it's honestly just amazing

2/23/17 7:48 PM
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Well that's quite an endorsement. You think it's worth it to buy the new monitor now, or wait until I upgrade my video hardware? I have an old 23" 1080p Samsung I bought at Best Buy like 7 or 8 years ago. Maybe if I wait, prices will go down?
2/23/17 9:03 PM
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Isn't hdmi 2.1 capable of doing the same thing as gsync/freesync?

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^Yup in theory. It what's been  called Game Variable Refresh Rate(VRR) Mode, which at least as described is similar to G-Sync/FreeSync. It's just going to depend upon TV makers supporting it I believe. But if and when they do, it could have a big impact on PC gaming and even console gaming (ie if sony/microsoft provides a firmware update to allow VRR on a hdmi 2.1 &VRR capable screen)