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Dual GTX 970's in SLI vs Single GTX 980
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Pro's - Cons?
Mainly interested in GPU performance forviewport and Adobe Mercury Engine

Ordered a wondering if I shouldnt return it and get 2 970's and run them in SLI.....however I am not that familiar with the ins and outs - pros/cons of SLI setups....

(off to google that while I see if anyone here has some additional experience/insight)


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10/6/2014 12:20:26 PM (last edit: 10/6/2014 12:20:26 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
If the last generation is of any indication, SLI should be pretty care free. gtx 970 is considerably better value.. then again maybe you want to drop in another 980 at some point.

I'm not familiar with the adobe thing but for max viewport - even a single 970 is overkill.

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10/6/2014 12:56:32 PM (last edit: 10/6/2014 12:56:32 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
You might need a juicier PSU.

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10/6/2014 2:18:35 PM (last edit: 10/6/2014 3:07:04 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
I think the 900 series GTX use wayyy less juice than previous cards.
System has 825W PS
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10/6/2014 3:42:47 PM (last edit: 10/6/2014 3:42:47 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
And now AMD announced price-cuts on the R9 series. R9 290X was cut by 27% and 290 by 25%

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10/7/2014 11:49:12 AM (last edit: 10/7/2014 11:49:12 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
and then theres the rx 300 series that will be coming in the last few months of the year combined with viewsonic and intel pushing for cheap 4k panels, I'm going to have a merry christmas :D

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10/7/2014 12:21:43 PM (last edit: 10/7/2014 12:21:43 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
I thought the next generation AMD cards was delayed to Q1/Q2 2015?

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10/7/2014 12:33:33 PM (last edit: 10/7/2014 12:33:33 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
afaik no official statement either way but it's already late given that they started manufacturing the same time as maxwell

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10/7/2014 3:50:41 PM (last edit: 10/7/2014 3:50:41 PM)
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