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Which GTX is enough?

Apr 14, 2015
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You want stronger? Momento plox


Want stronger still? This is 4k gaming horsepower.

That list is so pretty :oops: -sigh-, im in love :rolleyes:.

MxPhenom 216

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Aug 31, 2010
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Mar 13, 2014
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So we're back to SLI?

If you want more GPU performance than a GTX 980 Ti or Titan X immediately then SLI is the only option.

However, it would be a very good idea to buy a single 980 Ti for now and if you find you need more performance then next year buy a Flagship Pascal and sell the 980 Ti. It is not difficult to swap out a video card and you would get more for your money this way. Save money on the PSU this way also rather than SLI 980 Ti.
Feb 19, 2015
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I have the money but im not convinced about TI .... why to buy car when you can drive to school by bicycle.

If u want drive to school with bicycle and u are not a hardcore gamer THEN "use a single monitor" and buy 1x gtx 960...............

us for your main question the 6gb of ram from the 980ti are gonna keep you 2 more years without need of upgrade for your surround gaming rig on the other hand 2 x 970 with just 4gb of ram are going to ask it much sooner if u consider that dx 12 games are coming
Jan 5, 2006
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The Exiled Airman
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Why and why? Any proper explanation? I heard that SLI is nothing more than problems but i never had advanced gaming set up like this. GTX980 TI is too much but Dual 960 or 970 or single 980 is something that i can afford.

Go a Single 980 then, there are still too many games out there that dont play right with SLi or Crossfire
Dec 1, 2015
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Well thanks @Toothless. I think that cdawall is more than enough for 3 monitor gaming and working in multiple adobe softwares.


where the hell are my stars
Jul 23, 2006
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Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
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The one I quoted is enough for 4k gaming let alone 3 1080P monitors...