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QOTW: Will you be upgrading to GeForce GTX 980/970?

by Parm Mann on 19 September 2014, 16:30


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Christmas has come early for PC gaming enthusiasts as Nvidia has unveiled not one, but two new high-end GPUs. The GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 are here, and they bring with them top-notch gaming performance in an energy-efficient package that, as far as single-GPU solutions are concerned, are second to none.

But is it enough? Pricing on the GTX 970 in particular is keen, and there appears to be good stock availability, however there's a sense that Nvidia has yet to unleash the full force of the Maxwell architecture. And truth be told, if you like your performance gains to be monumental, even the GTX 980 could disappoint - it isn't massively quicker than GTX 780 Ti.

Swings and roundabouts, but it really depends on how much you're willing to pay, the games you like to play, and which graphics card you're currently using. You've read the reviews, you've seen the cards, so taking all the aforementioned into account, it's time to have your say: will you be upgrading to GeForce GTX 980/970? Let us know in the comments below.

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You bet. My Haswell-E PC will be powered by one of these. Roll on payday!
Happy enough to keep my 7950 until I stop being able to run the games I want at the highest :)
I'd love to, but at 1080p it doesn't offer any real performance benefits over my 760. 1440p, however, is a different story. With freesync around the corner, it's difficult to say.
Yup I reckon. I'm only 1080p but I need to move on from my 570 for the Witcher 3 and so on.
I bought a Gigabyte GTX 770 4gb WINDFORCE 3X last year and I'm very tempted to sell it and buy one of these GTX 970 variants. To be honest I was expecting the overall performance of these new cards to be slightly higher, but for the price, the GTX 970 is an excellent graphics card.