970 GTX obtained.

Acid Snake

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I have made the upgrade people. The 660ti has served me well, but it is time to move on. :D The performance gap between the two is HUGE. I am not disappointed. I just need to do a ram upgrade and I am all set.
 
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I only just read about that too and it should be within the next 2 months so this is going to be the last thing I'm holding on to now before the upgrade.
 
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[QUOTE="keefy, post: 6394089]Good stuff. Still saving for mine, hopefully they release the rumoured 8GB versions by the time I have enough cash for one.[/QUOTE]

8gb ones are not rumored they are confirmed.
 

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I'm going to try and hold out for the new higher memory versions, but we'll see. The 9 series are nice cards. :)
 

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Well more rumours have been going around lately that Nvidia are now extremely short on GDDR5 modules because they never expected the 9 series to fly off the shelves as quickly as they have been. At Overclockers UK alone they have sold over 12000 970's and 5000 980's, and that's just a single shop! Gibbo posted the numbers for us and he said that he doesn't normally sell that many in the first 6 months let alone at launch. So I guess it looks like the 8GB cards won't be coming till around mid next year, which means should I go with a single card for the time being and then upgrade to an 8GB later down the line or just go dual 980's... hmm.
 

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That's understandable. 4GB at the moment is just about fine for 4K with the current games available, but I would imagine this time next year is when 4GB starts to become a problem which is why I'm thinking just a single card for now.
 

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I was on the cusp of purchasing one last week when Gibbo put the Titan Z's (they had only 9 in stock) for £900. I almost hit the purchase button but thought that I would need the new tech rather than only the VRAM.

Now here's the question. Should I wait till this time next year to do a full upgrade and just get a 970, new case, 16GB RAM for the time being or do a full upgrade now with a 970 and replace the 970 with an 8GB card later down the line? Granted the price would be much lower but then also so would my machine.
 

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That's a tough one. I'd be inclined to say go for the upgrade with a 970 for now and then upgrade in the future? The 970 isn't a slouch by any means. It's actually about the same, if not better, than my OC'd 780 AND it has 4GB. So over your 2GB 680 it should be a massive jump.

Depends how impatient you are feeling? I can wait for the 8GB cards but my resolution isn't as high as yours and the 780 is still punching hard. I'm thinking about getting the next series of card and if I can't sell my 780 use it as a dedicated PhysX card
 

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I'm going to do that then. Seeing as the GTX970's are pretty cheap already then I can save the cost on SLI for now. Going to finalise my options now and then I'll post it up in the other thread.
 

Acid Snake

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[QUOTE="Varsh, post: 6394110]I only just read about that too and it should be within the next 2 months so this is going to be the last thing I'm holding on to now before the upgrade.[/QUOTE] That sounds awesome. This card will hold me over for a good while. I don't plan on doing any gaming at 4K, so I'm pretty much set.
 

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Still have my card below but I was going to buy a R280X but I am going to wait see what AMD have around the corner my 7850 2GB is still serving me well to this day everything I play really looks amazing and doesn't slow
 

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[QUOTE="Acid Snake, post: 6394547]That sounds awesome. This card will hold me over for a good while. I don't plan on doing any gaming at 4K, so I'm pretty much set.[/QUOTE]

Well if you saw my post shortly afterwards there's the shop I frequent saying that Nvidia can't produce enough GDDR5 modules. So if they do arrive in a month or two and I have upgraded then having a small hit on just a 970 won't be too bad. For the price of the GTX980 8GB cards though I would imagine it would be £650 so I would only get a single card, which means I would use the other one purely for PhysX or rendering.
 

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Like I said though, I could use it as a rendering card so having 2 cards for rendering would be pretty nice. :)