Add another 780 for SLI or go for 980 with the intention of SLIing in the future?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by JoeyMartin1958, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. JoeyMartin1958

    JoeyMartin1958 n00b

    Jun 11, 2015

    I currently own a GTX 780 3GB superclocked and am considering purchasing an additional GTX 780 and SLIing or selling my 780 and buying a 980 with the intention of then adding another 980 in a couple years (Or even the 980ti if you think it would be worth it in the long run). My goal for my computer is to run current and near-future games at high settings around 60fps on the Oculus Rift. Although we do not have the official specs of the Rift, it is rumored that the panels will be 1440p, but they could be slightly higher. There is also Windows 10 and Directx 12 to consider. The 980 supports all Directx 12 features and will benefit fully from its release, while older cards, such as my 780, will only receive some of the features and benefits. If I were to SLI 780s,I do not want to have to sell them both in 2 or so years just to then buy the newest graphics card. I do understand that future-proofing isn't real but I would like to get a good 3ish years out of my upgraded system before having to upgrade my entire graphics setup again. Considering that I wish to only use this for the oculus rift, the software and game demand side would be the only thing increasing every year.

    So, the big question is for the oculus rift (1440p panel), should I buy another GTX 780 and SLI, or buy a 980 or even 980ti with the intention of SLIing in the future once the graphical demand catches up? All while considering differences such as Directx 12.

    Thank you so much, I do understand this is a difficult question to answer but any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Joey Martin
  2. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

    Aug 17, 2005
    out of what you listed...its an easy choice to grab the 980ti
  3. Darksword

    Darksword Gawd

    Dec 11, 2009
    980 is not a good purchase. Get the 980Ti. It'll be the same performance as 780 SLI.
  4. 257Tony

    257Tony Gawd

    May 18, 2011
    Well, you can grab another nice 780 for like $225 and run almost anything you want at very high settings on 1440p. Single 980 Ti will cost you $650 minus what you sell your 780 for, so around a $425 upgrade cost.6 GB gram would be nice to have, but obviously at a cost.
  5. debaucher

    debaucher [H]ard|Gawd

    Jan 13, 2002
    REALLY depends on your current rig and what other upgrades (new system) etc. you have planned for the future.
    The 980ti would be great if you plan on keeping the system for a while (year or two) but if you want to upgrade your system soon (MB/CPU etc..) I would save the $ and buy the 780.
  6. noobferguson

    noobferguson Limp Gawd

    Oct 6, 2013
    980 ti, but NOT because you'll SLI down the road.

    Chances are, in the hypothetical future where you're faced with the prospect of buying another 980ti, other new cards will be making you ask the same questions that your 780 is for you now.

    Buy what you can and run single card whenever possible. Upgrade when no longer sufficient. Repeat.
  7. dccmadams

    dccmadams [H]ard|Gawd

    Nov 25, 2007
    What noobthegreat said.....
  8. BroHamBone

    BroHamBone [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 6, 2013
    What he said, but...

    What does the rest of your system entail? Just outta curiosity for your whole systems "future".