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Best GeForce GTX 980 Ti?

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by sk3tch, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. sk3tch

    sk3tch [H]ard|Gawd

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    The dust has long settled - which 980 Ti is best? Possibly looking to pick one up for a secondary box...

    - Galax HOF 980 Ti
    - ASUS Strix 980 Ti
    - EVGA Kingpin 980 Ti
    - Gigabyte 980 Ti Extreme
    - MSI Lightning 980 Ti

    Any that I missed?
     
  2. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Out of the ones you listed the Lightning and Gigabyte are probably the best, but you really couldn't go wrong with any of them. The STRIX probably wouldn't be able to hang with the others, but It would be a small difference.

    Are 1070s still going for insane prices?
     
  3. sk3tch

    sk3tch [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yes - just sold mine. :) Just wanting to get a 980 Ti for fun - but it looks like they are affected by the mining craze too (due to 1070s being unavailable at a decent price) and they're going for nearly $400 used on the regular. Saw a HOF 980 Ti go for $250 via auction that I missed so I am pissed at myself.
     
  4. tungt88

    tungt88 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yes -- Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme! (2nd highest base overclock out of all the custom GTX 980 Ti cards) -- I had one for a number of months.
     
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  5. LordBlakeTheGreat

    LordBlakeTheGreat n00bie

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    I'd recommend you to stay away from the Evga, my personal preference would be a Palit Super JetStream, but the Gigabyte is great too.
     
  6. Direfox

    Direfox [H]ard|Gawd

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    Why would you stay away from EVGA?
     
  7. LordBlakeTheGreat

    LordBlakeTheGreat n00bie

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    I have a SuperClocked+ ACX 2.0+ and the cooler is sub-par to say the least in this generation, even tough it has an asic of 82% and it boosts to 1300+ natively, the cooler just can't cope without being noisy as fk. I wanted to get the Palit but i couldn't, i knew this one was worse from the start and my time with it just confirmed it.
     
  8. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM March 2016

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    Elf_Boy [H]ard|Gawd

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    I am pretty happy with my Zotac card.
     
  10. Supercharged_Z06

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    I'd add the EVGA Classified 980 Ti to the list. The Kingpin was targeted a bit more towards the crazy LNO2 benching crowd.
     
  11. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    I had the same card and agree it was too loud when pushed hard.
    I fitted an Accelero Xtreme IV cooler which let it clock a bit higher and made it silent.
     
  12. LordBlakeTheGreat

    LordBlakeTheGreat n00bie

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    Good choice, that's a superb cooler.
     
  13. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    I just sold my 980ti for 300. Thier out there.

    I'm getting an Asus 1080ti Poseidon or however you spell it. I'll run water on it once I get threadripper built. Until then air.