EVGA 980 ti FTW vs Classified, which to get?

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by digicat, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. digicat

    digicat Limp Gawd

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    OCing is nice, but it's not my primary concern, and I'm just going to use air cooling.

    Jet.com has a 15% off deal for new customers, and they've got the 980 ti FTW priced at around $650, so that'd put the card at $600.

    I could also grab the Classified for $700/dlvd from B&H.

    In this scenario, is the Classified worth $100 more than the FTW?

    I'm in California, and neither Jet nor B&H charge sales tax on sales to CA addresses, so that's something that makes them more desirable than Newegg or Amazon.
     
  2. Slava

    Slava 2[H]4U

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    I have EVGA 980ti FTW and it seems like its maxed out from factory, unless I add more voltage, which I haven't tried.
     
  3. Mav451

    Mav451 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Maxwell needs to be at 25C or less to scale with voltage after 1.23v.
    For that reason, unless you're going LN2, just stick with the cheapest non-reference you can find.

    1450-1500Mhz is fairly normal with 1500Mhz+ being more luck of the draw for 24/7 overclocks.
    It's certainly not worth spending $100 on. If anything, I'd just gun for the $550 B-stocks whenever they are available. Great value.
     
  4. Mister E

    Mister E ?

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    The FTW met my needs. I like to o/c and it did so fairly well. If you're an aggressive overclocker and are going to squeeze every last mhz out of it, go for the Classified.
     
  5. husker4life

    husker4life Limp Gawd

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    I bit on the 980ti FTW for 585 on jet pretty good deal i thought, if it OCs decent cool but if it doesn't no big deal its factory OCed anyway plus i need the vram 2GB at 2560x1600 just doesn't cut it anymore.