EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW $475 AR @ Micro Center (online/B&M)

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  1. SolidBladez

    SolidBladez [H]ardness Supreme

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  2. Bomber

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    and so it starts. Thank you nVidia for releasing Pascal! My FTW can have a friend for a lot less!
     
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    lol why thank nvidia for releasing pascal to devalue the previous gen cards. I would thank them if they would stop charging so much for their products Q__Q
     
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    With them touting their 1070 as a Titan & 980 Ti beater for less than $400, this card is much less tempting. $400 and I'd buy it right away.
     
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    Yep, and the used market should be around $300.00 now... even less in a month or so.
     
  6. Ocellaris

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    If the 1070 really beats a Titan X for $380, 980 Ti and TX prices will go to the dumpster in a hurry :eek:
     
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    Since I bought both of my 980's within the last month, I'm fully expecting this to happen....:)
     
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    I just got a heck of a deal on 4 watercooled 780 ti's 2 weeks ago, doesn't look as good now.
     
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    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Yike, you bought 4x card that were already a generation old right before a new product launch? Hopefully not to use with that Athlon CPU :eek:
     
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    Totally agree, people are still trying to get $500+ for their 980 TI. At the moment the 1070 looks like an amazing value. I don't see why anyone would pay $400+ for a 980 right now.
     
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    The 1070 is not going to be faster than the 980 ti. Even the 1080 is only going to be about 20-25% faster than the 980 Ti in most cases. I am referring to normal gaming not VR.
     
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    Also you won't be able to get a good 1070 for MSRP. I'd expect the ones with custom coolers to have $40-50 premium.

    Additionally, the 1070 has significantly lower memory bandwidth than the 980 Ti. Remains to be seen how this will affect it. It could be faster than a TX only at 1080p, for example.

    Either way it is a good idea to wait for benchmarks before jumping on a 980 Ti new or used at this point. But I highly doubt you'll see Ti's dropping much below $400 at least in the near future.
     
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    It was $600 shipped for 4 780 ti with EK Blocks and backplates also with original reference coolers. Guess I'm just a sucker !

    I haven't updated sig in a bit, too many rigs and parts to keep up with, lol.
     
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    I bought the MSI 580ti along with a copy of The Division for $530 a few weeks ago. Still don't regret it. I've got a good card that will last me a long while and a game that's worth the single player play through.
     
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    That chart just proves what he is saying. If you look at then relative gaming performance axis, it shows 1080 is around 25% faster than Titan X.

    If 1070 is also ahead by any significant measure then there would be no point to the 1080 for most people so I doubt it.
     
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    if the 1070 out performs the 980ti... jesus
     
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    Based on the quoted memory bandwidth and FP numbers, it should beat it by a little bit. Even if it's slightly slower, it sill horribly devalues what was once a near top-end card.

    I'm not sure if I'm going to buy a 1070 or 1080, it really depends if I think the performance increase is worth the cost increase. All I really want is to play games on ultra at 1080p so I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with either of these, or even a 970.
     
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    Yeah, 980ti can drop to sub 300, that is insane to think about. Im currently on a 970 myself and even then, it's overkill for my 1080p gaming. Would have to upgrade to at least 1440p before i hop on the next gen, as tempting as it is. dat new card smell
     
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    The used 970/980/980Ti prospects are looking pretty yummy here in the next month or two. (y)
     
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    Nice deal on the 980Ti. I probably won't be the only one not biting. There will be more fish to come real soon. Damn, now I'm hungry for a new video card and some fishsticks.
     
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    Did you mean 780 ti? I would doubt you'd go from a 670 in your sig to a 580, also it looks like little to no support for that card in DX 12, so I hope you typo'd.

    I bought a 780 SC 6 GB for a great price on eBay, works for me, although I wish NVidia would support it better with drivers. It's still quite a bit of power, runs basically everything I've thrown at it at 1080, I'm not pushing 4K yet, next upgrade I will.
     
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    I actually hope he meant the 980Ti. ;)
     
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    I see what you did there ;) With these prices and new cards, anyone burned should learn quickly to watch all tech sites for when new stuff comes out! It's amazing what even a few hours can save you! I like to go not so bleeding edge it bleeds my wallet dry!
     
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    I'm all for the best bang for the buck. The individual posted they spent 530 on the card so I'm just assuming it was for that and not a previous gen card.
     
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    I agree, it may be a 980 ti. That's a decent price, it's still a great card. I wonder if they will stop optimizing for it though, although there are so many great games that look great from 2011 or even later (STALKER Lost Alpha, etc.) and it will fly with most of those.
     
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    I'd buy them for $300 at the moment. XD
     
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    I've had good luck finding quality used cards on eBay. x80's from the last gen at about that price, usually a bit lower. New for that price would be hot as Hades, keep those lids peeled, you may see it. ;)
     
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    Dead deal now across the boards, the video cards went back up in price today.
     
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